Insurance Technology and E & O Claims:  What’s the Connection? (Part 1 of 4)

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Part 1:  Understanding the Digital Ecosystem Kitty Ambers, CIC, CPIA, CISR Chief Operating Officer, AVYST Independent insurance agencies are striving to deploy technology that offers the promise of providing consumers with a convenient, engaging, and meaningful digital experience.  As part of selecting and implementing new technology, it’s critical for agency leaders to consider the impact…

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Guest Blog: Why E&O Claims will Increase

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Republished with permission from Chris Burand To read more articles by Chris, visit Burand & Associates E&O claims will increase because private equity is funding plaintiffs’ suits. It is really pretty simple. Many people and attorneys cannot afford to bring suits using only their own financial resources. Additional funding can greatly help them bring suits.…

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Behind the Scenes With Your Customer Success Team!

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Kitty Ambers – Chief Growth Officer, AVYST In my current role as Chief Growth Officer at AVYST, I use my diverse background in the insurance industry to further AVYST’s mission of empowering insurance professionals with transformative technology and connecting the dots across the insurance industry. I grew up in the insurance business as part of…

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Is Your Agency Ready for Summer Storms?

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According to the extended forecast in the 2021 Farmers’ Almanac, summer should be stormy, with a greater-than-average frequency of thunderstorms for a large portion of the country. Many of these storms will be strong, particularly over the eastern third of the nation. These summer rainstorms may be severe and spawn widespread tornadoes over the middle part…

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Customer Spotlight – Van Helton

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MEET VAN HELTON OF HELTON INSURANCE GROUP IN CALHOUN, KY Van is the current Principal/Vice President at Helton Insurance Group where he has worked in this family business for 15 years! Check out this video where you’ll learn more about Van and insurance as well as how eForms Wizard has helped to improve his agency’s…

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Technology Happened and It’s Not Going Away

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I was flipping through my AARP magazine (shh!), and came across the article “15 Lessons the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Taught Us”. I leafed mindlessly through the pages until I came across Lesson 6: We befriended technology, and there’s no going back”. There are certainly times when “real life” experiences are necessary and enjoyable but there’s…

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Leadership Lessons from Hosta Plants

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By Kitty Ambers Each spring, I enjoy the time I spend freshening up my flowerbeds. I don’t have a particularly green thumb, so I appreciate hardy perennials, like Hostas. During this year’s spring gardening frenzy, it struck me that cultivating Hostas is like developing leadership skills. Here are five lessons on leadership we can learn…

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Reminder:  Electronic Policy Delivery Requires Authorization

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Understand The E-Sign Act The goal of “going paperless” has been a major initiative in insurance companies and agencies for decades.  The E-Sign Act was signed into law back in 2000 and granted electronic signatures the same legal status as handwritten signatures.  Also within this law are provisions regarding the use of electronic records and…

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Enabling the Insurance Business

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In his webinar series, Uncaptured Agency: The Future of Insurance, Tony Caldwell talks with Marc Still, CEO of AVYST, about the many opportunities AVYST provides “that leverage technology to automate processes, increase efficiency, and enhance the customer’s experience.” Cocktail napkins, legal pads, and endless pieces of paper, often characterize the data collection strategies of insurance…

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