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Despite our size, Relation feels like a family company. Here, a handshake matters. Because we believe trust is the foundation of every successful relationship. We'll take time to listen and get to know you. Understand your challenges... and provide practical solutions. Because you deserve more than an insurance company. You deserve a partner, a teammate, a friend in the business. So we start with trust, then work to connect the dots to help you save time and regain control over insurance decisions, whether personal or professional - so you, your family, and your organization can be healthier and safer.

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Benefitfirst is a private cloudbased benefits eligibility management product that automates and supports an employers complete benefits cycle with an unmatched focus on accuracy. Customized to each client and each employee Benefitfirst is business rules driven and includes routine exports to carriersTPAs and standard weekly audits ensuring an eligibility error rate of less than 1 percent. Benefitfirst also significantly reduces administration time by as much as 80. Administrators can save up to 40 minutes per life event for their employees.Benefitfirst is a robust benefits eligibility management tool that audits and transmits millions of eligibility updates to hundreds of carriers and vendors each year. Its nimble and easy to modify because weve always understood how much benefits can vary and how often they change. Our deep industry knowledge enables us to deliver innovative solutions tailored to each client.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I find an insurance broker near Columbia?

Mployer Advisor lets you search for Columbia-area insurance brokers, advisors, or consultants in one place. Narrow your results at the top of this page by M Score rating, company size, the type of insurance you’re looking for, or even your industry.

How are insurance brokers in Columbia paid?

Most often business insurance brokers are paid through commissions and fees. Small and mid-size companies’ insurance brokers are typically paid through commissions. These are paid to the broker by the insurance company you select. Larger companies often set up a fee-based arrangement instead of a commission-based arrangement with their broker or consultant partner.

Can I compare insurance brokers in the Columbia area?

It can feel overwhelming to sift through the many brokers in the Columbia area. It’s why Mployer Advisor provides a free comprehensive list of all Columbia insurance brokers. We include overviews, customer reviews, and our independent rating called an M Score. The higher the M Score, the broader the broker’s experience. With an M Score, you are empowered to choose the best broker for your company.

What is the difference between an insurance broker, agent, and a consultant in Columbia?

Insurance brokers, agents, and consultants in Columbia all have a similar role as they help a business or individual select an insurance company and plan.

You can use Mployer Advisor to find Columbia based insurance brokers and consultants.

Should I hire an independent Columbia insurance broker?

Finding the best insurance for your business can feel intimidating, as there are a lot of options in Columbia. For most organizations, it’s beneficial to hire an independent broker.

An insurance broker local to the Columbia area will have familiarity to the Columbia healthcare systems and insurance plans. This gives Columbia insurance brokers unique insight that others from out of the area may not have. Also, independent insurance brokers are able to quote you prices for your employees from a wider range of insurance carriers and therefore can often find prices and plans that better fit unique needs.

How do I choose a benefits broker in Columbia?

It can feel overwhelming to sift through the many brokers in the Columbia area. That is why Mployer Advisor provides a free comprehensive list of all Columbia insurance brokers. We include overviews, customer reviews, and our independent rating called an M Score.

Can I change my insurance broker?

If you are currently working with a broker, it’s important to know that you can always change your insurance broker. Even if you’re happy with your broker, it’s a good idea to evaluate Columbia-based insurance brokers often.

If you do not feel like you as a business are not receiving the right price or level of service you deserve, you should evaluate a new insurance broker. Mployer Advisor provides a free list of Columbia based insurance brokers and consultants for you to review including customer ratings and independent scores.

Will my insurance broker handle my insurance claims?

Insurance brokers in Columbia do not specifically handle claims, that is the role of your insurance carrier. Your insurance broker can help you navigate the claims process if needed, especially for large and or questionable claims.

Do all Columbia brokers have an M Score?

We work hard to ensure every M Score is accurate, helpful, and pushes the insurance brokerage industry to be open and transparent. It’s calculated using a brokerage's breadth and depth of experience across industries, employer sizes, and offerings. An industry-first, the M Score is available for most Columbia-based brokers and more are being added every day.

When is the best time to shop for a new insurance broker?

Making the right insurance choice saves money, helps retain the best employees, and can prevent unforeseen costs. An insurance broker is an invaluable asset so the best time to shop for a new Columbia-area insurance broker is earlier than you think. Extra time helps identify the skills and capabilities expected of your ideal broker, lets you understand how different brokers deliver different results, and gives you the ability to use neutral third-party tools like Mployer Advisor to evaluate broker options.

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