Swingle Collins Retains its Best Practices Agency Status

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America have determined Swingle Collins to be a "Best Practices Agency" every year beginning in 1995. After having been ranked as the number one example for agency best practices in 2008, Swingle Collins has retained its “Best Practices Agency” status for 2009. A copy of the 2009 press release follows.


2009 BPA LogoDallas, Texas – Swingle Collins & Associates is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”) Best Practices Study Group.

Each year the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories. 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 selected “Best Practices” agencies retain their status during the three-year cycle by submitting extensive financial and operational data for review each year.

At the start of the current 3-year study cycle more than 800 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual study, but only 195 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the 25-35 top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories.

The agency was nominated by either a Big “I” affiliated state association or an insurance company and qualified based on its operational excellence.

The Best Practices Study was initiated by the Big “I” in 1993 as the foundation for efforts to improve agency performance. The annual survey and study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies >and urges others to adopt similar practices. Inclusion in the study has become a prestigious recognition.

Swingle Collins was founded in 1982 and can offer insurance products from a number of different companies including America First, Chubb, and Liberty Mutual.

For further information, please contact Swingle Collins & Associates at (972) 387-3000

Here is the original 2008 article.