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Posts by Kitty Ambers

InsurTech Talk: Tips for successful technology implementation

During this episode of InsurTech Talk, Kitty Ambers and George Robertson recap the fundamentals shared during our last episode, and outline 3 key ideas to ensure that your technology transformation goes smoothly.  These include: Overcoming the tendency to resist change, Approaching your technology investment as Strategic, and Supporting Strategy with solid Tactics We hope you…

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AVYST Partners with NIICA to Offer Its Members eForms Wizard

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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…

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Keeping it Conversational

Face it, doing a good job with front line underwriting requires agents and brokers to ask a ton of questions.  A significant amount of data is required by insurance carriers to accurately rate a risk.  Consumers, who aren’t really enamored with having to purchase insurance in the first place, get turned off when there is…

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5 Fundamentals for Leveraging Insurtech

To take advantage of insurtech solutions that will propel your agency’s growth and success, you must know where you are today so you can plan and prioritize how you will get to the next level. One of my very favorite quotes is from Michael Jordan. He says, “The minute you get away from fundamentals —…

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5 Leadership Lessons from Hosta

This spring, a plethora of hosta had overtaken my flowerbeds. I did a bit of reading about how to care for hosta and learned that they should be dug up and divided every three to five years. I was pushing the six-year mark with mine. As I dug up dozens upon dozens of plants and…

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Declare Independence from Complacency

It is only natural that as our country’s Independence Day approaches we revisit history.  Our Founding Father’s were relentless in the pursuit of Independence from Britain and the Declaration of Independence enumerates the many reasons (grievances) for the desired split. During my most recent reading of the historical document, one phrase jumped out at me. …

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Argo Adopts AVYST Technology to Improve Distributor Experience

HAMILTON, Bermuda – June 17, 2019 – Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance, has adopted insurtech that enables MGAs, wholesalers and independent brokers to submit, quote and bind risks seamlessly, without paper or error. Argo has deployed AVYST’s bi-directional forms system, eForms Wizard, making it possible…

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3 Steps to Improve Your Own User Experience

Our industry spends a lot of time discussing the customer experience, and rightfully so. But what about our own experiences as users? I’m convinced that if insurance professionals mindfully commit to improving their own user experience throughout the quoting-and-binding process, the industry itself would be transformed. But so often we push aside our long-term goals…

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