Phil Bowie Remembers 2020 as a Year of Overcoming Challenges With Tenacity and Resilience
2020 was certainly one heck of a year around the world. As heard from contacts around the insurance industry and in year-end news recaps, many view 2020 as a year they hope to forget. This sentiment does not resonate well with me. There is no doubt the year was exceptionally challenging, with Work-from-home, kids in virtual school, way too many … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Cultures are built around people like Katie O’Neil
Few people start their insurance careers at age 16. Katie O’Neil, Territory Sales Manager for Florida’s west coast and tri-county area, took advantage of a high school training program and has been passionate about the business ever since. She was the youngest student in her licensing class and was fully licensed at age 18, beginning a 25-year career on the … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Taylor Elrod Embodies All of Velocity’s Core Values
Taylor Elrod, Sales Operations Manager at Velocity Risk Underwriters, was looking for opportunities to grow outside her Fortune 500 administrative job when a recruiter called her in early 2016. She had considered several options that better suited her degree in communications. Working for an insurance company was not on the radar, but she decided to move forward with the … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Max Turchan Innovates Insurance Data with Science and Technology
Russian born, Maxim (Max) Turchan, Sr. Data Analyst, experienced more in his first six years than many of us experience in six decades. When his family emigrated from Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, his father wanted a better life for his family and settled in America where he worked many jobs outside of his field of robotics … Read More
Employee Spotlight – It’s all in the details for Mary Beth Walls
Mary Beth Walls, Underwriter, knows that she’s conscientious, accurate, precise and detail-oriented, and she has the results to prove it. Not only does she love personality assessments, she knows the results of her co-workers’ assessments and uses that knowledge to help guide her to be a better partner in her role as underwriter at Velocity Risk Underwriters.
Before joining Velocity, … Read More
Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.
National Preparedness Month (NPN) was born out of the tragedies of September 11, 2001. We are all encouraged to take steps for our own survival preparations. “Ready” is part of the Department of Homeland Security and has laid out a plan to help us all be better prepared for disaster. Below are steps everyone should consider to promote family and … Read More
Hurricane Season Intensifies – Are you Ready?
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The last time the U.S. saw two simultaneous hurricanes affect the mainland at the same time was 1933 when a category 3 hurricane hit Texas, and a tropical storm came ashore in Florida. As bad news continues to pummel 2020, we have a chance … Read More
Velocity’s Direct Repair Program helps customers recover quickly after a claim
Jessica has been Velocity customer for two years. In April 2020, she had a small kitchen fire that damaged her stove, backsplash, upper cabinets and vent hood. She contacted the Velocity Claims Center to file a claim and was happy to learn about Velocity’s Direct Repair® Program (DRP). The inside claim representative let her know that she could avoid the … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Amanda O’Brien knows the importance of timing
Amanda O’Brien, Sr. Underwriter for Velocity’s Large Commercial team, knows that timing is everything. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, with a Psychology Degree, Amanda continued bartending during a difficult job market, until a friend at a party encouraged her to apply at Swiss Re. The job would take her from Southern California to San Francisco and would … Read More
If your 2020 vacation evolved into a staycation, take a few moments to record your treasures.
With vacations cancelled due to COVID-19, you still have PTO to burn. Why not schedule a day to make sure you’re prepared in the event of a loss to your home? According to Insurance Information Institute, home fires occur about every 90 seconds in the U.S. We hope it never happens to us, but can you remember every item you … Read More