ACORD XML UPLOAD A SUCCESS FOR CELINA INSURANCE COMPANY

June 1, 2009 – Celina, OH – Celina Insurance Company is now receiving ACORD XML upload from its constituency of retail agents. Using a vendor provided product, Uplink™, retail agents can now submit ACORD data directly from their agency management systems for both homeowners and personal auto lines.

The Uplink™ technology is provided by Celina’s vendor, Appulate, Inc. and gives agents a way to virtually print ACORD forms directly from their agency management system. The data is then uploaded and converted to ACORD XML so that it can be consumed by Celina’s retail agent portal.

Since the project began in February, many of Celina’s agents have installed and are using Uplink™. “The feedback from the agents has been very positive”, said Rob Shoenfelt, Chief Information Officer, Celina Insurance Company. “The technology is really simple to use which is why the agents are embracing it so quickly. Appulate’s prompt service is refreshing and we are glad to have the positive partnership”, commented Shoenfelt.

Uplink™ can be downloaded directly from Celina’s retail agent portal. The download takes less than 2 minutes and there is no cost to the agent. Additionally, Uplink™ is compatible with any retail agency management system on the market.

Founded in 1914, Celina Insurance Group is a family of mutual property and casualty insurance companies. Celina underwrites auto, non-standard auto, farm, home, commercial auto and property insurance, as well as umbrella and casualty coverage in eight Midwest states. Celina Insurance Group is represented by some 600 agents and employs 168 people.