St. Petersburg, Florida – October 27, 2015 – St. Petersburg firm adds licensed adjusters and support staff
BinTech Partners, Inc., an affiliate of St. Petersburg, FL-based Bankers Financial Corporation, announced today it will hire approximately 150 new employees as it expands its insurance processing operations.
The company, which provides single-source policy administration, claims servicing, and private flood and National Flood Insurance Program policies, is seeking 150 experienced adjusters holding Georgia All Lines Adjuster’s Licenses, and is opening positions for related managers, trainers and support staff in Gwinnett County.
Steve Messina, BinTech General Manager, announced the addition of the positions, saying “The creation of these new jobs is another major milestone for us, as BinTech continues to build on its reputation for delivering obsessive customer service with tailored, client-focused solutions.“ He continued, “We are excited to be able to add associates to our payroll, not just as an indicator of our growth and success, but as a positive move for the local and state economy and workforce.”
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.bankersfinancialcorp.com/careers. For more information about BinTech Partners, Inc., please go to www.BinTechPartners.com. To learn more about the Bankers Financial Corporation family of businesses, please visit www.bankersfinancialcorp.com.
Bankers employees in four states donate goods, services and time to make an impact
St. Petersburg, FL April 22, 2013 – Bankers Financial Corporation (BFC) and its affiliates celebrated a week of community service in its diverse locales with a company-wide “Impact Week,” April 15-19. One highlight of the event was a $20,000 contribution to Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa Bay, a nonprofit organization serving poor and homeless families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties. Local BFC employees staffed various work shifts at Metropolitan Ministries headquarters throughout the week, illustrating the company’s stated focus on “creating a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work.”
Chairman and CEO John Strong said, “As a family-based business, we believe in helping families. I am very proud of all our associates and the spirit with which they embraced our inaugural Impact Week initiative. Our employees’ financial contribution will have a long-lasting and meaningful impact, helping care for four homeless children for an entire year.” The funds came from associates’ bake sales, raffles and voluntary “Casual for a Cause” donations.
“Our goal this year was to have Bankers employees in all our locations reach out and impact their local communities,” said Bankers Insurance Group Director of Builders Products, Jay Fontanini. “We want everyone to know – whether in Naperville, IL or Metairie, LA or the Twin Cities area or Indianapolis or anywhere else in Florida where we operate – that we realize giving back is essential. We believe in doing good as well as doing business.”
Metropolitan Ministries President Tim Marks said, “I love that Bankers employees both volunteered and donated. Busload after busload of people came and tackled anything that needed to be done. These BFC employees are engaged and committed to helping.”
Scott Bedrosian, Senior Director of Community Programs & Partnerships at Metropolitan Ministries, added, “This group is as good as it gets. We truly cannot think of anything they could have done differently. Everyone was squared away, enthusiastic and organized.”
Other charitable groups to which BFC employees donated time and monies so far this year include Boca Helping Hands, The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, The Jesus Loves You Ministry, Loaves & Fishes, The Martin Luther King Community Center of Indianapolis, The Marie Sandvik Center, The Bridge For Youth, The Children’s Table, Second Helpings, The New Orleans Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Miracle Hill, Meals on Wheels and Second Harvest.
Business Writer Chris Pryer reported some interesting insights into why insurers choose to outsource. He says, “… insurance companies need to concentrate on their core competencies: writing new business, merger and acquisitions, etc. Outsourcing support functions allows them to concentrate their focus on activities that contribute to growth.”
Steve Holcomb, president of Trumbull Services, highlights four distinct groups of insurance processes that are being outsourced:
- Field-based services. Services performed over a large geographical area, including loss prevention and premium auditing.
- Policy administration and billing. This is a third alternative to the buy- versus-build question. It also elevates the process to a best-practice level in all areas: technology, customer service, insurance expertise and transaction processing.
- Financial recoveries. This includes subrogation and premium (and overdue premium) collection.
- Data management (and analysis) and statutory and regulatory reporting.
Pryer concludes, “…insurance companies will continue to adopt more relevant business models. (One of the most obvious, made possible by the Internet, is the virtual insurance company.) Fiercer competition, rapidly evolving technology, deregulation and the resultant spawning of more innovative insurance products, terrorism, and a volatile economic landscape all demand business solutions that surpass the capabilities of in-house staff. Insurance companies that are willing to take stock of their inadequacies, accurately assess their needs, and consult with outsourcing experts to ensure partnering with the right provider will be in the best position to not only survive, but prosper…”
2011 saw 19 tropical storms between June 1 and November 30, which ties last year for the third-busiest of all time with 1887, 1996, and 2010.
But according to Colorado State forecasters Philip Klotzbach and William Gray, this year could be much calmer. “A warming tropical Pacific and a cooling tropical Atlantic are leading us to think that the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season will have less activity.” The forecasters concluded that “the chances of an El Niño event this summer and fall are relatively high.”
Max Mayfield, Vice-Chair of the National Hurricane Conference, will tell you not to rely too heavily on predictions, however. “One thing that amazes me at the beginning of each hurricane season is how many people and the media misuse the various hurricane seasonal outlooks,” Max says. “These outlooks only tell you about how many storms and hurricanes we are likely to have in the Atlantic Basin. They do not tell us where or when they will hit. These seasonal outlooks should have absolutely nothing to do with a person’s hurricane preparedness plan. If you live in a hurricane vulnerable location, you should be prepared no matter what the seasonal outlook calls for.”
The lesson here? Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.