The Insurance Guys Podcast

The Insurance Guys podcast is dedicated to agents by agents. Scott Howell and Bradley Flowers discuss all aspects of becoming an insurance agent and give real life examples of their experiences in all aspects of hiring, sales and the day-to-day reality of running your own successful insurance agency.

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1
A Tribute to F. Joseph Paradiso
66 min
2
How To Sell Insurance In A Recession With Mick ...
73 min
3
What Should I Spend On Payroll with Carey Wallace
78 min
4
Elijah with Goodman Family Insurance
Bradley and Scott sit down with Elijah Goldman, also known as Big E, The Insurance Guy on TikTok.
64 min
5
Generating $30 Billion In Premium with Jim Hack...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Jim Hackbarth, former CEO of Assurex Global, to talk all things insurance.
66 min
6
Service 1st with Troy Korsgaden
Bradley and Scott sit down with industry expert and author of Inflection Point, Troy Korsgaden.
56 min
7
How To Write $1 Million In Premium A Month with...
Bradley and Scott talk with Billy Wagner from Brightway Insurance.
63 min
8
Part 3: How To Get To The Moon With Jonathan Cr...
Bradley and Scott sit down with Jonathan Crystal from Crystal Venture Partners.
70 min
9
Insurance Hypocrite
Scott and Bradley talk best practices for sending referrals and a Big announcement!
58 min
10
In The Foxhole with David Foster
Bradley and Scott talk with David Foster, President of Three Arbor Insurance.
68 min
11
Putting Everyone On Notice with Kenny Urbania
Bradley and Scott talk with Kenny Urbania from the Agency Collective
53 min
12
Effectively Running A Sales Team with Kat Ternes
Bradley and Scott talk with Kat Ternes from Agency Zoom to discuss automation, accountability and effectively running an insurance agency sales team.
71 min
13
Try To Get Fired Early With Commercial Insuranc...
Bradley and Scott sit down with the anonymous "Commercial Insurance Guy" from the Twitter account @someinsurance
54 min
14
From New Agency to $20 Million Part 3: Jack Her...
Bradley and Scott sit down with Jack Hertvik from Hertvik Insurance to discuss how to grow your insurance agency to the next level.
62 min
15
What's Wrong With This Thing And How Can It Be ...
Bradley and Scott talk with Jesse Cole of the Savannah Bananas about his newest book, "Fans First: Change The Game, Break the Rules & Create an Unforgettable Experience."
44 min
16
From Producer to Agency Owner: Part 1
In part 1 of this 3 part series, Scott & Bradley discuss the steps for going from producer to agency owner and the most common challenges. They will cover getting started, the five-year plan, and when to transition from working in the business to...
78 min
17
Why You Shouldn’t Write Everyone with Luis Leal
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from . Luis shares his story of starting his agency, how trying to write everyone became a problem, and focusing on a niche is the best way to grow even if it’s hard in the beginning. Check Out The...
61 min
18
Getting Your Agency Out Of 1st Gear with Andrew...
In this very special episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with a guy who is literally changing the way the insurance industry operates by combining the benefits of agency bill with the convenience of direct bill. Check it out. Check Out The Modern...
57 min
19
Reinventing Ivans' with Reid Holzworth
Reid Holtzworth: CEO of Ivans Insurance
69 min
20
Insuring High Value Cars with Kenny Bordman
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with with Bordman Insurance. Kenny, who specialized in insuring super luxurious and high value cars, even race cars. Details how he got into this niche and what you need to know when going after this class....
60 min
21
Don't Steal The Damn Money
In this candid, insightful, and eye-opening episode, Scott details a significant and costly problem he recently discovered in his agency. If you have employees, especially ones that handle your finances, you don't want to miss this one.  Want...
69 min
22
The Insurance Metaverse and Web3 with Garrett D...
On this episode, Scott and Bradley talk with , Director of Innovation + Strategy at . Garrett will explain the latest innovations for Web3, the Metaverse, Cryptocurrency, NFTs, Blockchain Technology, and smart contracts and the effects it will have on...
57 min
23
Our Ideas To Improve Associations
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down together to chat about problems in the industry that we need to think about solving that aren't talked about enough, embedded insurance, and more. Want More Info On The 2022 One City World Tour?Visit  ...
67 min
24
Understand Surety with Zach Mefferd
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from and to clarify surety for agents. Want More Info On The 2022 One City World Tour?Visit  ///////////// Sponsor: A seamless all-in-one platform connecting clients to your agency and...
66 min
25
Should I Call My Late Pays?
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Angela Schroder with US E&O Brokers to talk all things E&O risk, myths, and everything else. Want More Info On The 2022 One City World Tour?Visit  ///////////// Sponsor: A seamless...
75 min
26
The Life, Career & Legacy of David Gordon
In this episode, Scott & Bradley sit down with Mr. , a 64 year veteran of the insurance industry and the President and CEO at . They discuss how the insurance industry has evolved, memories of 9/11, the importance of agent education, and his...
43 min
27
The Pain In The Ass That Is Agency Billed Accou...
In this episode, Scott & Bradley sit down with , Agency Owner & President of Risk and Insurance Services, to discuss the frightening world of agency billed accounts. Want More Info On The 2022 One City World Tour?Visit  ///////////// ...
67 min
28
One City World Tour Recap with Scott and Bradley
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down to discuss and give a behind the curtain peek at putting on their recent event, the in Denver, CO, in January 2022. Plus, the guys talk about meeting Brett Favre and Bo Jackson. Enjoy the show! Want More...
53 min
29
Sliding Into The Future with Bruce Lucas
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with , founder and CEO of . The guys talk about the future of insurance, emerging tech, defending Enron, and much more! ///////////// Sponsor: A seamless all-in-one platform connecting clients to your...
59 min
30
How Crypto and Blockchain Will Affect The IA Ch...
Coming to you LIVE from the r in Denver, Colorado, Scott and Bradley talk blockchain, crypto, NFTs, and how this new disruptive technology will change the independent insurance agency business. Joe explains blockchain technology, crypto payment...
33 min
31
Navy Seal Training with Bradley Flowers
In this episode, Scott & Bradley discuss new born babies, colorful neighbors, personal and agency goals, and insurance industry predictions for 2022. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year...
48 min
32
How Much Is My Agency Worth?
In this episode, Scott sits down with Carey Wallace of to discuss your insurance agency's valuation, how to get it done and what to expect. We also explore why agencies are using EBITDA instead of revenue to determine both the purchase and sales...
65 min
33
Marine Corps Leadership and Lessons
with Aron Robertson, Daniel Seong, and Mark Bailey
73 min
34
Joe Petrelli: CEO of Demotech
On this episode, Scott and Bradley talk FSRs and the state of the industry with of , Inc. Demotech provides financial analysis for regional P&C insurance companies, Title underwriters, specialty insurance markets, risk retention groups, and...
55 min
35
TIGP with Luis Gazitua
On this episode, Scott talks with Luis "Top 5" Gazitua of Jaguar Insurance Group about what agencies are paying in commissions & what the claims experience is like these days. Do not miss this episode. Tickets Are Going Fast!   Empower...
66 min
36
Sucking Out The Marrow Of Life with Tracy Cotton
On this episode, Scott is joined by the dynamic and adventurous , Executive Client Manager at Starr-Mathews Agency. They talk about embracing life, making the most out of your agency's talents, and drilling down to what makes Tracy the perfect...
67 min
37
The One City World Tour Podcast with Ryan Mathi...
In this episode, Scott and guests Ryan Mathison and Dean Mulhern of discuss their Thanksgiving Holiday, updates to the Glovebox App, and get all fired up about their upcoming The One City World Tour Mastermind Event in Denver, Colorado! The One City...
35 min
38
Managing The Claims Pandemic with Claims Rockst...
In this episode, Scott and Bradley sit down with , Senior Manager Risk Management at , to discuss the issues with Carrier Claims Service and how agencies can better manage the claims experience. Plus, Bradley has some BIG NEWS for the IGP family. ...
49 min
39
Good to Great with Bill Butler
Scott & Bill Butler review the book, Good To Great by Jim Collins. Plus, they discuss business leadership and what it takes to be a Level 5 Leader. Buy ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free...
68 min
40
Agency Technology (What We Use) with Justin Miller
In this episode, Scott discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly with the insurance technology and tools they use at iPROTECT Insurance with Agency Operations Manager . ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
76 min
41
Burned Up and Burned Out with Luis “Top 5” Gazitua
On this episode, Scott and discuss burnout in the insurance industry, team member compensation, and issues with carrier claims. Enjoy the show! ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year...
59 min
42
Excess & Surplus..."The Safety Valve of the Ins...
On this episode, Scott and guest co-host Luis Gazitua talk with Al Geraci about the ins and outs of excess and surplus insurance. Plus, Scott reveals the release of the Top 5 lifestyle brand with Luis. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency...
71 min
43
Connecting With Josh Minton
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Josh Minton from HQ Insurance to discuss his elaborate networking group that he created from the ground up to over 10,000 members. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a...
44 min
44
Solving All The Problems with Erik Garcia
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from . The guys discuss the dynamics of running an insurance agency and a financial services shop, the difficulties of writing coastal property, and much more. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar...
59 min
45
Find The Message In The Suck with David Meltzer...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with , founder of Sports 1 Marketing, host of The Playbook Podcast, and former CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment Agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. Listen as...
32 min
46
Hunting For The Perfect Customer Experience wit...
In this episode, Scott sits down with Mick Hunt from to talk about curating the perfect customer experience. Scott also discusses flushing his insurance career down the toilet, literally. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter...
74 min
47
Revolutionizing a State Association with Aubie ...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with , CEO of the on how he is changing the association for the better and providing a ton of value to its members.   ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
48 min
48
VOTE FOR JUSTIN SLOAN
In this episode, Scott sits down with guest co-host Sean Kirby, and they interview contestant Justin Sloan from the online hit show seen on killingcommercial.com to discuss what it is like to be on The Protege and why you should vote for it him, and...
47 min
49
Nigel Walsh: The MD of Insurance at Google
In this jam-packed episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Nigel Walsh, managing director of Insurance at Google. The guys discuss how Nigel plans to make insurance lovable, how embedded insurance will affect the industry, and Scott announces several...
50 min
50
Ninja Cold Calling for Commercial with Kyle Houck
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with , a producer at and half of the , to discuss his techniques and best practices on commercial cold calling and prospecting. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
59 min
51
Ninja Personal Lines Calling Part 2 with Jess M...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down once again with Jess Miller from to continue their discussion on personal lines cold calling, follow-ups, and scripting. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
69 min
52
Ninja Personal Lines Calling with Jess Miller
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with iProtect's own Personal Lines Agency Manager Jessecca Miller, to talk about advanced cold calling strategies and even listen to some live calls on the air. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency...
52 min
53
Live and Loud with Chaz Goodin
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down Live from Podcaster's Row at The Insurers of Tennessee event with . ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year of agency consulting! In effort to...
22 min
54
Do You Own Your Clients?
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from to discuss many things affecting independent agents, including who "owns" the clients. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year...
58 min
55
Evolving Cyber Insurance with Pat Costello
In this episode, Scott and Bradley sit down with , co-founder of . The guys discuss the ins, outs, ones, zeroes, and all things cyber liability. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year...
41 min
56
Designing Outcomes with Billy Wagner
  In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from to talk about life, death, managing time, and efficient business design. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year of agency...
67 min
57
Running Two Agencies At Once with Cy Young
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Cy Young and talk about the opportunities and challenges of juggling and operating two businesses at one time. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free...
67 min
58
More Than Sex and Money with Mike Stromsoe
In this episode, Bradley and Scott bring back their favorite Californian, Mike Stromsoe, to discuss how he became an effective leader. Plus, how you can be one too. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
51 min
59
Advanced Life Insurance Tactics with Andrew Martin
In this episode, Insurance Guys staple guest Andrew Martin returns with some more tips and tricks to get your life insurance game to the next level. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year...
53 min
60
High-End Personal Lines with Spencer Houldin
In this episode, Bradley and Scott Sit down with from . Spencer and his agency specialize in personal lines for high net-worth individuals, and the guys deep dive on how you can do this for your agency. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency...
46 min
61
TikTok famous with Daniel Seong
In this episode, Scott sits down with to talk about his recent success on TikTok. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year of agency consulting! In effort to share the secret sauce, the...
52 min
62
Tina Hutsenpiller with Hutsenpiller Insurance
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Tina Husenpiller from Hutsenpiller insurance, the mother of popular Insurance Guys guest CJ Hutsenpiller. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free...
58 min
63
Keeping It Real with Scott and Bradley
In this special episode of the podcast, Bradley and Scott sit down and discuss what they need to improve on in their agency and what tools and processes they have implemented. Plus, Bradley goes on a rant about the definition of a successful person....
75 min
64
Big Partnerships with Andrew Ryan
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from to talk about the value of developing and growing big referral relationships. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year of agency...
65 min
65
Aaron Gordon of Gordon Companies
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with their friend , Vice president of Gordon Companies. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year of agency consulting! In effort to share the...
70 min
66
Trade Secrets And Non-Competes
On this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Kim Geisler, Scott's personal and agency labor attorney, to discuss non-competes and their role in the insurance industry. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
55 min
67
Revolutionizing Small Commercial with John Wales
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with John Wales from for Agents. The guys discuss all aspects of small to medium commercial and how CoverWallet's platform can help agents make it profitable. This show is so fire! Plus, check out the...
41 min
68
Making Non-Standard Auto Profitable with Red Go...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Red Gorman from Red Gorman Insurance to discuss the best model to use when writing non-standard auto and how to make sure this line of business is profitable for your agency. The $100 Million Dollar...
53 min
69
From Underwriter To Agent with Josh Gurley
  In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Josh Gurley from HM Advisors. Josh talks about his history as an underwriter and how that helped him to be an agent, and the #1 thing he thinks people who want to learn commercial insurance can...
55 min
70
The Impact of Blockchain and Agents Going Direc...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with their favorite Canadian, Jeff Roy, to discuss the effects of blockchain on the insurance landscape, and Scott goes a tear about the liability of direct-to-consumer marketing with insurance products. ...
61 min
71
APIs and Integrations with GloveBox and the CIO...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Ryan Mathieson from and , the Chief Innovation Officer from Nationwide Insurance, to discuss APIs and carrier/vendor relations. The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
51 min
72
Ty Harris: CEO of Openly
  In this very special episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from , a carrier that is revolutionizing high-value homeowners insurance and one that Bradley predicts will take over the industry. Have a listen. ///////// Hire a virtual...
43 min
73
Treat Your Agency Like Your Baby
In this very special episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with , Bradley's better half, and the guys discuss Laurel's process for hiring, sales, follow up and firing. Also, Bradley and Laurel have a very special announcement. ///////// Hire a...
55 min
74
Path to Partnership with Chris Burand
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Chris Burand from Burand and Associates to discuss giving book ownership to your employees, path to partnership, and clean data. ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care...
49 min
75
How To Build a $100 Million Insurance Agency
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Warren Barhost. A legend in the insurance industry, building the largest nationwide agency in the country and then going independent, Warren has seen it all. This episode is as captivating as it is...
48 min
76
Training Your Staff To Succeed with Justin Goodman
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from to talk all things training. ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk that The Insurance...
72 min
77
Spot Checking Your Agency with Dr. Billy Williams
The legend Dr. Billy Williams joins Bradley and Scott for a must-listen interview. ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk that The Insurance Guys...
56 min
78
Catching up with Scott and Bradley
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down one on one and talk about what is going on in their agencies and what their plans are for 2021. ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a...
43 min
79
Crushing Medicare Sales with Justin Brock
In this week's episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with the medicare guru Justin Brock. ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk that The Insurance...
59 min
80
Scott Has COVID And Daniel Seong Is The Man
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from . ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk that The Insurance Guys sent you.  ...
60 min
81
People Who Care Give It Their All With Troy Kor...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with the GOAT of insurance agency best practices, . /////////   Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk...
77 min
82
Broker Brett Talks Insurtech
  In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Brett Fulmer to talk all things Insurtech. /////////  Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk...
51 min
83
Flooding With Change with Jim Albert
In this week's episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Jim Albert, CEO of Neptune Flood. The guys discuss all things flood-related and how Neptune is changing the insurance landscape! /////////  Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who...
54 min
84
Flat Lines Always Fall
In this special Insurance guys episode, Scott and Bradley sit down and evaluate their agency's results for 2020 and look ahead to 2021! /////////  Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a...
76 min
85
Tweets of Change with Todd Thams
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with of the Thams Agency and . The guys discuss the ever-changing insurance agent and underwriter relationship. /////////  Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks...
47 min
86
Coffee With Gaz
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Luis Gazitua from Jag Insurance. /////////  Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk that The Insurance...
78 min
87
What We Pay Our People
David Carothers and CJ Hutsenpiller on this episode with Scott and Bradley
63 min
88
Solving All The Industry Problems
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Michael McCormick and Taylor Dobbie from Insurance Soup; the guys talk about all things insurance industry, things they see coming, and things they see going. /////////   Insurance payments made...
57 min
89
SEO with Uncle Ron
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from to talk all things beginner SEO and agency branding. ///////// Insurance payments made easy. Created by insurance experts for the insurance industry ePayPolicy provides the simplest solution...
47 min
90
The 2020 ePayPolicy Insurtech Award Winner
In this episode, Bradley and Scott are excited to sit down with Todd Sorrell of ePayPolicy and introduce the winner of ePayPolicy's 2020 Insurtech Award Winner!   ///////// Insurance payments made easy. Created by insurance experts for the...
49 min
91
STATE of the Union with Mike LaRocco
In this much-anticipated episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Mike LaRocco, CEO of State Auto Company. The guys discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the agent and the carriers. The future of the industry and how state auto is challenging the status...
53 min
92
Scott Sims on Medicare
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Scott Sims to discuss all things Medicare, insurance, and Tiktok.   ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform....
45 min
93
Where in the world is Joey Giagola?
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with an old friend, Joey Giangola; the guys talk about Joey's new projects and the agent/broker relationship. ///////// Insurance payments made easy. Created by insurance experts for the insurance...
32 min
94
The Most Important Thing Is The End Customer
Ron Shroyer of Aureus Analytics joins the guys.
27 min
95
Building A Captive Empire with JR Orenstein
Building a captive empire with JR Orenstein, in this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with their buddy and giant insurance agent JR Orenstein; the guys discuss tracking, implementing, and achieving agency goals. ///////// Insurance payments made...
41 min
96
Frank Sentner: The Godfather of Insurance Data
In this must-listen IGP episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with The Godfather, the legend, and the one the only Frank Sentner.   ///////// Insurance payments made easy. Created by insurance experts for the insurance industry ePayPolicy...
63 min
97
Find The Message In The Suck with Dave Meltzer
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with , founder of Sports One Marketing and host of The Playbook Podcast. Check Out Dave's ///////// Insurance payments made easy. Created by insurance experts for the insurance industry ePayPolicy...
33 min
98
Rogue Ryan with Ryan Hanley
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with IGP staple to catch up with him on the process of opening Rogue Risk and the things he has learned since launching. This is an awesome insurance discussion between 3 guys who love the industry. Check...
60 min
99
Generational Insights with Cam Marston
President of Generational Insights, author and radio show host.
57 min
100
The Cycle of insurance with Bill Cochran (Redo)
OK, this really isn't a rebroadcast, but during this 2020 season, we forgot to release this episode with Bill Cochran, or the wrong show was uploaded. So, we are making sure you hear the amazing Bill Cochran and his "cycle of insurance" and his...
38 min