There is no minimum distance that defines a remote employee. In fact, in today's workforce anyone who works more than 50% of the time in a non-company office can be considered remote. For insurance, this even begins to describe field underwriting and claims roles given the territory and travel components. Therefore, this article will interchange the terms remote, work-at-home, virtual, and telecommuting quite frequently. They are one in the same in regards to importance and management.