Author Archive | Ted Rogers

“Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge”….Mason Cooley

Our business is loaded with Irony….and Gossip….. It’s human nature to blame someone else for a failure….and insurance companies are no different….(nor us agents for that matter)….thus the story goes when the relationship between an insurance company and agency deteriorates…..I hate finger pointing…..but the lines between truth and fiction are gray in these situations….and irony […]

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“Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations”…Faith Baldwin

Time….yesterday I didn’t think I’d make it…. one appointment in the office, four appointments out of the office….and about 200 miles on the Jag….but made it I did….with the help of “Sensitive Guy” and “Laughing Gal”…it’s all about teamwork… And what did I get for my time?…. wrote one small contractor…maybe wrote a much larger […]

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“The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities”….Sophocles

Finally, a blue sky from my home office window…..it’s been a winter that just doesn’t want to die…….but it just can’t survive much longer…….can it? Company Guy visit this morning from a Brokerage Firm…..This is different than a company guy visit from one of our standard carriers…. We use Brokers when the risk is unacceptable […]

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“And now the sequence of events in no particular order”…Dan Rather

The marketplace is changing….(again?)…. get used to it I tell myself….change is the only thing for certain in this world….Finally, insurance companies are taking increases on Worker’s Compensation….or walking away from that class of business altogether.  That plus the continuing rise in homeowners insurance over the past several years offers a “glimmer” of hope that […]

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“The principle was right there – you couldn’t miss it. The more you did for your customers, the more they did for us.”…. Debi Fields

The question is…..what more can we do for our customers?…. I invite your replies…. In an insurance agency, we offer competitive alternatives to potential clients.. Now, the term “competitive” means many things to many people…. what if we offer an insurance contract that costs a bit more, but has broader coverage?….and what if we offer […]

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