ORLA quote process for 2018
We’re using a different process than usual for ORLA.
posted June 13, 2018
As of January 1, 2018, the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA) became SAIF's newest group partnership. To help launch this program, we're proactively offering the ORLA/SAIF group program to any accounts in the SAIF service center who met our group eligibility criteria and are not currently in another group at their renewal.
For agents, this means rather than calling SAIF to ask for a group proposal, we're sending you an ORLA/SAIF quote approximately 30-45 days prior to their renewal. The customer is still getting the nongroup SAIF renewal sent directly to them; we're asking the agents to forward the ORLA/SAIF quote to their customers.
Although the ORLA quote option is addressed to the customer, it is only being sent to the agent for presentation to the customer. With the quote, we're providing an email to the agent explaining our process and providing a link to the ORLA membership site so agents and customers can explore ORLA's member benefits and can check the membership cost.
This process is different than our usual one for group quoting, and we'll continue to do this for 2018. Our reason for this extra effort is that under DCBS rules, whatever number of ORLA/SAIF group program participants we have at the end of 2018, we can only add 50 percent new group participants in each subsequent year.
Please be sure to have the signed enrollment form back to SAIF prior to the customer's renewal date to be included in the group.
Thank you, agents, for your help so far! We're counting on your help to make sure our 2018 numbers are strong with this ever-growing industry. If you have any questions about this process, or about one of your customers, please contact Pat Morrill (503.373.8827), Kim Turner (503.373.8128) or Erika Meier (503.373.8749).