Arthur J. Gallagher launches new association member benefits service
Published 09 June 2017
Gallagher has launched a professional benefits service, Access1st, which provides its association partners and their members with access to a range of quality, relevant products and services at preferential rates.
An online portal, Access1stoffers a variety of solutions to help associations and business owners overcome common challenges, enhance their professionalism and increase their visibility to their target audiences.
Some of the products and services on offer through Access1st include:
Free ad hoc legal advice
Professional indemnity and public liability insurance
HR and business consultancy services
Web development and digital marketing services
Event and membership engagement apps
Travel and accommodation services
The provider network offers services or rates to Access1st users not available to the general public – including a range of free business advisory services. Some of the providers, meanwhile, specifically service the associations' sector to assist with member engagement and recruitment.
Christine Osborne, Manager of Gallagher’s Professional Associations team, which runs Access1st, said: “We always aim to provide great value to associations and their members through our insurance cover, but we also want to help associations and the businesses of their members grow and thrive. That’s what Access1st is all about.
“All the service providers working with Access1st have been selected for their excellence, their professionalism and their track record of making a difference to associations or business owners across Australia.
“If associations or their members have issues outside their area of expertise that they need guidance or support on, are looking to raise their professionalism and visibility, or simply looking to save money on business essentials, these are the services they should access first.”
Information for associations
There is no cost to associations to join the Access1st community, and no cost to members unless they wish to take up any of the special offers.
Gallagher’s existing association partners have dedicated sections on the Access1st website that their members can log into to access the special offers.
As well as the special offers, Access1st also features a blog sectionwith two content streams: one for tips small business owners, and one for association managers. A print publication, Association Professional, has also been launched, which is available for free download.
To find out more about how your association can partner Access1st, click the link below, or call Gallagher's John Apter on 1800 531 969.