FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Andy Barker, Executive VP, Van Meter Insurance Group(270) 781-2020 VAN METER INSURANCE GROUP – LOCAL AGENCY INCLUDED IN IIABA’S BEST PRACTICES STUDY BOWLING GREEN, KY, September 15, 2010 – Van Meter Insurance Group ispart of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the UnitedStates participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America(IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group. Each year since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-basedmanagement consulting firm, joins forces to study the country’s leading agenciesin six revenue categories. The agencies comprising the study groups are selectedevery third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying processand awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation. The selected “BestPractices” agencies retain their status during the three-year cycle by submittingextensive financial and operational data for review each year. “This is a great honor to be part of an elite group of professionalorganizations from across the country. We take great pride in our product andknow that the only way we can achieve these results is by delivering the bestservice possible to our clients each and every time” says Andy Barker, Van MeterInsurance Group Executive VP. More than 1,200 independent agencies throughout the U.S. werenominated to take part in the annual study, but only 224 agencies qualified forthe honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the 35-40 top-performingagencies in one of six revenue categories. The agency was nominated by either an IIABA affiliated state associationor an insurance company and qualified based on its operational excellence. The Best Practices Study was initiated by IIABA in 1993 as the foundationfor efforts to improve agency performance. The annual survey and study ofleading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the“best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices.
The Van Meter Insurance Group agency was founded in 1977 and canoffer insurance products from a number of different companies. For further information, please contact Van Meter Insurance Groupat 270-781-2020. Founded in 1896, IIABA is the nation’s oldest and largest national association ofindependent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offercustomers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agentsand brokers offer all lines of insurance – property, casualty, life and health – as well asemployee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address:www.independentagents.com. ###