Indianapolis, IN – Gregory & Appel Insurance from Indianapolis, Ind., is the 2016 IIAI Agency of the Year. This award is given to an IIAI member independent insurance agency that exemplifies leadership and innovation within the independent agency system and that translates this into a strong organization supporting its clients and community.
Since its founding in 1884, the agency has maintained its focus on taking care of its clients and employees. Of the 100 plus employees, half have earned a CIC, CISR, or CPCU designation, demonstrating the agency’s dedication to continuing education. They maximize efficiency at the agency by utilizing the best possible tools for the job, including: EPIC software, MyWave website, ModMaster, and eRisk Hub Portal.
Gregory & Appel has an active marketing plan which includes a digital marketing platform and a rebranding of the whole agency. In addition to family ownership, the perpetuation plan provides an opportunity for key managers and producers to purchase stock in the agency. The agency believes, “The relationship between an insured and their agency should be a partnership and not simply a vendor purchase. A company should seek an agency that proactively advises its clients with true expertise and contributes value to their organization.”
The Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana is a trade association formed to provide a unified voice in shaping a positive insurance environment in Indiana. IIAI is the only association representing independent insurance agents at the Indiana Statehouse on a daily basis advocating for our industry, our members, and their clients’ interests. In addition, IIAI offers its 600 independent insurance agency members a variety of products and services, including education programs and information resources.