Is your agency ready for Sandy?

With Hurricane Sandy currently a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds, forecasters are predicting that the storm’s track may lead to a direct hit to the Northeast, as early as next week. With this potential threat, the time is now for you to prepare your agency and staff for the possibility of an interruption in business, and assist your clients in their preparation.

Here’s a few simple tips to help you get started and resources that will help you:


Tip No. 1

Determine your key management-level staff members who will be responsible for making decisions during a catastrophic event. Call them together for an Operations Management Team meeting to make sure you have appropriate plans in place before the storm hits.

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Tip No. 2

In addition to the internal issues of running your business, there are other entities whose information is critical. Be sure to determine who on your staff will deal with these issues and which key employees on your team (with a back-up) will be responsible for them during pre-catastrophe and post-catastrophe times.


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Tip No. 3

Assisting your clients during these types of events is one of the most valuable services you as a professional, independent agent can provide. This is your time to shine and ensure client retention and even new business. Take the opportunity to help your clients prepare for the event with safety tips, coverage information, etc.


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