E&S Joint Working Group
E&S Market Moves to Enhance Efficiency
This article discusses the many initiatives that are underway to enhance efficiency in the E&S market and provides a call to action for Independent Agents to be the catalyst for further progress by using the standard ACORD applications, as well as the new ACORD E&S supplements and specialty apps, with their E&S business partners and urging them to provide Real Time data upload and download capability.
E&S Joint Working Group's New Website
Exciting things are happening in the E&S Market to improve efficiency for retail agents, GAs, E&S carriers and the London Market. ACT, AAMGA, NAPSLO & ACORD provide leadership to this important initiative. The JWG has just launched its own website which contains the latest information on the initiative. Check it out by clicking here.
Getting Started with ACORD & the ACORD Standards
This guide helps the E&S industry understand what the ACORD standards can offer them and how to get started implementing them and getting these implementations certified. The guide also provides info on getting started with the E&S Joint Working Group.
Click here for the ACORD Getting Started Guide
Roadmap to Effective General Agent (GA) Websites
The "Roadmap" provides a directional guide to assist GAs in the E&S market in website development and pertinent functionality that will prepare them for future integration with retail agents, as well as with their respective backend systems, raters, and carriers. The report takes into account the special characteristics of the E&S market and articulates the recommended evolution in GA Website functionality through four generations-- from image, to data, to process centric. The recommended evolution of GA website functionality will enable GAs increasingly to provide the functionality needed by retail agents and position these GAs eventually to be able to provide their retail agents with Real Time interfaces and download. The report also supports the overall WG's other goals of incorporating the ACORD standards, increasing the use of standardized ACORD applications, and developing standardized supplements where necessary in the E&S market. PDF
For more information, please contact Jeff Yates, ACT Executive Director.
ACT is a partnership of independent agents, companies, technology vendors, user groups, and associations dedicated to enhancing the use of technology and improved work flows within the Independent Agency System.