Here is what I thought about though. Both companies have the money ” in the bank” to pay this claim. So what do they lose? Well they plan on this anyhow and the reality is, if done correctly, it is really just a marketing activity. This is your chance to jump over price and cement a relationship but instead both the paying and the non-paying company will likely negatively impact both the person who is at fault and who isn’t.
So it is apparent to most everyone that Mergers and Acquisitions are on the rise in the insurance world. Soon enough they will have a MASSIVE impact on my piece of it; the independent broker channel. I’m sure in some pockets it has already started. Fact is the industry and the American public will be better off with less independent agencies. Many existing brokers have not ” kept up with the times..” so to speak which reduces the overall customer experience, gives the insurance companies to much power(which most are not using wisely) , reduces the ease to entry into the business and creates where we are today; Non insurance people entering to take over.
Reality is this; insurance companies are run by other members of our human species. They are also influenced by their surroundings both human and inanimate. They are influenced by many of the same ideals, both positive and negative as the rest of us. There is a lot of talk about “disruption,” #insurtech, #fintech, and #bigdata. The industry is “ripe” for change, blah, blah, blah.
Yes I have many of my own thoughts, heck it’s my blog so of course they are my thoughts. This dawned on me the other day;
Maybe the insurance industry is just a reflection of society. But how? In what way(s)?
Let’s say it costs less than $20 to acquire a customer(it should) and most times can just be measured as a fraction of fixed operating costs since there is no official advertising expense? Is this really possible? Yes,yes and yes!!!
Even if we broke down all your fixed costs, which are hopefully almost ” to the bone” and put some slight variables in you are hopefully at a very, very manageable daily cost.
Is being hired by one new household per day unreasonable? NO NO NO. If it is, time to change business.
Dear Big National Insurance company who I want to bring more business to;
We have had a nice relationship so far and I think we both like each other. I’m confused though, some days it seems like you just don’t want my business. Now I understand you won’t want everyone but I am still left disappointed. See we know each other pretty well, I have a nice understanding of who you want to be insured but somewhere in there, something is not working.
It’s not you, it’s me?
I hope this finds you doing well. It’s been a bit and I know things can be tough for some of us. Safe to say it could be more challenging now than when you started in the business. Honestly, if there was an insurance police this would be something they would want to know about, but since there is not I’ll just write this note to you.
When a system fails, consumers and the people they need to run them, we all lose.
So I was playing around with on-line quoting and of course had to use Geico. Recently, now about 3 months late I received a well done email. Obviously now part of a drip campaign. This is not remarkable but what was there certainly is.
FANTASTIC. First of all it is a very cool tool. Clean screens, easy to use, etc. But why is this important?
BECAUSE THE COVERAGE THEY OFFER IS NOT AS GOOD AS WHAT YOU DO!
One thing that seems to continually bother me is when the wealthiest people and companies choose not to really do the world some good. When they choose profits over people. When they are genuinely in a position to change an industry for the better which will increase their profits and genuinely help the American public and they choose not to. Baffled by it.
Why write today?
- Because every time I receive another letter from you I wonder why another tree branch had to die.
- Because I wonder why a huge company allows their product to be so diluted by advertising.
So in a previous post I dove into some things I thought were not so good about the shopping sites I tried to use. Most of those comments were positioned from the consumer angle. Yes, a little slanted since I have been helping people with insurance for eleven years but still from the consumer angle. Well how about from the agent side
1. Its proven time and time again that the more policies a person/household has with an agent/company the more likely they are to stay. That being said, quoting one line of business will not cut it.