Best Practices Company Partners

About Best Practices
• Provides agent-company forum to promote tools and programs to create profitable agencies
• Empowers your agents with growth strategies
Now more than ever independent insurance agents and brokers are looking for ways to boost productivity and increase sales. The Council for Best Practices has worked to develop the tools to help the independent agency distribution channel improve, grow, perpetuate and increase its value. The Council for Best Practices’ research analyzes agency management operations and business practices to reveal the secrets of the most successful agencies and brokerage firms, providing important financial and operational benchmarks. Interest in Best Practices resources continues to increase and online education tools are helping agents and brokers grow as the economy continues to recover.  
2015 will see the release of the Best Practices Study Update, the last in the series which began in 2013.  A new study cycle will begin in January 2016, allowing new agencies in six revenue categories a chance to be part of the prestigious group known as Best Practices agencies.  This process includes the nomination of agencies from company partners, invitations to participate and submit data and then the release of the comprehensive study.  All Best Practices Study sponsors will be given an invitation to attend the exclusive “Best Practices Symposium” which is a two-day education and networking event for the Best Practices agencies, to be held January 2017. 
The study findings are the foundation for all of the Best Practices tools, including seminars, webinars, publications and online resources. The Best Practices research began in 1993 and celebrated the 20th anniversary in 2013.
Participating companies on the Council for Best Practices have access to the latest data about leading agencies and offer insight for the future direction of the program. Your company can use the data to provide a framework for your regional and national marketing efforts.

​Thank you to our company partners for their continued support of the Best Practices program.


American Modern Insurance Group 

Amerisure & Agency Business Solutions
Applied Systems 
Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, LLC 
Beyond Insurance
Central Insurance Companies 
EMC Insurance Companies 
Erie Insurance 
The Hanover Insurance Group 
The Hartford 
Hartford Steam Boiler 
Imperial PFS 
Liberty Mutual Insurance 
The Main Street America Group
Markel Corporation 
MetLife Auto & Home  
Ohio Mutual Insurance Group
OneBeacon Insurance 
Safeco Insurance 
Selective Insurance Company of America
State Auto Insurance Companies 
Tower Group Companies Adirondack and New Jersey Skylands Insurance
Westfield Insurance