Insurers cautiously optimistic about digital distribution

Despite the intrigue of digital distribution, carriers remain bullish on independent agents so long as they are able to make improvements necessitated by the digital expectations of insurance buyers.

Independent advisors flounder in search for talent and succession, survey finds

Advisor Growth Strategies annual survey of RIAs reveals the urgent need for next-gen advisors driving a historic M&A climate.

4 NAILBA members nominated to join Finseca’s Board

Nominations part of a concerted effort to give brokerage greater representation on Finseca’s Board pending merger approval expected in June 2022.

Tech-savvy producers in demand as BGAs, IMOs look to grow post-pandemic

Joint LIMRA-NAILBA study finds more than three-quarters of distribution intermediaries say top priority is to expand their network of producers.

NAIFA Unveils New Apex Event Set for August 2022

The all-new sales success summit is designed by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for financial professionals who serve Main Street Americans.

NAILBA, Finseca announce intent to explore a merger

With NAILBA being the home of independent brokerage distribution and Finseca the home of top financial security professionals, groups say merger would mean a stronger, collective voice.

Industry teams up to boost diversity with formation of Coalition for Equity in Wholesaling

New coalition to focus on education, recruiting and retention with initial concentration on Black community.

ITC Vegas set for October return

InsureTech Connect will be held in person in Las Vegas, and will also offer a virtual option.

What independent agents want from insurers

New Celent study reveals what drives agents to place business with specific insurers, and what insurers can do to build a stronger connection with agents.

Agents looking for help to up their digital game in post-pandemic marketplace

Nationwide survey indicates agents who invested in digitization were better equipped to navigate the pandemic.