We’ve Been Busy

It’s always satisfying to share the latest AVYST activity and updates with others in the insurance industry. Here’s our most recent press and news.

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Meet the NU Property & Casualty 2021 Editorial Advisory Board

By Karyn Buckley | February 10, 2021

Kitty Ambers, Chief Growth Officer at AVYST, has been selected to be a part of the NU Property & Casualty 2021 Editorial Advisory Board. Kitty is a third-generation insurance agent. She has worn many hats including that of CEO at the Network of Vertafore Users. She also served as executive director of the American Insurance…

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In Case You Missed It – Technology Must Support Sales

By Karyn Buckley | June 2, 2020

In the recent 2020 NUPC/PIA Independent Agent Survey, technology was a focal point.  There were several responses that caught our attention here at AVYST. One noted that the agency owner “has no time to look at new technologies.” But what happens to an agency when the owner doesn’t carve out time to deal with technology…

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ACTION is How You Get Things Done!

By Karyn Buckley | May 21, 2020

Author Tim Fargo sums it up nicely, “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” To grow, expand, change, evolve, transform or whichever term you choose to describe your strategy, you must DO something. Doing is what leads to progress. To focus our doing, it’s wise to first define some milestones and action…

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AVYST, NetVU & Vertafore – In It Together

By Kitty Ambers | April 14, 2020

AVYST, as a member of Vertafore’s Orange Partner Program, is waiving fees for All Vertafore Customers on our eForms Wizard GOLD Subscription through July 31, 2020 as part of a special “In It Together” initiative.  To learn more, and to sign up, visit our Partnership page. AVYST remains dedicated to helping the insurance industry decrease redundant entry of…

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Agent Associations Help their Members Meet New ACORD Form Licensing Requirement

By AVYST Team | December 12, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020, ACORD will require all insurance agencies to directly license and pay membership fees to ACORD for the usage of ACORD Forms.  AVYST, agency management system vendors, carriers, and others have been required to hold a licensing agreement with ACORD for the use and distribution of forms for many years, but this…

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AUGIE Group Recognizes Individuals Having an Impact

By Karyn Buckley | December 9, 2019

Recently, AUGIE Group recognized several individuals who have gone above and beyond to fulfill its mission to help agents and brokers provide clients with excellent service and a digital experience. Kitty Ambers, Chief Growth Officer, AVYST, received the Andy Fogarty Industry Impact Award, which recognizes individuals or organizations that have taken great strides to help…


AVYST Partners with NIICA to Offer Its Members eForms Wizard

By Kitty Ambers | September 12, 2019

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…

Keep your agency’s eyes on three IA realities

By Kitty Ambers | September 4, 2019

As seen in PropertyCasualty360 – July 18, 2019 – Keep your agency’s eyes on three IA realities   Related:  5 Fundamentals for Leveraging InsurTech

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Argo Adopts AVYST Technology to Improve Distributor Experience

By Kitty Ambers | June 17, 2019

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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AVYST Joins Vertafore Orange Partner Program

By Kitty Ambers | April 2, 2019

Bi-Directional Forms Integration Extends Reach of eForms Wizard Submission Tool DENVER and DALLAS (April 2, 2019) — Vertafore, the leading provider of insurance software and Wave Insurance Technologies Inc., dba AVYST, today jointly announced that AVYST has joined the Orange Partner Program. AVYST is an insurtech company providing sales and risk management solutions for independent…