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NOW HIRING: Customer Service – Personal / Commercial

Finger Lakes Partners Insurance Services, Inc. is a growing insurance agency located in Geneva, Victor and Waterloo. We are looking for customer service professionals to join our team. Our agency is adding a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative and Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative. The preferred candidates will have a minimum three years experience. However, we will also accept resumes without any industry experience.

Essential job requirements:

•Experience as a Property and Casualty Personal Lines or Commercial Lines CSR or a willingness to become a licensed insurance agent.
•A desire to assist and protect our clients.
•Have the capacity, ability and willingness to learn and improve.
•Be a good listener, have the ability to transmit and receive communications clearly.
• Dedicated to high ethical standards, empathy, tolerance, kindness and professionalism.

Job responsibilities:

•Service customer needs, process policy changes. Offer and sell insurance products to our clients and prospects. Prepare proposals, offer advice, marketing.
•Maintain and manage electronic files.

Compensation / benefits:

•Competitive salary with the ability to earn commission and bonus.
•Health insurance, group life, disability, paid vacation and holidays.
•401-k retirement match.
•Agent’s license continuing education.
•Wage negotiable based on experience.

Work environment:

•Each office is a family-like atmosphere, everyone is busy and provides assistance and back up.
•Highly automated to enhance client service and employee experience.
•No high pressure sales, we are in business to protect people.
•Self-managed work, with training, mentoring and oversight as needed/desired.

Job Type: Full-time

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Whether it’s your first car, second home or third child, we can recommend the coverage that best utilizes and protects your assets.

  • What events could jeopardize your family’s finances?
  • What could threaten your assets or your earning ability?
  • How have you prepared to handle those events if they should occur?

We can help you develop a personal insurance plan to protect the people you care about and give you peace of mind. Without a plan:

  • You may be over-insured in some areas and underinsured in others.
  • You may be unaware of the risks to which you are exposed
  • You may be insuring risks that are more emotional than financial in nature.

Our insurance professionals can help you:

  • Identify those events which pose a financial risk to you or your family
  • Determine which methods you are currently using to manage your risks
  • Identify gaps in your current insurance plan

Our goal is to provide you with adequate insurance at a competitive price.

Can I Afford My New Driver?

Young drivers are expensive to insure. Such drivers, particularly teenagers, frequently cause traffic accidents because of their lack of experience and the fact that, due to their youth, they tend to be distracted, risky drivers. If your household is about to add a new driver, make sure that he or she understands that, besides endangering themselves and others, poor driving habits can result in higher premiums or a canceled policy. Here are some methods to help minimize the cost of a new driver:

  • Have your child complete a driver training class. The class’ cost is easily offset by lower insurance premiums. You also gain a more competent young driver.
  • Ask your insurer if it gives discounts to students with good grades.
  • Urge….URGE against texting and driving
  • Find a company that charges a rate according to the car your new driver usually drives instead of assigning him or her to the most expensive vehicle.
  • Try to discourage or delay your child’s driving to school. Insurers charge a lower premium for less frequent driving.
  • Build a long-term relationship with your insurer. Some companies reward longevity by forgiving a driver’s first accident or minor traffic violation.
  • Increase your physical damage deductibles or, for older vehicles, eliminate this coverage.
  • If your child owns a vehicle, he or she should have a separate policy. However, if you share the cost of the car and its insurance, it may make sense to also own or co-own the vehicle. Your ownership interest lets you take advantage of a multiple-car discount.
  • Think carefully about giving a young driver his or her own car. Coverage for young drivers who have full-time access to a vehicle is very expensive. Make sure you balance the considerations of convenience, cost and safety.

Don’t pursue lower premiums blindly. It’s important that your young driver is protected from the financial consequences of causing a serious accident. Further, you may need to protect yourself since you could also be sued for an accident caused by your son or daughter. You might consider getting higher limits of liability by purchasing an umbrella policy. Talk to an insurance professional about more strategies to keep your new driver affordable.