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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August 11, 2020


As we enter the sixth month of the global COVID pandemic, some businesses have already failed and others are weakened and will fail in the next few months. In the insurance industry we've been lucky, …

| By Tony Caldwell
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June 18, 2020

How to Pivot Your Insurance Agency

COVID-19 has changed the way we do business. In many ways, it has actually improved the way we do business. Many were forced to implement technology in ways they had not tried or imagined. We …

| By Marsha Dewart
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June 03, 2020

The Future of Captive Insurance Agents is Bleak Right Now

n the last few years, captive or exclusive agency channel insurance carriers have been reducing commissions, creating online competition for their agents, and struggling to be competitive in the …

| 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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July 20, 2016

Have a Great Vacation

OAA's CEO wants you to take a vacation!  Watch the video to see why he says vacation is vital to growing your business.

| By Tony Caldwell
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April 20, 2016

Claim Your Share

Why are you in the insurance agency business? I know why I am. First of all, because it is a lot of fun. Also, if you are like me, you are in the business to make a great living and build a …

| By Tony Caldwell