Since our founding, GIS has been a player in insurance industry background checks. We truly know the ins and outs of the industry, where insurers typically run into issues during the background checks and – more importantly – how to solve those issues. From compliance to turnaround time to the ability to run checks on employees and producers, GIS has the solutions you need.
Compliance is never as simple as you want it to be. Standard hiring compliance can be difficult; adding the various state laws to it just ups the ante. But we’ve got you covered – we understand your unique challenges and we know how to help you.
Literally every single state in the U.S. has some requirements for insurance industry hiring. They vary from state to state, and some are very similar, but it’s your responsibility to understand the requirements as they apply to your state. It’s our responsibility to help you understand those regulations and how to fulfill those regulations. Not only do we provide the specialized services you need, we provide much needed assistance for these services. For instance, we offer a guide on state requirements on background checks in the insurance industry that details (in part) what types of checks you have to run and how renewals are handled.
Just like with insurance-specific hiring laws, it’s your to understand background screening regulations as they apply to you, but it’s our job to help you understand what regulations apply to you and how, and to help you fulfill those regulations. We take this responsibility seriously. Not only do we actively search for and report on a broad range of compliance issues, we issue frequent compliance alerts that help you understand how any changes impact you. Most importantly, we offer a full complement of compliance services.
We make it easy for you to fulfill all your FCRA and state requirements, offering compliant electronic Authorization & Disclosure solutions, as well as a full Adverse Action program, complete with Individualized Assessment. We further provide forms and guides to help you maintain compliance with other hiring Guidances, like the EEOC’s.
Candidate experience is the hot topic right now, but it goes so much further than just ensuring that the candidate has a pleasant recruiting experience. To get the best employees and producers, and to get them up and running fast, you really need to minimize the burdens on the applicant throughout the entire hiring process. Each inefficiency within the process, from recruiting to onboarding, is just another opportunity to lose your best candidates.
By integrating with your chosen HRIS, GIS can simplify the background screening process. We can take whatever information the HRIS provides to us to initiate the background check, and ask your applicants to just (electronically!) fill in the gaps using our Applicant Entry Portal.
We know that time is of the essence. On average, the final report is delivered to you within 48 hours, with some searches ready instantly. What’s more, by using tools like our Applicant Entry Portal, we get required information from the applicant much quicker, meaning that we can initiate the check earlier and get it done earlier.
Every hiring process is rife with forms that must be completed – from the authorization and disclosure for the background check to the Form I-9 for onboarding. GIS provides electronic services for all of these forms, which eases the burden on the applicant and makes them more likely to complete the paperwork.
If you can think of a check, chances are that GIS does it. In addition to our standard services, GIS offers solutions specially designed for the insurance industry.
Pangea for Insurance
Our Pangea for Insurance platform transforms paper intensive tedious processes to an automated, fully-functional workflow. Through our Contracting Dashboard, you can view applicant information, order background screenings, assess for appointment processing and move through all stages of your process with ease.
Life Inspection Reports
GIS provides Life Inspection Report services via our automated, web-based system. We will verify information supplied on the application, as well as obtain additional health, financial, employment, and family history information. We provide both domestic and international coverage, including the services of our multi-lingual in-house Life Inspections Team.
- Life Telephone
- Life Intermediate
- Life Custom
- Business Insurance
- Disability Telephone
- Disability Basic
- Disability Intermediate
Every company is different, but our most popular checks for the insurance industry include:
- Traditional criminal background checks, with electronic court interfaces covering the vast majority of the country.
- KwikScreen National Criminal Database, with more than 585 million records.
- National Sex Offender Registry covering all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico.
- 5- to 10-panel FDA-cleared drug tests with results in as little as 5 minutes.
- Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) and ongoing driver monitoring to ensure that anyone driving a vehicle for your organization is safely able to do so.
- FCRA services, including Adverse Action and Individualized Assessment.
- Pangea for Insurance to easily onboard your producers.
- Vendor Credential Management to handle the producer contracting process.
In addition, many GIS clients find value in:
- Tax Credit services to help you earn millions of dollars in credits (actual GIS results from actual GIS clients).
- I-9 and E-Verify services to help you remain in compliance while decreasing the paperwork burden on all of your employees.
- Health and wellness services for physicals, vaccinations and more.