• Employee Spotlight – Taylor Elrod Embodies All of Velocity’s Core Values


    Taylor Elrod, Sales Operations Manager at Velocity Risk Underwriters, was looking for opportunities to grow outside her Fortune 500 administrative job when a recruiter called her in early 2016. She had considered several options that better suited her degree in communications. Working for an insurance company was not on the radar, but she decided to move forward with the … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Max Turchan Innovates Insurance Data with Science and Technology

    Russian born, Maxim (Max) Turchan, Sr. Data Analyst, experienced more in his first six years than many of us experience in six decades. When his family emigrated from Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, his father wanted a better life for his family and settled in America where he worked many jobs outside of his field of robotics … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – It’s all in the details for Mary Beth Walls

    Mary Beth Walls, Underwriter, knows that she’s conscientious, accurate, precise and detail-oriented, and she has the results to prove it. Not only does she love personality assessments, she knows the results of her co-workers’ assessments and uses that knowledge to help guide her to be a better partner in her role as underwriter at Velocity Risk Underwriters.

    Before joining Velocity, … Read More

  • Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

    National Preparedness Month (NPN) was born out of the tragedies of September 11, 2001. We are all encouraged to take steps for our own survival preparations. “Ready” is part of the Department of Homeland Security and has laid out a plan to help us all be better prepared for disaster. Below are steps everyone should consider to promote family and … Read More

  • Hurricane Season Intensifies – Are you Ready?

    NOTE: If you need to file a claim, call us 24/7 at 844-878-2567 or visit

    The last time the U.S. saw two simultaneous hurricanes affect the mainland at the same time was 1933 when a category 3 hurricane hit Texas, and a tropical storm came ashore in Florida. As bad news continues to pummel 2020, we have a chance … Read More

  • Velocity’s Direct Repair Program helps customers recover quickly after a claim

    Jessica has been Velocity customer for two years. In April 2020, she had a small kitchen fire that damaged her stove, backsplash, upper cabinets and vent hood. She contacted the Velocity Claims Center to file a claim and was happy to learn about Velocity’s Direct Repair® Program (DRP). The inside claim representative let her know that she could avoid the … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Amanda O’Brien knows the importance of timing

    Amanda O’Brien, Sr. Underwriter for Velocity’s Large Commercial team, knows that timing is everything. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, with a Psychology Degree, Amanda continued bartending during a difficult job market, until a friend at a party encouraged her to apply at Swiss Re. The job would take her from Southern California to San Francisco and would … Read More

  • If your 2020 vacation evolved into a staycation, take a few moments to record your treasures.

    With vacations cancelled due to COVID-19, you still have PTO to burn. Why not schedule a day to make sure you’re prepared in the event of a loss to your home? According to Insurance Information Institute, home fires occur about every 90 seconds in the U.S. We hope it never happens to us, but can you remember every item you … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Rob Rice takes 1,000 pieces of data and paints a beautiful picture

    Rob Rice is one of Velocity Risk Underwriter’s Senior Claims Data Analysts, and he loves data! If you enjoy the satisfaction of finishing a 1,000-piece puzzle, you’ll understand the thrill Rob feels when he can take complicated data and let it tell a story that anyone can understand.

    After Rob graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in … Read More

  • Are you prepared for extreme heat this summer?

    If it seems like we have to wake up earlier and earlier to get in our morning walk or run, it may be because 2020 is tied for the hottest year since 2016, according to NOAA. The data for January through May compares temperatures from the past 141 years.

    It’s important to understand the dangers of extreme heat on … Read More