AVYST Partners with NIICA to Offer Its Members eForms Wizard
Nationwide Agents to benefit from free eForms Wizard Gold Subscription through year-end 2019
DALLAS, TX (September 12, 2019) – AVYST, a provider of sales and risk management solutions for independent insurance agents, brokers and their trading partners, announced that it will provide members of the Nationwide Insurance Independent Contractors Association (“NIICA”) with complimentary access to eForms Wizard Gold through December 31, 2019.
“AVYST is pleased to provide this powerful tool to Nationwide agents who are transitioning to the independent agent channel,” said AVYST CEO, Marc Still. “By using eForms Wizard, NIICA members will be able to more quickly and efficiently get their submissions to market, close more business, and grow their practices.”
In 2017, a group of insurance industry veterans and investors released AVYST’s eForms Wizard. eForms Wizard eliminates the numerous manual and paper-based steps in marketing and point-of-sale processes for agents, carriers, MGAs and wholesalers. In a short time, AVYST has forged strong relationships across the industry with a variety of MGAs, carriers, and associations including the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (“PIA”), the Network of Vertafore Users (“NetVU”) and others. AVYST is also a member of the Vertafore Orange Partner program.
For over 30 years, NIICA has been the watchdog for Nationwide independent contractor (“IC”) agents. With the current transition of the Nationwide agents into the independent channel, NIICA provides its members with consistent updates concerning agent relations, industry news and guidance on how to operate a successful and profitable agency.
Thom Polvogt, NIICA President, noted, “The AVYST team will provide our members with solid insurance expertise as we learn the independent agent business. eForms Wizard is just one of many products that AVYST has developed that NIICA intends to leverage. Our members are thrilled to be involved with an organization like AVYST which has so many partnerships across the industry.”
“The AVYST eForms Wizard software has improved the productivity of our Commercial Team. We love that we can type directly into the correct forms during a client meeting, and then AVYST populates the other forms, which saves us time”, according to Jennifer Ober, Director of Corporate Affairs at Caleb Insurance Group. “There is no time spent trying to decipher handwritten notes, so we are able to get to market much quicker, which is great for our bottom line!”
In addition to extending complimentary access to eForms Wizard Gold to NIICA members through the end of the year, AVYST invites all Nationwide agents to take advantage of this offer. Nationwide agents who are not part of NIICA may sign up at www.avyst.com/partnerships/niica/.
Wave Insurance Technologies Inc., dba AVYST, is a Dallas, Texas, and Aurora, Colorado-based company providing sales and risk management solutions to efficiently manage an account throughout the application and submissions process. The initial product, eForms Wizard, eliminates the numerous manual and paper-based steps in marketing and point-of-sale processes for agents, carriers, MGAs and wholesalers. For insurance professionals seeking to eliminate inefficient workflows, AVYST technology seeks to connect all industry stakeholders — including agents, brokers, carriers, MGAs, wholesalers, user groups, and other technology firms — by seamlessly and securely sharing data. The AVYST team comprises entrepreneurs, insurance experts and technology advocates who for years have campaigned to improve the experience for the insurance professional and consumer. For more information, visit www.avyst.com.
Membership in the Nationwide Insurance Independent Contractors Association is open to current Independent Contractor (“IC”) agents of the Nationwide Insurance Companies. Members enjoy the benefits of learning how to better manage their business from those who know it best—other Nationwide independent contractors. Other benefits of membership in NIICA include:
- Protection through the Legal Fund: The Request for a Declaratory Judgment is only possible because we have hundreds of agents working together as contributors to this fund.
- NIICables: Distributed by email, these new bulletins offer important news and advice on current issues affecting your business.
- NIICA News: Published quarterly, these newsletters offer news and advice on how to better manage and market your business.
- The Agents Roundtable: Our online forum for discussing issues and ideas.
For more information, visit www.niica.org.