Wiley Insurance Agency Welcomes Melissa Burton

Wiley Insurance Agency in West Plains, Mo., has hired Melissa Burton as a new customer service representative. Burton will write policies and enter information into the agency’s management system for new and existing clientele. She has earned her Missouri Property / Casualty license and will also sell property and casualty insurance. Read Article Here  

Route 66 Insurance Welcomes Abigail Mitchell!

Route 66 Insurance in Cuba, Mo., has hired Abigail Mitchell as an insurance producer. In this position, Mitchell will work with existing accounts, generate leads, and develop new business. She will be responsible for maintaining customer satisfaction, as well as offering competitive options in the property and casualty marketplace. Read Article Here

Welcome Midland Commerce Insurance!

Congratulations to our newest member – Midland Commerce Insurance! Welcome to the VIAA Community and we’re happy you got some recognition in Insurance Journal/  Read Article Here  

5 ways to grow your commercial insurance book

Target market and develop a niche. What business does your preferred carriers write with 30% or better hit ratio? Who is your competition in your area? What type of business are they writing? Develop a precise and effective “elevator pitch”- who you are, what product you can offer, why you are special and why the […]

Return to Work

6 Things Employers Can Do to Cut Costs & Help Their Injured Employees Get Back on The Job Successfully Identify and remove disincentives Create proactive return to work practices Set expectation and communicate policies Maintain transitional job descriptions Meet with returning employees regularly Contest claims when necessary For more information and the full article, please […]

VIAA Welcomes Bailey Family Insurance

ST. LOUIS — Bailey Family Insurance recently joined Valley Insurance Agency Alliance, a cohesive family of over 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois. Bailey Family Insurance is a full service insurance agency specializing in home, auto, life and recreational insurance. The company, which is owned by Mark and Christine Bailey, is located at […]

O’Connor Insurance Hires and Promotes Team Members

O’Connor Insurance recently hired Jacque Brandel as Personal Lines Account Manager and Laura Dobyns as Commercial Lines Account Manager. The agency also promoted Elizabeth Schurwan to Assistant Commercial Lines Manager. Read The Full Article Here  Elizabeth Schurwan, Assistant Commercial Lines Manager Laura Dobyns, Commercial Lines Account Manager  Jacque Brandel, Personal Lines Account Manager

My House Isn’t Worth That

Writing a homeowner policy can be tricky in regards to making the sale for a policy with replacement cost value on the home.  The most common statement made by a homeowner when reviewing a replacement cost coverage quote is, “My house isn’t worth that.”  What have you found to be the best response to that […]

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