Compliance Tip of the Week

Hey Reps – It’s me again, Amanda, your friendly neighborhood Compliance Manager. If you’ve ever gotten an email from me about your account, you know I can be tough but fair. If you haven’t gotten an email – WAY TO GO for following the rules (or being really careful at breaking them…watch out, I’m coming!)

Ok, you may be asking: “So what is Compliance anyway? I don’t even know what that means really. And why should I care?”

Compliance is the act or process of doing what you have been asked or ordered to do. In other words, you’re either following the rules or you’re taking the necessary steps to start following them (if you made a mistake in the past). You should definitely care about compliance. Without it, our business would be chaos – a big mess! Plus, complying with the PlanNet rules keeps your business on the right track to success. Here are a few tips to help you be compliant.

Know the Rules. Every week I write a little snippet about our PlanNet Policies and Procedures – but WHY? I do it so you’ll know the rules. Each and every one of you have agreed to these rules. When you enrolled as a PlanNet Rep, you checked a little box stating that you have read and agree to the rules – but did you really read them? I mean did you ACTUALLY open up the rules and read them all? HMMMM???? I didn’t think so. Some of you might have opened the document, started to read it, saw it was a little bit longer than anticipated, closed it and you’ve never looked back. I know how it is, life is busy – and reading the rules just doesn’t seem that important. I mean, you aren’t going to break them anyway. You aren’t doing anything wrong or illegal…that you know of.

Read My Articles. Each week you have the opportunity to read one rule from that large document – and I explain it for you. That seems like an easy way to know your rules and you don’t have to put in a single ounce of effort. Score!

Respond Appropriately. If you do break a rule, or if there’s a question about how you’re running your business, I’ll probably send you an email. Please read the email and respond. I promise not to get mad at you, threaten you, or make you feel bad. I’m just gonna tell you what’s happened and what we need to do to fix it. Don’t ignore my emails or calls though – PLEASE. If you ignore me, I won’t go away, I’ll just keep coming back. Eventually, ignoring me could get you, and your business, into a lot of trouble.

If you enjoy reading long, boring documents – you can find our complete list of PlanNet Marketing Policies and Procedures in your Virtual Office. It’s always there, just waiting for some attention. To find it, visit your Virtual Office, hover over Information Center, then click Resources. Under PlanNet Documents you’ll find a file titled Policies and Procedures. If you or someone you know has a question or a concern – email

~Amanda Restivo, Manager of Compliance --