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Pam Hogin - Napa Valley Insurance

Pam Hogin - Napa Valley Insurance

My father worked in the industry as a regulator for the Department of Insurance, a Sr VP for an Insurance Carrier, and retired as a Lobbyist for the Nebraska Insurance Federation.  I came home from high school one day and he told me I had a new job to start at Nebraska Mutual Insurance/General Agency.  I started with filing customer documents and one day the owner brought in a stack of High Risk Auto Policies that needed to be renewed.  He tossed me a Rate Card (paper of course) and told me to have them done by the end of the day. Baptism by fire.  Had to figure out the crazy rate card that was about 2 feet long when unfolded with all rates, surcharges, discounts, etc.   

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LexisNexis - 10 Steps to Follow

If you’re considering opening an independent insurance agency, LexisNexis is almost guaranteed to be a part of that process. 

So what is LexisNexis?

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Rachel McClurg - PIIB's Senior Sales Representative

I was a Junior in College at Sac State and needed a Part Time job that would allow me to focus on school. The craigslist ad was looking for an admin assistant; someone to help with the mail and other tasks. It was exactly what I was looking for so I applied. The next morning, bright and early, I got a call from Larry Manning. He said they were looking to close the app but wanted to interview me first and could I meet him at Starbucks in 10 minutes. Well, I was all of 21 years old and wasn’t ready for such an early call time. I was honest and told him I was not ready and he said, “No problem, just throw on some jeans, casual is fine.” The rest is history 😊

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Carrier Access through Networks - Direct Access

Direct carrier access is simple. You have your own code (sometimes referred to as a sub-code) with a carrier that allows you to access the carrier with no middleman. You have your own log on information for their portals, quote your business, have binding authority and your agency’s name shows up on the policy.

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