ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, August 29, 2019—Levitate is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America's Agents Council for Technology (ACT).
“ACT welcomes Levitate as a company partner," says Ron Berg, ACT executive director. “We look forward to working with Levitate on ways to make the sales process for independent agents more efficient and profitable."
Levitate, built by Real Magic, is an application that helps relationship-based businesses keep in touch with clients, prospects and referral sources. By building authentic relationships, Levitate drives more organic and word of mouth business. Real Magic's mission is to help make the world a more entrepreneurial and creative place by building software that helps small businesses grow.
“We're excited to be the newest member of ACT," says Jesse Lipson, CEO, Levitate/Real Magic. “Agencies actively look to ACT for best practices and advice on the technology direction of the insurance industry. We look forward to participating with other ACT members and benefiting agencies by helping drive technology forward in the industry."
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, CyberClearSafe, DAIS, Duck Creek Technologies, EZLynx, HawkSoft, InsureZone, ITC, Insurance Agent Mobile Application, Levitate, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Neilson Marketing Services, North American Software Associates, Rigid Bits, Simply Easier Payments/EchoSage, Strategic Insurance Software, Vertafore, Xanatek, XDimensional Technologies
User groups: AgentLynx by EZLynx, 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, Encova (formerly Motorists Insurance Group), 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, 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