VRU Prepared for a remote workforce years before COVID-19
April employee spotlight: Jon Hill, Justin Mealer and Clay Thompson
The Velocity leadership team watched how quickly the news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) went from a handful of cases in Seattle to more than 1,000 across the U.S. in less than a month. Within 24 hours, they made the decision that the safety of the employees was their #1 priority … Read More
Meet Shaneka Jordan
Velocity Risk Underwriters has moved to a Work from Home environment due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and our employees have adapted extremely well to their temporary new normal. This month, we are spotlighting Shaneka Jordan, a business development analyst. Before we share her story, we wanted to know how she’s adapting to working from home with a 5- & … Read More
Keeping Cyber Criminals Away from Remote Employees
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Velocity Risk Underwriters, like many corporations, has moved to a work from home environment to keep our employees safe and to help flatten the curve and reduce the spread of the virus. While working from home has many advantages for employees, including no dress code and keeping pets company throughout the day, there … Read More
Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
To our valued customers and partners,
Our local and global communities are facing unparalleled times, and our employees, producers, customers and families are at the forefront of our minds. We continue to work with local health officials and government leaders as they focus on reducing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we will remain vigilant in serving and supporting … Read More
Reflections on Women’s History Month
Velocity Risk Underwriters open its doors in 2015 in a small office in Nashville with a dozen employees and an idea to disrupt the catastrophe insurance business. Velocity not only looked at the industry differently than most, it also knew the importance of diversity and launched its operation with women making up more than half of the original team, including … Read More
Spring Forward to a Safer Home
On Sunday, March 8, most of us will “spring forward” one hour, which means we can make better use of the daylight, and according to some studies, save electricity due to natural light for an extra hour each evening. Another important item to remember at this time each year — and again when we turn our clocks back — is … Read More
Is your dishwasher at risk for leaking?
At Velocity, we work very hard to partner with only the best vendors. We check their work, their credentials and their reviews. Rytech is a highly successful restoration vendor that has become a leader in the water damage restoration and mold remediation industry and currently serves 49 major markets across 25 states. As a company that has tremendous knowledge … Read More
Employee Spotlight for February 2020 – Justin Paschal
Justin Paschal is a Senior Developer at Velocity and has been with the company since September 2017, making him Velocity’s first official IT employee. With 23 years as a developer in seven different industries, Justin is one of the most well-rounded and talented team members, providing creative technological solutions across all business units. Justin spends his time building platforms for … Read More
Do you have confidence your insurer can pay your claim?
At Velocity Risk Underwriters, LLC, we know the importance of having confidence in the company that insures your most important asset: your home. Too often, homeowners think all carriers and coverage are the same and choose their homeowner insurance based on price.
Our goal is to provide best-in-class coverage and claims service to coastal markets at a competitive price. This … Read More
Protect your home from ice dams
Punxsutawney Phil may have a predicted an early spring, but you can’t always rely on a groundhog for accurate weather forecasts. In the event we still have a few more weeks of winter, it’s a good idea to be aware of ice dams and how to prevent them.
An Ice Dam is a hump of ice that forms at the … Read More