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Industry Partners

Provide thought leadership, industry knowledge and expertise which improve visibility and productivity across the insurance value chain.

Collaborate with insurance peers and technology leaders to drive business success.

Applied’s Industry Partners are recognized leaders within the insurance and technology market, with established business practices and solutions designed to help companies improve their operational efficiency.

Our industry partners are valued for their thought leadership, industry knowledge, regional expertise and understanding of how Applied’s solutions can strengthen their client’s competitive position in the market place.

The Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) is a global, nonprofit organization serving the insurance and related industries. ACORD facilitates the development of open consensus data standards and standard forms, and works with its members and partner organizations to drive implementation of those standards.

Applied Client Network is the international association that promotes successful technology and business practices through communication, education and advocacy. Founded in 1985 and based in Chicago, IL, Applied Client Network is the only authorized user group for Applied Systems software.

Founded in 1954, Assurex Global is an exclusive Partnership of the most prominent independent agents and brokers in the world. With $28 billion in annual premium volume and more than 600 Partner offices, Assurex Global is the world’s largest privately held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage group. An international insurance powerhouse, the Partnership combines the local expertise and global reach of international brokers on six continents.

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) is the premier association for the top regional, national and international commercial insurance and employee benefits intermediaries worldwide. Council members are market leaders who annually place 85 percent of U.S. commercial property/casualty insurance premiums and administer billions of dollars in employee benefits accounts.

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) – also known as the Big "I" – is a national alliance of more than a quarter million business owners and their employees who offer all types of insurance and financial services products. Unlike company-employed agents, Big "I" independent insurance agents and insurance brokers represent more than one insurance company, so they can offer clients a wider choice of auto, home, business, life, health coverages as well as retirement and employee-benefit products. 

InVEST, a school-to-work insurance program, teams with high school and college educators to provide a useful insurance curriculum for students. With the help of InVEST liaisons (insurance professionals), students have the opportunity for job shadow days, internships or even careers after graduating from InVEST. InVEST provides all materials necessary to launch your first InVEST program, specifically created to appease the millennial generation, including lesson plans, textbooks, activities and more. Best of all, it's free.

Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is a voluntary, membership-based trade association representing professional, independent property/casualty insurance agents. PIA represents independent insurance agents in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Our members are insurance professionals who can be found across America, in small towns, big cities and everywhere in between. Although they operate cutting edge agencies, they treat their customers like neighbors, providing personal support and service.

The Big “I” National Young Agents Committee (YAC) encourages Young Agents – those under 40 years of age or with less than 5 years experience in the industry – to become aware of and get involved in the activities and programs of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”).

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