September 16, 2019
Do you know an unsung hero that should be recognized through the Andy Fogarty Industry Impact Award?

As a member of AUGIE Group, you know that there are many unsung heroes who work very hard, some in the spotlight, and many others in the background, to further the cause of independent agents. These are the people who are working in carriers, agencies, vendors, user groups and as industry thought leaders to help advance processes and technologies to make things more efficient, more effective and better for agents.

We want to honor one of these people with the Andy Fogarty Award in 2019.

Please use this link to send us your ideas on who should receive the award.

Upcoming discussions you could join:

Claims Download
The next call is October 2nd at 2:00 PM if you are interested in helping, please complete this five minute survey and contact us for the call invitation.

If you are interested in becoming involved in any of these please Contact us
In case you've missed some of the AUGIE Initiatives,
please see an update below

Town Hall - Agency Management Systems
Do you know which features of your agency management system are core to the success of your agency?

Steve Anderson , industry advocate and author of The Bezos Letters , provides tips that have helped hundreds of agents and brokers select and utilize the best system for their organization.


Town Hall - Digital ecosystem
AUGIE Group’s Digital Ecosystem workgroup is focused on advancing the education and adoption of digital marketing and insurance technology for independent agents. The goal is to break down technology barriers to support an easy, on-demand customer experience that enhances client relationships, driving agency growth. The group is currently discussing a variety of agency-carrier-vendor collaborations to provide data hand-offs and integration to enable a fast, seamless insurance customer journey in the buying process.

This conversation will continue when we meet face to face in Las Vegas. If you would like to join in the conversation - Please click to register for the meeting on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Las Vegas.

For background, take a look at the recent article that appeared in Insurance Journal entitled “Why Agencies Shouldn’t Be Afraid of InsurTech and Need to Adopt It – Now” 
Agri-Business, data downloaded to your agency system

The conversation has begun. The goal to provide industry guidance for a consistent quality download of agriculture download. The scope of the discussion includes the type of data to be download, Property - Commercial and Personal, Schedules of equipment, Inland Marine, Auto's, General Liability, Crop, Livestock, Umbrella

The next step is a discussion by the agency management systems during the IVANS Vendor Advisory Council. (This meeting occurs twice a year and all agency management systems who are members of IVANS, representing over 30 systems are invited to participate.

MGA Integration

A digital connection between all partners, in an efficient, cost effective manner is the reason for the AUGIE Group MGA Integration initiative.
The scope of the project includes all partners throughout the pipeline and lifecycle of the insurance relationship. This includes submission, sharing of documentation, rating and the exchange of data - policy, claims and direct bill commission statement.

To read the summary of the last conversation - Click to read the MGA Integration communicatoin
Registration for the
October Face-to-Face meeting is now live!
Agenda for the October 13 - Face to Face in Las Vegas, NV - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us for three hours packed with information and discussion. We're finalizing the agenda and speakers for our October meeting in Las Vegas now. Here are the sessions so far:

  • Agency Management Systems Leader Panel--Steve Anderson will facilitate
  • The Digital Ecosystem--Participate in this important discussion led by Kitty Ambers (AVYST) and Jason Walker (Smart Harbor). 
  • The MGA Connection--there's a tremendous amount of opportunity for integration between MGAs, carriers and agencies

We're adding more topics to the agenda, as our community-led working groups make progress. We'll also be awarding the Andy Fogarty Industry Achievement Award. Be sure to register now to secure your space.