Posted on 2/1/2016 8:00 AM By Rich Savino
Have you ever viewed the movie “The Apartment” with Jack Lemmon? Jack plays the role of C.C. Baxter, an insurance executive. To have him explain his career in his own words: “I work for an insurance company - Consolidated Life of New York. We're one of the top five companies in the country. Our home office has 31,259 employees, … I work on the 19th floor. Ordinary Policy Department, Premium Accounting Division, Section W, desk number 861." You can imagine the accompanying visual on your own, rows of desks, filing cabinets, adding machines, men in thin ties, Oxford shoes, Hickey Freeman suits.
And not surprisingly, this is exactly how many people perceive what the day to day is like in the insurance industry . Constant drudgery, spreadsheets, the drone of ticking clocks. A snooze-fest. Why would anyone want to chose to enter the field of insurance?
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Posted on 1/21/2016 11:04 AM By Rich Savino
In the insurance industry, as well as in the Boy Scouts of America organization, the motto is "Be Prepared". And honestly when talking about insurance, the following statements are true:
The time to prepare for a possible insurance claim is long before the accident occurs.
The time to get ready for impending storm is before the first flake or drop falls.
The time to inventory your luxury items, jewelry and collectibles is before someone breaks into your home.
But most of us are so over extended time-wise:
That finding a moment to file sales receipts and appraisals, take photographs and record everything in a notebook or on computer can be daunting.
That preparing for an upcoming storm or natural disaster is done on the fly with the minutes counting down.
That planning for a "possible" issue with your car, is almost impossible and handled as you are standing on the side of the highway searching for help.
Step in "Modern Technology". The insurance ...