Chip learns the story behind Rocket Referrals’ name change when he and Torey Maerz, CEO of ClientCircle and veteran IA channel insurtech leader, catch up for the first time since COVID.
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New Option for Small Agencies: Broker Buddha
Chip’s guest this week is Jason Keck of Broker Buddha. Chip & Jason discuss some shared history and their evolving insurtech perspectives. Jason also reveals news of an affordable new solution from Broker Buddha specifically designed to help smaller independent insurance agencies with five or fewer customer-facing employees.
101 Weston Labs: Accelerating the IA Channel
Chip talks to Aubie Knight and Pat Cline about 101 Weston Labs, the first insurtech accelerator founded and operated by an association of independent agencies. Learn how this venture seeks to transform insurance technology and how agents and startups can get involved.
Artificial Intelligence: Already Helping Agents Today
With the recent launch of ChatGPT, the insurance industry is taking a hard look at artificial intelligence and how it can be leveraged to help independent agents. In this podcast, Chip explores how AI may be able to streamline some of agents’ biggest challenges with Marcus Daley, co-founder of NeuralMetrics.
On the Banks of the Savannah River: Demystifying Insurtech (and Fighting the Wind)
Listen as insurtech and IA channel leaders share their insights on agency technology adoption — live from the patio outside the Big “I” InsurTech Summit 2023!
Insurtech: Enhancing the Transaction, Not Eliminating the Tradition
Live from the inaugural Big “I” InsurTech Summit! Chip Bacciocco and Chris Cline take a minute to sit down with Bill Devine and Sean Ramalho of Travelers to discuss the IA channel’s urgent need to take ownership of insurtech strategy in order to avoid the possibility of external players or factors dictating the way agencies do business. This is a must-listen for all insurance industry change-makers.
20-Minute Master Class: Content Strategies for SEO
TrustedChoice.com employees have taken over the IA Advantage podcast this month to bring you a master class in search engine optimization content strategies. Learn how to select topics, improve existing content, how to deal with Google’s changing algorithm, and more.
Writing Their Own Script: Coterie’s Unique Vision of the Future of Small Commercial Insurance
Chip sits down in person with friend and “intrapreneur”, Bobbie Collies, VP of Distribution at Coterie, about the company’s very innovative approach to small commercial insurance in support of independent agents.
A Tale of Two Careers: Big Changes, Big Adventures
Two friends of the show have made big career-changing moves recently. Chip brings them both together to share the exciting stories behind each of their moves, the what-if moments, and to exchange career advice.
Semsee: Making the Case that Nothing is Impossible for the IA Channel
Chip sits down with Philip Charles-Pierre, CEO of Semsee, to talk about the past, present and future SEMCI technology platforms and what it all means for independent agents and IA companies. Plus a side conversation about what’s behind the HUB / Bold Penguin acquisition of Insureon! Pull up a chair.
A Birthday Story: The Big “I” Turns 125
Chip talks with the current and future chairs of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America along with the CEO, Bob Rusbuldt, to learn how the Big “I” has supported independent insurance agents and brokers throughout the years.
IVANS and Ask Kodiak Joining Forces: Creating the Marvel Universe of Insurance Integration
It’s a Beercast! With big news and multiple things to celebrate, Chip sits with Reid Holzworth, CEO of IVANS, and co-founders of Ask Kodiak, Allan Egbert and Mike Albert to discuss their bold new plans for a better connected insurance industry.