Ovation Insurance Included In the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting
2022 Best Practices Study

FORT WAYNE, IN (September 19, 2022) – Ovation Insurance is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.

            Each year since 1993, the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories. The agencies comprising the study groups are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying process and awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation. The selected “Best Practices” agencies retain their status during the three-year cycle by submitting extensive financial and operational data for review each year. 

            “We are honored to receive this prestigious designation,” says Joel Dunham, Ovation Insurance president and CEO. “I’m so very proud of the work our team does, and this is a recognition of their efforts to meet and exceed the highest of expectations in serving our clients and our community.”

            More than 2,600 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual study, but only 282 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories. 

            The agency was nominated by either a Big “I” affiliated state association or an insurance company and qualified based on its operational excellence.

            The Best Practices Study was initiated by the Big “I” in 1993 as the foundation for efforts to improve agency performance. The annual survey and study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the highest performing agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices.

Ovation Insurance was founded in 1961 and can offer insurance products from several different companies including Auto-Owners, Bristol West, Foremost, Indiana Farmers, Openly, Progressive, Safeco, State Auto, Universal, and Westfield.

            For further information, please contact Joel Dunham of Ovation Insurance at 260-749-4970.

Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.

Reagan Consulting is a financial and management consulting firm specializing in services to the insurance distribution system.  Clients include the leading brokers, agents, and bank-insurance programs in the United States.  They provide thought leadership to the banking and insurance industries through perennial research, seminars, and other industry forums.

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