Tag: e-App

Sammons Financial Group Advances Digital Transformation Initiatives With iPipeline

Automation Leverages Next Gen e-App, Expanded Medical Questions for Non-Fluid Underwriting, and Policy Exchanges

Exton, PA (April 20th, 2021) – iPipeline® – a leading provider of no code / low code cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry, today announced Sammons Financial Group, parent company to Midland National and North American company, advanced its digital transformation initiatives while paramedical exam offices were shut down during the height of the pandemic by extending the capabilities of iGO® e-App with several unique product features to streamline non-fluid underwriting and provide distribution partners expanded options and flexibility. Sammons Financial Group’s best practices approach for the use of e-App has resulted in their agent adoption rate increasing from 56% to 75% during 2020. *

“Sammons Financial Group is a great example of how iGO e-App is enabling carriers across the U.S. to effectively achieve digital transformation initiatives. By implementing unique product features, they have managed to circumvent the collection of fluids by expanding the medical questions within the e-App workflow. This is accelerating how they do business by eliminating the paramedical exam while making the purchase of life insurance more palatable for their clients,” said Larry Berran, CEO, iPipeline. “The industry is working its way through the challenges being presented in the current contactless selling environment. iPipeline is pleased to be working with Sammons on finding innovative ways to increase their speed to market while serving the financial needs of the families seeking their products.”

“I am thrilled to see our digital transformation roadmap come to life and distribution partner e-App adoption surge to 75%, particularly in a challenging year like 2020. The ability to streamline how our distribution partners submit business to us has enabled Sammons Financial Group to address market demand for a variety of our products and ensure our customers do not experience delays in satisfying their traditional needs,” said Neil Berns, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Sammons Financial Group. “We’ve also worked with iPipeline to modify our iGO workflow by expanding medical questions to execute non-fluid underwriting in instances where it wasn’t previously available, making it easier for distribution partners to serve their clients in a substantially better way.”

To learn how you can implement iPipeline’s innovations to automate how your products are sold and processed, contact sales@ipipeline.com or call 1-800-758-0824, option 2.

About Sammons® Financial Group, Inc.
The companies of Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. help families and businesses protect their future to enjoy life’s moments today. A subsidiary of Sammons Enterprises, Inc., Sammons Financial Group is privately owned with member companies that are among the most enduring and stable in the financial services industry. Our companies include Midland National® Life Insurance Company (including Sammons® Corporate Markets); North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®; and Sammons Institutional Group® (including Midland Retirement Distributors® and Sammons Retirement Solutions®). Together, we offer today’s most sought-after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Sammons Financial Group: With You for Every Moment®.

About iPipeline
iPipeline is a leading provider of no code / low code, cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we accelerate and simplify sales, compliance, operations, and support. We provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management.

iPipeline’s platform is used by approximately 450 carriers and fund companies, 1,400 distributors and financial institutions, and their agents and licensed advisors in a cloud-based environment. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline has locations in Boston, Bromley (UK), Burlington (Canada), Cheltenham (UK), Dallas, Davidson, Fort Lauderdale, Huntersville, Ontario (CA), Philadelphia, Pleasanton, and Salt Lake City. Visit www.ipipeline.com.

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For iPipeline:
Lisa Shea
Marketing
lshea@ipipeline.com
484-870-6234

*Source: Internal NBUW reporting

Ameritas Selects iPipeline’s SSG Digital Platform to Enhance Life Insurance Processing for Financial Professionals

e-Application, Self-Service Capabilities, and Network to Optimize Financial Professional and Carrier Performance

Exton, PA (January 12th, 2021) – iPipeline® – a leading provider of low code cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry, today announced Ameritas has chosen the SSG Digital® Platform to streamline the application processing experience. Ameritas is a mutual-based provider of life insurance, financial services, and employee benefits. iGO® e-App and Maestro® Self-Service will be integrated with Swiss Re’s Magnum Pure® full-service underwriting automation to accelerate business processing, lower costs, and improve the customer experience for the Ameritas independent distribution channel. iPipeline has the life insurance industry’s largest independent distribution and carrier network within North America.

“In a recent Deloitte survey, 48% percent of 200 insurance executives agreed the pandemic showed how unprepared our industry was to weather this economic storm. Digital technologies are essential to succeeding in today’s contactless selling environment, and iPipeline’s low code SSG Digital platform has what it takes to power the industry forward in 2021,” said Larry Berran, CEO, iPipeline. “Using iGO e-App and Maestro Self-Service with Magnum Pure will help Ameritas to improve their financial professional and consumer experiences.”

“Ameritas evaluated several technology providers to find a platform that best fit our needs,” said Robert Sharp, Head of Independent Distribution at Ameritas. “iPipeline is a strong organization in the independent marketplace with integration experience and an innovative end-to-end platform. We look forward to working with iPipeline on automating our new business processes.”

To learn how you can implement iPipeline’s innovations to automate how your products are sold and processed, contact sales@ipipeline.com or call 1-800-758-0824, option 2.

About Ameritas
Ameritas is a marketing name for Ameritas Mutual Holding Company and its affiliated subsidiary companies, including Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York. Founded in 1887, Ameritas offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families, and businesses. These products and services include life insurance; annuities; individual disability income insurance; group dental, vision, and hearing care insurance; retirement plans; investments; asset management; and public finance. Securities offered through affiliate Ameritas Investment Company LLC. (AIC), member FINRA/SIPC and investment advisory services offered through the business name of Ameritas Advisory Services. AIC is not affiliated with any third-party entity mentioned herein. For more information, visit ameritas.com.

About iPipeline
iPipeline is a leading provider of low code, cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we accelerate and simplify sales, compliance, operations, and support. We provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management.

iPipeline’s platform is used by approximately 450 carriers and fund companies, 1,400 distributors and financial institutions, and their agents and licensed advisors in a cloud-based environment. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline has locations in Boston, Bromley (UK), Burlington (Canada), Cheltenham (UK), Dallas, Davidson, Fort Lauderdale, Huntersville, Ontario (CA), Philadelphia, Pleasanton, and Salt Lake City. Visit www.ipipeline.com.

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For iPipeline:
Lisa Shea
Marketing
lshea@ipipeline.com
484-870-6234

Pekin Life Insurance Company Integrates iPipeline’s Resonant Automated Underwriting With iGO e-App for Instant Decisioning

Instant Decisioning for Life Insurance Accelerates Sales in COVID-19 Pandemic

Exton, PA (November 23, 2020) – iPipeline® – a leading provider of low code cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry – today announced Pekin Life Insurance Company has integrated Resonant® New Business and Underwriting into their new business platform to provide point-of-sale (POS) instant decisioning within iGO® e-App, the most widely used, wizard-based e-Application among carriers and agents in the US.

“POS instant decisioning is something that we have long been advocating at iPipeline. With the current COVID-19 pandemic and the obstacles being faced by both agents and their clients, POS automation can be of enormous benefit,” said Larry Berran, CEO, iPipeline. “In Pekin Life’s new workflow, the life insurance case is submitted through iGO e-App to Resonant and the necessary automated underwriting actions take place, based on predefined rules. This accelerated approach to instant decisioning for life insurance ultimately leads to better outcomes for both the insurer and the customer, particularly at a time when contactless selling has become the new norm.”

“iPipeline is transforming how we think about the new business workflow and how we help our agents sell life insurance products to their clients. Our next-gen straight-through processing platform has advanced to the point with Resonant where we are now able to provide the agent with an instant underwriting decision with no human interaction,” said Jocelyn Duncan at Pekin Life, VP of Life Administration. “In the future, our plans are to further enhance the platform functionality and increase straight-through processing speed by reducing human interaction on a wider array of products and including DocFast® e-Delivery to fully automate policy issuance. iPipeline has continued to innovate with us on many fronts this year. The results of this partnership are helping us to maintain and build upon our market momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic and offer the valuable protections so many families need at this time.”

To learn how you can implement iPipeline’s Instant Issue products to automate how your products are sold, contact sales@ipipeline.com or call 1-800-758-0824, option 2.

About Pekin Life Insurance Company
Pekin Insurance is a group name adopted to designate the combined operation of The Farmers Automobile Insurance Association, Pekin Insurance Company, PAC, Inc., Pekin Select Insurance Company, and Pekin Life Insurance Company.

Pekin Insurance has been in business since 1921 and is one of the leading insurers in the state of Illinois, providing multiple lines of insurance. Pekin Insurance offers insurance coverage in 21 states through its growing agency force, which now totals 1,500 independent agencies and 8,500 insurance producers. The company is headquartered in Pekin, Illinois, with service offices at Phoenix, Arizona; O’Fallon, Rockford, and Warrenville, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Des Moines, Iowa; Columbus, Ohio; and Appleton, Wisconsin. Visit us at www.pekininsurance.com

About iPipeline
iPipeline is a leading provider of low code, cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we accelerate and simplify sales, compliance, operations, and support. We provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management.

iPipeline’s platform is used by approximately 450 carriers and fund companies, 1,400 distributors and financial institutions, and their agents and licensed advisors in a cloud-based environment. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline has locations in Boston, Bromley (UK), Burlington (Canada), Cheltenham (UK), Dallas, Davidson, Fort Lauderdale, Huntersville, Ontario (CA), Philadelphia, Pleasanton, and Salt Lake City. Visit www.ipipeline.com.

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For iPipeline:
Lisa Shea
Marketing
lshea@ipipeline.com
484-870-6234

iPipeline Reports Increasing Use of e-App and e-Delivery by US Life Insurers

Digital Transformation Enables Life Insurers and Agents to Overcome Work-at-Home Challenges from the COVID-19 Outbreak

EXTON, (May 12, 2020) – iPipeline® – a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry – today announced the use of its SSG Digital® platform with electronic application and e-Delivery is trending upwards. iPipeline cites increases for the year-over-year period ranging from April 2019 to April 2020 of 20% for e-Application submissions and 52% for e-Policy deliveries. The volume for e-Policies delivered in the month of April 2020 compared to April 2019 has increased by 217%. Much of this trend is being attributed to the effectiveness of agents using its transformative technologies to support selling and buying activities in the current work-at-home COVID-19 environment.

“COVID-19 will have an on-going impact on how the life insurance and financial services industry conducts new business and customer support functions going forward. Digital technologies are clearly worth their weight in gold, and those who have moved forward with the implementations to support critical business functions are in a great place,” said Larry Berran, CEO, iPipeline. “For customers and non-customers who need digital products to overcome the challenges imposed by the current work-at-home environment and strengthen business continuity, we have extended a 90-day free offer to see them through this period. We have had several insurers take us up on it, particularly to leverage e-Delivery and e-Signature to keep things moving. We are pleased to be of assistance to the industry during this time of crisis.”

“While I see the challenges imposed on the industry at this time, I also see this as an opportunity to find new ways to conduct business remotely. Whether it is underwriting without conducting physical inspections or using remote application processing, e-Delivery and e-Signature to ensure the safety of agents, advisors, and customers, there is a way forward,” said Tom Scales, Head of Life & Health Insurance, Americas, Celent. “Carriers and distributors implementing digital technologies, like those offered by iPipeline and other tech providers, stand a good chance of effectively riding out this disruptive storm.”

iPipeline’s SSG Digital is the most extensive straight-through processing platform for the largest ecosystem in North America. The digital platform addresses the life insurance and financial services industry’s most critical business needs by enabling customers to:

• Digitize Business
• Distribute Products Anytime, Anywhere
• Quote & Illustrate Life Insurance
• Streamline New Business & Underwriting
• Deliver Policies & Documents
• Enrich the Agent, Advisor & Consumer Experience
• Modernize Policy Administration
• Create a Customer Portal
• Leverage Data Analytics & AI
• Launch & Manage New Products
• e-Sign Documents Securely

For more information on how you can optimize use of iPipeline’s SSG Digital platform to effectively execute critical business activities in the current COVID-19 environment and its aftermath, contact your assigned sales representative, sales@ipipeline.com, or call 1-800-758-0824, option 2.

About iPipeline
iPipeline is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we accelerate and simplify sales, compliance, operations and support. We provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management.

iPipeline’s platform is used by approximately 150 carriers, 1,400 distributors and financial institutions, and their agents and licensed advisors in a cloud-based environment. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline has locations in Bromley (UK), Burlington (Canada), Cheltenham (UK), Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Huntersville, Ontario (CA), Philadelphia, Pleasanton, and Salt Lake City. Visit www.ipipeline.com.

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For iPipeline:
Lisa Shea
Marketing
lshea@ipipeline.com
484 870 6234