AOR from Smart Start Program (Smart Choice)

Dec 19, 2014

  1. medicareguru
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    So here is the question:

    I write an auto policy through the Smart Start program with Smart Choice. Worldwide Insurance Network is technically the agent of record.

    During the time I am with Smart Start, I am able to obtain a direct appointment with a carrier that I am accessing through Smart Start.

    Will I be able to take an AOR letter at the renewal and move the policy to my direct appointment? I have already confirmed that the non-compete for Smart Choice Agents with sub-coded appointments does not apply to the Smart Start program.

    I guess what I'm wondering is if the the carriers have some sort of agreement with Smart Choice not to move policies even with an AOR.
     
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    I am with the SIAA and they encourage us to AOR when we get the direct appointment.
     
  3. ABAInsurance
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    Yes you are allowed. I was with Smart Start & Metlife was the carrier, once I got appointed I was able to do BOR to my agency. I didn't even have to wait until renewal, I was able to transfer midterm.
     
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    I am no longer with smartchoice as of June 4th. BUT I have direct appointments with Grange, Travelers and Bristol West. I have admin capabilities with Travelers and Bristol West. why hasn't smartchoice changed my admin abilities with grange like they did with others. I am getting so frustrated, because no one will answer me. Looking for advice could someone email me directly kimberly dot findlay01 at gmail.com thank you...
     
    kimfin01, Jun 18, 2019
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    hm, that's interesting
     
    SoloHin, Jul 23, 2019
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