Jul 05

Revolutionary Program Expands the Independent Insurance Agency Model Nationwide

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 14, 2015

Eagle Independent Insurance Agency has just introduced a game-changing program that gives agents a competitive advantage and is proving to be a breath of fresh air in a staid industry tied to tradition.

The Licensed Client Advisors model disrupts the age-old practices of the insurance industry, is focused on personal relationships, and is the alternative to captive and direct technology based ‘do-it-yourself’ insurance operations that expect consumers to obtain quotes themselves.

“We provide current insurance professionals and people who want to own their own professional business with the ability and training to achieve long term financial rewarding success,” explains Ken Davidson, Principal at Eagle.

Licensed Client Advisors work with their clients for more than just a web quote; they work to ensure that clients have options. Clients receive a full range of insurance products from brand name carriers, as well as the most comprehensive insurance coverage at the most competitive price.

“Eagle Clients are more than just a number; they are our number one priority, and our friendly Licensed Client Advisors and Support Team are available to assist with any question or service issues, even in the event of a claim,” explains Eagle Principal Alec Stewart.

Eagle Independent Insurance Agency delivers home and auto insurance solutions and is currently licensed in 43 States. Unlike captive agents representing a single carrier, Eagle offers insurance policies from multiple home and auto carriers, all top-rated by A.M. Best, giving customers numerous options at highly competitive prices. Founded by insurance industry veterans, Eagle provides unbiased advocacy throughout the insurance process, from shopping quotes, to securing coverage, to managing claims, all in one place. Eagle is a registered Trusted Choice independent insurance agency.

Every Eagle Licensed Client Advisor and their Support Team will shop around for insurance with top rated insurance carriers to make sure that all aspects of their client’s insurance needs are met. It’s done with a level of service second to none. In addition, Eagle provides clients the freedom to choose the perfect insurance for their changing needs, and keep their premiums competitive each year when it’s time to renew.

For just $ 500, prospective advisors can access Eagle sales and leadership training immediately. They’re guided on everything from how to contact their resident State Department of Insurance so that they can find resources to train for the license exam, where to take the exam and get fingerprinted. They are also given resources to ensure their success including: an Eagle Sales Success Training Program & Eagle Leadership Success Training Program, and the Eagle Sales QuickStart Program.

“It’s basically ‘success in a box’ and that really engages today’s agent,” says Stewart. “You can work from home, a coffee shop or invest in a traditional office. It’s totally up to the individual. We know that work-life balance is extremely important and that’s why this model is so disruptive in an industry that’s been doing things the same way for the last 100 years.”

Eagle also believes it’s a priority to give back. That’s why it supports a variety of different charities including The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation and The Mary Kay Foundation.

“In this world of so many personal and family needs there is an ideal way to serve others. In running your own business through Eagle Independent Insurance Agency, you can manage your family needs with an opportunity to advise so many others with their insurance needs, both their homeowners and automobile coverage,” explains Eagle Principal Thom Schliem.

For more information call 844-EAGLEADVISOR or visit: http://www.eagleinsuredadvisors.com

Jul 02

Letters: Put residents on legislators' insurance plan

Letters: Put residents on legislators' insurance plan
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South Korea free insurance plan amid Mers outbreak 'unlikely to attract Hong
South Korea's plan to provide free insurance to tourists amid a deadly outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome may only appeal to individual travellers from Hong Kong, the executive director of the Travel Industry Council said. The South Korean …
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Maine spent months planning insurance exchange — then it stopped
When the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, Maine was ahead of the game when it came to planning a state-operated, online health insurance marketplace. The state took advantage of a $ 1 million federal planning grant, and planning continued under both …
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A Market-Based Contingency Plan for King v. Burwell
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Jul 01

New Dynamic Automobile – Turbocharger Automobile

Turbo not only symbolizes dynamic but has good reputation in energy saving. Nowadays, most self-owned brand automobile popularizes turbo engine for its own car style. Independent brand automobile often takes the high property as its advantage, so does turbocharger vehicle. The most featured advantage in turbo engine automobile lies in the fact that it can greatly improve engine power and torque on the basis without increasing emission. If an engine is equipped with turbocharger, its maximum output power increases about forty percent and even more.

Garrett turbocharger engine is an engine increasing air inflow by turbocharger. Turbocharger is in fact an air compressor. It uses exhaust gas engine ejected as the dynamic to push forward the turbo in exhaust way, then turbo drives coaxial compeller in air inlet and compeller compress fresh air brought through filter pipe line, feeding it into cylinder. When engine speeds up its rotation, exhaust gas eduction speed and turbo revolving speed accelerate at the same time. Thus, air compassion degree gets improved and engine air inflow gets increased accordingly, adding engine output power.

Now in market, a lot of automobiles apply turbocharger as the engine. Some international automobile brands like Volks, GM and Ford all make much endeavor in this aspect. The new type engine not only brings great dynamic advance, but energy efficiency. It is a great improvement in automobile dynamic system. Here we can have some learn about the detailed turbocharger application in certain automobiles and make recommendation on some of them.

Buick Excelle XT

Excelle XT has an extremely visual impulsive appearance design. Grille Insert adopts typical Buick family style. Equipping with chrome plate decoration, eagle-eye headlamp, Excelle whole front face looks quite sharp. Side slim and short body, curve form roof and trail outline dynamic and handsome double room model, performing people purest motion feeling.

Buick Excelle XT dynamic assembly includes mighty 1.6T turbo engine, both considering powerful engine, excellent energy consumption and green emission. It also equips the most advanced S6 manual and auto integration gearbox. The newly equipped 1.6T turbo engine is the representative of Excelle XT dynamic property. It integrates presently top technology, bears superior personality of high performance, light weight and durable resistance.

Buick New Lacross

Buick New Lacross appearance design completely integrates sculpture art beauty and elaboration of delicate handicraft. It applies dynamic and smooth style design though out. Strong automobile sporting style wins fashion leading edge-cutting dynamic pioneer design. Prominent air dynamics design establishes a solid foundation in aspects of reducing oil consumption, improving operation stability and controlling vehicle body air noise.

In dynamic system aspect, New Lacross applies 1.6T turbo engine, supplying the market vacancy of 2.0L engine between Buick Excelle 1.6L or 1.8L and Buick Lacross 2.4L or 3.0L, perfecting the market coverage of Buick products. This alsoexpresses the product direction pursuing better performance, lower energy consumption and less emission in GM ‘green future’ strategy by adopting most advanced engine and gearbox technology.

Chevrolet Cruze

Cruze is featured for fashionable and vanguard appearance. The whole body full muscle line diffuses strong masculine feeling. Golden tie signal penetrates shield shaped grille throughout and divides the inflow grille into half. The headlamp adopts sharpening streamline design. Outward automobile modelling gives people a strong visual stimulation.

Cruze 1.6T turbocharged automobile owns stronger dynamic, more enjoyable driving operation and cooler appearance inner decoration. The 1.6T turbo engine has Max power of 135KW with turbo repair kits, Max torque of 235N/M and quickest acceleration speed of 8.7S per one hundred kilometers. Such performance outstand all other engine of same emission. Besides, Cruze 1.6T equips SuperBoost super turbo function. It well satisfies driver acceleration demand in limitation condition, fully representing feeling of veins expansion.

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Jun 30

Ranked! Best and worst cities in California for car insurance premiums

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Big issues left undone by Michigan Legislature
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Jun 28

Colloquial Announces Publishing Partnership with Medium

Colloquial, the recently launched content marketing unit from J. Walter Thompson Company and Group SJR, today announced the launch of a six-month exclusive agency partnership with Medium, a next-generation digital publishing platform that combines select publishing tools with a vibrant community built on social engagement and discovery.

Founded in 2012 by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Medium is the place where provocative thinkers – ranging from students to presidents – share their ideas and drive conversations on topics that are personal or global, urgent or timeless, weighty or observational.

Colloquial builds publishing and storytelling environments for brands, with an emphasis on creative content and original narratives that create loyalty and draw followers. The relationship with Medium will enhance the company’s offering for clients, allowing them to use state-of-the-art platforms to bring brand stories to life. As part of the partnership, Colloquial will also get “first looks” at products for agencies and beta testing opportunities on the site.

Edward Lichty, Corporate Development and Strategy Lead for Medium, said, “Great brands are built on ideas and values. The exchange of ideas that reflect values is at the cornerstone of why Medium exists, and we’re excited to be working with Colloquial to help us learn how to unlock Medium’s potential for brands across the globe.”

The partnership officially kicks off this week at the 2015 Cannes Lions Festival where Colloquial will be using Medium as the hub for its Cannes coverage at https://medium.com/the-colloquial.

“Medium and Colloquial share the passion to create high-quality, visually compelling content while continually reaching and building reach and audience. In short, Medium is a perfectly suited platform for Colloquial and our clients,” said Alexander Jutkowitz, CEO of Colloquial.

“Using Medium, we will test out new ways to create meaningful dialogue between our clients and their audiences,” added Jinal Shah, Strategy Lead for Colloquial. “We will also work closely with the Medium teams to experiment with and inform new feature developments. We are all very excited about the possibilities.”

About Colloquial

Colloquial is a content marketing unit that shows brands how to act like publishers and benefit from an always-on digital narrative, helping them build passionate and monetizable communities. A joint venture of J. Walter Thompson, one of the world’s best-known communications brands, and Group SJR, a division of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Colloquial lives at the intersection of advertising, publishing and public relations, with storytelling and creativity at its core. Learn more at colloquial.com and follow us @CQ_Chat.

About Medium

Medium is a next-generation digital publishing platform that combines the best set of personal publishing tools on the Internet with a vibrant community built on social engagement and discovery. Founded in 2012 by Evan Williams, Medium is the place where provocative thinkers – ranging from students to presidents – share their ideas and drive conversations forward on topics that are personal or global, urgent or timeless, weighty or observational.


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Jun 27

Auto Insurance America Joins compare.coms Panel of Car Insurance Carriers

Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

Auto Insurance America has been proudly added to the compare.com panel of auto insurance company partners. As one of the nation’s largest independent insurance agencies, Auto Insurance America has provided auto insurance coverage to tens of thousands of motorists in Nevada and New Mexico. Auto Insurance America is confident that their new relationship with compare.com will provide access for even more consumers to shop for auto insurance policies.

“Our number one goal is to make it easy and affordable for motorists to insure their automobile and stay insured, while letting us do all the work,” President of Auto Insurance America Ted Venter said. “By partnering with compare.com, we are able to have easier access to the modern consumer who relies on digital comparative shopping.”

Compare.com was launched in March of 2013 in an effort to make shopping for car insurance easier and more transparent. The site is the first in the United States to allow consumers to enter their information once and immediately receive real, unbiased and accurate quotes from multiple auto insurance companies. Users may then purchase the rate of their choice directly through the insurance provider via phone, local agent or website.

“We are excited to welcome Auto Insurance America onto our insurance carrier panel,” Andrew Rose, President and CEO of compare.com, said. “As more consumers are choosing to compare auto insurance rates on compare.com, we know that the addition of Auto Insurance America will help provide a better rate of quotes returned to our customers.”

To get a free car insurance rate comparison, go to http://www.compare.com.


Auto Insurance America has been providing flexible and economical insurance solutions for over 4 decades in the Southwestern United States (Nevada & New Mexico). Our available discounts and local offices give us the competitive edge that will save customers money. When you need a little help, a little flexibility and a lot of care, Auto Insurance America is there.


compare.com is a limited liability corporation headquartered in Richmond, VA, majority owned by the Admiral Group, LLC, the UK’s second largest auto insurer and a member of the FTSE 100. Currently offering car insurance comparison services for US consumers in 48 states, compare.com allows consumers to fill out a single form and get multiple quotes from trusted auto insurers. Through simple side-by-side comparison, compare.com makes finding the best available rates on car insurance easy.

Jun 25

Penn State vs. Iowa

Nittany Lions -7 1/2 vs. Hawkeyes


While Penn State enjoyed a well earned week off after a 13-6 thrilling come from behind road victory in Columbus, they saw a change happen above them. They watched from their living rooms as Texas fell from number one, but their opponents, Texas Tech, jumped up above Penn State in the BCS rankings. The Nittany Lions can relish at being number two in the AP Poll, but they can also be concerned that if they do not get help, they may be on the outside looking in of the BCS Championship Game. On Tuesday President-Elect Barack Obama won the state of Pennsylvania. One can only wonder if this because Obama told Chris Berman he wanted to see playoffs in college. Sadly for Lions’ fans, he does not take office until January 20, a few weeks after the BCS title game.


Penn State (9-0, 5-0) will have to take care of its own business before they can hope they get help from above. This week they will travel to Iowa to take on an inconsistent Hawkeye team in their last road game of the season. They will finish their season at Happy Valley with games against Indiana and second-place Michigan State, who has only one conference loss.


Iowa (5-4, 2-3) has had a see-saw season full of extended winning and losing streaks. The Hawkeyes started the season 3-0, only to loss three straight. They then won two straight before a heartbreaking loss last week in Champaign against Illinois 27-24 on a last second game-winning field goal. In the loss tailback Shonn Greene ran for his ninth straight 100 yard game. Greene, who is the fifth best back in the country, ran for just over 100 yards on 21 carries, which amounted to his poorest performance of the year. Greene should expect more of the same this week with the stingy Penn State defense which allows only 2.9 yards per carry. If the Nittany Lions can bottle up Iowa’s run game, they should be in store of an easy victory. Iowa has struggled throwing the ball around, ranking only 85th in the nation. They have not thrown for 200 yards or better in four games.


Penn State will also rely on their talented back, Evan Royster, who is gaining an astonishing 7.2 yards per game. Meanwhile Daryll Clark has used the bye week as a time to heal. The junior was removed on the game winning drive against Ohio State due to a concussion.


The Lions took last years’ contest, but the recent series has been dominated by Iowa who have won six of the last eight in the series. The last time Penn State won at Kinnick Stadium was 1999.


Jun 22

Group Health Insurance And Exclusions

Getting insured is very important, however, it is has raised a lot of debate since it was introduced. Some people think that when someone has pre-existing medical conditions, then they are not eligible for group health insurance. The truth is that the cover does not exclude people on the basis of their present condition. Even people with disabilities are allowed to apply for it. This is to ensure that no one is left out just because they are suffering from a condition they did not impose on themselves.

In the past, most companies provided cover and excluded people based on their past medical history. Though this may not be the case today, insurers and employers are still entitled to enquire if an employee is suffering from any medical condition. Before an employee is given cover, the company goes through their medical history thoroughly. Any employee who submits their claims within the first year of cover also must be thoroughly checked.

The insurer will look back at the claimant’s medical history to establish if there exists or existed any medical condition that warrants attention. In case the insurer discovers that there existed a medical condition, they must not refuse to give the employee cover. What the insurer does is to exclude the employee coverage for the pre-existing medical conditions.

There are laws in that control the extent of exclusions that employers and insurers should include in their plans. For example, the law does not allow one to make exclusions based on pregnancy or any genetic disorder. The exclusions are also not permitted for adopted children or those to be adopted or new born.

In most cases, the period of exclusion for pre-existing medical situations is only obligated only after six months elapses after joining the company. This will only take effect only after the right treatment has been recommended. This period is important because it is the main determinant to ones acceptance of a claim. Any exclusion period imposed should not last longer than one year. During this period, the claimant is credited for the previous coverage.

During instances where a member wishes to move from one company to another, the person in charge of the other cover is allowed to inquire details of the previous plans. This is important because it helps plan for the new entitlement for exclusion. This is also necessary just in case that there is a benefit that is included or not included in the new plan. The good thing is that notice is given for any pre-existing medical condition, which is written.

Most public and private institutions that offer coverage are usually categorized as creditable. This coverage includes Medicare, foreign coverage, student coverage, personal or individual coverage, military coverage and much more.

Group health insurance benefits and exclusions usually differ. Exclusion periods also vary from one company to another. This means that exclusion periods imposed on pre-existing medical conditions may not be covered in some plans. This means that it is generally advisable for one to look around and to shop for the most suitable cover in order to ensure that they get the best deal.

Business Health Insurance will find you the best group health insurance from the entire market. We can also help with annuities.

Jun 21

Lyft agrees to pay $300000 settlement for violating New York insurance laws

Lyft agrees to pay 0000 settlement for violating New York insurance laws
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