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 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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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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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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