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iPipeline Acquires WELIS

 

iPipeline today announced it has acquired WELIS, a premier provider of life insurance illustration systems to carriers in the US. The WELIS Ascent® Illustration System is designed to help insurers sell and service customers in a multi-channel distribution environment. The award-winning software* is constructed as a standard single life illustration system that can be transformed into a sophisticated multiple life / multiple plan system with a single button click. The acquisition positions iPipeline as one of the largest providers of illustrations in the life insurance industry.

 

Read more at: Businesswire

 

Posted by Ken Leibow  September 22, 2020


 

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September is Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM)

 

Life Happens created and coordinates the Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) campaign every September. But, the reality check we’ve gotten with the pandemic means we need to talk to everyone about life insurance now. We’re committed to providing you with engaging life insurance content for the campaign through September.

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This year’s theme is “Reality Check: The time for life insurance is now.”

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Life changes quickly and priorities shift. Life insurance can help you protect your loved ones financially—now and for the future. Get it today.

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Visit Life Happens

 

DOWNLOAD FACTS & STATISTICS LIFE INSURANCE PDF

 

Posted by Ken Leibow September 12, 2020


 

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COVID-19 Pandemic Drives Surge in Life Insurance Virtual Sales Meetings

Ensight, a leading life and annuity digital sales platform, today released the latest findings from its quarterly Trends Report which highlights a dramatic shift in life insurance interest due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As shelter-in-place orders forced life insurance agents to work from home, remote selling utilization increased by 155% in just eight weeks. Social distancing restrictions were among the biggest drivers of a transformation towards digital life insurance sales in more than 20 years.

 

Read more at: InsurTech Express Blog

Posted by Ken Leibow  August 26, 2020


 

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DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vertafore, the leader in modern insurance technology, today announced that it will be acquired by Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP), a leading diversified technology company. Roper will acquire Vertafore from Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners with the acquisition expected to close in the third quarter, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.

 

READ AT BUSINESSWIRE

 

READ MORE AT MARKET WATCH

 

Posted by Ken Leibow August 13, 2020


 

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Senior Market Sales Expands National Reach, Joins Alliant Insurance Services

 

Omaha, Nebraska – Senior Market Sales® (SMS), one of the industry’s premier insurance marketing organizations, has entered into a strategic agreement to be acquired by Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest insurance and employee benefits consulting firms. READ NEWS RELEASE

 

Posted by Ken Leibow August 1, 2020


 

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EMSI Operations Ceased – Call Center Closed

Examination Management Services Inc. (EMSI) CLOSED THEIR DOORS Friday July 3, 2020 as per the home page of EMSI.  More details about the EMSI Call center closing in Waco, Texas is in a local article at KWTX resulting in hundreds of employees losing their jobs. Yes calls have been flooding the industry. EMSI customers are scrambling.

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Posted by Ken Leibow July 7, 2020

 

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LOMA Webinars Presented by LexisNexis Risk Solutions

 

Bringing It All Together – How To Revolutionize the Application Process

 

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Balancing Customer Experience with Fraud Prevention in the Digital Age

 

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Posted by Ken Leibow July 2, 2020


 

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Employee Pooling Operations Readiness COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Life Insurance Brokerage Agencies and Financial Institutions are making Employee Pooling (EP) as part of their business interruption contingency plan. Business interruption due to the pandemic has made Right-sourcing more important than ever.

 

Whether your business is interrupted by a virus that affect humans or a virus that affects a business’s systems, our customers have found that a relationship with EP gives them a resource they can count on to bridge gaps caused by large, unexpected events. Over the last couple of months, EP has been called into action.

 

Read Blog post: EP Operations Readiness Covid-19

 

Posted by Ken Leibow May 28, 2020


 

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It’s Official: LIBRA Insurance Partners is Open for Business – Leading IMOs LifeMark Partners and Bramco join forces

 

The united firm creates one of the leading insurance marketing organizations dedicated to serving independent insurance producers, brokers and financial institutions. LIBRA consists of 62 partner agencies, representing more than 20% of the market share in the independent brokerage space and making it one of the largest insurance marketing organizations in the country.

 

Read the full article including the member agency benefits at:

LifeHealth Advisor Magazine

 

Posted by Ken Leibow April 13, 2020


 

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Corona COVID-19 Readiness at eNoah

eNoah is setting a good example for company and employee Readiness for the Corona Virus. From Awareness Sessions, Preventative Measures in the workplace to working from Home. Including a good Business Continuity Plan.

 

Read detail at the InsurTech Express Blog

 

Posted by Ken Leibow April 1, 2020


 

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ApplicInt Transforms the Digital Paramed & Call Center Platform with 4 NEW Modules

ApplicInt a leading provider of technology used to complete a Life Insurance Application digitally has added 4 new game changing modules to ExamComplete & CallComplete:

 

eLab Slip: Electronically collects Lab Slip Information

ONE Touch: Cuts time to obtain a Special Authorization up to 90% for medical records

Warm Transfer Complete: Client and data seamlessly transferred to Call Center by Examiner

Identity Complete: Securely verifies Signers Identity

 

Learn more: ApplicInt’s Products

 

Posted by Ken Leibow March 13, 2020


 

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InsureTech Connect 2020 is the World’s Largest Insurtech Event

 

InsurTech Express Partner Discount: REGISTER TODAY

 

InsureTech Connect is the world’s largest insurtech event—bringing together over 8,000 entrepreneurs, investors and insurance industry incumbents from across the globe.

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ITC 2020 will feature 275 speakers, 50+ sessions and dedicated networking opportunities for groups and 1:1 meetings. Check out the ITC 2020 site for more details.

GET THE INSURTECH EXPRESS DISCOUNT – REGISTER TODAY

 

Posted by Ken Leibow March 1, 2020



 

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AIMCOR Group, LLC Announces Partnership with Human API to Optimize Advisor and Client Experience with Electronic Health Records (EHR)

 

AIMCOR Group, LLC announced a strategic partnership with Human API, the largest consumer-controlled health data platform, to create a faster life insurance buying experience for agents and their clients by giving applicants a simple and digital way to share access to their electronic health records (EHR).

 

Read Press Release at PR Newswire

 

Posted by Ken Leibow February 13, 2020


 

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Policy Management System: A Turnkey Revenue Solution for Life Insurance Distributors Webinar

 

We invite you to join Employee Pooling, Proformex, and Magna Life Settlements in this NAILBA-Sponsored Webinar: Policy Management System: A Turnkey Revenue Solution for Life Insurance Distributors – February 12th at 2:00 PM EST

 

Whether you’re an independent agent, producer or advisor, the ability to automate ongoing policy performance monitoring will reduce risk, save time and provide opportunities for growth. Join us as we discuss current technology trends within the industry and how you can improve your client’s experience by implementing the right solutions.

 

REGISTER TODAY: http://bit.ly/2S2PLvR

Download EP Invite PDF: http://bit.ly/2RCW9eq

 

Posted by Ken Leibow February 2, 2020


 

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InsurTech Express is now a Member of the LexisNexis Insurance Alliance Program

 

We are happy to announce that InsurTech Express is now a member of the LexisNexis® Insurance Alliance Program for Industry Organizations. Working together, LexisNexis Risk Solutions and InsurTech Express will bring valuable thought leadership and industry best practice to the Life market, driving innovation and cost efficiencies.

 

Posted by Ken Leibow January 10, 2020


 

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NAIFA Announces Partnership with InsurTech Express

 

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) named InsurTech Express to its list of supporters of its Limited & Extended Care Planning Center (LECP). The LECP is NAIFA’s initiative to bring together a variety of entities that offer products and services that showcase the continuum of options for limited, extended and long-term care needs. The announcement was made on the opening day of the NAILBA’s Annual Meeting held in Dallas, Texas.

 

READ COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE AT: PRWEB

 

Posted by Ken Leibow January 2, 2020


 

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Announcing InsurTech Express is now a member of ACORD

 

Excited to Announce that InsurTech Express is now a member of ACORD! The engine behind the messaging in Life Insurance and Annuities is the utilization of ACORD standards. Lowers implementation costs, speed to market, and drives revenue!

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InsurTech Express is an implementer of ACORD Standards. Visit ACORD to learn more.

Posted by Ken Leibow January 3, 2020


 

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Reuters’ Events Insurance AI and Innovative Tech Summit Returns to Chicago in 2020

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USAA, Nationwide, The Hartford AXA, Swiss Re, American Family and More Confirmed

 

To provide insurance carriers with the tools, strategies and insights to navigate their digital journey, the Insurance AI and Innovative Tech Summit USA 2020 will return to Chicago for its seventh visit, May 12-13, 2020, Insurance Nexus have just announced. Through an agenda researched and written in collaboration with industry leaders, the summit will provide a unique experience for attendees, including hours of expert insight, real-world learning and opportunities to network with a host of leaders from across the North American insurance landscape.

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Posted by Ken Leibow January 4, 2020


 

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Ensight works with WinFlex to provide ‘Single-Entry’ Quoting Platform for Term & Perm Life

 

Ensight™ Intelligent Quote is the first Term and Permanent life quoting platform to provide ‘Single-Entry’ case design and integrated product benchmarking. If you are looking to shift your focus from case design to sales revenue, Ensight™ can help your business thrive!

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Learn more and See a Demo

 

Posted by Ken Leibow December 4, 2019


 

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LBTC Underwriting Webinar – Register Today

Please join the Life Brokerage Technology Committee as we host Brad Gabel, Chief Underwriter at Protective Life Insurance Company for a discussion on Accelerated Underwriting and the evolution of the art and science of Underwriting.

 

The Webinar is Thursday, December 5th from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST.

Click here: REGISTER

Posted by Ken Leibow December 1, 2019


 

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ID 20 Twenty Award Winners Announced

NAILBA is honoring Independent Distribution’s most courageous innovators and visionaries, who have made important contributions to the insurance profession. Congratulations to the ID 20 Award Winners! We look forward to the official award ceremony at NAILBA 38 in Dallas on November 7, 2019. Get to know the ID20 award recipients: MEET THE WINNERS – BIOS

 

READ COMPLETE NAILBA PRESS RELEASE

Posted by Ken Leibow November 3, 2019


 

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Prudential to buy Seattle-area insurance tech startup Assurance for $2.35B

Prudential Financial agreed to acquire Seattle-area startup Assurance IQ for $2.35 billion, the companies announced Thursday, September 5th. The acquisition will fold a tech-focused insurance seller into the financial services giant, allowing Prudential to reach more customers online.

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Based in Bellevue, Wash., Assurance sells a variety of insurance policies over the internet. Beyond the upfront $2.35 billion, Prudential agreed to pay an additional $1.15 billion in cash and equity if Assurance meets certain growth objectives. READ MORE AT GEEKWIRE

Posted by Ken Leibow October 21, 2019


 

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NAILBA 38 Annual Meeting Coming Soon

Dallas, Texas

November 7-9, 2019

The NAILBA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of independent life brokerage agencies. From member agency principals and staff, to insurance and financial carrier executives, and senior leadership teams from more than 100+ sponsors and exhibitors who provide BGA technologies and services, NAILBA’s Annual Meeting is where the brokerage industry meets. It is where relationships are built. It is where business gets done!

 

This year’s Keynote Speakers include Jim Kelly, Legendary NFL Quarterback and Cancer Survivor; General John F. Kelly, USMC Retired, Former White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of Homeland Security; and Kevin Pollack, Award Winning Actor, Impressionist & Comedian.

 

 

Posted by Ken Leibow October 7, 2019


 

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InsurTech Express Forms Board of Directors, Announces Members

 ​​​​​Insurance solutions innovator, InsurTech Express, announces the formation of its Board of Directors.

 

Members include the following industry experts:

  • Kenneth R. Leibow
    Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, InsurTech Express
  • Diana J. Hickert-Hill
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DH2 Consulting (DH Squared, LLC)
  • Dennis R. Vigneau
    Chief Financial Officer, Fidelity & Guaranty Life Holding Company (NYSE:FG)
  • Cheryl Yakey
    Senior Counsel, Clyde & Co US LLP

READ THE PRESS RELEASE AT NEWSWIRE

Posted by Ken Leibow September 24, 2019


 

InsurTech Express Blockchain Lowers Commission Costs

InsurTech Express blockchain design to lower insurance commission costs. InsurTech Express is rethinking the way life and annuity providers handle the complex challenge of commissions—leveraging technology to solve long term industry issues while enabling participants to focus on growth and serving customers. Enables Trust, Accuracy and Simplicity!

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Watch the video or read the complete White Paper Available FREE: InsurTech Express Blockchain for Life & Annuity Commissions PATENT PENDING

Posted by Ken Leibow September 21, 2019


 

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Announcing NAILBA ID Twenty Awards

Nominations Due By October 4, 2019

NAILBA Announces New Awards for Independent Distribution Seeking Nominations for 20 industry innovators and trailblazers! Honoring Independent Distribution’s most courageous innovators and visionaries, NAILBA is seeking nominations from the industry for twenty insurance professionals who have made important contributions to the insurance profession.  Anyone from the industry is eligible, from business leaders to techies, to marketeers and operations gurus within BGAs, Carriers, and vendor companies that support independent distribution. Winners will be honored at NAILBA38 Annual Conference in Dallas. NOMINATION FORM ONLINE AT NAILBA

Posted by Ken Leibow September 6, 2019


 

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iPipeline to Be Acquired by Roper Technologies & Larry Berran Appointed as CEO

EXTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iPipeline®, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry today announced that it will be acquired by Roper Technologies, Inc, a diversified technology company. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. iPipeline also announced the appointment of Larry Berran as CEO. READ PRESS RELEASE AT BUSINESS WIRE

Posted by Ken Leibow September 5, 2019


 

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Innovative Blockchain Design for Life Insurance & Annuity Commissions Lowers Costs & Enables Growth Focus

InsurTech Express is rethinking the way life and annuity providers handle the complex challenge of commissions—leveraging technology to solve historic issues and enabling participants to focus on growth and serving customers well.

“The Commission Blockchain plan that InsurTech Express is launching can streamline the entire commission and contracting process for participating carriers and distributors alike,” said Dan LaBert, CEO of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA). “Ken and the team have designed an innovative approach to leverage the latest blockchain technology to solve recurring challenges our members see in their businesses. I look forward to NAILBA members further engaging in this exciting new technology that could resolve commission accounting concerns.”

READ PRESS RELEASE ON PRNEWSIRE

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Posted by Ken Leibow September 2, 2019


 

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Announcing DH2 Consulting as the “Focus Firm” for August 2019

DH2 Consulting are experts in developing your company’s marketing, communications, and process improvement strategies so that you can gain powerful competitive advantages! 20+ Years Experience working with Life Insurance Carriers for Brand & Marketing, Communications, Strategy & Process. For more information contact:

Diana Hickert-Hill  – diana@dh2consulting.com

Posted by Ken Leibow August 12, 2019


 

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CEO Webinar Series – The Next Generation of Insurance Talent

ACORD CEO Bill Pieroni presents a study comparing the millennial and post-millennial demographics with other generations within the workforce, focusing within the insurance industry. Learn what insurance organizations need to do to attract, retain, and effectively leverage young talent in order to keep up with the changing market.

Webinar: Fri, Sep 27, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT  Click here: REGISTER

Posted by Ken Leibow August 6, 2019


 

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Self-Service SmartOffice Demo Now Live at InsurTech Express

Ebix SmartOffice CRM/AMS Self-Service Demo is Available NOW at InsurTech Express. Millennials want to demo software products themselves “FIRST” before engaging with a Sales Person. Get a login to your personal demo with sample data and create your own agents, policies, pre-sales and much more. Learn about CRMs and Agency Management Systems under “Solutions” at InsurTech Express. Click here: Self-Service Smart Office Demo

Posted by Ken Leibow July 25, 2019


 

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Lafayette Life Enhances Customer Experience With iPipeline’s E-Delivery Product

iPipeline® – a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry – today announced The Lafayette Life Insurance Company, a Cincinnati-based provider of life, annuity, retirement and pension products, has selected DocFast® e-Delivery to enhance its digital customer experience. DocFast® streamlines and improves the customer communication experience by digitally enabling reviews, downloads and printing for statements, forms and other important transactional documents. Continue to read the press release at iPIpeline

Posted by Ken Leibow July 16, 2019


 

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QLAdmin Solutions Honored As Top 10 Policy Administration Solution Provider

QLAdmin Solutions has recently been recognized by Insurance CIO Outlook magazine as a Top 10 policy administration solutions provider.
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QLAdmin Solutions Top 10 PAS Provider 2019

For over 30 years, QLAdmin has served the small to medium sized insurance company offering traditional and interest sensitive life, health and annuity products. With 47 clients in North American, Canada and the Caribbean, QLAdmin has become a niche market leader for companies needing affordable yet comprehensive policy administration and claims adjudication capabilities within one user-friendly platform. READ PRESS RELEASE

Posted by Ken Leibow July 14, 2019


 

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Pave The Way To True Customer Centricity – Webinar

Insurance Nexus is delighted to announce we are bringing together key figures from OneBeacon, Canada Life and AITE Group to give you the strategies to understand your customers agenda and move towards a truly connected model.

Insurance customer expectations have increased dramatically, and carriers must become truly customer-centric in order to meet those expectations Building a connected carrier isn’t easy but it is now the bare minimum to ensure survival in this fiercely competitive landscape.

Join us July 16th at 11am ET to uncover how insurance carriers can merge technology and digital agility to remain relevant in what is an extremely competitive market. REGISTER  

 Posted by Ken Leibow July 3, 2019


 

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Vertafore Expands Industry-Leading Solutions with Acquisition of VUE Software

Vertafore, the leader in modern insurance technology, today announced it has acquired VUE Software (VUE) to complement its Sircon solutions and create the most powerful insurer distribution management platform in the industry. Learn more about Vertafore’s acquisition of VUE Software 

Posted by Ken Leibow July 2, 2019


 

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It’s Sizzling @ PaperClip

The Summer is off to a hot start at PaperClip! Register now for July Webinars; PaperClip will be hosting a Webinar series to highlight the benefits of our solutions! We have some great new features in the works and whether it’s learning about a new solution or how to better utilize the solution you already have, join us to hear about what PaperClip can do for you. 

 

All Webinars are 15 minutes in length

 

PaperClip will be hosting Webinars on various topics VCF, eM4, Mojo & Straight Thru Processing. Click here to see Webinar dates: REGISTER  

Posted by Ken Leibow June 19, 2019


 

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iPipeline and Atidot Partner to Mine In-Force Data for Life & Annuity Sales

 

iPipeline® – a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry – today announced an exclusive partnership with Atidot, a Gartner “Cool Vendor” insurtech company empowering the life insurance industry with big data and predictive analytics. The InsureSight® In-Force Service powered by Atidot® will enable Insurers in North America to predict customer insurance and financial needs, lapse patterns and profitability. Continue to read the press release at iPIpeline

 

Posted by Ken Leibow June 11, 2019


 

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Announcing the Launch of InsurTechExpress.com, ‘A One Stop Life Insurance Resource’

RALEIGH, N.C., May 30, 2019      (Newswire.com) – ​​​​​​​The InsurTech Express website has launched at www.insurtechexpress.com. InsurTech Express is the principal resource that brings the Life Insurance and Annuity communities together in one easy-to-access, secure online location for information on Insurtech. It is a network with active participation in industry organizations like ACORD, LBTC, and LIDMA; conferences like InsureTech Connect and NAILBA; as well as in social media such as LinkedIn. The network includes Carriers, Distributors, and Solution Providers. InsurTech Express is designed to connect the industry with Insurtech documents, education, solutions, current events, career opportunities, and innovation. Read more at Newswire.

Posted by Ken Leibow May 30, 2019


 

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Data Insights brought to life

HealthPiQture, by ExamOne, is a highly flexible platform that allows you to make quick and confident decisions. Through HealthPiQture, insurers receive access to our extensive data sources. From a snapshot of an applicant’s past health, to a view of their current health, HealthPiQture combines health and behavioral insights for insurers. Learn more about HealthPiQture 

 

Posted by Ken Leibow May 6, 2019


 

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IXN – Paperless Solutions Group Partnership Announcement

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – IXN® – the leading provider of cross platform digital quoting solutions for the life insurance industry – today announced a formal partnership with Paperless Solutions Group® (PSG), the premier provider of electronic applications in the insurance marketplace. Launching in the first quarter of 2019, distributors of life insurance. Read more on IXN Blog

 

Posted by Roy Goodart May 5,2019


 

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iPipeline acquires Canadian Solutions Provider Bluesun

iPipeline® – a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the financial services industry – today announced the acquisition of Bluesun, a leading provider of software solutions to the life insurance and financial services industry in Canada. Bluesun designs software products to automate core business processes for MGAs, national accounts, mutual fund dealers, banks and insurance companies. Their client base includes nearly 70% of all Canadian life insurers and agencies. Read more on MarketWatch

 

Posted by Ken Leibow May 4, 2019 


 


 

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Vive and BRAMCO Announce Release of Groundbreaking Term Life Application Platform

January 30, 2019 (Fairfax, Va.) In response to fundamental changes in the insurance industry that are driven primarily by rapidly advancing information technology, BRAMCO Financial has partnered with Vive Solutions, LLC to re-launch Vive – a groundbreaking multi-carrier end-to-end term insurance platform. Vive offers a unified platform for quoting, product selection, direct order submission, tele-app, and automatic requirement fulfillment, all the way through to policy delivery. Read full press release on Insurancenewsnet 

 

Posted by Ken Leibow May 3, 2019