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VFIS Agent News - March 2018

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Inspire Others & Grow Your Business - Share Your Story

DO YOU HAVE AN AMAZING STORY THAT YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO SHARE WITH US?

We’re looking for inspiring stories to help us celebrate your accomplishments, your clients or difficult situations that have been overcome. Learn more by clicking below—we hope to hear from you!

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The lost art of handwritten note follow-ups. Have you tried this single step to a lasting impression

HAVE YOU TRIED THIS SINGLE STEP TO A LASTING IMPRESSION?

The lost art of handwritten note follow-ups might be just the practice you need to employ to stand out again and again. Exceed clients’ expectations and surprise them with some individualized attention by following these tips from guest blogger Joseph Myers, GHP Marketing Sales Executive.

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ANNOUNCING 5 NEW VFIS CLASSES!

These classes have now been made available on VFISUniversity:

A023 Solar Energy Fire Safety Considerations
This program is intended to help you understand the safety issues of solar power that fire and EMS personnel may encounter.

A024 Emergency Vehicle Response Guidelines
This program is intended to assist you in understanding basic emergency vehicle response guidelines to include in such a program and how to integrate the guidelines into your organization.

A124 Hazard Communication
This course provides the student with an understanding of the need to have knowledge of the hazard communication standard and its application in public safety.

A126 Fire Service Safety Culture – Part 1- Definition
This program defines what a fire safety culture is and a series of key points to help understand it.

A127 Fire Service Safety Culture – Part II – Creation and Change
This program provides guidance in how to develop and change a fire service safety culture.




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MANAGE YOUR RISK

We've updated our Emergency Vehicle Driver Selection Criteria risk resource. Click here to see it.





Beneficiary Update Reminder

BENEFICIARY BASICS — 1 MUST-DO DETAIL

You know well that regularly updating beneficiary cards is a very important task. Have your clients consider reminding their crew annually or even bi-annually to review and update their beneficiary cards, especially as they go through any life changes, such as marriages, divorce, death or birth of loved ones. It is critical that if an unforeseen event occurs, their beneficiary cards will reflect their current wishes rather than outdated ones. A friendly reminder from you could go a long way and be highly valued.





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MARCH BEST PRACTICE ALERT

Millions of women are discussing their experiences with sexual harassment at "#MeToo" on Twitter and other social media platforms. Despite this, 85 percent of people who experience sexual harassment at work never file a formal legal charge, and 70 percent never complain internally.

Encourage your insureds to log on to www.VFISHRHelp.com and read "How Weinstein And The ‘Me Too’ Movement Can Transform Your Workplace." In this article, Jack McCalmon, Esq. discusses the social media movement and why it may constitute a pivotal moment in our society regarding rape, sexual assault, and harassment.

Registration for your clients will take them less than five minutes and is easy and risk-free. Please forward them these instructions:

  • Go to www.VFISHRHelp.com
  • Click the “Not Yet Registered” button.
  • Enter GlatVFIS as your passcode.
  • Fill in your user information.
  • Create your own username and password.
  • Accept the User Agreement and complete registration.

Registration for agents is also simple, easy and risk free:
  • Go to www.VFISHRHelp.com
  • Click the “Register” button.
  • Enter VFISagent as your passcode.
  • Fill in your user information.
  • Create your own username and password.
  • Accept the User Agreement and complete registration.






How to Sell Professional Liability Coverage to Niche Markets

HOW TO SELL PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY COVERAGE TO NICHE MARKETS

This Independent Agent article from Glatfelter’s Arthur Seifert discusses how agents can find and secure greater success in the professional liability arena. Is this an area that you could grow in? Check out his top-level tips and prepare to increase your accomplishments!

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WHERE TO FIND IMPORTANT VFIS INFORMATION

Our website offers a lot of detailed and valuable information. Your time is valuable, so we want to help you find exactly the information you need as quickly as possible.

In an effort to help with this process, we’ve developed a list of the most frequently requested items on the VFIS website and their locations. Use this resource to quickly find the things you need.

From applications to educational materials and risk management tools, we’ve got you covered.

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