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CompleteMarkets has been selected as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies of The Year!

Author ErinCarlson , 5/9/2018
We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies of the Year 2018, by The Silicon Review. We work diligently every year to innovate and bring value and free tools to professionals in the insurance industry. And, we want to thank our members and clients for their support over the years. 

CompleteMarkets Announces its Greatest Product Ever.... "Agent Newsletters"

Author JasonJohnson , 10/3/2013
CompleteMarkets is pleased to now offer its members the opportunity to purchase monthly insurance newsletters that they may customize and send out to clients or prospects using their website or social media platform.   

Insurance and the Historical Nature of Risk.

Author JasonJohnson , 9/30/2013
Managing risk has been in existence since the 2nd Millennium BC.  The  early Chinese and Babylonians both recognized the need to mitigate exposure on their trade routes.  During that time a supplier would place a small fee on the cost of the goods to ensure that in the event of a loss the vendor would not have to pay for the lost goods.

Market Knowledge more of commodity today than it was 20 years ago.

Author JasonJohnson , 9/12/2013
How many trade publications does your agency subscribe too?  If you’re like my office you probably have a couple industry journals for your agents to read and a few non-industry magazines for the customers in the lobby.  For most of us the internet is our main source for content, training, and to stay in touch with changes within the industry.  We follow forums that are specific to our interests and our area of expertise.  But as access to this information becomes more available via email, internet or traditional format does the value we put on our market knowledge decrease?  I can Google a specific product type and in a few hours have at least a working knowledge of what I am talking about.  So is our market knowledge just a commodity purchased with our time but easily recreated by our competitors?  What will help to maintain our competitive advantage in the industry?  Will it be speed, price, or access to better information?  And where can I get all of those tools in one location?  Fortunately one website does offer all of this and more.  

CompleteMarkets provides its agents the ability to search markets, connect and exchange ideas with peers, view premium content from professional consultants and experts within our industry and more.
Search engines provide an agent with suggestions or lead you towards the place you are searching for but they lack the ability to connect you with the correct person or product you want immediately. (at least for now)  By logging into CompleteMarkets you can perform the same search, let’s say for a wholesaler who provides coverages for a Taxicab company, and have the same results as the search engine but in addition you will be able, with just a click of the mouse, to have a quote form instantly populate with your information and get quotes from several competing providers working to get YOUR business.

CompleteMarkets also offers you the opportunity to connect with your peers for idea exchanges, discussions on changes to your industry, or read up on a subject that interests you from our vast online library.  The value to you is that all these products and services are included with your membership for free.  Convenient, affordable, and efficient are just a few ways to describe the benefits of joining CompleteMarkets.

By joining today you will have access to everything mentioned above and membership is completely free for agents. To ensure you are in the loop on all CompleteMarkets news and updates subscribe to our blog today.


Obamacare –IRS finalizes the ‘individual mandate’ rules within the Affordable Care Act.

Author JasonJohnson , 9/3/2013
Last week the IRS issued its finalized rules for the ‘individual mandate’ portion of the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare.  Although the changes had little effect on the overall program, the decision had an overwhelming impact on the ongoing debate over mandatory health insurance.  Garnishing 40,000 views in the first hour the topic was trending immediately upon its release.  Obamacare is a front and center topic within the Insurance Industry and illustrates an important aspect of our business – The need to stay connected.

As an insurance agent you spend most of your time searching for quotes and information that makes you an expert within your area of expertise. By combining all of these functions into one website, CompleteMarkets is your perfect business solution.  CompleteMarkets offers you the ability to interact with your peers through discussion boards, as well as a market search tool for agents to find the exact kind of coverages that your customers need. And, in addition to the searching capabilities and social networking, CompleteMarkets also delivers a superior content library with a multitude of authors contributing articles specific to your needs and interests.  You can search by a topic, an author, or a keyword and find articles that can assist your agency needs.  There are over 1,200 different articles and more are added every day.

No other company of its type even comes close to the reputation that 
CompleteMarkets has within the Insurance Industry.

Finally, by joining CompleteMarkets you are instantly connected with other agents and can receive updates on topics that may interest you through group memberships and discussion forums.  This allows you to follow a topic and receive email notifications when updates occur.  As an insurance agent there are times when a current event or hot topic requires you to get up to date information and being connected to CompleteMarkets offers you everything you need to know in a timely and efficient way.

By joining today you will have access to everything mentioned above and membership is completely free for agents. To ensure you are in the loop on all CompleteMarkets news and updates subscribe to our blog today.


The Internet, A blessing or a Curse?

Author JasonJohnson , 8/15/2013
When was the last time you spoke to your travel agent?  Have you bought a postage stamp lately? Paid a late fee at Blockbuster?  Things many of us did on a regular basis have been replaced with convenience. The Internet has saved so many of us the hassle of the middleman.  So my question is this, “How will the Internet change the way you sell Insurance?”

I recently had the privilege of reading an article by Allan Rosca entitled “Is the Internet About to Put Insurance Agents out of Business? (with the Help of the Insurance Companies)”  It sparked quite a lively debate with many pro’s and con’s as to how our industry will evolve or die.  Technology has saved countless hours of my day that used to be spent waiting for the mail to arrive, sorting it, distributing it and then reading it.   It has increased the productivity in our office and in our business.  But what about the agent that hasn't adapted to this change?  The Baby Boomers or the Generation X group of individuals that reluctantly have had technology forced on to them.  They look with bewilderment at why people insist that if they don’t have the latest iPhone or gadget they will lose money.

Of those people who own smartphones, a recent study concluded that 79% of people 18-44 have their Smartphones with them 22 Hours a Day. The study goes on to say that, “49% of the entire U.S. population uses a smartphone. By 2017, the percent of smartphone users is expected to reach 68%.”   Internet access is free at many of the highest volume retailers and restaurants in the country.  Trying to find a place without Internet access is now the problem.  So as insurance agents how do you compete with a clicks -vs- brick industry?  What is your competitive advantage or value proposition in today’s economy?  One way to stay competitive is to connect differently than a decade ago.  Gone are the rolodex and stack of business cards in the drawer.  Today you have networking tools such as, social media, company websites, and email.   CompleteMarkets combines all these resources into one network.

Members of CompleteMarkets can search Insurance Carriers for difficult markets, send email campaigns, create storefronts, track leads, and access hundreds of articles from our library.  Free registration entitles the member to a convenient way of connecting with the people they do business with in a community that was created just for the insurance professional.  Other networking sites are specific to the interests of their members.  Facebook is a great place to see photos and update family and friends on your relationship status.  They are the leading social site.  LinkedIn has revolutionized the business networking community and has connected millions of users within their respective community interests.  But it lacks the ability for direct ecommerce.  It is also becoming “too big” or difficult to navigate due to the high number of users cluttering the groups and posting distracting content CompleteMarkets was designed specifically for agents who want to directly find quick results.  The peer to peer networking and social groups and discussion boards allow members to get advice or post content for others to comment on.   The searchable library offers informative articles written specifically for insurance agents who want to learn more about their industry.

Don’t get discouraged by the Internet.  Embrace the technology and find ways to incorporate it into your business plan.  The insurance industry is changing.  You either grow with it or you go.  CompleteMarkets is here to help you every step of the way.  Be the first in your office to unlock the secrets to success and become the “Go To” guy/gal for your specialty.

To ensure you are in the loop on all CompleteMarkets news and updates subscribe to our blog today.


The Internet, A blessing or a Curse?

Author JasonJohnson , 8/15/2013
When was the last time you spoke to your travel agent?  Have you bought a postage stamp lately? Paid a late fee at Blockbuster?  Things many of us did on a regular basis have been replaced with convenience. The Internet has saved so many of us the hassle of the middleman.  So my question is this, “How will the Internet change the way you sell Insurance?”

I recently had the privilege of reading an article by Allan Rosca entitled “Is the Internet About to Put Insurance Agents out of Business? (with the Help of the Insurance Companies)”  It sparked quite a lively debate with many pro’s and con’s as to how our industry will evolve or die.  Technology has saved countless hours of my day that used to be spent waiting for the mail to arrive, sorting it, distributing it and then reading it.   It has increased the productivity in our office and in our business.  But what about the agent that hasn't adapted to this change?  The Baby Boomers or the Generation X group of individuals that reluctantly have had technology forced on to them.  They look with bewilderment at why people insist that if they don’t have the latest iPhone or gadget they will lose money.

Of those people who own smartphones, a recent study concluded that 79% of people 18-44 have their Smartphones with them 22 Hours a Day. The study goes on to say that, “49% of the entire U.S. population uses a smartphone. By 2017, the percent of smartphone users is expected to reach 68%.”   Internet access is free at many of the highest volume retailers and restaurants in the country.  Trying to find a place without Internet access is now the problem.  So as insurance agents how do you compete with a clicks -vs- brick industry?  What is your competitive advantage or value proposition in today’s economy?  One way to stay competitive is to connect differently than a decade ago.  Gone are the rolodex and stack of business cards in the drawer.  Today you have networking tools such as, social media, company websites, and email.   CompleteMarkets combines all these resources into one network.

Members of CompleteMarkets can search Insurance Carriers for difficult markets, send email campaigns, create storefronts, track leads, and access hundreds of articles from our library.  Free registration entitles the member to a convenient way of connecting with the people they do business with in a community that was created just for the insurance professional.  Other networking sites are specific to the interests of their members.  Facebook is a great place to see photos and update family and friends on your relationship status.  They are the leading social site.  LinkedIn has revolutionized the business networking community and has connected millions of users within their respective community interests.  But it lacks the ability for direct ecommerce.  It is also becoming “too big” or difficult to navigate due to the high number of users cluttering the groups and posting distracting content CompleteMarkets was designed specifically for agents who want to directly find quick results.  The peer to peer networking and social groups and discussion boards allow members to get advice or post content for others to comment on.   The searchable library offers informative articles written specifically for insurance agents who want to learn more about their industry.

Don’t get discouraged by the Internet.  Embrace the technology and find ways to incorporate it into your business plan.  The insurance industry is changing.  You either grow with it or you go.  CompleteMarkets is here to help you every step of the way.  Be the first in your office to unlock the secrets to success and become the “Go To” guy/gal for your specialty.

To ensure you are in the loop on all CompleteMarkets news and updates subscribe to our blog today.


You spoke. We listened!

Author JasonJohnson , 7/24/2013
An overwhelming majority of Insurance specialists polled recently respond with the same request, “Help me grow my business.”

Cyber Liability Insurance from RPS

Author EdwardMurayama , 12/11/2012

Leveraging RPS Technology & Cyber's nearly 20 years of industry-leading expertise in many areas of technology and network security liability, we bring a wealth of knowledge and market resources to agents in placing Cyber Liability Insurance for businesses of every description.