Iam pleased to announce a bundle of new insurance benefits for small and independent business owners who are smart enough to join us at IBN! These benefits are made possible by IBN’s collaboration with an insurance broker and underlying carrier that are committed to supporting small companies throughout North America.
Before I get to the benefits, I want to first tell you that the broker we have been working with since 2006, Stratus Insurance Services, Inc., is now Veracity Insurance Solutions, LLC. Daryle Stafford, the new President & CEO, has been with the company for many years and is the driving force behind the programs IBN offers. I am excited to continue our relationship, which has been strengthened through the years, and is now poised to offer a variety of new services to help IBN members grow and thrive in the new economy. Here are the new services:
The new Identity Theft Protection coverage is now included with every Indie Beauty policy, effective midnight May 15, 2012. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information to commit crimes. With the new Identity Theft Protection, you can easily recover from such an incident. This popular new coverage includes case management services to help manage the theft, $15,000 expense reimbursement coverage to help get your credit and identity back, and a low deductible of only $250.
All IBN members who joined and/or renewed their membership and insurance after midnight EST on May 15, 2012, have this coverage, and it continues for current new and renewing members. You do not have to do anything to activate it. I am so thrilled to be able to offer this to my members at no additional cost.
Canadian Handmade Coverage
Later this month, a new program covering handmade soap and cosmetics companies in Canada will launch. I don’t have an exact date yet, but I will let you know the moment it’s nailed down. This long-awaited coverage includes the same coverage US IBN members enjoy.
The price will be the comparable to that for US IBN members, and more details will be provided later this month.
Massage Therapists, Estheticians, and Cosmetologists
Soon, even if you don’t sell products, you will be eligible as an IBN member for fantastic rates on coverage for the services you provide to help your clients look and feel their best.
This new program makes me especially happy because so many service providers use the products IBN members make. The relationships IBN will facilitate will help product manufacturers connect with service providers who use their products in spas and salons throughout North America, and will help service providers find the products they need to give their customers the best facials, massages, makeup application, and hair care services.
Along with Veracity, I am thrilled to bring you these new services this month. I am especially excited that the joining together of handmade and service-based entrepreneurs in the health and wellness arenas will strengthen our overall community and give each member access to amazing new collaborative opportunities with like-minded small business owners throughout North America.
The pricing for these programs is still being finalized, but I am authorized to say that they are extremely competitive and most appealing for any small business owner.
… All of This, On Top Of IBN’s Amazing Business Building Benefits …
These new coverage options will all be available with your purchase of membership in IBN, which since 2000, continues to entitle you to so much more than insurance, including exclusive telseminars and webinars to help you grow your business, improve your marketing skills and boost your confidence level so you can sell your products and services with the grace and style that only you have.
The rest of June cannot get here soon enough for me. I can’t wait to fully roll out these new services for you. What a thrill to serve IBN members!
And just a little note to make sure it’s all clear. IBN does not provide insurance services. Veracity is the insurance broker. You can learn more about the company here.
Question: Do you know anyone who could use these amazing new services? Could you use them?