|[May 15, 2012]
SeaPass Introduces New Mobile Capability for Its Award Winning Insurance Portal 3.0
ORLANDO, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
From the ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum, SeaPass Solutions, Inc. (insuranceportal.seapass.com),
a leading independent provider of web-based insurance distribution
solutions to the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry, today
announced a new mobile capability for its Insurance Portal 3.0 for
personal and commercial lines. Available for immediate delivery, the new
SeaPass mobile offering enables, agents and consumers to easily connect,
communicate, and manage their business with carriers using the Mobile
The SeaPass Insurance Portal 3.0 mobile capability offers a
comprehensive industry first by combining SeaPass' proven solutions for
carrier automation and agency quoting into an iPhone (News - Alert) and Android
application that supports both personal lines and commercial lines with
fully automated admitted and excess and surplus (E&S) lines access for
agents and consumers. In addition, a carrier's internal underwriters and
agents are able to utilize Insurance Portal 3.0 functionality via
tablets such as iPad or Android (News - Alert) to support emerging Bring Your Own
Device (BYOD) initiatives in a safe and secure environment.
The offering for the iPad, iPhone, and Android includes functionality
for sales and service targeting both consumers and agents. Now, as a
fully functioning part of the SeaPass Insurance Portal 3.0, carriers are
able to quickly and easily launch both mobile web sites and mobile
applications for Android and iPhone marketplaces.
The wide range of capabilities for insurance agents and consumers
includes: getting real-time quotes, filing a FNOL (First Notice of Loss)
for claims, submitting inquiries such as billing, obtaining proof of
insurance, managing policies, accident histories -- and even assistance
with finding an agent, repair shop, or service, and more. Carriers'
sales and service functions for agents include obtaining commercial and
personal lines quotes and policy inquiries.
The SeaPass Insurance Portal 3.0 is already in production with
wholesalers, such as Crump, and multiple commercial and personal lines
carriers such as CNA, plus a host of others. In addition, SeaPass is
working in close collaboration with Willis Commercial Network (WCN), via
its SeaPass based Insurance Noodle platform, to introduce the new mobile
capability to its member agents in the coming months. WCN will be
SeaPass' first client for the robust mobile capability, which follows
the launch of its integrated online quoting platform, last year. The
addition of the mobile capability is the next step in the growth and
dvelopment of the Insurance Noodle platform.
Ralph Blust, Executive Vice President for Willis Commercial Network
stated, "Through collaboration with SeaPass last year, we first
introduced what I believe to be the only single entry, multi-carrier
quoting platform in the industry that bridges the admitted and
non-admitted marketplaces. Through this latest collaboration, we are
delivering another first with a mobile capability that will now allow
the quoting of a commercial policy from multiple carriers whenever and
wherever an agent is within wireless range. The ability to get a
commercial lines quote at any time and from anywhere, literally in the
palm of your hand, is very exciting and a great benefit to our carriers,
our clients and their insureds."
The SeaPass Insurance Portal 3.0 mobile capability provides an
infrastructure that will:
enable carriers, consumers, appointed agents, and/or customer service
representatives and underwriters to connect, communicate, and manage
the business from a mobile device;
allow agents submit applications and receive quotes online for
admitted and non-admitted carriers utilizing internal rating systems
or direct from carriers, and returning single carrier or multi-carrier
quotes in real time;
support underwriter collaboration for referrals, and provide full
integration with the wholesaler or MGA's internal management systems;
support consumers in an industry leading self-service model from their
The new SeaPass Insurance Portal 3.0 mobile capability helps with
industry drivers that are common with mobile applications and consumers.
SeaPass suggests that by capturing underserved demand, implementing
quickly with minimal risk, and automating the collaboration stream,
companies will be able to directly address the agent, the consumer, and
their internal groups with a mobile offering that is immediately
available as a part of Insurance Portal 3.0 in a way heretofore not
possible. With SeaPass Insurance Portal 3.0 mobile capability an
unprecedented level of marketplace access will provide agents with fully
automated, online access to the widest selection of commercial lines
products -- from admitted to E&S, and from standard to specialty
programs and to both standard and non-standard personal lines products.
The combined client base thus far represents in excess of 13,000
agencies and thousands of consumers.
Commenting on the new offering, Tim Attia, Senior Vice President Sales &
Marketing, SeaPass, said, "We are excited to offer Carriers and
Wholesalers, really any part of the P&C Insurance Market value chain a
fast, efficient, low risk set of mobile applications to provide their
businesses an automated way to access markets from a mobile device,
while also making it easy for their agents and customers. The very fast
mobile response time and higher level of customer service for prospects
and clients will result in more referrals, translating to more premium
Attia continued, "SeaPass has been successfully automating the insurance
industry for 12 years. With our latest mobile offering for Insurance
Portal 3.0, we are able to take automation another step forward for
consumers and agents by bringing together the various industry
constituents required to offer an automated way to provide the ultimate
in sales and service from a mobile device. We know, from a leading
industry study, that fully 77% of all Insurance company websites are not
optimized for mobile. We are looking to change that."
About Willis Commercial Network
Willis Commercial Network is a division of Willis Group Holdings plc
[NYSE:WSH] is a leading global insurance broker. Through its
subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers professional insurance,
reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting
and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions
around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120
countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 employees serving
clients in virtually every part of the world. Additional information on
Willis may be found at www.willis.com.
For more information about Insurance Noodle, visit www.insurancenoodle.com
or call 888-466-8868.
About SeaPass Solutions
Headquartered in New York and founded in 2000, SeaPass Solutions offers
solutions that enable insurance carriers, agents, brokers and
wholesalers to better connect, communicate, and manage the business.
With a singular focus of enhancing the quality and timeliness of
communications between insurers and their distribution channels and
customers, SeaPass provides consumer and agency portal as well as
comparative rating solutions. For more information visit www.seapass.com
or call 212-608-4646.
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