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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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Hi, Meet Dave with Firstmark

Insurance was never something I was even aware of until I was in college working towards my accounting degree and took a summer job helping an insurance agency design and implement an accounting system.  By the end of the summer I had decided to drop out of college and become an insurance agent.  It freaked out my parents but that was 30 years ago, and I wouldn’t go back and do it any differently.

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Carrier Access through Networks - Mastercode

How an agency gains access to carriers through a network will vary from network to network, so we are going to break this particular blog into 3 Parts: Mastercode, Direct/Sub-Code, and Hybrid. The first access point we will discuss is mastercode access.

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Meet PIIB's President..

I was born in St Louis, Missouri and moved to California when I was five. We were only supposed to stay in California for five years and move back closer to my extended family.  We moved to this little town, El Dorado Hills.  When we moved here, there was a Raley’s and Community Center.  Years later, it has grown into a beautiful community.  After five years, our family decided we were staying.  After college, I didn’t go far.  My husband and I purchased a house here in El Dorado Hills.  Funny enough, we just bought a new home in the neighborhood where I grew up.  Grandma loves being close to Mr. Eli.

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