Aegis Powersports Announces F&I Training for Dealer Partners

January 28, 2016

Aegis Powersports has announced the first in a series of dealer F&I training seminars that will be offered free of charge to dealer partners.  Aegis has teamed with industry-leading F&I educator Garage Composites to provide the training, beginning with February and March seminars in Northern and Southern California.

Sunnyvale, CA – Today, Aegis Powersports announced a series of dealer training seminars being held throughout California for its powersport dealer partners.  The seminars are free of charge to dealer partners and provide dealer staff with two days of professional instruction at a site convenient to their dealership.

Aegis Powersports has selected Garage Composites to provide a series of dealer F&I seminars throughout the year.  The first two dealer seminars will be held on February 8th and 9th in Sacramento, California and on March 7th and 8th in Costa Mesa, California.  Additional seminars are planned for this summer and fall.

“We are committed to being the best F&I partner we can for the dealers whom we support,” stated Jeff Kenny, Vice President of Dealer Products for Aegis Powersports.  “Our products and innovative AegisTech ™ platform help dealers make the most out of their F&I efforts, and supporting this with professional F&I training makes perfect sense.”

“Garage Composites has established itself as one of the preeminent dealer F&I educators in the powersports industry,” noted Troy Billen, AVP of Dealer Sales for Aegis Powersports.  “The knowledge, expertise and professionalism of Garage Composites is in keeping with the Aegis Powersports brand and reputation as the best provider of F&I products in the powersports industry.”

Aegis Powersports provides specialized dealer F&I products to powersports dealerships, including service contracts, road hazard protection, priority maintenance, gap, etch, GPS tracking, theft deterrent and appearance protection.  All Aegis Powersports products are backed by Aegis Security Insurance Company, rated “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best and operating on an admitted basis in all states.

Garage Composites was formed by a seasoned team of powersport industry veterans to host powersports “20 clubs” as well as to provide in-dealership consulting, regional training seminars and management training academies that help powersport dealers get the most out of their F&I and sales teams.

Dealers interested in more information or attending the Northern California seminars in February, please contact Ryan Nowakowski at 800-572-5099 or at  To attend the March seminars in Southern California or find out about future training dates, please contact Troy Billen also at 800-572-5099 or at

Workers’ Compensation Claims Handling: Common Employer Errors

When it comes to controlling workers’ compensation claims, business owners and company directors must execute all necessary actions in a prompt and correct manner. This will not only help companies to control costs, but is also an essential part of a strong risk management program. How can employers best handle workers’ compensation claims? Avoiding the common employer errors listed below, highlighted by a recent HNI article, is a good start.

Reporting the Claim Too Late

When a workplace injury occurs, memories are fresh and evidence is preserved the sooner the injury is reported. Claims representatives are required to work with a medical provider to keep their injured employee working in a light duty capacity, and this cannot be done without the timely reporting of a claim.

Not Investigating the Injury Right When it Occurs

The right person needs to be aware of an employee injury. In almost all cases, this is going to be the employees’ immediate supervisor; who knows all the details of the workers job and will be the best person to determine if the accident or injury was a result of a hazardous work environment or the workers’ own negligence. This investigation should also be done right when the injury occurs so the supervisor can see the status of the work area.

Not Offering a Return-To-Work Program

A return to work program helps to reduce or potentially even eliminate lost-time claims by brining injured workers back to work sooner than they would have been able to return otherwise. This has many benefits; it saves the company time and money, and helps the worker feel like a valued member of the team who cannot be replaced.

The above mentioned errors are just a few common mistakes employers make when it comes to workers’ compensation claims. Other mistakes include not securing a medical release at the time of the injury, hiring unqualified employees and/or not conducting proper safety training, and not having a general understanding of workers’ compensation in general.

The staff members at Midwestern Insurance Alliance are experts in providing Workers’ Compensation coverage, and view their relationship with policyholders as a partnership. To learn more, please contact MIA today.
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