Dynamis Blog

Regain Small Group Profitability (Starting This Renewal Season)

Posted by AndyNunemaker on Oct 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’re like most brokers, your small group profitability has taken a hit in recent years. As a result, you’re likely spending less time with your smaller clients and perhaps even considering moving out of the small group business. This blog examines why small group profitability has suffered and, more importantly, how to regain it with your upcoming renewals.

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Topics: Technology, ACA/Compliance, Client Service, Renewal Strategies, Efficiency/Streamlining, Operations

Drastically Reduce Time Spent Quoting Small Group Employee Benefits

Posted by AndyNunemaker on Sep 4, 2018 6:30:00 AM

How many hours do you spent obtaining carrier quote and generating proposals? Are you concerned about small group profitability? Does the upcoming renewal season fill you with dread anticipating the extreme overwhelm?

This blog explores how a quoting engine addresses those concerns and more, including why you need one, how it works and tips for choosing the right vendor.

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Topics: Technology, ACA/Compliance, Client Service, Renewal Strategies, Efficiency/Streamlining, Operations

Does Your Sales Strategy Stink?

Posted by AndyNunemaker on Jul 16, 2018 7:15:00 AM

When you’re sending out cold emails or nurturing existing leads, does your message get the prospect excited? Or are they deleting your emails because it’s the same old stuff they hear everyday?

If your sales strategy isn’t producing the results you want, then it may be time to re-examine both your message and the content you send to back it up.

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Topics: Technology, Sales/Prospecting, Operations

The Cost of Missed Sales Opportunities

Posted by AndyNunemaker on Dec 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

Producers and sales managers generally track important sales metrics: appointments set, business won, close ratio. But sometimes forgotten are the opportunities that didn’t close. The cost of missed sales opportunities can be substantial, so it’s important to understand why opportunities are missed and how to fix those issues.

This blog will examine why sales opportunities are lost, the cost of missed sales opportunities, and strategies to close more of those sales.

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Topics: Sales/Prospecting, Operations

Insurance Renewal Strategies to Make Your Life Easier

Posted by TomRoshar on Oct 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

It’s that time of year: the leaves are changing, football is back… and the busy renewal season is coming up fast. In our last blog, we shared some insurance renewal strategies to combat the chaos that is annual renewal season.

This blog dives deeper into one of those renewal strategies: anticipating challenges and creating preemptive solutions. Embracing this insurance renewal strategy will streamline the entire process and save you (and your clients) valuable time. Here, we’ll list common renewal roadblocks and share ideas for how to make this year your smoothest yet.

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Topics: Technology, Client Service, Renewal Strategies, Efficiency/Streamlining, Operations

3 Insurance Renewal Strategies to Overcome Overwhelm

Posted by AndyNunemaker on Oct 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Renewal season is coming up fast, and we all know it’s an extremely taxing and overwhelming time for benefits brokers. While you can’t necessarily reduce the volume of work, you can streamline certain processes to save you (and your clients) time and frustration. This blog examines three insurance renewal strategies to consider as you plan for the 2017 renewal season.

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Topics: Technology, Client Service, Renewal Strategies, Efficiency/Streamlining, Operations

Integrate Ancillary Benefits Seamlessly Into Your Presentation

Posted by TomRoshar on Apr 27, 2017 6:30:00 AM

With health costs continuing to rise, many employers are tightening their budget—and that often means forgoing ancillary benefit offerings. However, offering more comprehensive benefits package can save employers dollars in other areas.

In this blog, we’ll look at the importance of offering ancillary benefits as an employer, and how brokers can integrate ancillary into their strategic benefit conversations.

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Topics: Differentiation, Client Service, Renewal Strategies, Sales/Prospecting, Operations, ancillary/voluntary benefits

Understanding the Ancillary Benefits Disconnect to Increase Insurance Sales

Posted by AndyNunemaker on Apr 20, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Insurance brokers understand the need for a strong benefits package, but many employers today are falling short of employee demands. Our last blog looked at employee demand (and financial need) for ancillary benefits.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the significant disconnect that exists today in the ancillary benefits market—and how you can use those insights to increase insurance sales.

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Topics: Differentiation, Client Service, Renewal Strategies, Sales/Prospecting, Operations, ancillary/voluntary benefits

The Ancillary Benefits Market is Falling Short of Employee Needs

Posted by TomRoshar on Apr 13, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Finding—and retaining—top talent is a huge concern for employers. It can be tough to find those “superstar” employees, and once you do, you certainly don’t want to lose them. The compensation and benefits package a company offers is a serious consideration of most employees.

However, many employers are falling short in that area, particularly when it comes to ancillary benefits. This blog will look at the ancillary benefits market, and how it is falling short of employee needs and demands.

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Topics: Client Service, Renewal Strategies, Sales/Prospecting, Operations, ancillary/voluntary benefits

Improve Your Insurance Sales Process in 4 Steps with Behavioral Economics

Posted by AndyNunemaker on Mar 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

In our last couple blogs, we talked about how individual internal biases can negatively impact sales performance, and how behavioral economics can impact your insurance sales process on a larger scale.

As a quick reminder, each individual is shaped by their past experiences, which results in internal biases that often dictate future behavior. Essentially, behavioral economics examines why people often make emotional decisions, rather than ones based on logic or objective standards.

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Topics: Sales/Prospecting, Efficiency/Streamlining, Operations