Agents and Brokers are Dead: Wait — Not So Fast!

New SMA Blog by Karen Pauli, Principal, Strategy Meets Action

Boston, MA (Jan. 10, 2018) – For the past several years, a significant number of individuals and new-breed companies have emphatically stated that independent agents and brokers are dead. They don’t serve the needs of today’s consumers. They are behind the times from a technology standpoint. They are difficult to deal with. And a good number of InsurTech startups are staking their future success on displacing agents and brokers.

At SMA, we do not believe this. We believe that independent agents and brokers have a critical and, in many cases, an unmatched role in the insurance ecosystem. It is one thing to make this statement, but it is another to provide support for the statement. SMA recently did a study in this area. In the ensuing report, Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics in Insurance – Agent View, there surfaced some compelling details that point to the independent distribution channel taking action to wrangle their own destiny in a new direction using data, business intelligence, and analytics.

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