How to maintain your mental health while working from home
Pretty good article online at Fast Company.
I’ve been working from home since 2006. As a result social distancing and hoarding come naturally now. The article has several good suggestions and well worth reading.
Personally I would add one more suggestion to the list: your favorite music. Today is a Willie Day.
FlexJobs just did a state-by-state analysis of telecommuting based on Census data and found that Colorado, Vermont, and Oregon continue to top the list, as they have for the past five years.
Graphic courtesy of flexjobs.
In May 2018 I will have worked from home for 12 years.
The laundry is always caught up, someone is home for the service calls, and dinner is on the table at a reasonably normal hour.
Workers who “telecommute” appear to have a lot more job satisfaction than folks who report to an office every day. But that positive comes with trade-offs. Remote employees may also have a harder time separating work from their personal lives, and they can become socially isolated.
Source: The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting
Friends? The wine shop manager, grocery store employees, and staff at the YMCA.
No, I’m not socially isolated.
“Managers know who is a high performer and who is not—it’s not a secret. If you have people that you’re afraid if they’re working out of your sight, then they aren’t getting work done, why are they working for you in the first place? That’s not a ‘work remotely’ problem. That’s a management problem.”
Source: How These Remote Workers Convinced Their Bosses And Clients They Can Work From Anywhere
Senior Life Insurance Underwriter
Elite Sales Processing, Inc. (ESP) a highly recognized National Insurance Services TPA provider located in Omaha, Nebraska has an immediate need for Full Time Senior Life Insurance Underwriters. Home Office or Remote positions are available.
These positions are available immediately.
- 10 years senior life insurance underwriting experience.
- Current approval limits $2,000,000 plus and up to Table 16
- Brokerage – Sub-Standard Experience required.
- Financial underwriting experience.
- Strong Human relations and communication skills.
- FLMI or FALU preferred but not required.
- Ability to work quickly and efficiently with an automated work flow system.
- Strong knowledge of MIB, Privacy laws and Insurance Compliance regulations.
Please send resume to Tom Gracey, Chairman/Chief Underwriting Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call direct @ 888-545-5490.
There seem to be more life underwriting positions opening up around the industry. But as I suspected, there are some disturbing trends entering our business and profession. The ad below is pulled from Indeed.com. The bold highlights are mine. These positions are part-time positions. Compensation is fee based.
To say this disturbs me would be an understatement.
Remote Life Insurance Underwriters job – Ketterling Group –Charlotte, NC | Indeed.com.
- Position is eligible for remote work.
Our client is the market leader in medical information services that help our clients make informed decisions and improve the lives of those they serve.
About the opportunity: Our client’s Underwriting Department is seeking experienced Life and LTC Underwriters to do medical summarizations, as well as provide full underwriting, quick quotes and support other lines of underwriting business. This is a part-time (fee based) 30 – 35 hour a week position Monday – Friday. Plus, weekends and overtime as business needs demand. There is opportunity for growth into salaried positions.
Proven track record of critical thinking capabilities
Commitment to excellence while maintaining required productivity levels
Ability to think ‘outside the box’ and determine areas of process improvements
Focused on continued education and professional growth
Team player and detail oriented
5+ years of life underwriting in a home office environment
Proven ability to work in a virtual office setting
Must be able to work independently and efficiently
Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office products
Well versed in internet applications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong computer skills, including the ability to work with multiple systems
Undergraduate degree and/or equivalent professional work experience
Completion of insurance related coursework and/or accreditations
CareerBuilder – 1 day ago
I have shameless copied this job posting from Indeed.com because my website gets a lot of visitors looking for work. If you’re looking for work I wish you much success in finding what you are looking for. I have personally been home office based for nearly 8 years. Not a bad way to make a living. I miss the corporate politics and meetings but not much else.
Life Insurance Underwriters job – New York, NY | Indeed.com.
|Life Insurance Underwriters, 15 insurance underwriters needed immediately by well-known national insurance company. You may work at home!These are full time positions working Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm from the comfort of your home. You will earn $20 to $35 an hour or more, depending on you experience and abilities.
You will be responsible for:
- Assessing medical and financial risk to protect the mortality results of the organization while also supporting sales.
- Emailing customers and occasionally speaking with them regarding their insurance.
- Underwriting complex formal applications and informal quote applications with the ability to evaluate and take final action in an independent manner within approval authority guidelines.
- Analyzing complex information and interpreting same to reach comprehensive medical and financial assessments based on company guidelines and policy.
- Effectively managing change, defusing conflict and negotiate positive results.
In order to be considered, you must have at least 8+ years of life underwriting experience with demonstrated competence handling large face amount cases. In addition, you need:
- Experience with brokerage distribution marketplace.
- Approval authority minimum of $2,000,000 experience.
- FLMI, FALU and/or CLU designations preferred.
If you have superior technical underwriting skills, are able to manage a large caseload, and seek a position where you may work from the comfort of your home, then please send your resume now, in complete confidentiality to:
$20.00 to $35.00
9am – 5 pm
Interested in this position? For more details, contact email@example.com
Corporate Resource Services is an equal opportunity employer
CRS Co. – 18 days ago – save job – original job – block
Sixth Circuit rules that telecommuting may be a reasonable accommodation – Articles – Employee Benefit News.
Under this precedent, an employer may be required to grant some degree of telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation. However, employers still may require regular attendance during regular working hours, even if that attendance is via telecommuting
The article notes the employee was terminated and had a history of irritable bowel syndrome. Now this whole work from home thing is getting real interesting.