Ecclesiastical Launches WebWriter™ Solution for Yachts

March 31, 2002 (Toronto) – Ecclesiastical Insurance Group has introduced a leading-edge Web-based program from Insurance Systems Inc. (ISI) for all forms of personal and commercial watercraft.

Designed specifically for the property and casualty insurance marketplace, ISI’s WebWriter™ is a fully secure Internet-based software system that allows for online policy processing, from quoting to binding. Both personal lines and commercial lines platforms are available. The WebWriter solution combines rich features and ease of use with full back-end system integration to lower insurance company’s expense ratios, reduce errors and increase customer retention.

Ecclesiastical has been an underwriter of watercraft across Canada since 1981, providing broad insurance coverage for boats ranging from individual yachts to catamarans. It was looking for a way to move its quoting, underwriting and business processes online for the watercraft market.

“We demonstrated that WebWriter could be implemented in a short period of time and make a significant impact on Ecclesiastical’s watercraft business,” says Terry Neilson, president of Insurance Systems Inc. “It will help the company post huge gains in productivity for underwriters and brokers.”

“After careful research and consideration, we selected ISI’s WebWriter application because of its efficiency and ease of use,” says Stephen Oxley President of Ecclesiastical Insurance. “This will allow our underwriters to process policies faster and provide our brokers, and end customers, with top-notch service.”

Ecclesiastical launched the WebWriter platform for yacht and watercraft business on a pilot basis in Ontario, and will be expanding across the country.

About Insurance Systems Inc.

Insurance Systems Inc. (ISI) was founded in 1997 to design and build solutions for insurance companies. Successful solutions are currently running with multinational insurers in North America and Europe. ISI has 25 employees and is headquartered in Toronto, with a branch office in London, Ontario. ISI’s principals have been delivering rating, actuarial and technical services since 1990. For more information, visit

About Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group has been one of the largest providers of insurance for non-profit insureds in Canada since 1972. It writes a range of insurance coverage for church, commercial and marine clients. Ecclesiastical’s goal is to be the best specialist insurer in Canada and to deliver value and service to its core church customers and the wider community in a highly principled manner. For more information, visit

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