ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 8, 2021— Central Insurance, comprised of Central Mutual Insurance Company and All America Insurance Company, is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America's Agents Council for Technology (ACT).
“ACT is happy to welcome Central Insurance as a carrier partner," says Ron Berg, ACT executive director. “With consumers' increasing expectations around digitalized access and streamlined insurance products, it's crucial that carriers work with the independent agency channel to facilitate innovation and ease for both agents and the communities they serve. We're looking forward to seeing Central Insurance's perspectives added to our strategies."
Based in Van Wert, Ohio, Central Insurance is a property-casualty carrier rated A by A.M. Best. Central Insurance, founded as Central Mutual Insurance Company in 1876, writes coverage for hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses in 24 states through independent agencies. It offers myCentral®, a client self-service hub, in both website and mobile application format.
“As the independent agency channel continues to prove itself as invaluable as ever before, Central Insurance is proud to partner with ACT to continue to provide agents with tools to serve their clients," says Cindy Hurless, COO of Central Insurance. “We're excited to tackle the thoughtful implementation of technology to facilitate our valuable relationships with independent agents and provide peace of mind to our policyholders."
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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: AgencyKPI, Agency Revolution, Agentero, Applied Systems/IVANS, AssureSign, CoverWallet for Agents, CyberClearSafe, DAIS, Duck Creek Technologies, EZLynx, GloveBox, HawkSoft, Indio Technologies, ITC, Insurance Agent Mobile Application, LegacyArmour, Levitate, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Neilson Marketing Services, North American Software Associates, Rigid Bits, SimplePin, Simply Easier Payments/EchoSage, Strategic Insurance Software, TEKRiSQ, Vertafore, Veruna, 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, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies, CNA, Columbia Insurance Group, Dryden Mutual Insurance Company, EMC Insurance Companies, Encompass, Encova Insurance, 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, Travelers, Utica National Insurance Group, Western National Insurance and Westfield Insurance