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More than 430 businesses and organizations belong to the Chamber to receive benefits and support efforts to strengthen their businesses and the region. Increased membership allows the Chamber to offer additional programs and benefits, have a stronger voice in advocacy and be involved in more activities and initiatives. The Chamber welcomes Swift Kennedy & Associates.
Swift Kennedy & Associates, an insurance brokerage firm, is now offering Swift Virtual, a digital employee benefits platform, to help employers, human resources/benefits staff, and employees face the challenges of the current fast-paced, ever-changing business environment.
“The reason we’re offering these virtual services is that we believe employee benefits are personal and understand that the current business environment has created many new challenges for purchasing and renewing plan offerings, day-to-day administration, employee engagement, and education of new hires,” said Jerry Calistri, Swift Kennedy’s President and CEO.
This digital platform will give business owners the option of virtual face-to-face meetings with benefit specialists to review and discuss insurance options, strategies, and renewals in the comfort of their own office. It will also provide decision makers with online benefit administration, virtual open enrollment meetings, group outreach opportunities, employee education, and day-to-day support.
In addition, this communications portal will offer employee engagement, individualized employee enrollments, Benefits App (Apple/Android and desktop) for benefit communication, and identification cards. Employees will also have access to a virtual benefit support team that is available via phone, webchat, or video conference to review and discuss benefit related items.
Swift Kennedy, which is offering its clients this service for free, will also remain available for employer onsite meetings when clients request them.
“We believe that going virtual should be an integral part of any employer’s group benefit planning, because modernizing this aspect of their business will allow them to keep up with the many important changes now happening in health insurance and benefits administration,” said Calistri.
Swift Kennedy & Associates, which specializes in group employee benefits, individual plans, and senior policies, helps businesses find affordable employee benefit plans, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and alternative funding options. This full-service agency offers all health insurance carriers in Pennsylvania and has offices in Williamsport, State College, DuBois, Wilkes-Barre, and Virginia Beach.