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Exclusive: How P/C Insurance Pros Are Faring Working From Home During Pandemic

According to Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like home. For many in the property/casualty insurance industry, home is where their job has been during the pandemic. While millions of people in other industries have been laid …

UK’s Direct Insurance Group Commits to Permanent Homeworking for Its Workforce

Direct Insurance Group, a London-based specialty insurance broker and underwriting business, announced it has commited to a remote working policy for all staff, following the coronavirus lockdown. The group will continue to maintain its eight offices located in UK, Europe …

Work From Home Is Fine . . . For Now: Opinion

There are reasons to be optimistic about corporate America getting more comfortable with work-from-home arrangements brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Workers gain more flexibility around their working and living arrangements. Both companies and workers stand to save money by …

Many Japan Firms Resist Telecommuting, Raising COVID-19 Risk for Call Center Staff

Almost a month after Tokyo declared a state of emergency, dozens of call center employees for telecom KDDI Corp still commute into their crowded office, where the fear of coronavirus infection has taken a back seat to data security. Call …

Nationwide’s Left the Building. Insurer Makes Remote Work Permanent in 5 States.

Nationwide said it plans to permanently transition to a hybrid operating model that comprises primarily working-from-office in four main corporate campuses and working-from-home in most other locations. The company said it will exit most buildings outside of four main campuses …

After Crisis, It Won’t Be Business as Usual – It Will Be Business Done Better: Opinion

As the insurance industry begins to settle into the new norm of working from home (WFH), most companies will be questioning the very fundamentals of their day-to-day operating models. Staff will, of course, be looking forward to the day when …

Amid Unemployment Surge, Millions of Remote and Essential Workers Plug Away

Garbage haulers still collect trash. Cops are on the beat. Couriers deliver food and packages. Insurance agents work from home. The coronavirus crisis would appear to have put the entire U.S. economy on ice. Twenty-six million people have filed for …

Pandemic Crisis Story: Moving 1000-Plus Employees in 7 Countries in Just 2 Weeks

Amit Tiwari, chief operating officer at Xceedance, the Boston-based insurance consulting, managed services, and insurtech company, explains the challenges of enabling business continuity plans in the face of a global pandemic and moving an international workforce of well over a …

How Agencies Can Manage Employees Working from Home During Coronavirus Crisis

Millions of Americans are currently subject to shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders as efforts to slow the spread of the current strain of coronavirus expand, thus requiring employees across all industries to shift to performing their jobs remotely. For many workers, …

Going Home. How One Oklahoma Agency Leader Prepared His Firm for Remote Work.

In early March, well before stay at home orders were enacted in states and communities across the country, Tony Caldwell recognized that COVID-19, the disease created by the new coronavirus, was going to have a huge impact on life in …