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.

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. Today, Appulate technology is used by more than 7000 agents and has been recognized by key industry groups and analysts for its contribution to time and cost savings. The combination of Appulate’s advanced technology, outstanding lever of service and high value proposition have made them one of the fastest gPosting technology companies that serve the insurance industry.

About FirstComp Insurance
FirstComp was founded in 1997 with three employees and a clear vision: To provide access to stable insurance coverage in the volatile industry of workers' compensation. Since that time FirstComp has done just that. Today FirstComp employs more than 400 people and serves over 90,000 policy holders in 33 states. FirstComp’s agency portal system, 1stQuote has been a leader in online quoting according to agent users for almost 10 years. Since 2010 FirstComp has been a part of Markel Corporation as a wholly owned subsidiary. Markel Corporation (MKL-NYSE) is a an international property and casualty insurance holding company headquartered in Richmond, VA.

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