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L’Unique General Insurance Partners with Applied to Automate Commercial Lines Quoting

May 17, 2022

Insurer to leverage standardized data set for faster quote-to-bind workflows

MISSISSAUGA, ON. – May 17, 2022 – Applied Systems® today announced a partnership with L’Unique General Insurance to enable real-time quoting for commercial lines. The partnership will create a more efficient small commercial quoting process, utilizing CSIO commercial lines data standards and question sets to improve the service delivered to the customers of L’Unique’s broker distribution network. 

“Our broker partners are critical for distribution, driving our need to invest in technology and partnerships to create a simpler, more standard commercial lines quoting process for everyone,” said Yves Gagnon, chief operating officer, L'Unique and Unica. “Our partnership with Applied will deliver a standardized data set that can be used to identify early efficiencies and longer-term growth opportunities in our commercial lines business, while creating simpler, digital interactions for our broker partners.”

Applied is automating the commercial lines quoting process between brokerages and insurers via modern standards-based data exchange. Brokers can submit a quote request to multiple insurers and eliminate the need to re-key data into insurers’ portals. Insurers can then identify and streamline packages that are most suitable for quote-to-bind, expediting response times on commercial quotes and increasing broker confidence in presenting choice to their commercial products.

“Ongoing collaboration with our insurer partners, in alignment with the CSIO data standards, creates consistent, repeatable processes and opportunities and brings value to all stakeholders across the insurance ecosystem,” said Steve Whitelaw, senior vice president and general manager, Applied Systems Canada. “This partnership with L’Unique General Insurance enables the insurer and brokers to more quickly capitalize on new business opportunities, increase the efficiency and profitability of their businesses, and continuously deliver the high-level service that customers expect.”


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About Applied Systems
Applied Systems is the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in insurance automation and the innovation leader, Applied is the world’s largest provider of agency and brokerage management systems, serving customers throughout the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied’s people and products enable millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.

About L'Unique General Insurance
L’Unique General Insurance was founded in 1978. Since 2004, it has been a member of the La Capitale Group (since combined with SSQ Insurance to form Beneva). With its extensive network of independent brokers, L’Unique distributes a complete line of damage insurance and surety bond products. Thanks to its in-depth knowledge of the Quebec market, L’Unique offers brokers in the province products and tools that meet their needs in order to guarantee the quality of service offered to policyholders. For more information, visit

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