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U.S. Risk To Debut “Submission Management Portal” From Appulate
New Enhancements To Appulate Drive Efficiency For U.S. Risk
DALLAS, TX – April 13, 2012 After selecting Appulate, Inc. to provide submission management automation system, U.S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc. prepares to increase efficiency of its operations and making it easier for its agents to do business with them. Initially, the automation will be available for U.S. Risk’s renowned, “StaffPak” program, as well as its wholesale workers comp line.
“StaffPak” is a program specifically designed for staffing agencies and includes General Liability, Property, Auto and Employee Practices Liability. “The amount of data required and its reliance on ACORD forms makes this program ideal for automation,” said Dimitri Nikouline, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Appulate.
Appulate has historically been associated with providing middleware technology to handle the “upload” and bridging of data between agents and insurance markets. However, for U.S. Risk, Appulate is unveiling several new modules including: data collection through dynamic questionnaires, rating, underwriting, carrier data bridging, e-signature and document management. These features join the data bridging component to make up a complete agent portal solution.
“We were keeping an eye on Appulate because we were always impressed with the technology they provide to bridge data and the ease of use it provided back to the agent,” said George Gorney, Chief Information Officer at U.S. Risk Insurance Group. “When we started to put their bridging technology to work under a proof of concept, we quickly realized that they had several other capabilities we could take advantage of to increase efficiencies and enhance the agent experience.”
Appulate’s “Uplink™” offers upload capability from any agency management system and is used by more than 2000 agencies in the United States. U.S. Risk plans to offer its agents’ use of Uplink beginning this Spring. “Providing upload capabilities to our agents will save them time, but it is just the beginning of a much larger strategy and set of technology enhancements planned” commented U.S. Risk’s Gorney. “Having Appulate’s Submission Management Portal will make it easier on all stakeholders from the insured to the agent and even with our carriers.”