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Changes to REINSW membership will increase participation

3 June 2014

Changes to the REINSW membership structure will commence at the start of the new financial year, opening up membership to a whole new audience of agents.

From 1 July 2014 all employees of REINSW member agencies, including support staff, can become individual members for no further charge.

This significant change means all agency employees can gain access to all member benefits including eligibility to enter the Awards for Excellence, discounts to REINSW training, access to the digital version of the Journal, research reports, the member-only section of the REINSW website and more.

REINSW General Manager Peter Griffin said the membership changes will encourage greater engagement between REINSW and the industry.

“This change means that everyone working in a member agency benefits from the agency’s membership. For example everyone can get direct access to the wide range of information that we provide, rather than relying on someone else in their office to pass it on," Mr Griffin said.

“The change will also benefit our existing individual members, whose membership will become free from 1 July 2014."

Another benefit of the change will be the increased power of REINSW’s lobbying efforts.. With several thousand more individual members we will have an even greater influence on government to improve the environment that member agents operate in.

The roll-out

As part of the renewal process, REINSW member agencies will be contacted at the start of July with full details of the new membership structure.

Once the agency has renewed their membership, the REINSW team will be in touch to confirm the names of all employees, and will then contact the individuals inviting them to opt-in to membership via a simple “press one button” process.

For more information about the change in membership structure, email servicecentre@reinsw.com.au or phone (02) 9264 2343.