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August 2012 Stuckey Agent Alert

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Sep 4, 2012 10:00:00 AM
 
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Happy Labor Day

Everyone at Stuckey & Company hopes you have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!  Enjoy!


10 Steps to Creating a Successful Affinity Group

Download Our Whitepaper Now!

Affinity Groups create credibility with insurance carriers, producers and insureds. Learn how to measure the risks, evaluate coverage, dominate the industry and generate income.

For instance:

  • Identifying your target industry
  • Measuring the risks involved
  • Marketing strategy
  • Importance of profitability
  • The use of affinity groups to increase underwriting eligibility and drive your sales to new levels

Click here to download now.


HarborGuard Expands Coverage Areas!

HarborGuard, Stuckey & Company's marina and boatyard insurance product, is expanding the areas of available coverage.

HarborGuard has new, lower property rates everywhere and can now write property in first tier coastal counties, excluding wind, (including in Florida). In addition, a HarborGuard policy can include wind coverage if the risk is located more than 50 miles from the gulfcoast (except in Florida).

To learn more, please contact Jerry Lovin at jerry@stuckey.com.

START QUOTING NOW! For applications and forms, click here.


Learn More about Management Liability

Watch Our Webinar Now!

One unique segment in the professional liability realm is that of management liability.  Specifically, when we use the term, “management liability,” we are referring to the coverage offered by D&O (Director’s & Officers), EPLI (Employment Practices), CRIME, FIDUCIARY LIABILITY, and KIDNAP/RANSOM/EXTORTION.

Any of the noted 5 coverage lines can be grouped together or written completely monoline by a handful of our carriers.  Each of them is unique and many of these lines are so important they should sell themselves, yet often go unnoticed.

For example, EPLI is sometimes considered only as ‘sexual harassment’ coverage. While this is an aspect of the coverage, EPLI offers so much more like protection from unfair hiring and firing practices suits, due to discrimination and hostile working environment claims.

One objection for people not purchasing this coverage is that they ‘don’t have any employees.’ While this may be true, what about anyone coming onto the premises like a UPS delivery person, an office supplies vendor or unwanted solicitors? Maybe your client was looking to bring on some part time help, and interviewed 10 candidates, yet one that was NOT chosen felt discriminated against and filed a claim for unfair hiring practices. The bottom line is anyone can make an accusation, even if it is fraudulent, and coverage needs to be considered.

We have some great marketing material and can quote these coverage lines at competitive rates across the country.  Let us help you help your client be fully covered!

Take a look at our most recent Management Liability webinar to learn more or fill out an application today.

 
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Did you know?

1. Mobile Rhino is coming!  Look for a message from us in the next few months about this new commissionable product!  Learn more now.

2. Errors and omissions is also known as professional liability insurance (PLI) or professional indemnity insurance (PII).

3. Starting a branded credit card payment page can significantly increase your SafetyTek binds. Learn more here.

 


Kudos
 

"Thanks for all your help!  I like working with you and the Stuckey staff.  I plan on sending you more business, both personal and commercial.  Thanks again for your help and your knowledge."

-- Commericail Lines Agent, Texas

 
 


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January 2012 Agent Alert - Stuckey & Company

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Jan 31, 2012 10:10:00 AM
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Improve Your SEO: Write a Blog

As you know, improving your SEO is important for every business.  Visilibity is the key to increasing sales and growing your agency's reputation.  Writing a blog and gaining new inbound links to your site can make a huge difference to your overall SEO.

Meanwhile, Stuckey & Company is interested in helping educate the market and needs experts to write about agency issues, demands and experiences.  That is why we would like to invite you, our agents, to contribute to our blog.  For every article you write, we will post to our blog and provide a direct link to your website.  Likewise, we would love for you to link to our blog and our corporate site.

Here's the kicker: we'll pay you a modest marketing fee for each article we use! Contact Elizabeth Sedlock to get started today.


New People to Help You in 2012  

Andrew Wischmeyer

Position: MPL Underwriter  

Andrew Wischmeyer - MPL UnderwriterResponsibilities: Quote and underwrite MPL lines of business

Joined Stuckey & Co.: January 2012

Interesting Fact: Holds both private and instrument pilots licenses

Contact Information: andrew@stuckey.com, (800) 828-3452 *28

April Moore

Position: Endorsements

Responsibilities: Policy service to include endorsement processing

April Moore - EndorsementsJoined Stuckey & Co.: December 2011

Previous Experience: Marketing Coordinator from 2007-2011. @ KnowledgeLake, Inc. Specialized in Enterprise Content Management (Document Imaging & Capture)

Interesting Fact: Shoots competitively with a .45 ACP hand gun. (sport)

Contact Information: april@stuckey.com, (800) 828-3452 *19


SafetyTek Accepts Credit Cards

Offer Your Insureds Easy, Free Credit Card Payment Option!

We know that our success depends on yours. That is why we continue to offer you new ways to service your insureds, like the SafetyTek technology E&O liability insurance program's new credit card payment option.

There are no fees and credit cards are processed electronically using the authorize.net payment processing system.

To customize the payment page for your agency, email Maggie Hammett the following:

  • A copy of your agency logo.
  • Your customer service phone number.
  • Your customer service email address.

Find out more about the SafetyTek credit card page.

START QUOTING NOW! For applications and forms, click here.


What is Data Breach?

Now Offer Your Small Business Customers This Specialized Coverage

What is data breach?  According to GAO, "data breach generally refers to an organization’s unauthorized or unintentional exposure, disclosure, or loss of sensitive personal information, which can include personally identifiable information (PII) such as Social Security numbers (SSN) or financial information such as credit card numbers"

Today, more and more businesses are storing and electronically sending sensitive data about their customers and employees.  In additon, there are more and more regulations requiring businesses to advise customers and employees if personal information has been revealed.  That makes data breach a serious issue for small businesses, where the majority of breaches have been reported.

Data breach can occur as simply as an employee losing a laptop.  Depending on the amount of PII on the laptop, a small accident can cost a business more than $20,000 in data breach alone.  Just last week, Zappos announced that personal information for close to 24 million customers might ahve been compromised by a hacker.  Imagine the cost of the same breach to a small business!

Find out more about helping protect your small business clients from data breach exposure and other cyberliablity risks.

 Contact Kyle Dallavis to learn more.

 
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Did you know?

1. Commercial general liability does NOT cover technology E&O libability.  Your clients in the technology industry need both.  SafetyTek is a great option to examine.

2. The average homeowner's policy liability limit is $500,000.  Is that enough to cover major accidents for your high net worth clients?  Probably not.  Look into umbrella policies as a way to offer higher limits (up to $50 million in some cases).

3. There are more than 300 hazard classes covered under miscellaneous professional liability (MPL).  The top 5 most requested classes are:

-Mgmt. Consultants

-Marketing/Advertising

-Medical Billing, Coding, Transcription

-Translators/Interpreters

-Animal Services (training, kenneling, grooming, etc.)

 


Kudos
 

"Thank you for the fine, fast work you did on this new account, I can always count on Stuckey to do a good job for me."

-- Jerry Freis, Hatcher Insurance Inc.

 
 


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December Agent Alert - Stuckey & Company

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Dec 1, 2011 9:50:00 AM
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Holiday Greetings

As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have contributed to the success of Stuckey & Co. in a most significant way. From the bottom of our hearts, we say "thank you" to all of you who have made it possible for us to continue to serve our clients in such a wonderful way.

Each of you has played a valuable role in the success of our agency. We look forward to creating even more success together over the next year.

From our family to yours, we wish you a holiday filled with peace, love, and joy and a New Year with many blessings and lasting happiness.

Best to you all!

Dwight and Kerry Stuckey


What's New at Stuckey in 2012?

Incentives Program

At Stuckey & Company, we know that our success depends on working with the best producers.  To encourage you to grow your relationship with Stuckey & Company, we are launching a year-long, multi-product incentive program that will reward and recognize those of you who grow your business with Stuckey & Company. 

The program is simple: every two months, we will be focusing of one of our award-winning product lines.  For every new bind order you make of the featured product, you will be entered to win either the new iPhone 4S or a Kindle Fire.  A winner will be chosen for each product line so you have 6 chances to win.  It is up to you to claim your prize!

January-February: HarborGuard

March-April: SafetyTek Technology E&O

May-June: MPL

July-August: Aspire A&E

September-October: Commercial

November-December: Personal

Look for an email later this month announcing the start of the HarborGuard incentive program and outlining the terms and conditions.

Webinars

Coming in January:

January 19: New Agent Webinar

Welcome to Stuckey & Company!  Every six months, we host a New Agent Webinar to help our new agents and brokers learn about our easy quoting and application systems as well as information on coverage options.

January 26: SafetyTek Technology E&O Webinar

Did you know that Technology Errors and Omissions insurance coverage is NOT provided by a Commercial General Liability policy?  Learn all you need to know to grow your existing technology E&O business or jumpstart a new program.  This webinar will focus on the types of coverage offered by SafetyTek Technology E&O and the reasons your clients might need this type of specialized liability coverage.

To RSVP for any of the Stuckey & Company webinars, please send an email to Elizabeth Sedlock at esedlock@stuckey.com with the webinar name in the subject line.  You can also visit our website to sign up. 


Marina Insurance - HarborGuard

Don’t forget: the HarborGuard incentive program starts in January!

So, the economy has not improved much.  One thing that never changes is the need for marina insurance, especially in underserved areas.  Because Stuckey & Company can write policies for marine businesses that have insufficient liability insurance, or that have thought about reducing coverage to cut costs, Stuckey & Company has seen very strong activity from insurance agents with clients in need of these tailored coverages. The HarborGuard program gives these marine businesses outstanding coverage at an affordable price. 

In addition, HarborGuard includes new features that protect eligible classes, and gives agents more flexibility when writing policies. 

Popular new features include:
• Now can include water sports liability up to policy limits 


• Now includes Sudden and Accidental Pollution coverage 


• Deductibles as low as $25,000 for docks, including wind/collapse 


• Campgrounds, resorts, and homeowners associations now included


• Now able to write excess/umbrella and auto 


• The program can also include replacement cost on docks, liquor liability, non-owned auto and boat rental.

January and February is the time when marine businesses look toward the upcoming season and revisit insurance coverage.  So don’t be caught out in the water trying to keep yourself afloat…let us assist you in reviewing your current marina coverage to see if we can improve both cost and coverage.

For more information, please contact Jerry Lovin at jerry@stuckey.com.

START QUOTING NOW!  Get in the running for an iPhone 4S or Kindle Fire.  For applications and forms, click here.


Bind More Technology E&O Insurance

Great news: The SafetyTek forms are now approved in California!

We know the tech industry.  As the pioneers in technology E&O coverage, we understand that information technology professional service providers operate in a perilous business climate.  You can help them protect their businesses by offering professional liability insurance tailored to THEIR needs.

Educate your clients on the whys and hows of technology E&O coverage…Many professionals will not know that Technology Errors and Omissions insurance coverage is not provided by a Commercial General Liability policy. Commercial General Liability does NOT provide coverage for programming errors, contract performance disputes or any other Professional Liability issues. IT consultants and companies who have General Liability without Professional Liability (Errors or Omissions) coverage are taking a serious risk. It’s like a doctor practicing medicine without Malpractice insurance.

Technology coverages encompass a range of exposures. Some are specifically tailored, and others are broader.

When it comes to a knowledgeable team of Technology E&O insurance professionals, Stuckey & Co. has you covered.

For more information regarding Technology E&O insurance, please contact Maggie Hammett at maggie@stuckey.com. 


START QUOTING NOW!  For applications and forms, click here.

 

 
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RHYME & REASON

Happy Holidays!

We at Stuckey sat down this year
to design our holiday card,
but getting our family in here
turned out to be rather hard.

Mom, Pop and their kids showed up
to meet the photographer.
Then Pop suggested the office staff
should be in the picture for sure.

So Underwriting elbowed in.
Customer Service did too.
And little by little the Stuckey family
grew and grew and grew.

The photographer got a wide lens.
He told everyone to squeeze.
Mom interrupted and stopped it then
before we could say “Cheese!”

“Look at our family!” she said.
“I’m thankful to have you near.
How can we say it’s a family photo
without our customers here?”

So that’s why we don’t have a photo
and why this poem is for you.
May you be as blessed this holiday
as we are blessed all year through.

 


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  The Three Avocados coffee we sent you last year paid for a well in Africa. To learn more about this wonderful organization, click here.

 

 

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10 Steps to a Successful Affinity Insurance Program

By: jennifer strathmann | Posten on: May 12, 2011 9:20:00 AM

Key ingredients to create a Successful Affinity
Insurance Program

Affinity Insurance Program

Running an insurance agency - like many businesses, is extremely competitive. So, I find myself always looking for new avenues to become more profitable, streamlined and better serve agents and clients alike. It is important to continually explore your specialties and invent new opportunities to stay in front of competition. I enjoy engineering and technology so we manage and underwrite programs such as:

  • Technology Industry
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Professional Liability
  • Green Energy Programs

With this concentration I have a better understanding of our clients and we can connect on a deeper level by speaking the same language regarding their needs and desires. 

Uncovering or further exploring your specialty is a great first step to creating your Affinity Insurance Program. Make sure your chosen industry has a true need so that you are creating value for your clients but make sure that your program can remain profitable to enjoy a long life.

I have created a 10 step process that I use when the right opportunity arises. Below is a list of just a few key features:

  • Identifying your target industry
  • Measuring the risks involved
  • Marketing strategy
  • Importance of Profitability

10 Steps to a Successful Affinity Insurance program will explore these steps and others needed to create a focused, long lasting and enjoyable specialty market. 

Download the 10 Steps to a Successful Affinity Insurance Program


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