Solutions for Today’s Independent Agents
No, we are an aggregation model with member agents.
Yes, you will maintain ownership of your own business.
Yes, we work with agencies of all sizes including startups.
When sub coded you can earn 100% commission directly from the carrier. Otherwise it is 60% to the agent, 40% to DeForest Group.
We make our money on profit sharing and overrides.
Profit sharing is calculated based on your percentage of our total book.
We pay 50% on profit sharing unless you are at the company threshold for profit sharing, then you would receive 75%. Our 75% is greater than a typical agent’s 100% due to our volume.
Reach the written premium threshold determined by our carriers.
Each company is different and the number changes. The range is typically between 25k-100k in written premium.
Yes, you have access to all carriers who are available in your area from day one.
You can maintain your current carrier relationships as they are. If you choose, you can link your codes under our master code for additional benefits.
You may send submissions in via mail, fax, email or through our website.
You are assigned a Personal Lines Placer who will assist you in placing your business for your non-coded business. You can place your business directly with your coded carriers.
If you are a PL Rater/Vertafore user, you can access all of our PL carriers through the MGA program at no cost to you.
You are assigned a Placer who will assist you in placing your Commercial Lines business.
You handle service of your customers. Business that is coded can be serviced by you in your office, otherwise you would contact your DG CSR for you service needs.
Yes, we only require 90 days written notice to leave the Partner Program.
There is NO fee to leave the Partner Program.
A positive response time and impeccable personalities make the program work!– Doug Hutchings, Middletown, NY
A positive response time and impeccable personalities make the program work!