How to Find Peace During a Global Crisis

By David & Tracy BellSyndicated Insurance Resources CEO & President

While the global pandemic impacts everyone, there are countless opportunities to find peace.

Like many of you, we are watching business revenues plummet because we have a substantial presence in California and a great number of clients who are in the restaurant industry.

The personal routines of everyone have been interrupted.  (In our house, not being able to socialize is a big deal.)

So how do we find peace as the world around us seems to crumble?

What if we changed our focus onto more positive things.

Here’s an exercise we thought of that you may want to try, too. Once we took steps to do this, we felt more centered and peaceful.

Quite simply, list out the ways you have been blessed.

Here are our top five blessings, not in any particular order. 

  • Relationships: Our business fosters relationships with clients and partners who often become friends. Our marriage, kids, and friends also bring us great happiness.
    • Bottom line: Life is not about accomplishments because relationships are more important than anything else.
  • Business: Our insurance business will always be necessary because it provides a financial backbone for businesses of any size.
    • Bottom line: It is great to help clients manage through a challenging process, especially in moments of crisis.
  • Adventures: Over the years, we’ve traveled all over the country and seen many things others will never see.
    • Bottom line: Life has given us wonderful experiences that many dream about doing.
  • Faith: Despite my flaws or any bad choices, we know we are forgiven and that we were created for a purpose.
    • Bottom line: We both have a personal relationship with our Creator and know we will always have something to look forward to even after our life on earth ends.
  • Reality: Today’s crisis is just a blip on the radar. While we may endure some scars, there will be life on the other side of today’s reality.
    • Bottom line:This current situation will pass, and the new reality will ultimately lead to opportunity.

We know we could list 100 more ways that we are blessed. 

While it would be easy to focus on how bad things are, we choose to stay positive and remember the great pleasures and blessings we’ve experienced in life.

We are all fighting a similar battle of the mind during the trying times.

Know that your friends at Syndicated are here for you before, during, and after the COVID-19 crisis.

What will you focus on today while we wait for the tide to turn? 

 

 

News Release: New Atlanta-Area Office

Syndicated Insurance Resources Adds New Atlanta-Area Office Location

Cindy Betsill Leading Operations as Relationship Manager

 

Ponce Inlet, FL & Atlanta, GA, Oct. 4, 2017— Syndicated Insurance Resources—a leading firm that helps insurance brokers find the right solutions for employers—today announced the addition of a new office location to serve the needs of Georgia-based brokers and clients. The Fayetteville office is in Atlanta’s growing southern crescent— near Peachtree City and the Atlanta airport—and is strategically located to offer more personalized attention while creating a physical presence in the community.

In addition to the new office, Cindy Betsill is the new Relationship Manager and will also oversee operations. “We have multiple brokers and clients that are just a short drive from our new location,” said Betsill.

Providing brokers robust market access, alternative risk management, workers’ comp administration and even HR consulting options—the company provides a marketplace with competitive employer-focused insurance offerings. Syndicated Insurance Resources automated tools and products—available nationwide online seven days a week, 24 hours a day—gives users free access to more than 150 markets and 40+ unique program offerings.

“While most of our brokers and clients rely on technology to access our products and services, we recognize the importance of local support and personal service,” said Vice President of Sales Dean Radtke. “We are excited to continue expanding our operations and growing our infrastructure to meet the needs of nearly 500 coast to coast agent brokers.”

With unprecedented A-rated market access and programs, Syndicated Insurance Resources provides exceptional customer service. The company has worked hard to become a trusted resource for brokers since 1995.

Georgia-based insurance agent/owner Will Felts recently shared these thoughts: “Syndicated pulls through when nobody else does. They even responded immediately during Hurricane Irma evacuations when one of my clients had a time-sensitive request for a certificate of insurance. The Syndicated team is always helpful and generally beats any price.”

For more information, call us at 877.333.8195, email us at submissions@syndicatedinsuranceresources.com, or visit our website https://syndicatedinsuranceresources.com/.

About Syndicated Insurance Resources

Syndicated Insurance Resources help brokers competitively increase their employer-focused insurance programs and HR management offerings. Our leading technology automation, strategic industry partnerships, and comprehensive professional services provide high commissions while growing a broker’s book of business. With access to more than 150 markets and 40+ program offerings, we provide a broker marketplace for competitive insurance offerings. Learn More at https://syndicatedinsuranceresources.com/

Media Contact: Joy Capps, joy@joycapps.com, 843.730.3857

 

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News: Helping Others Recover from the Storms

Our heart goes out to the people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The impacts of these storms are far-reaching and touches us all in one way or another.

Storms are a part of life. They are challenging and can turn your world upside down. Storms help you reprioritize what is truly important.

At Syndicated Insurance Resources, we have heeded the call of our affected neighbors and are doing our part to help others during the recovery efforts. We encourage everyone to do the same, however small. Every helping hand counts.

Helping others does not always involve financial contributions, although those are always welcome. There are many simple acts of kindness that can go a long way during times of recovery.

Here a few things you can do that make an impact.

The New York Times wrote two articles, one for Florida and one for Texas, with a comprehensive list of ways you can help.

Know we’re all in this together as we work together to rebuild and restore our communities.

 

News: Amazon Gift Card Winner Announced

Morrow Insurance Group’s Property & Casualty Underwriter Agent Angela Morris registered and attended our recent 30-minute webinar about how to automate her ACORD process using an easy online tool we offer through our Appulate partnership.

Just by registering and attending, Anglea’s name was drawn to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

With more than 12 years in the insurance industry, Angela enjoys supporting Morrow Insurance Group clients. She shared that the brief webinar showed how quick and easy it is to find markets for workers’ comp and other insurance needs using our Appulate tool.

Every person who registers and attends our webinars receives 10 free leads and is automatically entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

“The webinar provides tips for using the ACORD tool,” said Angela. “Syndicated Insurance Resources tools give me access to so many markets.”

Do you want 10 free leads? Do you want to get faster ACORD submissions and quotes? Do you want to win an Amazon gift card?

Stop pushing paper and using manual processes. Register to attend our next webinar (Aug. 31 at 2 p.m.) and learn how easy it is to create and submit ACORDS without an agency management system.

Register for Webinar

 

Better Care Reconciliation Act Update

Everyone is eagerly waiting to learn about next steps for health care coverage in our nation. Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a top priority for the new administration. As you can imagine, there are many moving parts to this process. This is similar to watching a tennis match as the ball get strategically lobbed back and forth over the net. Meanwhile, the spectators (aka the American people) are forced to watch from the sidelines.

To date, the House passed the American Health Care Act (ACHA) in May. In turn, the Senate released a bill called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) that is currently out for review. If the Senate passes the BCRA then both the ACHA and BCRA could go to a joint committee for reconciliation.  Alternatively, the House could decide to vote on the BCRA.

Thursday (7.13.17), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) made the following comments on the Senate floor:  Today, the Majority Leader unveiled a revised discussion draft for legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. Let me say at the outset that this bill isn’t perfect.  There are some things in the bill that, given my preferences, I would do very differently.  

But, one thing I’ve learned in my 40 years in the Senate is that, people who demand purity and perfection when it comes to legislation usually end up disappointed and rarely accomplish anything productive.  That’s particularly true when we’re talking about complex policy matters.  

The next vote on this legislation will presumably be whether to let the Senate proceed to the bill.  Regardless of your position on this particular draft, if you support the larger effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, you should, at the very least, want to have a debate on this bill.

Under the rules, we’ll have an open amendment process.  Members will get a chance to make their preferences known and to have the Senate vote on them.  Taking that opportunity is the very least we can do.

Keep in mind, Mr. President, virtually every Republican in this body has supported the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare more or less since the day it was signed into law.  We’ve all made promises to our constituents along those lines.  This legislation, while far from perfect, would fulfill the vast majority of those promises.  

If we pass up this opportunity, we’re looking at further collapse of health insurance markets, which means dramatically higher premiums and even fewer healthcare options for our constituents.  And, make no mistake, Mr. President, while some are talking about a bipartisan solution to prop up markets in the event this bill fails, there is no magic elixir or silver bullet that will make that an easy proposition.  

I have to think that, at the end of the day, if we fail to take action to fulfill the promises we’ve all made, we’ll have to answer to the American people for the missed opportunity and the chaos that will almost certainly follow.  I hope all of my colleagues will keep that in mind. 

 

No matter what the outcome, everyone is impacted by the proposed changes. From the individual mandate to the employer mandate, your friends, family, and customers need you to be informed about the changes so you can help them navigate the insurance waters.

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