September 29, 2017

Lending a Helping Hand: Workers’ Compensation & Out of State Coverage


When disaster strikes, it’s common to see people come together to help out their fellow neighbor, community, state or even country.  The recent weather events, specifically in Texas & Florida, have proven yet again the spirit of human kind is not lost.  There will be many people traveling across the country to lend a helping hand in the recovery efforts with most of them being contractors.  It’s important to keep in mind before you head south to review your Workers’ Compensation policy and give your agent a call to be sure you avoid any gap in coverage as each insurance … Continue reading

July 1, 2016

Mentor or Mentee, That is the Question


Here at VAST, we have implemented a mentorship program that pairs two individuals in the office (typically a new employee & a more seasoned employee) to help build successful careers and relationships within the organization. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been both a mentor & mentee and I would have to say both were beneficial. As a mentor, I was able to: Connect with a team member outside of the office and learn more about them personally. Help provide insight about our core values & culture. Become a role model with positive influence. Become a source of information & … Continue reading

October 7, 2015

TOSS – Making a Good First Impression


I read somewhere that it takes just one-tenth of a second for us to judge someone and make a first impression. The same rings true when we approach an insurance company to price a piece of business for one of our insureds or prospective clients. As a business owner, you want to be sure you are presenting yourself in a good light with insurance companies. We have found out time and time again it does make a difference when it comes to your premium, or the number of options you will have. As Director of Account Marketing here at VAST, … Continue reading

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