Thursday, November 29, 2012

Senn Dunn Insurance Announces New Hires for November

Senn Dunn Insurance announces the hiring of five new associates during the month of November.  Four new Associates were hired in Greensboro, Jackie Ireland, Sonya Moore, Laura Jones, and Crystal Michael.

Michele Wood was hired in Raleigh.

Welcome to Senn Dunn!!!

To read more on our new associates please go to our website:  Click here

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2012 Senn Dunn Insurance Shopping day!

Monday November 26 was the kick off day to Senn Dunn's annual Shopping Day event for the service team members.  The service team members can schedule a half day off to go shopping, spend it with co-workers, or do whatever they wish!  The event is to show appreciation to the service team and the work they do for Senn Dunn!  The shooping day kicked off with breakfast at each of the offices.

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Variation of Overpayment Scam Takes Aim at Small Business

A North Carolina small business was targeted this week by a con artist using a new twist on overpayment scams.

A hair salon in Raleigh got an email from someone seeking to hire it for a big job right before Thanksgiving. The scammer provided a credit card number to pay for the services in advance, and asked the small business for a “favor”: add an extra $1,000 to the credit card tab, and then wire that money to a transportation company that would deliver the clients to the salon. Skeptical employees smelled a rat and reported the scam to the Attorney General’s Office. Now we’re looking into the scam and warning other North Carolina businesses not to fall for a similar ploy.

Overpayment scams aren’t new. They typically involve a large check sent to an individual who has posted something for sale online. The check is made out for more than the asking price, and the seller is asked to wire back the extra money. In other variations, you receive a check for allegedly winning a prize or a contest and you’re asked to wire some of the funds back to cover taxes or fees. After you send back the money, the bank determines that the check is counterfeit. The money you had in-hand vanishes, and the “extra” money that you returned ends up coming out of your own funds.

To avoid any kind of overpayment scam, never agree to accept extra payment and then return or forward the funds.

If you spot a scam, report it to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or file a complaint online at

This message brought to you on behalf of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

United Way Agency Partner Fair

The United Way Agency Partner fair was November 13th at Senn Dunn and it was very successful!  The agencies that were here are representative of the 29 partner agencies that provide services through 85 different programs funded by your United Way donation.

If you would like to learn more about these agencies or to make a donation please follow the link below.  You can specify which agency will receive your donation and if you don't live in the Greensboro area you can designate another United Way Agency.

Your support of United Way helps make real lasting change in our community!


Also, congratulations to Tammy Eubanks and Karen Hatchett who each won a drawing for a gas card!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Greensboro Sports Council Rookie of the Year

Valerie Edson of Human Resources won Greensboro Sports Council Rookie of the Year award presented at the annual reception on September 27th.

Nominations are solicited from Sports Council members and award winner selected from those nominations based on participation and involvement in Sports Council events and activities.

Congratulations Valerie!

Senn Dunn Insurance Joins Benefit Advisors Network

Senn Dunn Insurance is the newest member of Benefit Advisors Network (BAN), a national network of progressive, independently owned employee benefit brokers and consulting firms.

“In order to become a Smart Partner® - or member – Senn Dunn had to pass a screening process with our staff, our board, and with current members that comprise our Membership Committee,” said BAN Executive Director Perry Braun. “We are not just looking for a progressive firm, but also a firm that has a philosophy that fits with the DNA of our current members. -We examine ethics in business, knowledge of the industry, as well as commitment to providing high quality service. We feel Senn Dunn represents the ‘best of the best’ in their market”

To read more on this story please go here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Carrier Appreciation Day

On Thursday November 1st, Senn Dunn Insurance hosted their annual Carrier Appreciation Day where the insurance carriers got together with Senn Dunn for an afternoon to just relax, catch up, and have fun.  There was a cornhole competition, Barbecue and BBQ chicken to enjoy!

The winners of the Cornhole competition were:

First Place: Mark Guanciale from Cincinnati Insurance and Charlie Holderness-$50 target gift card

Second Place: Rob Allonier and Jan Thomas from Synergy- $25 target gift card

Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the time together to catch up!

UHC: New Website Promotes a Healthier Nation, Encourages Participation in Helping Fight Obesity and Diabetes

United Healthcare (UHC) has created a website to raise awareness about the growing rate of obesity in this country. On the site, employees can learn about preventing and managing diabetes and obesity. They will find practical tools and resources, including goal and tip sheets, a risk quiz, and informational videos from Dr. Oz and other health and wellness experts. This can also be a great resource for parents who want to help their overweight or obese child. The site offers ideas to help change a family's eating and fitness habits for better health.

For more information and to take advantage of what this site has to offer please visit the full website.

BCBSNC: Wake Forest On-site Service Program

Patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center now have on-site support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) customer service and claims professionals. For more information, please view the full press release from BCBSNC.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Jr. Achievement Ceremony

On October 18th, Wes Bartlett, Executive Vice President-Employee Benefits, and a few others were involved with the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  Dr. Nido Qubein was inducted this year and Wes was chair-elect and also helped with the silent auction and the closing segment of the ceremony.

The Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame was organized in 1980 to honor those prominent business people who have made extraordinary and enduring contributions of leadership to their community. The Business Hall of Fame is intended to encourage and inspire young people to create a career in business and contribute to their communities.

Scary Halloween Afternoon at Senn Dunn!

Ghouls, goblins, cowboys, warewolves, witches, and Minnie Mouse were just a few of the costumes at Senn Dunn's trick or treat afternoon.  Children were able to walk around and get candy from the offices.  It was a great time for the children to come together and have fun while their parents watched on and had fun as well!  Thank you to all who participated!