ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, May 16, 2016—Red Barn Consulting, LLC, is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT).
“ACT welcomes Red Barn Consulting as a new member committed to improving critical workflow and technology issues facing independent insurance agents and brokers,” says Ron Berg, ACT executive director. “We look forward to working with the Red Barn team on key technology issues that impact the independent agency system.”
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in New Hartford, Connecticut, Red Barn Consulting is a business, marketing and sales strategy firm with a strong foothold in the insurance industry. Committed to helping the independent agency system thrive, Red Barn helps agencies stream line their business processes while concurrently creating solid marketing and sales strategies to ensure success. For more information, please visit http://redbarnconsultingllc.com
“We are thrilled to partner with ACT and help foster the growth of the independent agency system,” says Cindy Donaldson, Red Barn Consulting president & CEO. “ACT is an amazing resource for agents in our ever changing industry and we hope Red Barn’s marketing and sales expertise on the agency side will bring value to the council and the agencies we serve.”
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.
The Agents Council for Technology (ACT) was established in January 1999 by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) to provide a candid, action-oriented forum to address the critical workflow and technology issues facing the independent agency system. ACT helps participants understand the perspectives of the other stakeholders in the process and provides excellent networking opportunities with the participants who are shaping the future for the industry on these issues. For more information about ACT visit www.iiaba.net/act.
ACT members include:
Industry associations and consultants: AAMGA, ACORD, CSIO, IIABA, Insurance Brokers Association of Canada, NAPLSO, Angela Adams Consulting Services, Red Barn Consulting;
Technology providers: Applied Systems/IVANS, CoreLogic Insurance Solutions, Citrix Sharefile, EZLynx, HawkSoft, ITC, InsureSign, North American Software Associates, Strategic Insurance Software, Vertafore/QQ Solutions;
User groups: Applied Client Network, InStar Users Group, National Association of S.I.S. Partner Agents, Inc., NetVU, Nexsure User Group;
Carriers: Allstate IA, The Berkley Companies, Central Insurance Companies, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies, CNA, Columbia Insurance Group, Dryden Mutual Insurance Company, EMC Insurance Companies, Grange Insurance, The Hanover Insurance Group, The Hartford, Kemper Preferred, Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Main Street America Group, MetLife Auto & Home, Motorists Insurance Group, Nationwide Insurance, New York Central Mutual Insurance, Penn National Insurance, Progressive, Safeco Insurance, Selective Insurance Company of America, State Auto, Travelers, West Bend Mutual and Westfield Insurance.