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Alliance Partners

Work closely with Applied to more effectively distribute and optimize the use of Applied technology and business solutions.

Enhance your competitive value with greater resources and network collaboration.

Rapid technological change demands greater collaboration in the independent insurance industry on strategies for long-term business success. The Applied Alliance Program creates additional value in the independent insurance distribution channel by providing greater resources to networks and their agencies for sustainable business growth. 8 of the 10 largest agency partnerships in the industry ranked by Insurance Journal are part of the Applied Alliance Program.

Through collaboration, the program identifies and engages insurance network membership organizations on technology and market initiatives that benefit their business and member agencies. Alliance partners and member agencies receive greater access to technology best practices, industry expertise, and Applied product solutions to strengthen their businesses and customer relationships.

As a member, you have immediate access to a wide range of benefits including:

  • Joint Marketing & Sales planning, resources and programs
  • Insurance and technology best practices
  • Applied thought-leadership expertise
  • Dedicated account management and joint business planning
  • Training and educational resources, technical support and more

Associated Risk Managers is an independent membership organization that combines an extensive array of resources with the strength of a national network of around 200 agency members producing over $4.5 billion in annual premiums. ARM members: network with other industry leaders to share ideas and management expertise; identify market trends and create strategies to stay a step ahead; develop unique or exclusive access to markets and products; generate revenue-building and cost-saving opportunities, and maintain a leading-edge approach. 

The equivalent to the fourth-largest insurance network in the U.S., the Beyond Insurance Global Network is comprised of select independent agencies in exclusive geographic territories with aggregated premiums of approximately $2 billion. Partners in the Beyond Insurance Global Network provide diagnostic, consultative risk management services to small- and mid-size organizations, enabling them to leverage the knowledge and connections of a nationwide network with a common purpose – protecting the assets of their clients’ business.

Founded in 1997, Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) is based in Austin, Texas, and is comprised of 51 independent insurance agencies located throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. By funneling the agencies’ combined premiums, CAA brings larger volume commitments to insurance companies, while empowering its members to realize greater benefits from insurance companies, vendor discounts and other incentives. All CAA member agencies remain independent and are recognized by insurance companies as a key component to their future growth and goal commitments.

Georgia Agency Partners (GAP) is a partnership of sixteen independent insurance agencies combining knowledge and resources to provide consumers with the most comprehensive coverage possible to protect their personal and business investments. Founded in 1995, GAP has excellent relationships with National and Regional insurance carriers and collectively represents sixteen companies. The partner agencies are able to offer superior products and services to clients and prospects along with the most competitive pricing structure available in the market as a result of their GAP relationships.

Iowa Bankers Insurance and Services, Inc. (IBIS) is a division of the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA), a nonprofit organization. IBIS is now a 40 employee agency listed as the 10th largest agency or brokerage in the state of Iowa according to the 2014 Book of Lists. Because IBIS is bank-owned, they specialize in providing products and services designed to fit the needs of bank employees and customers. IBIS provides a full line of insurance products for banks, including life, health, annuities and property/casualty coverage.

Iroquois Group is one of the oldest and largest networks of independent agencies, with more than 2,200 members in 39 states. Despite their diversity, each joined Iroquois® – without giving up their independence – for assistance with market optimization and strategies to increase revenue, profits and agency value.

The ISU Insurance Agency Network is an organization exclusively for independent insurance agents that offers a cohesive national database of insurance knowledge. The Power of Independence and the Strength of Unity allows ISU's members to effectively solve your insurance and financial risk management problems, such as price, coverage, satisfactory claims settlements, security and peace of mind.

K & S Group, Inc. is an affiliation of independent insurance agencies that have served the insurance and surety needs of Texas businesses for over 70 years. K & S Group’s member agencies provide insurance and surety services to companies who recognize the value of an agency who works diligently and creatively to find reasonable solutions for each particular situation. Our member agents offer clients the accessibility and support of a local firm coupled with the strength, stability, and resources of a larger corporation.

Keystone Insurers Group is a leading franchisor of independent insurance agencies. They provide their partner agencies with an enhanced array of resources and support that allows them to offer products and solutions to meet every insurance need. Keystone partner agencies are independent agencies in every respect. They own their own businesses, choose opportunities that benefit their agencies, and make all decisions relative to their operations.

Pacific Interstate Insurance Brokers (PIIB) is a 20 year old cluster with over 200 affiliated agencies, $400 million in premium, and more than 40 companies. For only $850.00 a month you have direct access to our companies, most with your own code. Our agents are paid 100% of the commissions, 90% of the profit sharing, and we don’t tell you how to run your business. Basically we give you markets and get out of your way. At the end of the year we’ll likely give you back more than you paid us.

SecureRisk is owned by more than 75 exclusive independent insurance agencies with many generations of experience. These agencies collaborate to bring the best insurance solutions to their clients. Combined, their agencies write in excess of $1 billion in insurance premiums in nearly every state for 150,000+ clients. With that market size, SecureRisk agencies are able to access the finest insurance companies in the industry while still providing personalized, home-town service. By sharing resources, knowledge and experience, their agencies are prepared to deliver the best insurance coverage, services and price.

SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) is a national alliance of independently owned and operated insurance agencies. Created in 1983 and operating in 48 states, SIAA has signed over 5,000 member agencies writing in excess of $5 billion of property and casualty premiums. SIAA offers its members the Total Solution to create or grow an independent agency. Services and benefits include company access, regional and national incentives, agency development, training and education, business insurance development, excess and surplus, program and specialty markets, life and health cross selling, marketing assistance and automation discounts.  

United Valley Insurance Services, Inc., ranked #6 in Insurance Journal’s Top 20 Agency Networks and Aggregator Groups for 2013, is an exclusive network of more than 75 independently owned and operated insurance agencies with 100+ locations throughout California and Arizona.

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