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September 20, 2019

Lakeside Insurance Included In IIABA’s Best Practices Study

ARVADA,CO, 9/20/2019– Lakeside Insurance Center has been selected for the  4th year in a row to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “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,growth, stability and financial management. More than 1,300 agencies were nominated this year.  

The Best Practices Study was initiated by IIABA in 199 3as 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, Ga., 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.  

The IIABA and Reagan Consulting jointly maintain the Best Practices Gateway website ( that provides executive summaries of the annual Best Practices Studies, the Best Practices Study Comparison Workbook tool and ordering information for Best Practices products.  The Gateway, as well as the annual study, is made possible in part through the financial sponsorship of various insurance companies and industry organizations.  

The 2019 Best Practices Study sponsors include:  Agency Business Solutions and Amerisure, Applied,Beyond Insurance, Central Insurance Companies, Chubb, EMC Insurance, Encompass/Allstate,The Hanover Insurance Group, The Hartford, Imperial PFS, InsurBanc, LibertyMutual Insurance and Safeco Insurance, MetLife, Nationwide, Travelers,Vertafore and Westfield Insurance.

Lakeside Insurance Center was founded in 1962, and Michael McCarron purchased the agency in 1999. Lakeside Insurance is a full service, Trusted Choice, Independent Insurance Agency. They offer a full range of insurance products, including general and professional liability,workers’ compensation, auto, bonding and personal insurance coverage like home,auto and umbrella. Lakeside Insurance currently places personal and business insurance in over 30 states and represents many of the largest and most respected insurance companies across the country.

For more information on the Best Practices Study, contact Jennifer Becker at IIABA, 1-800-221-7917.


           Founded in 1896, IIABA is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees nationally.  Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies.  Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance – property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement precuts. Web address:


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