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Retail agencies are key components of distribution so it’s important to make it easy for them to do business with you. And let’s face it, making calls, asking co-workers and flipping from portal to portal to understand appetite and find products to match your risks isn’t exactly easy. It can also lead to you missing out on business you want to write.

At the same time, you need a way to keep your appetite communication current without having to update a million places. Meet Ask Kodiak™, a search engine for commercial insurance products and the single place for you to manage Commercial Lines appetite and eligibility information. By updating appetite details and communicating them to the broadest network of retail agencies in real time, you can win more new and renewal business.

Key Benefits

  • Win more business

    There are 34,000 agencies in the IVANS network. That’s a lot of opportunities to win business. Meet retail agencies where they are in their daily workflows when searching for commercial products.

  • Get to market quicker 

    No more updating appetite in multiple places or sending one-off emails to retail agencies asking for appetite details. Update appetite details in real time without help from us.

  • Save to increase your bottom line

    Watch your bottom line go up as you kiss printed appetite guides and visiting agent offices goodbye. Automating your appetite communication in real time helps you keep your agents in the know without the added expense.

  • Stay smart with data insights

    How can you improve without tracking performance? Use marketing performance data and agency search trends to make better appetite and product decisions.


What's New

Ask Kodiak Supports NAICS 2022

Ask Kodiak now provides full support for NAICS 2022. This update allows you to express appetite, define conditional behaviors, or map custom classifications to NAICS codes from any supported edition (2012, 2017 and 2022).

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  • Search Result Ranking

    Keep your retail agencies up to date by presenting current appetite in real time. You can even call out items that are out of appetite, just to be clear.

  • Data-Driven Market Insights

    Make the right decisions for your business using data-driven insights. Dashboards can show you appetite view, top-ranking carrier profiles and top agent search trends so you can compare your products against the industry and make the right decisions.

  • Management System Integration

    Make it easier for your retail agents to find your appetite. Connect directly into agents’ daily workflows through integrations with leading agency management systems like Applied Epic, EZLynx and Vertafore.

  • Custom Marketing

    It’s about you, not us. Customize branding to your specific business and include premium and coverage details to differentiate your offerings for retail agents.

  • Storefront Embed

    Want agents to find your appetite search on your website, too? You can embed the Ask Kodiak platform (branded to your business) directly into your website or portal for easy access.

  • Appetite API

    No more wasting valuable time flipping between applications. Using Appetite API, you can integrate appetite search into your agent portal, internal tools, mobile apps and more.

Ready to Learn More?

Ivans is ready to provide your business the advanced insurance software and solutions to digitally distribute and service products in new ways.