Heffernan Insurance's InsureMyEquipment.com Site Offers Easy - and Quick - Access from Smartphones

Dec 13, 2010, 11:00 ET from Heffernan Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest independent brokerage firms in the United States, just put a giant bow atop its gift to all the procrastinators in the video production industry who rent equipment.

InsureMyEquipment.com, the online site that allows production technicians to buy insurance on-the-spot, has made it even easier to obtain the all-important certificate of insurance – required by rental stores before any equipment can go out the door. Now operators of still cameras, video cameras, lights and sound machines can use any browser from their smartphones to buy insurance for rental equipment.

InsureMyEquipment.com is designed to be fast and easy. Clients are only required to enter information once, return customers do not have to re-enter data, saving valuable time when technicians need a quick quote. A new dashboard allows users to see current policies and quotes, as well as offering access to previous policies. Finally, any mistakes made when entering data can be easily corrected. Of course, security of information is assured.

"People tend to wait until the last minute to get the paperwork they need and InsureMyEquipment.com is a legitimate and fast way for them to obtain it," says Jeff Jackson, floor manager at rental equipment store Birns & Sawyer, Inc. in Hollywood.  "Our customers have been so happy with the speed, price and ease of it."

The online site, which also offers insurance to operators who own their own equipment, has proven invaluable to the production industry. Since the site was launched in 2009, Heffernan has generated more than 750 equipment policies representing approximately $3 million in premiums. This volume provides the leverage that gives clients comprehensive coverage at very competitive premiums.

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides comprehensive insurance and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Heffernan has additional offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, and Orange, California; Portland, Oregon; and Chesterfield, Missouri.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities.  Each of the firm's 410 employees is granted four paid days off per year to volunteer their time at a local nonprofit.  The Heffernan Group provides a Workplace Wellness program for all employees and many participate in active volunteering events such as the Avon Breast Cancer Walk.

For more information, please visit heffgroup.com or call 800.829.9996.

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Ann Basco

Director of Corporate Communications

Heffernan Insurance Brokers

181 Third Street #200

San Rafael, CA 94901

415.482.7921 X100


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