Paul Buse is the President of Big “I” Advantage, the holding company for the for-profit operations of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA), the largest insurance agent trade association in the United States. Paul is an insurance professional with experience in the alternative distribution of insurance risk financing approaches and program business. He specializes in insurance liability, property and casualty, distribution, and product design among other functions.
Paul joins me today to share his knowledge on what it means to be a licensed agent, the effects of technology on licensing laws, and why it’s important to know the difference between admitted and non-admitted businesses. He also covers topics on different state laws on licensing fees and taxes, as well as the problems encountered by producers when doing business in different states.
What you’ll learn:
- Serving across state lines once you start conducting business online.
- Issues producers face when they cross state lines to do business.
- Ways states collect licensing fees and taxes.
- Has technology changed the way fees and taxes are enforced?
- The negative effect of the internet on licensing laws, regulations, and statutes.
- How careful you should be when it comes to licensing and commissions.
- Difference between admitted business and non-admitted business.
- How do you find out if a business is admitted or non-admitted?
- Insurance is regulated on a state by state basis.
- Know what you’re selling and know the intermediate you’re dealing with.