Should More States Help Agents Find Insurance Leads?

Last month, California made headlines when Covered California handed out thousands of consumer’s information to insurance agents without their expressed interest to be contacted. According to LA Times reporter Chad Terhune, the names given were of people who had signed up on the Covered California website, but had not finished the enrollment process. Was this an act of assistance on the part of the state or a complete breach of privacy? The larger question is “should other states follow suit?” Why Use an Insurance Lead Company? Generally, insurance agents find…

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Consumer Agent Portal announces new online resource to connect independent agents with consumers

As the provisions of the Affordable Care Act begin to come to fruition, the role of independent insurance agents is becoming more vague. In an effort to embolden independent agents, the Consumer Agent Portal LLP, a coalition of property/casualty insurers that support independent agents, has launched a new online resource system that is designed to give agents access to the 65% market share they are missing out on. The system will take advantage of the growing electronic market, which is becoming a major playing field in the world of insurance…

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