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Trusted Choice®, the consumer brand for independent agents, is included with your IIAN membership! 
 
This means you have:
  • Access to advertising and Marketing Reimbursement programs. Up to $1250 in reimbursement is available to new members and first time users.
  • Access to Professional website consultation services offered through the Trusted Choice® digital check-up.
  • Access to up to $500 in reimbursement for upgrading your agency's website through the Trusted Choice® Digital check-up program.
  • Access to professionally produced advertising materials.
  • Licensed use of the logo and Pledge of Performance.
  • Your agency listed on the national consumer “Find an Agent” portal at www.trustedchoice.com 
  • Click here to review the full reimbursement guidelines available through Trusted Choice®
Explore the various resources available to you on the agent resource site* for Trusted Choice® including the new "Freedom" ad campaign materials and marketing reimbursement $$$.
*First time users must log in:.  www.trustedchoice.com/agents 

Contact:

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Jeremiah Gudding, CIC
Marketing Director 
 
Office: 402-476-2951
Cell:     402-730-1681
 

  

 

 

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Premium Financing Specialists and Imperial Credit Corporation
are now Imperial PFS!
 
New logo and new name, but same reliable service.
 
 
 
IIAN's Premium Financing Partner
 
For over 25 years, PFS has been a leader in premium financing. Through a nationwide network of branch offices, PFS finances more accounts than anyone else in the industry. Through financial strength and local service, Premium Financing Specialists will improve your cash flow and increase your annual investment return while making your job easier. Now with the addition of Imperial Credit Corporation, their services are even better!
 
Imperial PFS can meet all of your agency's premium financing demands - while still maintaining the highest level of service and support. They offer competitive rates, easy internet quoting, and prompt funding for any and all of your commercial and personal lines financing needs. More importantly, they understand the needs of the independent agency system and realize the importance of member support.
 
Here are just some of the benefits offered by Imperial PFS! 
  • Accounts financed from $250 with no maximum, to help you help your client - Commercial and Personal Lines
  • Prompt funding (available by ACH, wire transfer, or check)
  • Instant brand name recognition
  • Multiple year policies financed
  • Easy internet quoting
  • Online account inquiry
  • Internet ACH payments available
  • An agency account representative will meet and service your needs
  • Integration with agency management systems including Applied and InStar. AMS pending.
For a quote and to get started, call Mike Keegan of Imperial PFS at 800-255-6316 or 913-461-7594, or the IIAN office - 402-476-2951.   We're here to help you - just ask!  www.ipfs.com
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The Big I Advantage® Virtual Risk Consultant powered by Rough Notes ("VRC") is an online sales and service resource designed to help your agency better serve your customers.
 
Using this tool will lead to increased sales by improving  your  staff’s knowledge of a prospect’s operation enabling them to better identify and cover customer exposures.
 
The VRC will help your staff . . . 
  • better understand the products they sell 
  • prepare proposals
  • explain complicated insurance terms
  • and - most importantly - document client files
 
It is truly a tool that will increase the professionalism of staff and help your agency grow while limiting your exposure to E&O claims.
 
Big "I" members have exclusive access to Big I Advantage® Virtual Risk Consultant. Similar products sell for thousands of dollars. Big "I" members enjoy a deeply discounted rate:   
 
 
Agency Size (per state)​

​ Annual

Subscription Price

 Four-Year
Subscription Price
​(Best Value!)
Up to 15 users per agency ​ ​ $250
​ $750
More than 15 users per agency ​ ​ $500 ​ $1,500
 
 
Or, for more information contact Brenda Kaiser at IIAN  - 1-800-377-3985, brenda.kaiser@biginebraska.org.
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​​Introducing the new TrustedChoice.com

The new Trusted Choice© consumer portal is a unique 1-stop shopping center for consumers. Consumers now have access to real time, up to the minute insurance quotes from several companies at the same time, all in an easy to use consumer friendly portal. Addtionally, consumers can go to Trusted Choice© for insurance questions and answers as well as seeking the best local agent for them.

Your agency gets interested and qualified prospects delivered right to your doorstep.​  You are then free to choose the company and coverages best for them!
 
Read testimonials from some of the 2,200 member agencies already getting great prospects and new clients from TrustedChoice.com!
 
Moved To Nebraska; Found Us On TrustedChoice.com
Thankfully, we decided to take part in the Consumer Agent Portal (CAP) that is a part of Trusted Choice.  We just connected with a client that fit the preferred MetLife criteria.  They knew they wanted an independent agent . . they Google searched independent agents in Lincoln, Nebraska.  It took them to the site (TrustedChoice.com) and they chose to contact us.  This will likely (also) lead to referrals.  We are so thankful for Trust Choice and Project CAP making this available.  
-          Solid Ground Insurance, Lincoln, NE

Out of State Contact; Getting Started in Life
Our first prospect from TrustedChoice.com was an Ohio mom helping her college graduate son who had landed a job in Kansas find the insurance he was going to need.  We sold him a renters and auto policy to get started.  It shows the power of finding what you need on the internet and the reach of portal.
-          Kellerman Insurance, Holton, KS 

3 Good Leads; Best So Far
We’ve gotten three leads from TrustedChoice.com in the last couple of months so it’s been productive.  The most recent was a good commercial account, a roofer.  Those can be tough to write but we have the markets to help them.  The others were also good leads, one commercial, another an auto prospect.  I’ve tried other lead generators before, but TrustedChoice.com is showing more promise than anything else I’ve used.  Keep ‘em coming.   
-          Pooser Insurance Group, Orlando, FL
 
 

Contact:

 

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Jeremiah Gudding, CIC
Marketing Director 
 
Office: 402-476-2951
Cell:     402-730-1681

As a Big "I" member - your agency's "basic profile" is automatically listed at TrustedChoice.com, for no additional fee.

Member agencies enrolled in the Advantage program also receive an expanded profile, enhanced positioning, unlimited prospects and other key benefits - all rolled into one subscription of just $59 per month for Personal Lines leads.

And now Commercial Lines leads are available for $89 per month - or bundle both Personal and Commercial Lines for just $128 per month!

Click the Sign Up button for more information and online sign up - it just takes a few minutes! 

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​Most consumers who visit TrustedChoice.com are your ideal prospects - married over 35, with homes and multiple cars - and looking for higher limits 50% of the time!

Just the kind of prospects your competition would love to have - but when you're an Advantage subscriber, they'll find your agency instead! 
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Do you want to use social media to help promote your insurance business but don't know how? Are you set up on social media platforms but don't know what the next step is?

Check out the new IIAN social media toolkit at www.iiansocialmediatoolkit.org

The social media toolkit will help you build your own social media accounts and supply content to fill your posts.

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Social Media Toolkit
Questions?
 
Contact: Abigail Gentrup
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