The Best Practices Awards of Excellence recognize insurance companies for their exceptional efforts in promoting and marketing Best Practices tools, seminars and philosophies throughout the year.
During this morning's 2018 Big “I" Legislative Conference General Session Breakfast, Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I" president & CEO, presented Best Practices Awards of Excellence to the following honorees:
Applied Systems, for configuring reporting features that enable agencies to routinely pull Best Practices data and reports, in order to ensure consistent financial performance reviews throughout the year and during the study cycle. Applied also included Best Practices seminars in its annual conference agenda and state chapter events.
Central Insurance Company, for sharing the results of the annual report with marketing managers and reinforcing the importance of education, new producer investment and perpetuation. Central also actively shared Best Practices availability through Centralizer, articles and direct agent contact.
Chubb Insurance Companies, for including Best Practices benchmarks in its educational offerings to more than 19,000 agents in 2017. Chubb is a first-time recipient of this award, but the company is a longtime supporter of the Big “I" and Best Practices.
EMC Insurance Companies, for encouraging field representatives to engage in meaningful conversations about Best Practices, as well as understand key challenges such as slow growth, aging workforce and disruption—and how to work through them. EMC also included Best Practices information in podcasts, its Cooperator newsletter and field guides.
Nationwide Insurance, for embracing the Best Practices Study in its field team and including Best Practices concepts and key metrics in producer and agency training programs. Like Chubb, Nationwide is also a first-time recipient of this award.
Westfield, for utilizing Best Practices data in agent coaching and supporting local Big “I" events. Westfield also partnered to raise awareness of Best Practices and other Big “I" initiatives.