We know the second largest expense in a modern independent agency is technology – this is second only to the investments in your people! At OIA, we are committed to advocating on behalf of you – our agents. In fact, it is our #1 focus.
To help relieve the financial stress on agencies during this pandemic, we reached out to Agency Management System providers to ask if they are willing to offer any financial relief to independent agents during this unique time. And we’re pleased to share, this is how they want to help you:
At Vertafore, we believe that everyone has a role to play in stopping the spread of this virus, and limiting its impact on those who are most vulnerable. Families and businesses everywhere depend on insurance professionals to protect them in times of crisis. We need the insurance workforce operating at full capacity, and we need them to reach their customers from the safety of their homes. With this in mind, starting today through July 31st, Vertafore will offer its AMS360 and Sagitta customers free access to InsurLink, our new client portal that enables a modern, online and mobile experience for the end-insured. We are also proud to announce that our Orange Partner, Argento, will offer its own solution to our QQ customers on the same terms. My best to all of you! We wish all of you continued health and safety through this trying time.
More details can be found here.
HawkSoft has created resources for their clients to help them navigate their way to creating a safe and secure remote work environment. These resources include:
Applied has shared “Business Continuity Tips for Uncertain Times”. This article outlines some practical steps that agencies can take to reduce and mitigate their risk during these uncertain times.
Your OIA family is committed to bringing our agents the resources they need to best serve their clients especially in the incredibly unique situation we are all facing. We will continue to advocate for you and will provide you with updates to these resources as we hear back from all of the AMS partners on what steps they are taking to help independent agents during this time.
Be safe, be well and stay healthy,