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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G2 Reveals Best Software Companies 2020: Ease Earns Spot on List

G2, the largest software marketplace and review platform, announces the 2020 winners of its annual Best Software Awards. Ease, the country’s leading benefits and HR administration software for small businesses, powered by insurance brokers, placed 15th on the Fastest Growing Products 2020 list.

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Connect With Clients While Physical Distancing

It’s easy to let fear in these days. The challenges we’re facing are unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. And now, more than ever, your clients look to you to help them navigate through these unprecedented times. The World Health Organization (WHO) established that we need to stay six feet away from each other to keep physical distance and stop the virus from spreading. But that doesn’t mean you stop supporting your clients. You might not be able to control the crisis, but you can control your response to it. In this week’s Broker Tool Belt, we share five tips to connect with clients while physical distancing.

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The 10-Step Checklist to Grow Insurance Businesses

Times are chaotic and uncertain to grow insurance businesses, and while we don’t have all the answers, we want to offer you some guidance to help you navigate this situation. Let’s take control and work together to minimize the impact on your business and come out on the other side stronger than ever. 

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Online HR Department Resources

In the blink of an eye, the world has changed — and the challenges we face today are unlike anything we’ve experienced. We get it, that’s why we’ve created these Online HR Department Resources. 

  1. Handling COVID-19 Related Circumstances in Ease
  2. Support and Training for Employers New to Ease
  3. Support and Training for Employers Currently Using Ease

Whether you’ve been using Ease for a while or are just getting started, we’ve assembled several handy resources to help you handle COVID-19 related circumstances in Ease and to help you quickly learn and get the most from Ease.

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Ease Ranks No. 57 on Forbes 500 Best Startups List

Ease, the country’s leading benefits and HR administration software for small businesses, powered by insurance brokers, has been named to Forbes inaugural list of the top 500 startup employers in America for 2020. 

Ease  ranked No. 57 on the list presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was first announced on March 10, 2020 and can be viewed on the Forbes website.

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Open Enrollment Period Is a Marathon: Be Prepared Year-Round

Open enrollment period is the most stressful time of the year for you and your groups. During those last months, HR professionals try to present employees with the most qualified healthcare options, employees attempt to choose the best plan for themselves and their dependents, and you need to be ready to help at any time as their expert advisor. However, the work shouldn’t start in October. Open enrollment period is not a sprint, it’s a marathon you should be preparing for each quarter. In this week’s Broker Tool Belt, we share what you need to do each quarter to make the most of open enrollment, stay organized, and be successful during the next busy season.

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Ease Report Reveals Stark Regional Differences in Insurance Price Increases, Plan Variety

SAN FRANCISCO, January 11, 2020Ease, the country’s leading benefits and HR administration software for small businesses, powered by insurance brokers, today released its first annual SMB Benefits and Employee Insights Report, which found businesses are coping with steep premium increases by offering a greater variety of plans that span a wider range of pricing. 

“With premiums on the rise nationwide, business owners are clamoring for ways to control costs while still offering quality benefits to valued employees,” said Ease co-founder and CEO David Reid. “We’ve found that businesses are combatting this financial pressure, which impacts businesses and employers alike, by offering more plan options than ever before. The West Coast is leading this trend, which we expect to proliferate throughout the country in the coming years.” 

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Get Your Insurance Prospecting Tactics On Point for 2020

Now that open enrollment season is behind you, what are you going to direct your attention to? While Q1 is the perfect time for you to focus on generating leads, prospecting is often considered time-consuming and tedious. Finding new clients is challenging enough, so if you approach prospecting with a lack of enthusiasm, attracting qualified prospects will become even harder. How can you effectively find more SMB looking for a new broker without throwing your day away? In this week’s Broker Tool Belt, we share insurance prospecting tactics to help make your efforts easier and more effective so you can grow your agency in 2020.

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New Insurance Marketing Ideas for Brokers in 2020

2020 has arrived with new opportunities to generate more leads, sign more BORs, and grow your book of business. Whether it’s acquiring new businesses, onboarding, or open enrollment season, as a health insurance broker you are probably thinking of a few areas you can improve in your agency to have an even more profitable year. It’s too late to change last year’s results, but it’s a great time to set your goals for 2020. What are your professional resolutions this year? In this week’s Broker Tool Belt, we share four new insurance marketing ideas for brokers to succeed in 2020 and years to come!

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