Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency Included In IIABA’s 2020 Best Practices Study

AUGUSTA, GA, September 23, 2020 – Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency has been awarded as a Best Practices Top Performer. Not only is it retaining its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States, but also earning the additional designation as the highest performing agency in its revenue category. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices.

            Since 1993, the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, have joined forces to study the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories. The agencies comprising the study groups are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying process and awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation. The agency was nominated by either an IIABA affiliated state association or an insurance company and qualified based on its operational excellence.

The selected Best Practices agencies earn the Top Performer designation and retain their status during the three-year cycle by submitting extensive financial and operational data for review each year. This is the second year of the current three-year study cycle, where over 1,000 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual study in 2019, but only 264 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen as a Best Practices Agency, the agency had to be among the 35-45 top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories. 

            “We are truly honored to have received this award,” says Preston Moss, Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency, President. “To be chosen as the best agency in the United States in our revenue class speaks volumes to the commitment that our team has in continually raising the bar for our customers. We certainly owe it all to our fine employees and their professional, courteous, and prompt response to the needs of our customers.”

            The Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency was founded in 1919 and can offer insurance products from a number of different companies including Travelers, Nationwide, Allstate, Auto-Owners, Progressive, Hartford, Safeco, Cincinnati, Central, Hanover, Donegal, Mercury, Encompass, Grange, PURE, and Main Street America on the Residential side. The Blanchard and Calhoun brand has celebrated over 100 years of service and has grown and developed into a multi-faceted organization through its “Family of Businesses”, which now includes Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company, Augusta Mortgage Company and Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency, Inc.

            For further information, please contact Jamie Booth, Marketing Director for Blanchard and Calhoun’s Family of Businesses at 706-267-6688.

Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.

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