Becoming a Benefits Administration Advisor to Get Ahead in 2020

Over the course of the last few months, we have experienced the worst global pandemic in more than a century. In many ways, it feels as though we are collectively experiencing the test of a lifetime. While there might be a high number of brokers adapting to the new normal, most continue to act as if the coronavirus outbreak didn’t introduce fundamental changes in the way business is conducted and didn’t have an impact on their clients’ decision-making. Do you believe the right strategy is to continue to act like it’s “business as usual”? In this week’s Broker Tool Belt, we explain why the future of benefits administration resides on the brokers’ ability to shift their role from a product vendor to a trusted advisor.

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Ease and Unum® Partner to Improve Core Employee Benefits Experience

San Francisco, CA, July 29, 2020 — Ease, a leading HR and benefits software solution for small businesses, insurance brokers, and insurance carriers, has partnered with Unum, to provide brokers and business owners with better access to core employee benefits.

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Why Online Benefits Enrollment Will Help You Win New BORs

The season leading up to open enrollment is a good time to focus on winning new business and growing your agency. However, if you concentrate on the same strategies year after year, you might not be able to see the kind of business growth you would like to. For this reason, we encourage you to revisit your strategy for winning new clients by introducing online benefits enrollment to your offering. If you are able to invest a few weeks of your summer on bringing your agency online, you’ll improve the employee benefits enrollment experience and produce amazing returns in terms of new clients before Q4 and into 2021. In this Broker Tool Belt post, we share the reasons why online benefits enrollment will help you win new BORs. 

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Ease and VSP Vision Care Partner to Improve Core Employee Benefits Experience

San Francisco, CA, June 23, 2020 — Ease, a leading HR and benefits software solution for small businesses, insurance brokers, and insurance carriers, has partnered with VSP Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company in the United States, to provide brokers and HR administrators with better access to core employee benefits.

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Helping Employers Navigate COVID-19

HR teams have mobilized to adjust to a virtual workplace, while helping employees stay healthy at home and advising them on what to do if they experience symptoms. But are you doing everything in your power to help them stay afloat and navigate COVID-19? The pandemic took us by surprise. Now, it’s time to be proactive and get ready for the potential second and third waves of COVID-19. In this week’s Broker Tool Belt, we share a broker’s guide to helping employers navigate COVID-19 so you can meet your clients’ needs and increase their satisfaction during these unprecedented times. 

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Ease and Sun Life Partner to Improve Core Employee Benefits Experience

San Francisco, CA, May 21, 2020 — Ease, a leading HR and benefits software solution for small businesses, insurance brokers, and insurance carriers, has partnered with Sun Life U.S. to provide brokers and HR administrators with better access to core employee benefits. 

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Ease and Ameritas Partner to Improve Core Employee Benefits Experience

San Francisco, CA, May 13, 2020 — Ease, a leading HR and benefits software solution for small businesses, insurance brokers, and insurance carriers, has partnered with Ameritas to provide brokers and HR administrators with better access to core employee benefits.

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Ease Named in Capterra’s Top 20 Most Popular Human Resource Software

Ease announced today that it has been named a Top 20 Best Human Resource Software product by Capterra, a free online service that helps organizations find the right software.

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What It Takes to Run Successful Virtual Meetings

Over the past several weeks, much of the global workforce has shifted to a working-from-home model. While nothing can replace in-person connections, video meetings are the next best thing and have quickly become the new normal in this unprecedented environment. However, virtual meetings can pose some challenges. Whether you are joining internal team meetings or hosting external client/prospect meetings, you want to make sure you are putting your best foot forward. In this week’s Broker Tool Belt, we share advice on how to run successful virtual meetings, along with how to get over the initial discomfort so you can start building stronger and faster relationships.

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Tips for Insurance Agencies Working Remotely

Remote work was a trend that companies were shifting toward even before the Coronavirus outbreak. However, we can be certain that this unprecedented situation has had the biggest role in pushing it forward. Many insurance agencies have been quickly thrown into a working from home model in the last month. But what if you don’t have experience working remotely? In this new environment, group insurance brokers will be tested in their ability to maintain the level of service they used to provide in person. In this week’s Broker Tool Belt, we share four tips for insurance agencies working remotely, helping them to keep operating business as usual, maintain productivity, and successfully create remote work guidelines to empower their team.

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