ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, March 5, 2019—AVYST is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America's Agents Council for Technology (ACT).
“ACT welcomes AVYST as a partner," says Ron Berg, ACT executive director. “We look forward to working with the AVYST team to tackle challenges like submission workflow and other issues that affect the independent agency system."
AVYST eForms Wizard software was launched in 2017 by industry veterans and key investors who saw the opportunity to vastly improve the scattered, inefficient workflows prior to submitting a risk or account to a carrier. The Wizard eliminates the numerous manual and paper-based steps in the sales and marketing process for agents, carriers, MGAs and wholesalers.
eForms Wizard offers thousands of industry standard and carrier-unique online applications and forms. The firm's solutions empower insurance providers to simplify and streamline processes to improve the consumer experience.
“ACT's insightful, forward-looking leaders who are champions for the independent agent and broker have, in turn, inspired the founders and leaders of AVYST," says Kitty Ambers, CIC, CPIA, CISR, AVYST's chief growth officer. “It's natural that we join these business and technology advocates in pushing for modern solutions across the distribution system. Our leadership and business partners envision a world where confident insurance professionals deliver a superior customer experience – without paper or error."
Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I") is the nation's oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.
The Agents Council for Technology (ACT) was established in January 1999 by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I") to provide a candid, action-oriented forum to address the critical workflow and technology issues facing the independent agency system. ACT helps participants understand the perspectives of the other stakeholders in the process and provides excellent networking opportunities with the participants who are shaping the future for the industry on these issues.
ACT members include:
Industry associations and consultants: ACORD, CSIO, IIABA, Insurance Brokers Association of Canada, Angela Adams Consulting Services, Steve Anderson Consulting, WSIA
Technology providers: Applied Systems/IVANS, AssureSign, AVYST, BrokerLift, Citrix Sharefile, CoreLogic Insurance Solutions, CyberClearSafe, Duck Creek Technologies, EZLynx, HawkSoft, InsureZone, ITC, Insurance Agent Mobile Application, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Neilson Marketing Services, North American Software Associates, Simply Easier Payments/EchoSage, Strategic Insurance Software, Vertafore/QQ Solutions, Xanatek, XDimensional Technologies
User groups: Applied Client Network, the HawkSoft Users Group, NetVU, the Nexsure User Group, Partner XE User Community
Carriers: Allstate IA, The Berkley Companies, Central Insurance Companies, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies, CNA, Columbia Insurance Group, Dryden Mutual Insurance Company, EMC Insurance Companies, Grange Insurance, The Hanover Insurance Group, The Hartford, Hartford Steam Boiler, Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Main Street America Group, Merchants Insurance Group, MetLife Auto & Home, Motorists Insurance Group, Nationwide Insurance, New York Central Mutual Insurance, Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, Penn National Insurance, Progressive, Safeco Insurance, Selective Insurance Company of America, State Auto, Travelers, Utica National Insurance Group, Western National Insurance and Westfield Insurance