In Katy, Texas there is an insurance agency that is now hooked up with ISU. The name of the Agency is Tom Stewart Insurance. This is the first time that ISU has entered into the Texas market. ISU is one of the largest Insurance agencies in the US. “The ISU Network, founded in 1779, consists of more than 100 independently owned and operated offices from coat to coast and ranks four in Insurance Journal’s 2009 list of Top 100 independent Agencies with more than $1 billion of written premiums.”
As an Independent agent this allows access to all marketing tools and carrier information. Joining a company of this size and magnitude is great for business and will hopefully open the doors to ISU spreading more into Texas. Austin Insurance is part of a similar group. Smartchoice allows us access to a vast amount of insurance companies as well as tap into their resources.
Going to an Independent Agent is a smart move. Even in Grand Prairie, for years on end people have been convinced that State Farm or Farmers are the supreme agencies. I personally have yet to figure out what is so good about them; I have only recognized their ability to create clout. Clout is only good when you can deliver with it. ISU international is a greater tool because of its vast range of options. There or 150-plus insurance companies in Texas and State Farm will have you believe that they are the only ones worth going to. Before I think of many ways to combat that, the simplest reaction to that statement is that Insurance is a contract. I’ll repeat: Insurance is a contract.
I will discuss further what a contract is and why is makes you simply a number, whether you are with Joe and Francis’ Agency or Tom Stewarts agency in Katy, TX.