For Agents

Agent Advantage

Get a digital profile, improve your SEO, get recommended and get referrals.

For Insurance Companies

Insurance Company Advantage

Increase awareness, engage with more agents and drive the business you want.

For Associations

Association Advantage

Give discounted subscriptions to your member agents and increase their digital reach.



The IA Advantage blog, sharing top clicks and insider tricks for independent agents


The IA Advantage Podcast, bringing you insurance consumer trends and insight from influencers around the IA channel


Catch up on past issues of the IA Advantage Newsletter


Agent Directory

Browse our the national directory of independent insurance agents

Insurance Company Directory

Browse our national directory of insurance carriers, MGAs and wholesalers

Live Shopper Feed

See who's shopping on right now!

Find an Insurance Market

Locate an insurance provider for your customers


Help Desk

Get support for your Advantage product

New Features

Learn what's new with Advantage

Agent Log In

Sign in to manage your Advantage profile

  1. IA Advantage Podcast
  2.  » Central Beliefs: A New CEO Builds on Rich Tradition

Central Beliefs: A New CEO Builds on Rich Tradition

Chip checks in with Evan Purmort one year after taking over as president of Central Insurance.
Published: June 21, 2021


This podcast was almost a year in the making. It’s not often that a historic mutual insurer like Central Insurance welcomes a new leader, especially one that isn’t yet 40 years old.

On May 13, 2020, Evan Purmort took over the reins of the 145-year old company right in the midst of a global pandemic. On top of that, the company was tackling some large-scale initiatives, including a major technology platform overhaul and a creative rebrand.

Chip checks in with Evan one year later to hear how it all went and what other new things are in store for this long-standing and widely-respected insurance company.


For more information:

Learn more about Central Insurance

Become a Recommended Agent on

More Episodes

A Tale of Two Careers: Big Changes, Big Adventures

 For more information: Learn more about ACT Learn more about Vertafore Become a Recommended Agent on Transcript: Chip Bacciocco: Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the IA Advantage. My name is Chip Bacciocco. It's going to be a fun...

A Birthday Story: The Big “I” Turns 125

In 1896 the insurance industry was changed forever. It’s the oldest, largest insurance and most influential insurance industry trade association in the world. Chip talks with the current and future chairs of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America...

Get Recommended on
Share This