Appulate release 12/06/18: Weblink submission by email

You can also make a Weblink submission by sending an email message to a market instead of using a call to its portal.

Markets employing a web portal to receive submissions may nevertheless require that information on middle- and high-risk enterprises should be emailed to them. And if you are aware of such requirements of a particular Weblink market, you can send your request for quote via email. To do it, in the Action column on the RFQ interface, click the right section of the Submit button (marked with an arrow) and then click Submit by Email. Read more

Blue Goose and Appulate Announce Strategic Partnership

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Appulate Contact:
Margo Gullick
mgullick@appulate.com

Blue Goose Contact:
Keith Aderhold
kaderhold@bluegoose.us

Appulate’s Agent Connectivity is now Integrated with the Blue Goose MGA Management System.

Westlake Village, CA – November 20, 2018 – Blue Goose, the provider of a leading underwriting workflow and policy administration solution and Appulate, the leading provider of forms parsing and data bridging technology for the P&C industry, announced a strategic partnership.

Blue Goose will offer Appulate Uplink™ as an integrated component of its solution.  The partnership will offer Blue Goose customers best-of-breed connectivity to any agency management system, improving efficiency and quality while reducing agent data entry. In turn, Appulate will gain a distribution partner that offers market-leading solutions for new business and policy administration for MGAs.

“Blue Goose customers will now have an effective and affordable turnkey solution for agent connectivity that will make it easier for them to do business with their agents and brokers,” said Keith Aderhold, President of Blue Goose. “For more than a decade, Appulate has been the best solution available for agent connectivity.”

“Appulate has reserved its partnerships for those organizations that demonstrate strong technical prowess and industry reputation,” said Dimitri Nikouline, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Appulate. “Blue Goose has impressed us by offering an integration with Appulate to allow data to move reliably through the submission/quote/bind workflow to minimize costly data entry time,” believes Nikouline.

Appulate is a versatile middleware product that can either bridge data from the agent’s internal management software or is used by a carrier as a back-office forms parsing tool. It allows ACORD data to be more easily moved throughout the submission workflow to improve efficiency and reduce the time associated with completing carrier application forms without the costly transaction fees associated with other solutions. When integrated with Expert Insure, it provides MGAs with a complete insurance distribution system that automates the entire submission workflow from quote generation to binding and issuance.

About Appulate

Founded in 2005, Appulate offers an unprecedented level of connectivity to streamline business processes through its innovative abilities to bridge data between insurance systems. The combination of our advanced technology, outstanding level of service and high-value proposition have made us one of the fastest growing technology companies that serve the insurance industry.

Visit Appulate at www.Appulate.com

About Blue Goose

Blue Goose is a next-generation solutions provider for the insurance industry.

Across the industry, insurance companies are seeking ways to streamline every element of their business processes. Competition is fierce and the demand for growth presents what might seem an impossible scenario—to grow profitability and reduce expenses while increasing customer service. That can only be accomplished with the most advanced “best of breed” technology solutions.

The limitations of the old dinosaur legacy systems for underwriting and policy processing have weighed down companies and left them grappling with integrations that are difficult to support. Their only options are expensive customizations that are time-consuming, difficult to implement, and many times do not work.

That is until now.

Visit www.bluegoose.us

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Appulate release 11/08/18

New market identifiers, other modifications to RFQ

Following feedback from our customers, we have introduced substantial improvements to a market list you see on the RFQ interface. And we hope these will not simply enhance your user experience and guide you through the submission process more clearly but will help you choose markets to work with more consciously and thus perform your work more effectively.

Among our improvements to the RFQ interface, you will find the following.

(1) “Lightning” icon () in front of a market name or next to a submarket name. It means that such a market or submarket has a configured quote generator that allows you to get estimated calculations and premium based on the parameters of your client almost immediately. Thus, as soon as you make a submission to a market with a “Lightning” icon or make a submission to a market whose selected submarket is marked with such an icon, you will instantly receive a quote document from this market or submarket or access the “Request Quote” or “Generate Quote” button, which also implies getting a quote document within seconds. Contrary to it, markets that are not marked with a “Lightning” icon and thus do not support quote generation will refer your submission to their underwriters to handle it manually. And this will undoubtedly take more time to get the response.

(2) New design of submission indicators.

(3) New design of market-related buttons in the “Action” column. Besides it, the “Options” () and “Login” () buttons are shown only if they are available for clicking. Otherwise, they are hidden.

(4) New design of “Submit” button. A green “Submit” button means that you have answered all the required questions asked by the respective market and are now allowed to request a quote from this market. We hope that the size and design of this button will be just an unobtrusive reminder to make a submission before leaving the page. An orange “Submit” button, in contrast, means that you have to make additional actions first, for example set an appointment with the market or answer all its questions. You can point to the button to find out what needs to be done.

Appulate Adds Medical Insurance for Pets Program through Trupanion

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Appulate Contact:
Margo Gullick
2801 Townsgate Road, Suite 210
Westlake Village, CA 91361
mgullick@appulate.com

Appulate Adds Medical Insurance for Pets Program through Trupanion

Available to agents with an Appulate account; program offers high-quality medical insurance for the life of a cat or dog

Seattle, WA – Oct. 18, 2018 – Appulate announced today that it has launched a new medical insurance for pets program through Trupanion, a leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs. Agents using Appulate can access the program where all pets get the best coverage Trupanion offers under one simple plan.

Agents are using Appulate to connect to additional insurance products digitally and then be presented with a streamlined process to get quotes produced quickly. Today, Appulate offers a variety of property and casualty insurance products and programs, with Trupanion being the first time it will offer a pet health product.

Widely considered among the most comprehensive pet medical insurance products in the industry, Trupanion offers medical insurance for both dogs and cats that covers 90% of actual veterinary costs for eligible claims once any deductibles are met – with unlimited payouts for the life of a pet.

“Trupanion is a leader in medical insurance for pets – which is one of the fastest growing segments of insurance in the U.S.” said Jeff Harris, President at Appulate, Inc. “Agents are hungry for a quality program offering medical insurance for pets with online quoting available.”

“Our desire is to help the pets we all love receive the best veterinary care and this relationship with Appulate allows us to bring medical insurance for cats and dogs to the independent agent channel,” said Darryl Rawlings, founder and CEO of Trupanion.  “We are delighted to work with Appulate agents in offering a product that is simple, fair and for the life of the pet.”

To access this program, an agent simply needs to have an Appulate account. This is offered without cost and can be setup within five minutes. Once the agent has an account, they will be able to complete the Trupanion quote process.  Appulate agents can access the Trupanion site at www.gettrupanion.com.

The program is available in all 50 states.

Terms and conditions apply. See the full policy for details.

About Appulate

Appulate powers the digital transformation of insurance by bringing together the insured, agent, wholesale broker, MGA and carrier on a single “point of sale” platform designed to expedite the rate, quote and even bind process for property and casualty risks. Carriers and MGAs use Appulate to not only digitize their products and programs, but to expose them to the more than 30,000 agencies using Appulate today. Appulate – “Where Agents, MGAs & Carriers Do Business Digitally!”™Visit Appulate at www.Appulate.com

About Trupanion

Trupanion is a leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs throughout the United States and Canada. For almost two decades, Trupanion has given pet owners peace of mind so they can focus on their pet’s recovery, not financial stress. Trupanion is committed to providing pet owners with the highest value in pet medical insurance with unlimited payouts for the life of their pets. Trupanion is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol “TRUP”. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA. Trupanion policies are issued, in the United States, by its wholly-owned insurance entity American Pet Insurance Company and, in Canada, by Omega General Insurance Company. For more information, please visit trupanion.com

Appulate Contact:
Margo Gullick
mgullick@appulatemail.com
818-717-7301

Trupanion Contact:
Michael Nank
michael.nank@trupanion.com
888-612-1138 ext. 3567

Appulate release 10/11/18

UI changes to questionnaire

We continue polishing the interface of questionnaires on the Q&A tab and in the Q&A editor of the Forms tab to both ensure that our product meets current industry standards and make your work with our product even more comfortable.

This time we have

  • Redesigned the tabs representing sections with related questions (1).
  • Removed the “Hide/Show markets” button from the toolbar on the “Q&A” tab (2), which had previously been used to hide the list of markets above to expand the room for the questionnaire and show this list again. After the new way of choosing markets on the RFQ interface was introduced, this button became redundant.
  • Implemented new Previous section and Next section buttons to switch between neighboring sections (3). They have taken the place of the “Back” and “Continue” buttons used earlier to switch between neighboring subsections.
  • Made other slight UI changes (4): design, color, etc.
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