From Then to Now
Gerald Cooper, an agency owner and former carrier underwriter, works with a team of founding agents to create a fundamentally better way to write new business.
BizAssure is Born
The new company is named BizAssure. At the time of its inception, BizAssure begins with an impressive network of Solution Partners and experts.
The number of BIzAssure member agencies continues to grow as producers and principals realize the potential of the BizAssure offering. At this point, BizAssure has consistently bulked up it’s network with additional service providers, further providing benefits and savings to member agencies and businesses.
The concept of Rhapsodic Sales, BizAssure’s revolutionary Sales, CRM, and Marketing system for members, is born. Development starts.
BizAssure continues to provide unprecedented value to both member agencies and member businesses. BizAssure releases its first iteration of Rhapsodic Sales and continues to grow its robust network of experts and services. BizAssure agents continue to write even more insurance!
Control It All with BizAssure!
Years in business
Average savings per employee, per year
Well, BizAssure has just been a lifesaver to us. I became the director in 2006 and with that came a lot of different concerns that I had. With having 35 employees, you’re going to have some problems. We’ve had some problems with when is the right time to terminate an employee, what are the OSHA laws that we have to follow, and I believe BizAssure has saved us thousands and thousands of dollars.
A lot of times you will receive information from the state or the federal government, but to then have to implement that into your handbook can be kind of daunting. To have an attorney that can do that for me is just an incredible weight off of my shoulders to know that we will be compliant completely with our handbook moving forward.
I have used BizAssure quite a bit in the past year specifically for child custody issues and human resource issues. They have been awesome – I’ve been able to contact them in the morning and they will look for a lawyer in that specific field.
It’s a good thing to have in today’s world. Labor issues are coming up all the time and you do need legal advice to protect yourself and your interests. I would hesitate to have anybody [join BizAssure] because of the cost savings as well as the knowledge that you get from it. And you’re making sure that whatever you’re doing is the right thing because you’ve received information from somebody who specializes in it.
Running our business as effectively and cost-effectively as we can is very important to us, and we know that by using BizAssure that we have literally saved thousands of dollars in consultation fees.
We love calling BizAssure. Within a day I’ve got an answer. Whether it’s, ‘What do I need to make sure I’m legally protected in a situation,’ ‘Is my employee handbook up to date,’ anything like that, things that we would normally have no clue on.
Using BizAssure has made it so much easier with simple things like the I-9s, that they’re not supposed to be filed in employee personnel [files], they’re supposed to be filed separately. It’s just simple things like that that you wouldn’t think would be a big deal, and yet if I were to do that, I would potentially face fines, I could be sued by my employee, for giving out information [illegally to immigration]. It’s been really really helpful.
If you were to ask me what I were to say to someone if they were thinking about going with BizAssure, I would say, ‘You need to take the opportunity to try it.’ Because we were using [an attorney] and paying lots of money on a monthly basis for consultations.
BizAssure helps us with questions that we might have on the floor with the employees, the times we’re not sure what their rights are or what our rights are. I always want to call and make sure that I’m within my rights so that I don’t have an employee come back later and take us to court or say we’re infringing on their rights.
MVP Insurance Agency has used BizAssure to close more accounts for their agency by providing their clients with services that lower risk and liabilities and save them money in the process.
We joined BizAssure in the last quarter of 2005. Since that time our agency has grown 554%! BizAssure is the ONLY means of marketing and selling that we use.
You can get a quote anywhere, but if you want true risk advisors and a team of professionals working in your corner, a BizAssure agent is the only one that can bring that to you.
It’s been very cost effective for us because our labor attorney is very expensive and with BizAssure we’re able to save a lot of money. We’ve saved over $28,000 in consults and probably more on top of that, so it’s been a very good thing for us.
They’re great to work with. They get you your information right here and now. It saves you time from having to go out and scan the internet for your question or to go through the big legal law books that we have trying to find it, and then are you sure that you really interpreted it right?
Essentially we’ve been provided $37,000 worth of I guess you could almost say free advice, and that’s worth much more than that. You’re getting to interview and use somebody for free. We’ve always gotten advice that’s been extremely valuable.