The Independent Market Solutions (IMS) program is more than just a market access solution. For member agencies, it also works like an incubation program where you can gain appointments with various insurance carriers and quickly begin writing business. Many IMS markets require low to no volume commitments, offer competitive commissions, and a pathway to direct appointments. IMS agents also own 100 percent of expirations and can participate in any earned program contingencies.
Because IMS offers a mix of standard and niche markets, you don’t have to turn away a client’s request on a risk that your agency doesn’t currently write. Instead, many IMS markets offer great on-line training resources that make it simple and allow you to write the policy when your client needs it. The IMS menu is constantly changing to include new carriers intended to expand your strike zone.
Finally, IMS seeks to perpetuate independent agents rather than consolidate them. Every IMS agent owns their book of business and can qualify to roll that business toward a direct appointment once a pre-determined premium volume is reached. There are no other fees or strings attached. This is what we mean by “incubation”, and it has its privileges!
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