Tens of millions of jobs are still open all across America, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau Of Labor and Statistics (BLS). And though the number is gradually falling as people get back to work, a lot of employers are still struggling to bring staff on. What does it all mean for general agencies? What is their role in helping companies retain their employees?
A general agency is pretty much an insurance broker for brokers. It is a company that acts as an intermediary between insurance carrier and brokerage. For example, consider Dallas-based BenefitMall. The company offers general agency services to thousands of brokers throughout the U.S. They represent more than a hundred carriers as well.
Benefits and Employee Retention
The first thing employers tend to look at when considering retention issues is the benefits package. Generally, that means starting with health insurance. Does an employer offer …