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Bankers Insurance Group Expands Download Services through IVANS

March 08, 2016

Carrier adds Commercial Lines and ACORD eDocs and ACORD Messages

Tampa, FL – Mar 8, 2016IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems, today announced that Bankers Insurance Group has expanded download services via IVANS to increase connectivity and automated data exchange with agency partners. Building on their Personal Lines download services via IVANS, Bankers Insurance Group will now provide their agency partners with Commercial Business Owners Policy and Umbrella Policy, as well as ACORD eDocs and ACORD Messages, download services via IVANS.

"As we evaluate strategies to streamline agency workflows, our agency partners consistently express demand for additional download services to maximize servicing efficiencies," said Chonice Wilson, vice president of Commercial Lines, Bankers Insurance Group. “In expanding our relationship with IVANS to provide Commercial Lines and ACORD eDocs download, we will improve our agent experience by rounding out our download offering for both lines of business to further automate administrative tasks and enable significant time savings."

IVANS is the industry standard for connectivity and data exchange between carriers and independent agencies in the property and casualty insurance industry. IVANS Download automates the generation and delivery of ACORD transactions, including Personal and Commercial Lines policy, Claims, ACORD eDocs and ACORD Messages and other policyholder-related information from carriers to agencies and MGAs based on the latest ACORD data standards, enabling carriers and agencies to focus more on the business of insurance by improving productivity through automated exchange of information. IVANS Download drives greater efficiency and connectivity between carriers and their agencies and MGAs and ensures that current, accurate information is continually available throughout underwriting and servicing.

"A recent IVANS industry survey found that more than 67 percent of agents using Commercial Lines download and more than 60 percent of agents using ACORD eDocs and ACORD Messages saved an hour per day per employee," said Thad Bauer, vice president and general manager, IVANS Insurance Solutions. "Expanding their use of IVANS Download will enable Bankers Insurance Group to deliver hours of time savings for their agency partners, improving the client experience by reducing time spent on manual tasks through a more digitally-connected distribution channel."

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About IVANS Insurance Solutions
IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems, is the property and casualty insurance industry's partner and trusted technology leader for advanced carrier-agency-MGA information exchange. IVANS makes insurance business easier with secure information exchange, data translation and managed connectivity solutions that deliver efficiency and better customer service capabilities to carriers, independent agencies and MGAs. More property and casualty insurance companies rely on the IVANS platform than any other company to create greater value from information exchanged in insurance business.

About Bankers Insurance Group
Bankers Insurance Group is a subsidiary of Bankers Financial Corporation and the corporate parent of our insurance companies. From modest beginnings in 1976, the Group has grown steadily into a recognized industry leader and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. While our companies offer a wide variety of standard insurance products, Bankers has also been extremely successful in designing and marketing niche products to meet insurance needs that are not covered by more traditional products.

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