Industry News:


Integrity Marketing Group, the nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, announced it has acquired Access Capital Group,LLC, a financing company for insurance agents and agencies. The companies say the partnership will serve the financial needs of America’s agents and agencies, a vastly underserved market. As part

of the transaction, Principals and Co-Founders Bryan Neary and Dave Emerton will also serve as Managing Partners with Integrity. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Access Capital provides financial solutions for insurance agents by leveraging future policy renewals to obtain capital today, while maintaining their client relationships for future product sales. Drawing from decades of insurance and actuarial experience, Access Capital uses proprietary data and actuarial models to project the value of an agent’s future commissions across a limitless

range of life and health products.

Access Capital provides near real-time valuation services and an immediate capital payout

to agents based on readily available information about their book of business. The ability for agents to convert theircommissions into capital allows

them to add staff, invest in leads or meet any number of life’s unexpected obligations.

L.A. Broker Brings Showers to Those In Need

We all know that too many people in California are without a home and most of us would love to do something about it. Los Angeles broker Rachel Sunday of Playa Vista Insurance Services has. Three years ago, Rachel and family launched The Power of a Shower — a 501(c)3 nonprofit that focuses on providing theirhouseless neighbors in the Venice Beach area with access to personal hygiene. “I knew I wanted to do something but at first didn’t know what,” explains Rachel. “One day I’d had a really horrible day, but after I took a shower I noticed how much better I felt. That’s really when I came up with the idea for The Power of a Shower.”

Indeed, getting clean may not be the total solution, but it sure does help! Using mobile showerunits, The Power of a Shower offers people without homes a chance to shower,use the restroom and change into fresh clothing.

The Sunday family and volunteers set up shop Thursday mornings in the main parking lot of Venice Beach boardwalk, where they routinely have a long line of people who want a shower. They are able to provide showers for 30 to 50 people each week. Sunday says she loves the idea that helping people get clean is something almost anyone can get behind.

The organization is always in need of the following products:

• Soap/body wash Shampoo Conditioner • Lotion
• Toothbrushes • Toothpaste • Deodorant • Q-tips
• Disposable gloves • Tampons

If you’d like to volunteer or make a donation, visit

Great work Sunday family!