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Agency Management

COVID19: Act Now to Access Funds for your Agency

Run, don’t walk to your current bank or credit union to take advantage of federal grants and loans available through the CARES Act. Here’s all the critical information that you need to know about these relief and recovery programs available to you and your commercial insureds.

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Workers' Comp

COVID19: Workers Compensation and Coronavirus Conundrums

With COVID19, the American workforce is confronted with an unprecedented set of circumstances. Our lives and our jobs are at risk, due to a wide-ranging, highly contagious virus. For over 100 years workers comp has protected employees in the workplace – what role will it play in the coronavirus pandemic? Renaissance Alliance workers compensation expert Jon Coppelman takes a look.

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Agency Management

COVID19: 4 Keys to Working from Home Productively

Renaissance Alliance Senior Vice President of Agency Recruitment Leanne Ross has worked at home for nearly a decade. She shares what’s she’s learned over the years, offering four concrete tips for maximizing productivity to ensure that you and your insurance agency team hit the ground running.

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Agency Management

COVID19: 10 Steps to Building a Motivated and Productive Remote Agency Workforce

None of us suspected that on very short notice, our entire operation would be put on remote status for an indefinite period of time. Familiar workflows, processes, and methods of communication will need to be adjusted without the shared space and face-to-face interactions that grease the wheels. Here are 10 tips to help you succeed and build a motivated, productive, and engaged remote agency team.

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Agency Management

Insurance Agency Coronavirus Roundup: Insurance Issues, Agency Prep & More

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to evolve as a global health concern but as the saying goes, “all news is local.” In this post, we’ve rounded up COVID-19 information, news stories and resources on issues that are likely to have an impact on your agency service and operations. We’ve gathered news and resources in several buckets: Insurance-related issues; preparing your agency for potential disruptions; and reputable sources of information

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Agency Management

Management on the Road: A Safe Driving Program Guide for Employers

When hiring new people or evaluating current staff, employers focus on the essential functions of the job, but the list often omits one key essential: safe driving. If your employees are on the road while working, their driving habits really matter. Employers often assume that their good workers are good drivers, but if they are not, the employer may be held accountable under the concept of “negligent entrustment.” Permitting employees with bad records to drive while working can be a huge liability.

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Digital Marketing

LinkedIn for B2B Marketing: Master the basics

You probably have an online LinkedIn profile, but do you also have a company page for your insurance agency? And if so, when is the last time you looked at either? Is LinkedIn an active part of your business-to-business (B2B) social network?  While Facebook is a great place to build online relationships within your local community, LinkedIn is a “must” to build your professional image and reach out to commercial prospects.

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Social Media Calendar

March Madness & Other Social Media Themes for Your Insurance Agency

March Madness is upon us, but not just for basketball: March has a history of being one of the most extreme weather months of the year. Whatever Mother Nature throws our way, the First Day of Spring signals it’s time prep for mud & bud season. Remind your insureds to set clocks ahead and change the batteries for Daylight Savings. Offer tips for home and auto spring cleaning, Get people thinking about prepping motorcycles, bicycles, lawn mowers and watercraft for the change in seasons.

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Agency Growth

FAQs About Agency Groups

As we meet and talk with new agencies, we get questions about the benefits of membership in an agency group. In New England, where Renaissance Alliance was founded, agency networks are a familiar concept, but that isn’t necessarily the case as we meet agents in other states throughout the country. Plus, even for those agents who think they know what an agency group is and what to expect from a group membership, those assumptions can be wrong or dated. It may be time to take another look!

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