LOUISIANA

IMS-Louisiana Participating Carriers

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

Personal Lines
Accentus, Progressive

Commercial Lines Attune, CNA Surety, Coterie, Progressive, Prudent Pet, RMS Hospitality, Volta Underwriters

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.

Accentus

Programs Available

Homeowners, Dwelling Fire, Mobile Home Dwelling Fire, and Mobile Homeowners

Commission Rate

12% Homeowners, Dwelling Fire, new and renewal; 11% Mobile Home Dwelling Fire and Mobile Homeowners new and renewal.

Commissions paid by Carrier

Market Availability

We currently have a freeze on the addition of new sub-producers.

Agency Agreement

The Accentus agency agreement is between the Independent Market Solutions (IMS) and Accentus. 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

Acadian-IMIS-Producer-Agreement.pdf

Attune

Programs Available

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

Commission Rate

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 Louisiana.

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

attuneagencyagreement1.pdf

CNA Surety

Programs Available

The commercial surety market includes numerous types of bonds categorized as court judicial, court fiduciary, public official, license and permit, and many miscellaneous bonds that include guarantees of financial performance. CNA Surety companies also write fidelity bonds, which cover losses arising from employee dishonesty and errors & omissions liability insurance. Contract bonds guarantee the performance of obligations covered by a written agreement between two parties. The most common types include bid, performance, and payment bonds.

CNA Surety understands the needs of its customers and has built itself to be responsive, flexible, and focused on satisfying the unique requirements of each one of its customers. We can provide custom-tailored surety solutions to virtually all segments of the market, regardless of size or circumstance. This explains our continued success and validates our potential for growth.

Commission Rate

For each bond that we write, our insurance producer is paid a commission that is based upon a percentage of the bond premium. That percentage varies based upon a number of factors some of which are: the type of bond, state of the bond obligation, and contractual arrangements with producers. We offer our producers a competitive commission package to complement our outstanding service capabilities. A schedule of commissions will be provided during the appointment process.

Commissions paid by Independent Market Solutions

Market Availability

CNA Surety provides a full range of surety and fidelity bonds in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. CNA Surety has the capacity, experience, and dedication to serve a full range of bonding needs, from the smallest commercial bonds to multi-million dollar contract bonds.

Agency Agreement

The Agency agreement is between CNA Surety and Independent Market Solutions (IMS). When you agree to and e-sign the IMS sub-producer agreement, you also agree to all of the terms and conditions contained within the CNA Agency agreement, which will be provided during the appointment process.

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

CoterieIMSSignedProducerAgreement9.pdf

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: 12%
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: 6%
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

Progressive has temporarily suspended partnering with new agents in Louisiana.

Agency Agreement

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

Prudent Pet

Programs Available

Personal Lines: Pet Insurance (Prudent Pet offers Comprehensive Accident & Illness plans or Accident-Only plans, with the ability to customize coverage and pricing options that work best for your customer’s budget. Pet insurance works on a reimbursement basis. The customer pays the vet directly, then submits their bill and we reimburse eligible expenses.

Annual limits from $10,000 to Unlimited

Deductibles from $100 to $1,000

Reimbursement Rates at 70%, 80% and 90%

Optional Coverage add-on’s include: Veterinary Exam Fee Coverage and/or Optional Wellness Coverage.

Commission Rate

All Lines- 18% new business, 10% renewal

Commissions paid by Carrier

Market Availability

Personal Lines: Prudent Pet insurance is available statewide. Company requires a minimum of 100 policyholders for appointment consideration.

Agency Agreement

The Prudent Pet agency agreement is between Independent Market Solutions (IMS) and the carrier. When you agree to and e-sign the agreement during this application process, you also agree to the instructions, guidelines, policies, and procedures contained in the agency 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-Agreement7.pdf

Website

rmshg.com

Volta Underwriters

Programs Available

Business Owners Policy (BOP) with Windstorm & Hail.
Business Owners Policy (BOP) Ex-Wind.

Coverage is bound on Specialty Builders Insurance Co, an A.M. Best “A” / FSC IX surplus lines insurer.

The program targets small businesses with up to $10,000,000 in annual revenue and/or up to
$2,500,000 in annual payroll:

Property limit (including Coverage A) up to a maximum of $1,000,000
GL limit up to a maximum of $1,000,000 per occurrence / $2,000,000 in the aggregate.
Business Interruption limit up to a maximum of $200,000.

140 eligible professions and occupancies - For a complete eligible occupancy list, click here. To obtain quotes, go to volta-underwriters.com/ and click “Get a Quote.”

Commission Rate

Retail commissions are 10% new and 10% renewal.

Market Availability

Volta Underwriters accepts submissions from retail insurance agents in Louisiana. Here is a breakdown of zip code eligibility.

Agency Agreement

The Volta Underwriters 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.

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.