Seely & Durland Insurance earns 2019 Best Practices designation

Warwick. The firm, founded in 1934, is one of only 267 independent agencies throughout the United States to qualify. More than 1,300 agencies were nominated.

| 13 Sep 2019 | 02:34

Seely & Durland Insurance has been selected once again to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies in the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) “Best Practices” study group.

Only 267 independent agencies throughout the U.S. qualified for inclusion in the 2019 Best Practices Study. An IIABA affiliated state association or an insurance company must first nominate the agency which then must qualify based on outstanding customer retention, stability and financial management. More than 1,300 agencies were nominated this year.

The Best Practices Study was initiated in 1993 as the foundation for efforts to improve agency performance. The annual study of leading independent insurance agencies, which is conducted for IIABA by Reagan Consulting of Atlanta, Georgia, documents the business practices of these high-performance agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices. Hundreds of workshops and seminars have been conducted at various producer association functions, company sponsored agency meetings and national automation users group conventions.

Since 1993, 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 agency was nominated by either an IIABA affiliated state association or an insurance company and qualified based on its operational excellence.

Since its founding in 1934, Seely & Durland Insurance has become an industry leader by serving as a local partner with world-class insurance solutions. As an independent agency, its agents provide customers with a wide range of coverages and carriers to match their specific needs.

A trusted part of the community for four generations, they have helped thousands of individuals, families and businesses throughout the Hudson Valley region and Tri-State Area get the protection they need and the personal service and attention they deserve.

For more information on Seely & Durland Insurance, call 845-986-1177 or visit