ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, April 9, 2019—DAIS is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America's Agents Council for Technology (ACT).
“ACT welcomes DAIS as a partner," says Ron Berg, ACT executive director. “We look forward to working with DAIS to empower our members to do what they do best: find, guide, and service customers.."
DAIS is a Chicago-based insurtech startup building tools to make the $4 trillion dollar insurance industry faster, more connected and more productive. DAIS has recently released its first product—the Internet of Insurance, a risk syndication network which will connect agents and insurers on a shared network. DAIS's mission is to upgrade the insurance agency with modern technology without disintermediating the agent's role as this trusted advisor.
“As fellow entrepreneurs, we know how hungry independent agencies are for new technologies that can help them serve their customers and grow their businesses," said Jason Kolb, CEO of DAIS. “As we near the launch of our agency platform, we are excited to expand our relationship with the Big I by partnering with ACT."
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, DAIS, 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