Q&A with Agencyport’s new Data Standards Guru

Meet Caleen Alexanderson, Agencyport’s new Data Standards Specialist. For nearly 26 years, she worked in a variety of key positions at Vertafore, researching and implementing business specifications for agency management system integration using the ACORD Standards. Caleen is an active member of ACORD working groups, currently serving as Chair of the Coverage Implementation Group. Why […]

Best of Luck to Our UK Brethren

We are excited to share with you today’s news that the European operations of Agencyport Software have been acquired by UK-based business process, procurement and technology services provider Xchanging plc. The purchase has no bearing on our US operations or customers; we will continue to partner with the country’s top P&C carriers to help them […]

Gelks First Win of the Season

[Agencyport woke up this morning to the following email from team member, Ken O’Sullivan. It was too good not to share.  Enjoy!] For those of you who are new, this is one of my ‘softball’ emails. They are usually lengthy and offensive, just like our games. The only thing worse than watching the USA World […]

Company “Culture”

“Culture” is one of those corporate buzzwords that is as overused these days as “big data” and “cloud computing.” Every business says that it’s important, but, too often, the blurb describing a company’s culture is used primarily as a selling point to prospective hires. I am a student at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. […]

My Insurance IT Trade Show Maiden Voyage

In my new role as Agencyport’s Event Coordinator, I am fresh back from Indianapolis, having attended my first Insurance Technology Trade Show: the IASA Educational Conference and Business Show. Speakers and attendees included Olympic swimmer, Dara Torres; Playfair Inc. founder Matt Weinstein; country music singer, Kellie Pickler; CNN’s Robin Meade; and former President Bill Clinton. […]

Young Agents: The Future of Insurance

A recent study in the Insurance Journal of 400 young agents nationwide paints a compelling picture of today’s millennial agents. First, you might be surprised at just how young these young agents are. While nearly 50 percent of the insurance industry’s workforce is over the age of 45, the other 50% is younger. And of […]

It’s All About Options

Our Agent Insight Initiative had us in Sarasota Florida last week visiting area agencies writing mid-market commercial lines business.  Part of our mission over the three days was to gain an understanding from CSRs and producers about the ease (or difficulty) of working with one of our carrier customers, and how that company is perceived […]

Rethinking the Bridge Part 2: Complex Commercial Lines

When meeting with developers, we often get questions about upload bridging and if it makes sense in today’s commercial insurance world. Despite advances in technology, workflows remain complex, inefficient and painful, especially for Agents. While some Carriers still opt to address the issue with a traditional upload bridge (requiring Agents to change their workflow), we […]