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Pekin Insurance Selects IVANS to Drive Digital Distribution and Servicing Strategy

September 28, 2017

Insurer connects to largest digital network of more than 30,000 agencies to automate marketing, distribution and servicing of insurance products

Tampa, FL – Sept. 28, 2017 – IVANS, a division of Applied Systems, today announced that Pekin Insurance has selected IVANS to digitally distribute products and automate information exchange to the largest digital network of independent agents. Leveraging the industry’s exchange, Pekin Insurance will be able to go to market more quickly with products and services.

“Since 2011, Pekin Insurance has expanded our commercial insurance underwriting appetite to include risks other than contractors,” said Joe Ricigliano, vice president of Commercial Lines Underwriting, Pekin Insurance. “We believe partnering with IVANS to place specific information on our expanded appetite directly on a CSR’s computer screen when they are looking for a market will enable us to have greater opportunities to write a broader spectrum of commercial business.”  

IVANS is the insurance industry’s exchange connecting insurers, MGAs, and agencies. IVANS Markets provides insurers an industry-first application to instantly communicate appetite and identify new business opportunities with agencies. Leveraging this digital channel also reduces dependency on time-consuming, manual steps traditionally used to communicate appetite. IVANS Markets directs more in-appetite submissions into your pipeline to drive growth and profitability.

Joel Jackson, vice president of Marketing at Pekin Insurance, added, “Agents commonly think of Pekin Insurance as the market for contractors, but we are much more than that and IVANS digital distribution network provides a great opportunity to help us deliver that message.” 

“Pace of business and customer demand are pushing the insurance industry to be more connected and automated than ever before,” said Matt Foran, vice president of IVANS Markets. “In partnering with IVANS, Pekin Insurance can rely on the insurance industry’s exchange to reach the right agents at the right time with the right products to expand business opportunities and drive more profitable premium.”                                                                                                       

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IVANS, a division of Applied Systems, is the insurance industry’s exchange connecting insurers, MGAs, agencies, and the insured. IVANS cloud-based software automates the distribution and servicing of insurance products. For more than 30 years, IVANS innovation and expertise has connected 30,000 independent insurance agencies and 380 MGA and insurer partners to enable millions of people to safeguard and protect what matters most in people’s lives.

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