20 Agent Groups Now Offer Remote Staff Services to Members
NEW YORK (January 7, 2015) – Three more state agent associations – representing Illinois, Kansas and Tennessee — have endorsed WAHVE (Work At Home Vintage Experts) for providing remote outsourced staff to their members.
These new endorsements bring to 20 the number of agent associations that endorse WAHVE’s services for members.
WAHVE offers a unique, cost-saving, remote contract staffing talent solution for insurance firms. Using an innovative work-at-home model, WAHVE engages vintage professionals “phasing” into retirement who work from home on a dedicated basis full-time or part-time. WAHVE bridges the gap between insurance firms’ staffing needs and “vintage” insurance professionals desiring to phase into retirement.
“WAHVE, in essence, widens the geographic horizons for experienced commercial lines and personal lines customer service representatives (CSRs) as well as other staff,” commented Bill Hunt, executive vice president of WAHVE. “WAHVE has caught on because it works. Agencies across the country are taking advantage to remain competitive. WAHVE has hundreds of vintage professionals working from home for insurance firms throughout the country,” Hunt explained. “Retail and wholesale brokers are especially under pressure to get processing and other vital work done on a cost-effective basis. Many are struggling to find and keep qualified staff.”
The agent associations are offering WAHVE’s contract staffing services to their members as this staffing model presents a huge benefit to their members. Insurance firms interested in working with WAHVE and obtaining more information are invited to visit wahve.com.
“Since 2010, we’ve provided remote staff offering quality work at a significant cost savings to independent agencies, brokers, carriers and other firms,” Hunt added. “Hiring, retention and/or staff costs present a significant management challenge. WAHVE gives an additional option that brings insurance professionals with agency experience to their workforce using the advantages of technology.”
Agent associations in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, 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 IIABA except for Maryland, which is affiliated with PIA National. 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 WAHVE: Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) is a unique, cost-saving, remote contract staffing solutions for the insurance industry. Using an innovative work-at-home model, WAHVE employs skilled insurance “phased” retirees 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.
Founded by executives with each having more than 30 years of insurance agency, technology and service-center experience, WAHVE is the only domestic alternative to offshore remote staffing for insurance firms (including agents/brokers, wholesalers, insurers, and vendors), providing back office and customer services on a dedicated basis full-time or part-time, long-term or short-term.