Independent agencies and other insurance firms hit by Storm Sandy on the East coast have immediate access to experienced insurance workers via WAHVE (Work At Home Vintage Employees).
WAHVE can provide workers immediately to help with claims or support work, and is offering a discount on its hourly rate and waiving the setup fee.
Workers with a wide range of skills and experience are available, including claims personnel and customer service representatives with knowledge of a variety of agency management systems and commercial and personal lines insurance products.
Sharon Emek, CEO of WAHVE, explained: "There are insurance agencies in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut that have lost their offices or have obstacles to resuming normal operations. Some of the leaders and employees of these agencies have lost their homes, have blackout conditions, or have damaged homes -- as have many of their clients, who are calling upon these same agencies for claims service during this crisis.
"Through the Big I state associations in these states, WAHVE has offered to help with extra staffing at a much reduced rate to get these firms through this hard time so they can serve their clients," Emek said. "The insurance industry always performs in time of crisis. Remote workers are a new way for insurance agencies to help deliver on the products and services that are desperately needed at this time of recovery."
WAHVE workers can connect remotely to the agency technology system, if available, and can take incoming calls. WAHVE has more than 100 remote workers currently serving agencies who are available to work extra hours to help those agencies in need.
To inquire or get started, insurance firms can contact Bill Hunt of WAHVE at Bill.Hunt@WAHVE.com or (646) 807-4372 x506.
WAHVE provides experienced insurance professionals to insurance agencies and other insurance firms on an outsourced basis for full-time, part-time, or project work. WAHVE's workers are vintage insurance professionals who are in "phased" retirement and work remotely from home.
About WAHVE: Work At Home Vintage Employees (WAHVE) is a unique, cost-saving, remote contract staffing solution for the insurance industry. Using an innovative work-at-home model, WAHVE employs skilled insurance "phased" vintage workers located in the U.S. who understand the industry's technology, culture and language. By outsourcing to WAHVE, insurance firms can leverage these qualified, experienced, and technologically-savvy retirees to significantly lower costs and improve profitability.