Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska

IIAN Annual Awards Nominations
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Recognition of outstanding effort and service is an important function of your association.  Each year Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska recognizes the contribution of outstanding individuals at the annual meeting and convention.  This year's awards will be presented at the 111th Annual Convention, October 10-12, 2018 at the Embassy Suites in LaVista, Nebraska.


Please take a few minutes to think of someone you know who deserves recognition!

Scroll down to see and complete nomination forms for:  Company Representative of the Year, Outstanding Young Agent of the Year, Spirit of Nebraska, and Five-Star Company of the Year awards.

NEW!  Quicker, easier nomination form! 
Complete survey questions to nominate your choice no later than September 10, 2018!

 

You must support your nomination by rating the candidate's qualifications, based on the criteria listed below. Unrated nominations cannot be considered.  You may e-mail any supporting documents (such as bios, resumes) to:  office@biginebraska.org - be sure to indicate the name of the award and your nominee.  Be sure to fill in your contact information at the end of the survey.

 

Company Representative of the Year

 

 Awarded to a living individual currently working in Nebraska who has done the most to promote the Big "I", foster better company-agent relations, produce new business, and/or help agents to give their clients superior service. Open to all management, marketing, and underwriting personnel.

 
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Nominee's name and company name:
 

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To complete your nomination, you must rate your candidate's qualifications in the next 6 areas: 
 
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Promotes the Big "I" - Serves on a committee or board, attends conferences and conventions, promotes membership. 

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Company/Agency Relations - Visits the agency regularly, available by phone if needed, helps agency meet goals, etc.

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Produce New Business - Quality and timeliness of new business quotes and policy issuance, assists with underwriting, etc.

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Customer Service - Responds in a timely manner, helps to resolve customer issues, etc.

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Knowledgeable - Knows company's products, up-to-date on changes and new products.

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Trusted - Looked to as a trusted advisor for the agency, keeps agency interests in mind.

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Outstanding Young Agent of the Year 

Awarded to a living agent, 45 years of age or younger, this award recognizes the young agent who has demonstrated dedication to his/her profession by:

 

a.        Involvement in national, state, or local association activities,
b.        Personal efforts to further him/herself as an insurance professional,
c.        Skills in selling insurance, 
d.        Involvement in community activities, and
e.        Customer service skills.

 
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Nominee's name and agency name: 
 

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To complete your nomination, you must rate your candidate's qualifications in the next 5 areas: 
 
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Involvement - Level of participation in National, State, and/or Local Big "I" association activities. 

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Personal Efforts - Level of effort given to further him/herself as an insurance professional.

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Selling Skills - Level of skill in selling insurance, cross-selling, seeking new accounts.

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Community - Level of involvement in community activities.

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Customer Service Skills - Level of skill in creating an excellent customer service experience within the agency.

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Spirit of Nebraska Award 

A living individual who has achieved national prominence and made a major contribution to the health, prosperity, education, and/or well-being of the citizens of Nebraska.

 
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Nominee's name and a biography illustrating how the individual meets the nomination qualifications. (qualifications required to be considered for the award):


 

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Five Star Company of the Year 

Awarded to an insurance company that has been of exceptional support to our members. 

We want YOU to have a voice in telling us how your agency has benefited from your top carriers. Your input below will help us choose an outstanding candidate for this year's award.

 

Nominee Qualifications: Company must be a member of IIAN.

 
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To qualify your top carriers, list in the box below: two insurance companies that during the past year you consider to be your best overall.   (please list, then label them "Company A" and "Company B")

 

In the following questions (Questions 15 - 23), rate them, comparing their strengths in the given categories.  (You must consider both companies as you rate them, to qualify.)

 

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TECHNOLOGY:

Company with best overall ease of use / up and down load capabilites / user friendly / training and support.

Company A
Company B
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PERSONNEL:

Company with best underwriting knowledge / service standards / "partnership" philosophy / marketing rep technical knowledge / dispute resolution.

Company A
Company B
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POLICY ISSUANCE:

Company with the highest quality and timeliness of new business / renewals / endorsements.

Company A
Company B
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PRODUCTS / MARKETS:

Company with the most consistency and stability / speed to market / new product training / responsiveness to recommendations.

Company A
Company B
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CLAIMS:

Company with the most product knowledge / professional service / prompt, accurate, fair contact with consumer / communication with agent.

Company A
Company B
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AGENCY SUPPORT:

Company that provides best, in new producer funding / agency start-up funding / automation, technical, and/or sales training.

Company A
Company B
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EXTRAORDINARY FACTORS:

Company offering the most community involvement / charity work / national or local lobbying efforts on behalf of industry.

Company A
Company B
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THE BOTTOM LINE:

Company with which you have the best OVERALL relationship.

Company A
Company B
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Between these two companies that you have been rating, please nominate your first choice for the Five Star Company of the Year.

Company A
Company B
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 Your personal information will be kept in strict confidence. 


First Name:
Last Name:
Company Name:
Email Address:
emailaddress@xyz.com
City:

Thank you for submitting your nominations!