Insurance Digital Revolution Announces First Gold and Silver Sponsors

NEW YORK April 21, 2016 - The Insurance Digital Revolution (IDR) today announced its first sponsors including Gold Level Sponsors: Applied Systems, Nationwide Insurance, and Vertafore, and Silver Level Sponsors, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies and NetVU.

IDR is an industry campaign, organized by ACT, AUGIE, and PIA, to drive technology adoption to better serve the insurance customer. Based on the understanding that today's consumers and businesses expect to use technology to research, buy and get service on their insurance. IDR was created to educate and motivate independent agents, along with carriers and vendors, to access and implement the right technologies to create a seamless and positive experience for their customers.

The Gold and Silver Sponsors of IDR receive three seats on the Advisory Council - two company seats and each company is also able to appoint an agent representative. In partnership with the organizers of the IDR, the Advisory Council drives the campaign and guides the agenda. They also help facilitate the programs, including the benchmark survey, Insurance Digital Transformation Study, which is currently being analyzed and will be released soon.

IDR is actively looking to grow its community. Sponsorships are available at the Gold ($5,000/year), Silver ($2,500/year) and Bronze ($1,000/year) levels. There are also opportunities for agents and individuals to sponsor the initiative at $500 and $250 levels. For more information on the Insurance Digital Revolution and details about ways to get involved, please visit insurancedigitalrevolution.org.

About ACT

The Agents' Council for Technology brings all independent agent and broker distribution stakeholders together to advance the use of the most effective agent workflow technologies which enhance productivity, sales and marketing, service and security. It focuses on strategic trends and drives improvements to the customer experience, using virtual work groups and in-person meetings. More information on ACT is available at www.independentagent.com/ACT.

About AUGIE

AUGIE is the agent-led community within ACORD, the insurance industry's global nonprofit standards and services organization. AUGIE focuses on promoting efficient workflows for automated independent agencies and brokerages. It successfully builds upon the value that ACORD brings to the industry through its forms, data standards, reference architecture and other assets.

About PIA

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America. PIA's web address is www.pianet.com.

Candace Boyle