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NU launches ‘Agency of the Year’ Awards: Enter now!

Four winners will be honored in separate revenue categories representing the "best of the best" in U.S. independent agencies

This October NU will honor agencies representing four revenue categories, allowing for a representative cross-section of agencies across the U.S.
This October NU will honor agencies representing four revenue categories, allowing for a representative cross-section of agencies across the U.S.

National Underwriter Property & Casualty and PropertyCasualty360 have launched an annual awards program created to honor the very best in U.S. independent agencies.

NU’s October issue will see the debut of National Underwriter’s Agency of the Year Awards, in which we will honor agencies representing four revenue categories (four winners in all), allowing for a representative cross-section of agencies across the U.S.

These will include “small” agencies ($4-$5 million in premium); mid-size agencies ($5-$15 million in premium); “large” agencies ($15-$20 million); and “extra large” agencies ($20 million or more). 

No fee for entering


There is no fee for entering, and the entry form asks only for you to tell us exactly why your agency is exceptional.

The criteria on which entrants will be judged are simple: We’re looking for success stories illustrating how an agency best serves its clients, illustrating strength and variety of business; carrier relationships; claims processing; client satisfaction; social responsibility; adoption of new technology to accelerate processes; and customer service, among other things.

  • Has your agency implemented new tech processes that had direct impact on business?
  • Can you offer several examples of exceptional client service and/or relationships?
  • What’s your long-term growth strategy?
  • What marketing efforts have proven especially beneficial for you?
  • Can you provide examples of community outreach/philanthropic work?

Endorsements and testimonials are welcome (as attachments), as are any other supporting materials you feel would best help illustrate why your agency is worthy of recognition. All proprietary information will be kept confidential, and is being collected for judging purposes only.

Feature profiles


The stories of these successful agencies will be told in four separate feature profiles in our October print edition and on PropertyCasualty360.com

The judges will include our editorial staff; members of NU’s Editorial Advisory Board; and representatives from industry-professional organizations such as the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), among others.

If your agency has a great story to tell, I encourage you to enter our competition. Go online and enter today, and tell your story in 2,000 words or fewer; the deadline is Aug. 28, and I have to stress that deadline will not be extended.

We look forward to seeing your entries, and sharing your story with us. Enter now!

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