New England Insurance Agent Blog

Are you tapping in to your insurance service partner social network?

One advantage of being a Renaissance Alliance agency member is premier access to an unparalleled network of service partners, insurers and fellow members. Many Renaissance Alliance value-added service partners have a strong presence on social media - are you making the most of the resources they make available to you? Here are three service partner blogs we like, along with a sampling of some recent posts. Check them out for  valuable insight and tips that could be helpful to your agency!

Uber Settlement: Buying Time

The new economy is based upon a new definition of workers: where you once had an employee, fully protected by labor laws, social security and workers’ comp, you now have independent contractors who operate with zero benefits. Where independent contractors used to be characterized by their unique skills and complete independence from control, you now have workers who labor under policies and procedures determined by companies who insist that they are not employers.

So how would you define an Uber driver: employee or independent contractor? A lawsuit filed in California and Massachusetts alleges that drivers are employees and thus entitled to all employee benefits. Uber insists that the drivers are independent contractors.

Agency social media themes for May: Biking, boating, motorcycles & more

Boating safety, motorcycle safety, dog bite prevention  - there are many themes that give you an opportunity to reach out to your personal lines clients with tips and reminders in May via social media or good old-fashioned email. For your commercial clients, this month's focus is electrical safety and National Building Safety. Plus, it's Physical Fitness & Sports Month and National Bike Month. And don't forget about tributes to Mom, nurses, police and EMTs. Here's a list of May events with links to get you started.
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