New Submissions/Quotes Page

Notice anything different on our Submission/Quotes page? The results are the same but the look is new and improved!

To submit now, just find your market from the list and click "Send” right next to it. It will bring that market to the top of the list and will give you any further instructions, like “Click Here” to go to the carrier’s website to finish your submission: Continue Reading

FirstComp Unveils Appulate’s Uplink For Agent Connectivity

FirstComp Unveils Appulate’s Uplink For Agent Connectivity
Agents Can Now Submit to FirstComp’s 1stQuote Directly From Their Agency Management Systems

Omaha, NE – May 24,, 2012 FirstComp, a Markel Corporation Company has launched the ability for its agents to upload their submissions directly from the agent’s management system. The technology is called, Uplink™ and it is provided to allow FirstComp’s agent partners even more efficiency in submitting business to FirstComp’s popular 1stQuote system.
Uplink is provided to FirstComp’s agents at no cost and can be setup in fewer than 5 minutes. The technology will save time for agents as it will use ACORD data from the management system to populate 1stQuote. “FirstComp has been a leader in automating the submission process for its agents,” said Dimitri Nikouline, Chief Technology Officer at Appulate. “In working with them thus far, we have been impressed with their desire to make it as easy as possible for agents to do business with them,” added Nikouline.
Since FirstComp’s inception back in 1997, they have taken on an “Agent First” philosophy. Today, even with more than 8000 retail agents and 90,000 policy holders, they keep that mantra. “We want to make the submission process as easy as we can,” said Trent Cooksley, Director of Strategy and Marketing at FirstComp Insurance. “We are excited to give agents tools to make their job easier; it’s a win-win,” notes Cooksley. Continue Reading

Charity First Adds “Submission Management Portal” From Appulate

San Francisco, CA – May 2, 2012 Charity First will be adding a new portal for its agents this Spring and they have selected Appulate, Inc. to provide its “Submission Management Portal” technology. The addition of the portal will allow CharityFirst to put its programs online where agents can more easily access them and submit business. Initially, the automation will be available for Charity First’s established, Nonprofit programs. Continue Reading

U.S. Risk To Debut “Submission Management Portal” From Appulate

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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.” Continue Reading