Financial Independence Group (FIG) began in 1976, without computers, without fax machines, and only one employee. FIG’s mission has been to maintain ethical values while effectively serving as the back office to the independent insurance agent. Acting as a liaison between established insurance companies and the field agent, FIG became the original model for the IMO. Emphasizing the value of relationships, products and services and offering training on those benefits became their trademark. This small agency evolved into FIG by orchestrating assistance in sales, contracting, processing paperwork, commissions and problem solving. A role model over the last forty years, FIG’s adaptability, decision making and partnerships have created a rich history. Their story is an influential demonstration for colleagues and competitors alike.
Dr. William H. Cain, Ericka Cain and Bo Johnson visualized ways to synchronize the relationships between their carriers and their agents. Promoting and supporting the strongest products with the most trustworthy partnerships led to exponential growth. The outlook was always to consider the client and their investment. They accomplished this by mentoring and educating their agents on the best procedures to satisfy their clients’ custom needs. Integrity has always been the leading ideal. Upholding standards of excellence has kept FIG on a steady course for growth and in the spotlight for many years.
The Founder, Dr. William H. Cain, along with his executive team continue to adapt to the demands of the industry. Being flexible in approach while continuing to remain grounded in basic principles has helped broaden the scope by which this FMO is known. FIG is always there to help their advisors. Responding to their needs in meeting the new expectations from their clients, the insurance carriers, and new regulations, FIG looks to the horizon for what is to come. The work force at FIG is always thinking ahead to what challenges will arise in the future and how they can prepare to meet them.
“The beginnings of an organization are important, but meeting the new demands of our ever-changing industry is crucial”, Dr. William Cain stated in an article in the 2013 edition of Connections magazine.1 Offering cutting-edge technologies along with coaching, mentoring and strong partnerships, FIG is much more than a back office for the agent. They have become a full-business support system to each advisors’ company. The Creative Services and Marketing Team will assist with promotion and advertising strategies to help each agent build their brand. FIG continues to set the bar for industry standards in excellence. A history in the making, FIG faces the future of the industry and the needs of the independent advisor and their clients. This type of support is the philosophy that began forty years ago and still continues today for each and every one of FIG’s trusted advisors and staff members.
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