Insurance companies are adding new independent agents to theirNew Jersey operations in record numbers, according to an agents'trade group.

That finding was reported by the Professional Insurance Agentsof New Jersey Inc., which keeps track of the companies each of itsmembers represents.

Shirley Albright, PIANJ Industry Resource Center Director, said,"Generally, we find company representation is fairly stable fromyear to year, varying by only a few percentage points from the yearbefore. But this year, the changes reported by members who updatedtheir data resulted in double-digit year-over-year increases almostacross the board."

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