22 Agent Groups Now Offer Remote Staff Services to Members
NEW YORK (June 21, 2016) – The Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado (PIIAC) endorsed Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) to provide contract staffing services to its members.
The endorsement allows the 2,500 property-casualty agency members of PIIAC to access WAHVE’s unique staffing services on a preferred basis. WAHVE offers an innovative contract staffing talent solution to meet the full-time or part-time staffing needs of insurance agents/brokers and other insurance firms. WAHVE’s insurance experts work remotely using technology tools.
Bryan Bernier, CEO of PIIAC, said that WAHVE gives Colorado’s agents another option for professional staffing needs. “Finding and retaining the right staff present an ongoing challenge in the agency business. With boomers reaching traditional retirement age and millennial recruits difficult to attract, independent agencies need alternatives,” said Bernier. “WAHVE provides independent agencies with insurance professionals who bring significant agency experience in customer service, underwriting and other vital insurance workflows.”
Bill Hunt, executive vice president and chief sales officer of WAHVE, said: “Many insurance agencies find it tough to hire the experienced insurance professionals they need locally. WAHVE widens the geographic horizons for these insurance firms. With WAHVE’s in-depth screening and matching processes, we are able to find the expert who is the right fit for that particular firm’s needs, whether in commercial lines or personal lines.”
Bryan Bernier CEO Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado (PIIAC)
WAHVE now has more than 300 vintage professionals working remotely for 260 insurance firms throughout the country.
The Colorado endorsement bring to 22 the number of state insurance agent associations that endorse WAHVE’s services for members.
Agent associations in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming endorse WAHVE. All are affiliated with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA) except for Maryland, which is affiliated with National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). WAHVE is a participating employer in AARP’s Life Reimagined for Work initiative, is listed as a work-at-home option by Clark Howard, is a Certified Age Friendly Employer by RetirementJobs.com, and is certified as a woman business enterprise by the National Women Owned Business Corporation (NWBOC).
About Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado: The Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado (PIIAC), a non-profit membership-based industry association of Colorado’s independent insurance agents, represents more than 2,500 independent insurance agents. Affiliated with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, PIIAC educates and advocates for agents on the latest developments in insurance legislation, laws and regulations.
About WAHVE: Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) is an innovative contract staffing talent solution. WAHVE matches retiring insurance professionals leaving the regular workforce to insurance firms to meet their full- or part-time staffing needs. Insurance firms benefit by improving productivity and lowering costs. WAHVE’s unique qualifying process and technology platform match the right “pretirees,” wherever they may live, to the needs of insurance firms wherever they are located.
WAHVE bridges the gap between insurance firms’ staffing needs and seasoned professionals’ “work-life” balance preferences as they phase into retirement.