Safety Insurance Company Selects IVANS to Manage All Download Services
Expanded adoption of IVANS Download services builds on claims download success
Tampa, FL – June 30, 2016 – IVANS, a division of Applied Systems, today announced that Safety Insurance Company, one of the largest homeowner and personal and commercial auto carriers in Massachusetts, has adopted IVANS Download for Personal and Commercial Lines to automate the exchange of policy-related information to its more than 600 agency partners across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Safety will provide Commercial Auto, Commercial Package, Commercial Umbrella, Personal Home and Auto, Dwelling Fire, Direct Bill Commission Statement and Personal Umbrella download. As one of the largest homeowner and personal and commercial auto carriers in Massachusetts, Safety will benefit from increased agency connectivity via IVANS network to improve ease of doing business with agency partners and drive a better customer experience for the insured.
“As we continue to evaluate opportunities to make it simple and seamless for our agencies to conduct business with us, we recognized a need to unify and expand our download services via a single platform,” said Steve Varga, vice president of Management Information Systems for Safety Insurance Company. “Building on the success we experienced with IVANS Claims Download, we decided to expand our download services via IVANS to automate information exchange for our agency partners across additional lines of business, increasing ease of doing business and providing our staff and partners more time to focus on delivering a superior insured experience.”
IVANS is the property and casualty insurance industry’s exchange connecting carriers, MGAs, and agencies. IVANS Download automates the generation and delivery of ACORD transactions, including policy information for more than 20 Personal and Commercial Lines, 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. Today, nearly 30,000 independent agencies and more than 500 carrier partners rely on IVANS to drive business growth through automated access to current insurance information and markets across the entire distribution channel.
“Agent demand for download across all lines of business continues to grow, with the latest survey indicating that nearly 70 percent of those agencies found the availability of download to be very important when selecting carriers with whom to do business,” said Thad Bauer, vice president and general manager of IVANS Insurance Solutions. “IVANS Download will enable Safety Insurance to automate operations for their agency partners and drive greater client acquisition and retention through an improved overall client experience.”
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About IVANS Insurance Solutions
IVANS, a division of Applied Systems, is the property and casualty insurance industry’s exchange connecting carriers, MGAs, and agencies. IVANS open platform securely automates the exchange of policy, quote and market-related information and connection opportunities. More property and casualty insurance companies rely on IVANS innovation and expertise than any other company to automate the insurance lifecycle and enable millions of people to safeguard and protect what matters most.
About Safety Insurance
Safety Insurance was founded in 1979 with a belief that it would succeed as a company if customers were given the best possible service. A leading provider of property and casualty insurance in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Safety Insurance offers a portfolio of personal lines insurance products including, private passenger auto, homeowners, dwelling fire, and personal umbrella policies. In addition, Safety Insurance also offers commercial lines insurance products including, commercial auto, business owner, commercial package, and commercial umbrella policies. Sold exclusively through a network of professional independent agents, Safety Insurance provides agents in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine with state-of-the-art tools that make it easy to service and protect their customers. Safety Insurance has consistently received an "A" rating from A.M. Best.