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Insurance Noodle Launches Integrated Small Contractors Facility

Insurance Noodle has launched an integrated property and casualty facility for small contractors, bringing together several major carriers via a single access point. The program was designed to help agents working with contractors, such as handymen, landscapers and installers in  …

Vertafore Unveils New Cloud-Based Technology for Insurance Agencies

Vertafore, an insurance software provider, has upgraded its entire portfolio of agency systems for small, mid-size and enterprise insurance agencies. The Sagitta 2014, Vertafore Agency Platform 2014 and AMS360 2014 systems incorporate the latest in cloud, data, mobile and automation …

How Technology Is Revolutionizing Insurance Distribution: Swiss Re

Technology is changing the way insurers and consumers interact and giving insurers access to considerable data so they can better understand their customers, says Swiss Re in its latest sigma study. The study concludes that technology will not replace all …

Project CAP Selects Phoenix Agency for Agency 2020 Program

Hester, Heitel & Associates, an independent insurance agency in Phoenix, has been chosen as the spotlight agency to represent Project CAP’s Agency 2020 program. Agency 2020 was designed to provide independent agencies with resources to help them implement a long-term …

High-Tech Personal Lines: Technology Changing the Way Agents Do Business

Many believe there is still opportunity for independent insurance agents and their carriers to grab personal lines market share. But to do so they must find a way to compete against the giant direct response and captive carriers that are …

ITC Updates Web-Based Insurance Marketing Tracker for Agencies

Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), based in Carrollton, Texas, announced updates to its web-based audience engagement system, AgencyBuzz. The system helps agencies track effectiveness of email and social media marketing. Among the new features are: Enhanced Stat Reports: Agents will now …

Agents Outline Real-Time Technology Priorities for Carriers

Insurance carriers’ use of real-time tools is becoming a differentiator when independent agents choose where to place business, according to a new survey. Independent agents and brokers place the highest priority on getting more insurance carriers to offer real-time interface …

High Hopes for High Tech: Interview with New Applied Systems CEO

Insurance agencies are under pressure to quickly adopt new technologies in order to keep up with competitors, according to a newcomer to the insurance industry who is now positioned to help agencies do just that. Reid French, the new CEO …

Best Practices – What Are They

There is much talk in every industry about Best Practices.  So what are Best Practices?  One definition says: Best practice is a management idea that asserts there is a technique, method, process, activity, incentive or reward that is more effective …