July 01, 2021

Allstate's Independent Interest

Allstate says they plan to buy more independent insurance agencies this year to build on the business acquired with the purchase of National General.

| By Samuel Rider
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June 29, 2021

Pandemic Lessons on Workers' Compensation

The pandemic reinforced workplace safety and the vital role it plays in the economy. The US workers' compensation system can learn a few lessons after enduring COVID-19.

| By Samuel Rider
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June 24, 2021

Federal Employee's Allowed to Return to Office Without Vaccinations

According to guidance released by the Biden administration on June 10th, federal employees should not be required to have been vaccinated for COVID-19, or show status of vaccination, when returning …

| By Samuel Rider
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August 25, 2020

Roadblocks to Success

The other day I listened as my wife grew increasingly frustrated trying to accomplish a simple change to an airline reservation; even though hardly anyone is currently flying and airlines have never …

| By Tony Caldwell
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May 12, 2020

Returning to the Office

As I write this, politicians and public health officials are beginning to talk about planning for “reopening the economy”. No one, at this point, has any definitive idea of when it will be safe to go …

| By Tony Caldwell
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May 06, 2020

The Amazing Agency Growth Accelerator Thinking Tool™

The best businesses are creative, to be sure. They are risk-taking by nature. They are restless, constantly trying new things and new processes, and creating new products.  But they first focus on …

| By Tony Caldwell
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April 28, 2020

The New Normal

Coronavirus has disrupted our contented, commonplace, and comfortable lives. Businesses are shut down, dramatically reduced, or operating out of employee’s back bedrooms. Children are attending …

| By Tony Caldwell
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April 21, 2020

COVID Proof Your Agency

As you are watching this vlog, the COVID-19 crisis is well underway in the United States. More than likely, you are operating your business from a remote location or you have dramatically altered …

| By Tony Caldwell
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September 26, 2018

OAA Blooper Reel

The first take is all it takes... maybe for someone in the world, but not us! Video isn't perfect. This blooper reel contains just some of the outtakes that are TOO bright, fuzzy sounding, unclear, …

| By Tony Caldwell
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August 22, 2018

Exciting New Agency Development Team Introductions [VIDEO]

The Agency Development Department continues to make strides to form the best possible team of experts for our members! Tony Caldwell, OAA CEO, has some exciting announcements to share about a couple …

| By Tony Caldwell