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December 11, 2012

Business Owners Policy. What Consumers Expect From Their Agent.

First, let’s define Business Owners Policy (BOP).  A BOP policy in general is a package policy that includes both property and general liability insurance.  In many cases additional coverages can be added.  A BOP policy covers businesses in the case of damaged or lost property.  In other words, in the event of a claim, you’ll receive enough settlement to replace the property.  The policy can also include personal property.  The liability portion of the BOP protects the business against claims of bodily injury or property damage.  It can also cover legal defense, libel, slander, & even false advertising.

Now the real question.  What do consumers expect from their Agents?

First of all, most policies, depending on the type of business, will have an average premium of $2,500.  For the small business, this can put a big dent in their annual budget.  Most businesses expect the agent to shop more than one market. Doing so, assures the business they are getting the best deal possible.  Price is important.  Using a small commercial comparative premium rater like RealTimeExpress.com allows the agent to immediately build trust by shopping all their markets with a single entry.

Secondly, businesses expect their agent to be the expert.  The agent must know about additional location/building coverages as well as policy enhancement packages.  The agent that knows this information establishes them as the expert in the industry.

Third, businesses expect their agent to explain the differences between multiple insurance company quotes.  Explain why one carriers premium may be higher than another.  Explain why one carrier may offer additional coverages and how that affects pricing.

Agents, for more information about RealTimeExpress.com, contact Mark Van Horn at 214-295-1586.

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December 29, 2009

What is BOP Insurance?

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Businesses big & small face many risks.  Business owners need insurance to protect their business and assets.

What is a BOP?  Many business owners simply do not know.  A BOP is a Business Owners Policy.  It’s a package of insurance.  Coverages include Property Insurance, Business Interruption Insurance, & Liability Insurance.  Most carriers also offer package enhancement endorsements.

A BOP does not cover Workers Compensation, Professional Liability, Auto Insurance, or Health and Disability Insurance.  These risks must be covered by separate policies.

Consult your insurance professional today about BOP Insurance!

RealTimeExpress allows agents to access BOP Insurance quotes for multiple carriers with a single entry.  For more information, contact Mark Van Horn at mvanhorn@quantumsys.net or call 214-295-1586.

September 11, 2009

Commercial Compartive Raters – Two Things You May Not Know

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For many years insurance agents have used comparative raters to process their personal lines quotes.  Many agents are not aware of commercial lines comparative raters that are on the market, right now, all online, with Real-time quoting for Business Owners Policy, Commercial Auto, & Workers Compensation.

Today, I would like to point out two important items you may not know when it comes to commercial comparative raters:

  1. Efficiency – no longer do you need to go to each carriers website to enter data.  Enter it once in a comparative rater and the software populates the carriers website on your behalf.  Talk about “reserving the market”, now we’re talking.
  2. Opportunity – if you have more than 2 or 3 carrier appointments you cannot afford to go to each carriers website for quoting.  It costs the agent too much money, especially doing high transaction, low premium business.  Using a comparative rater allows you to take advantage of every opportunity for each of your carrier appointments.  More opportunity = more business.

For more information regarding RealTimeExpress, contact Mark Van Horn at mvanhorn@quantumsys.net.

August 26, 2009

Beauty Shops Popular In Comparative Rater

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“Beauty Shops” classification is gaining popularity in comparative raters.  Within RealTimeExpress.com it is the 6th most quoted classification for Business Owners Policy (BOP).  Here are the results of a quoted Beauty Shop classification using 6 carriers. 

Premium

  • Carrier A:   $2,700
  • Carrier B:   $4,368
  • Carrier C:   $2,018
  • Carrier D:   $5,304
  • Carrier E:   $4,353
  • Carrier F:   $3,718

As you can see, using a comparative rater gives you, the agent, options to present to your insured.  By the way, this firm bindable quote was was done in less than 8 minutes using RealTimeExpress.

For more information regarding RealTimeExpress.com contact David Taylor at dtaylor@quantumsys.net.

The above was quoted using $2mln in receipts, $200,000 payroll, and 5,000 sq ft.

July 23, 2009

Top 20 Business Classifications for Business Owners Policy

Take a look at the top 20 quoted business classifications in the last 60 days from our on-line comparative rater realtimeexpress.com.   

1.  Convenience Food Stores
2.  Restaurants – All Restaurants (Dine-in, Carry-out, Fast Food, Pizza, etc.)
3.  Building or Premises – LRO Single Occupancy
4.  Automobile Repair or Service Shops
5.  Cellular Phones and Pagers Stores
6.  Beauty Shop
7.  Building or Premises – LRO Multiple Occupancy
8.  Churches
9.  Building or Premises – LRO Strip Shopping Center
10. Grocery Stores
11. Insurance Agents
12. Building or Premises – LRO Multiple Occupancy Office
13. Liquor, Wine and Beer – Retail
14. Doctors Offices (No Emergency Clinics)
15. Nail Salons
16. Real Estate Office
17. Janitorial Services
18. Dentists
19. Furniture Stores Retail
20. Gift, Novelty, Souvenirs Retail

For more information or to schedule a demonstration of RealTimeExpress email dtaylor@quantumsys.net.

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