KENTUCKY

IMS-Kentucky Participating Carriers

Access to IMS is available at no charge to Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky members.

Not a member? Join!

Appointments are based on mutually beneficial and profitable relationships, and no appointments are guaranteed.

Personal Lines
Branch, Foremost Signature Home & Auto, Progressive, Travelers

Commercial Lines
Attune, Coterie, Progressive, RMS Hospitality

Returning agent?

If you have previously submitted an application and want to request a sub-appointment for a new or additional carrier, please email Jean Bloszinsky.

Agency appointments are not guaranteed. Annual New Business production commitment is required for consideration. Agency is responsible for all producer licensing fees.

Attune

Programs Available

Businessowners' Policy (BOP), Workers' Compensation (WC), Commercial Flood Insurance, Cyber Liability Insurance, General Liability and Professional Liability

Commission Rate

BOP 15% new business and 12.5% renewal
WC 12% new business and 10% renewal
Flood 10% new business and 8% renewal
GL and PL 15% new and 12.5% renewal
Cyber 15% new and 15% renewal

Commissions paid by Carrier

Market Availability

All lines of business noted above are available in the state of Kentucky.

Agency Agreement

The Attune agency agreement is between Independent Market Solutions (IMS) and the carrier. When you agree to and e-sign the subproducer agreement during this application process, you also agree to the instructions, guidelines, policies, and procedures contained in the agency agreement.

Read the Agency Agreement

attuneagencyagreement.pdf

Branch

Programs Available

Personal Lines - Auto (renters as an endorsement on auto), Home (umbrella as an endorsement on the home)

Commission Rate

Auto & Home Bundle: 15% - New; 13% - Renewal
Monoline Home or Auto 1: 13% - New; 11% - Renewal
Monoline Renters 2: 13% - New; 11% - Renewal
Auto & Renters Bundle 3: 13% - New; 11% - Renewal

Market Availability

Branch has temporarily suspended partnering with new agents in Kentucky.

Agency Agreement

The Branch agency agreement is between Independent Market Solutions (IMS) and the carrier. When you agree to and e-sign the subproducer agreement during this application process, you also agree to the instructions, guidelines, policies, and procedures contained in the agency agreement.

Click here to view agency agreement

Coterie

Commission Rate

For BOP/GL/PL: 15% new and renewal
For WC: 12% new and renewal

Commissions paid by Independent Market Solutions

Market Availability

BOP/GL/PL is available in all states

Agency Agreement

The Coterie agency agreement is between Independent Market Solutions (IMS) and the carrier. When you agree to and e-sign the subproducer agreement during this application process, you also agree to the instructions, guidelines, policies, and procedures contained in the agency agreement.

Read the Agency Agreement

CoterieIMSSignedProducerAgreement2.pdf

Foremost Signature Auto & Home

Programs Available

Foremost SignatureSM: Standard and Preferred Home & Automobile, Condominium Unit Owner, Personal Excess Liability Policy, Renters

Commission Rate

Commissions ranging from 8% to 15% based on line of business.

Commissions paid by Independent Market Solutions

Market Availability

Foremost has temporarily suspended partnering with new agents in the state.

Agency Agreement

Foremost Signature Auto & Home agency agreement is between Independent Market Solutions (IMS) and the carrier. When you e-sign the sub-producer agreement during the application process, you also agree to the instructions, guidelines, policies, and procedures contained in the agency agreement. The contract will be provided after the appointment is approved by Foremost.

Website

foremost.com

Progressive

Programs Available

Commercial and Personal Auto, Renters, Motorcycle, Boat and Recreational Vehicles

Commission Rate

Personal Auto w/ proof of prior auto ins, no lapse in coverage and HO NEW: 11%
Personal Auto w/ proof of prior auto ins, no lapse in coverage and HO REN: 8%
Personal Auto w/ proof of prior auto ins, no lapse in coverage and No HO NEW: 10%
Personal Auto w/ proof of prior auto ins, no lapse in coverage and No HO REN: 8%
Personal Auto w/ No proof of prior auto ins and No HO NEW: 8%
Personal Auto w/ No proof of prior auto ins and No HO REN: 8%
Motorcycle NEW: 13%
Motorcycle REN: 8%
Boat NEW: 8%
Boat REN: 8%
Recreational Vehicle NEW: 8%
Recreational Vehicle REN: 8%
Commercial Auto NEW: 8%
Commercial Auto REN: 8%

Commissions paid by Independent Market Solutions

Market Availability

Agents must write two policies per month.
Must be in good standing with Progressive
Must not have been previously terminated by Progressive
Applicant must operate and maintain a storefront or retail location for their operation
Agency must maintain both and agency license and a producer license

Agency Agreement

Please email marketing@imsaccess.com for a copy of the agreement.

RMS Hospitality Group

Programs Available

General Liability, Liquor Liability & Assault & Battery for Hospitality Risks are written with Clear Blue Specialty and United National Group. Franchise Food General Liability and Property plus WC are written with Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance.

Commission Rate

Clear Blue Specialty General Liability 10% new and 10% renewal.
United National General Liability 10% new and 10% renewal.
Crum & Forster General Liability, Property and WC 10% new business and 10% renewal.

Commissions paid by Carrier

Market Availability

General Liability, Liquor Liability & Assault & Battery for Hospitality Risks is available in all states except for VT and the District of Columbia DC. The Franchise Food package is written in all 50 states.

Agency Agreement

The RMS HG agency agreement is between Independent Market Solutions (IMS) and RMS Hospitality Group. When you agree to and e-sign the sub producer agreement during this application process, you also agree to the instructions, guidelines, policies, and procedures contained in the agency agreement. Note some programs and Excess and Surplus Lines.

Read the Agency Agreement

RMS-Sub-Broker-Agreement9.pdf

Website

rmshg.com

Travelers

Programs Available

(Personal Lines Only)Automobile, Homeowners, Dwelling Fire, Specialty Lines

Commission Rate

Auto – up to 10% New and Renewal
Home – up to 15% New and Renewal
Specialty Lines – Varies depending on product. Available upon Request

Commissions paid by Independent Market Solutions

Market Availability

Agency is operational for a minimum of 3 years.
Agency must operate and maintain a retail location for their operation
Size of agency staff 3+
Agency preferably has and follows a formal written business plan
Automation is in place. Agency management system as well as a comparative rater.
Agency has a personal lines focus, with a strong quote flow, and an appetite to grow their agencies preferred auto and umbrella insurance.
Minimum new business expectation is 2-3 preferred auto/umbrella sales a month with Travelers.
Profitable with current carriers
Agency committed to using Travelers Customer Care Center(CCC) Program

Travelers has temporarily suspended partnering with new agents in Kentucky.

Agency Agreement

The Travelers agency agreement is between Independent Market Solutions (IMS) and the carrier. When you agree to and e-sign the subproducer agreement during this application process, you also agree to the instructions, guidelines, policies, and procedures contained in the agency agreement. Contract will be provided after appointment approved by Travelers.

APPLY FOR MARKET ACCESS

Independent Market Solutions facilitates relationships between agents who are unable to secure company appointments due to any number of reasons, and carriers with an appetite for writing coverage.