Work From Home? Join the Club

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.

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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.

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The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting

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.

How These Remote Workers Convinced Their Bosses And Clients They Can Work From Anywhere

“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.”

Erica Warren

Source: How These Remote Workers Convinced Their Bosses And Clients They Can Work From Anywhere

Senior Life Insurance Underwriter – Job Positions Available – Elite Sales Processing INC

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.

 Requirements:

  •  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, tgracey@espsvcs.com and/or call direct @ 888-545-5490.

Remote Life Insurance Underwriters Jobs – Ketterling Group – Charlotte, NC | Indeed.com

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.

Remote Life Insurance Underwriters
Ketterling Group – Charlotte, NC
  • 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.

Professional Abilities:
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
Experience
Undergraduate degree and/or equivalent professional work experience
Completion of insurance related coursework and/or accreditations 
CareerBuilder – 1 day ago