Big “I” Responds to Google Compare Closure
Google’s exit creates opportunities for Big “I” agents and TrustedChoice.com in digital universe.
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Feb. 23, 2016— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today issued the following statement from Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president and CEO:
“With the shuttering of Google Compare, independent insurance agents are well-positioned to take advantage of the marketplace void via TrustedChoice.com: the online platform that links consumers with independent agents and independent agency companies. The closing of Google Compare doesn’t lessen the consumer appetite for online shopping. In fact, consumer shopping for insurance has exploded on TrustedChoice.com as consumers come to understand the ease of use and value added by Trusted Choice® independent insurance agents and brokers.
“Independent agents and brokers continue to increase their digital presence and marketing, while using TrustedChoice.com for both personal and commercial lines to ensure they are doing business the way consumers prefer.
“Consumers have choices on where to look for insurance, and TrustedChoice.com is increasingly becoming the preferred way to find an independent insurance agent, who offers a variety of coverages and options.”
Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) was founded in 1896 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address: www.independentagent.com.