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Agents React: Pie Insurance Aims to Disrupt Workers’ Comp w/ Online Tool

Pie Insurance, a digitally-enabled direct distribution workers’ compensation insurance business, recently launched its pricing tool at InsureTech Connect in Las Vegas. The company’s initial product is an interactive “Price Predictor” that allows small and medium-sized businesses improved insight into their workers’ compensation insurance premiums. Louisiana Comp Blog asked prominent local agents what they thought of this potentially disruptive technology.

IIABL Makes Disaster Relief Available to Agencies Affected by Louisiana Floods

The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Louisiana (IIABL) has announced that the “Trusted Choice Disaster Relief Fund” is available for member agencies and staff of member agencies, following the flooding catastrophe in South Louisiana that has gripped the state for the last two weeks.

Local Independent Agents React to Supposed “Squeeze” Posed by Online Insurance

In a recent New York Times editorial, technology columnist Conor Dougherty proclaims, “to the list of jobs threatened by the Internet, add one more: insurance agent.” Louisiana Comp Blog explored this concept and gauged local concern in the independent agent community. Read on for perspective from Ross Henry of Henry Insurance Service and Eric Vocke of Capstone Insurance.

Training the Next Generation of Independent Agents: Louisiana Insurance Academy at Delgado

The first cohort of the Louisiana Insurance Academy at Delgado Community College is set to graduate in early December, and they will be ready for employment or internships at agencies across the state. We spoke with LIA founder and instructor Parke Ellis about the initiative and the importance of recruiting young talent to the insurance industry.

Agent Spotlight: “A Generalist with Some Specialties:” Ross Henry of Henry Insurance Service, Inc.

Ross Henry, of Henry Insurance Service, Inc. on Brookline Avenue in Baton Rouge, immediately gives off the impression of a man dedicated to his craft, however, he carries the look and confidence of not just a salesman, but a fiercely independent mind. Such minds often recall their early days in the industry with clarity rather than estrangement, and Henry is no exception.