The Next Generations and Insurance: Understanding Millennial and Gen Z Buying Preferences
Most Severe Natural Disasters of 2017
“There is a tendency to think that a large-scale disaster is not going to happen 'where I live.’ The reality is that storms, floods, earthquakes, fires and man-made disasters can strike anytime and anywhere. Planning ahead for your own post-disaster recovery is a good step toward protecting your family, your business and your community.”
Adam Smith, economist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Are You Risking the Life of Your Business to a Disaster?
4 Things You Shouldn’t Have to Deal with During a Disaster
Karen Mills, administrator, Small Business Association (SBA)
Given that the U.S. experienced a historic year of weather and climate disasters in 2017, it reminds us how important it is to be prepared. Yet, many insurance agencies still do not have a Business Continuity Plan and would not survive a disaster.
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“2017 was a historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters.”
Cristen Hodgers, spokeswoman, American Red Cross Ready Rating program
“A lot of people focus on recovery, and preparedness can be an afterthought. But preparedness should be the primary thought.”
Your management system data is the lifeline of your business. If you were to permanently lose your data, could your agency recover?
of companies that suffer from a catastrophic data loss do not survive.
University of Texas
National Archives & Records administration in Washington
of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more during a disaster, filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster.
Physical damage to infrastructure can shutter a business for days, even weeks. Could your business sustain an extended disruption or closure?
Bob Myhre, State Director,
SBDC Florida Network,
on the impact of 2017 Hurricane Season
"The inability of businesses to communicate with employees was effectively a death sentence."
During a disaster, traditional communication channels may not be available. Could you proactively connect with clients and staff via mobile and social media during and after a disaster?
of unhappy customers who are
non-complainers simply leave.
Being there for customers in their time of need is critical for both your clients and your business. Could your agency withstand financial and reputational losses due to poor service?
Inability to Serve Customers
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• Safeguard your data assets and operations against
• Remain operational and continue service to customers
• Proactively communicate with customers and staff
• Access policy and claims information 24/7
• Eliminate downtime that leads to lost revenue
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