Grow your practice with IDC Insurance

IDC Insurance is the leader in the direct distribution of life, living benefits, health, travel and group insurance products. We simplify online quote comparison and help Canadian families, business owners and solopreneurs find the best rates for the right coverage.

IDC offers you the ultimate convenience. We are unique in our approach as we do not sell leads like many other online lead generation marketing websites. Since we share the commissions, we partner with you to help you become as successful as possible by providing extensive training and coaching coupled with our web-based RevvCRM system that helps you manage your business and clients’ files.

We also use our “state of the art” client nurturing and communication systems to help you maximize the time you spend servicing and placing business. Our advisors operate exclusively out of the comfort of their own home office. Canadians often turn to IDC Insurance for professional advice when choosing an advisor. We offer personalized, knowledgeable, brokerage-based services.

What to expect from our training

  • Advisors are guided through extensive phone and web-based training, enabling them to become well qualified and equipped to serve prospective clients.
  • Advisors are placed in intensive products education marketed by the companies plus education in our unique client servicing techniques enabling them to serve prospective clients more efficiently.
  • Advisors are contracted with the majority of the companies in Canada, enabling them to offer a wide range of solutions and the best possible rates to prospective clients.
  • Advisors are trained to translate complex concepts into easy-to-understand explanations enabling them to deliver personalized interactions while delivering the best service to prospective clients.

I originally started working at IDC Insurance for the convenience of working from home.  I quickly realized that this was a great opportunity to enjoy more time with family and friends as well as personal pursuits.  I also grew to enjoy many of the people that I have worked with over the years, and look forward to meeting many more in the future.

Darren Koch, Advisor since 2006

I can truly say that it has been a blessing for me to have joined IDC Insurance. When I first learned about the company, like most, I was skeptical and asked a lot of questions. Now many years later, I can truly say I am glad to have taken the steps to join a great company. If you want to excel and work hard, do the same that I did and join IDC Insurance.

Markus Deutsch, Advisor since 2007

Give your practice a big boost!

IDC Insurance is expanding, and several opportunities are currently available. If you want to be considered for a partnership, please fill out the Advisor Application below. After completed, we will email you a receipt of your application.

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      More Canadians prefer to work with IDC Insurance

      One of Canadians’ most important decisions regarding their finances is choosing an advisor they can trust. Our “post-sale surveys” continually earn high approval ratings for our advisors, service and process. We know that families and businesses prefer to seek advice from a professional who understands the Canadian way of life. Sorting through the many different options becomes confusing without a trained expert.

      At IDC Insurance, we can offer personalized financial services to Canadians. We care and understand the importance of our client’s insurance planning needs. IDC Insurance provides advice, brokerage, and insurance services for Canadians from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. IDC Insurance has a network of independent advisors with a combined experience of over 500 years. Our dedicated team of licensed professionals is committed to providing the best coverage at the best possible rate for all of our clients.

      We began serving Canadians in 1999. Our services are available in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. We offer insurance and related products through approximately 35 best Canadian insurance companies. We are a recognized national brokerage firm with operating licenses throughout Canada.

      I am very excited to be a part of this forward-thinking approach to our business. Our technology at IDC Insurance is a direct result of a positive working environment and a dedicated team of management and associates who understand the industry and its’ evolving nature for both our staff and, most importantly, our prospective clients. Our brokerage provides so many advantages to our clients. I feel fortunate to be a part of our team. With all of our associates holding at least 4 provincial and territorial licenses and a combined decades of knowledge and experience, we provide the best in knowledge, choices and service to our clients.

      Marilyn Brodie, Advisor since 2005

      I was a career agent with another company and therefore only allowed to sell from one company. Being a broker now, it allows me to offer the best products to my clients and having prospective clients sent to me through IDC Insurance. It allows me to grow my business and learn products much faster than a person-to-person broker. It is night and day from career agent to broker, as you do not realize how much you are limiting your clients. And the biggest challenge most agents have is finding people to talk to. My biggest challenge with IDC Insurance now, is having so many people to talk to about life insurance.

      Dave Dhiman, Advisor since 2006

      I have been working with the IDC Insurance team since 2011, and continue to be impressed with the depth of knowledge the team represents, and their willingness to share. With any organization, whether an insurance agency or a restaurant, management sets the tone. The management team has created a stimulating work environment, and has set the guidelines for us to be successful in serving our clients. Our corporate goal is to provide our clients with the best product value, and service in the industry, and I believe we are achieving it, as our many testimonials can attest.

      Torrie Fonda, Advisor since 2011

      I have been entrusted with an incredible opportunity to help guide the IDC Insurance team of talented people into an expanding era of business. I’m both honored and excited with this opportunity as we continue to maintain and grow IDC Insurance in the online marketplace. I look forward to help shape the Canadian financial services marketplace by bringing better products, better value and better experience for families and businesses. We want to make it easier for everyone to find affordable, quality life and health insurance, while providing top-notch advise conveniently everyday.

      Ben Nguyen, President since 2014

      Work with an experienced online market leader

      Our business model revolves around having a user-friendly website, a robust customer relationship management system and trusting partnerships with the insurance companies. We operate almost exclusively non-face-to-face. Our advisors provide comprehensive assessment, consultation, and placement of insurance policies over the telephone. They are an expert team of advisors with decades of experience delivering solutions to our clients by following our proven customer engagement model. When combined, these robust systems enable our advisors to speak to clients with life insurance requirements, thus making the process easy, intuitive, and responsive to our clients’ needs. These proven systems also allow our team to write new business instead of spending valuable time searching for prospective clients.

      Our administrative team takes care of the entire flow of the application process through underwriting and policy issuance. At the same time, our advisors have access to our in-house product experts and our dealer’s case consultants. We are available via the telephone, email, and our RevvCRM software. The marketing team manages the website and all of our digital engagement systems. We stay on top of things because we know how competitive and fast-changing the online marketplace can be. We are constantly monitoring, tweaking and deploying new and innovative tools to stay ahead of our peers.

      As one of our advisors, you will access our teleconference facilities and web-based meeting systems. We conduct meetings, orientations, and new product launches with the help of our partners’ representatives efficiently over the Internet. For prospective advisors to thrive effectively within our team, it is imperative to have professional ethics be disciplined with solid time management, organization and communication skills. You must be client-oriented, motivated, hard-working, and willing to follow all our tested and proven systems. You will be required to maintain a life license in at least three provinces. Computer literacy is a must. You will be trained on our customer engagement model and have access to our RevvCRM system to help grow your business immediately with us.

      A trusted online agency that delivers real growth

      IDC Insurance is a Canadian associate general agency or AGA you can trust with your future. We are one of the fastest-growing AGA within PPI MGA networks. We have contracts with most, if not all, insurance companies in Canada. At IDC Insurance, we represent over 35 companies from coast to coast, offering the best life insurance and related products. IDC Insurance is substantially more than your average AGA. Our marketing and business processing systems are built to help you concentrate on the most crucial aspect of your business: our prospective clients and clients alike. Our conveniently web-based process and knowledgeable marketing and administrative staff will save you time and money.

      PPI is a pre-eminent national MGA. Their size, scale, and investment in infrastructure, positions PPI to help you compete. PPI’s track record of developing innovative, proprietary and enduring insurance-based products that are utilized in customized solutions, together with leading edge technology support and an ongoing resource commitment keeps insurance advisors at the forefront of change.

      In considering IDC Insurance, you choose an AGA that ensures you will find the best clients, service, and support for you and our clients, regardless of which province or territory you live in or relocate in the future. As an independent advisor, you are free to search out the best value from the entire insurance marketplace for your clients. IDC Insurance is a trustworthy associate general agency. We represent top Canadian companies enabling our advisors to offer their clients the best policies and coverage solutions by helping them select a plan that fits their clients’ life and budget.

      Advisors are coached and mentored by the company founder

      Mr. Russ Smart is an unusual combination of technical expertise and practical business experience. After completing his MBA at the University of Toronto, Russ went on to study for three years toward a Ph.D. in Marketing. His career path has been anything but theoretical, as he has excelled in a wide range of management positions. As an entrepreneur, Russ has successfully built and sold several companies as both a master franchiser and franchisee and a successful insurance brokerage.

      Russ germinated the idea of selling life insurance non face-to-face from his home office in 2001 as an independent life insurance broker. He pioneered many of the processes that have been adopted by the industry as he grew his company, IDC Insurance, to be an industry leader. Today, IDC Insurance is servicing over 15,000 clients and 3 billions plus of life and benefits under management. The highlight of his insurance career was achieving the MDRT Top of the Table recognition.

      When it was time to sell IDC Insurance, he looked at several options and selected Mr. Ben Nguyen and his team. They not only shared Russ’ vision but would continue to grow and assert IDC’s position as the “premier online insurance agency” in Canada. Russ is celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary in 2015 with his wife, Dianne. He has two children and eight grandchildren. His family and faith are the focus of his life, although he does spend time with his wife ballroom dancing, going to the gym, travelling and his hobbies of photography and video.

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