Wausau Partners with IVANS Transformation Station to Make Quoting for Middle-Market Business Easier for Agents and Brokers


January 30, 2004 — Wausau Insurance has contracted with IVANS to use Transformation Station to streamline the submission and quoting process of middle- market business for agents and brokers.

Wausau has developed the technology to accept complete submission data based on ACORD XML standards and feed it into workflow and rating systems. IVANS Transformation Station provides the link necessary to translate the data output from agency management systems to the ACORD XML format and pass it on to Wausau.

Agents can send a complete submission for workers compensation, commercial auto and general liability directly from their agency management system, according to Joan Kiburz, Wausau�s E-Business Manager. The industry has utilized this technology for personal lines and small commercial quoting for the past year. Wausau is expanding the technology to handle more complex middle-market accounts. �Both Wausau and it�s contracted producers benefit from improved efficiencies, more accurate data, and less re-keying,� Kiburz said.

Wausau�s initial interface pilot is being conducted with producers on Applied Systems� agency management software.

�The expansion of real-time business processing into the middle-market demonstrates that this technology and agency-company workflow is beginning to mature in the marketplace�carriers are gaining confidence that not only routine auto, home and BOP business will dictate the future of process improvements,� said Anna England Vice President and General Manager of the IVANS Insurance E-Commerce Solutions Division.

Wausau Insurance is a national property and casualty company providing commercial auto, general liability, property, umbrella, workers compensation and other coverages to mid-sized businesses. Wausau is a member of the Liberty Mutual Group, which ranks 129 on the Fortune 500 list.

About IVANS E-Commerce Solutions Division:

IVANS Insurance E-Commerce Solutions, a division of IVANS, Inc., has been providing solutions for more than 20 years, dedicated to the efficient exchange of mission critical business information between insurers and independent agents and brokers. Headquartered in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, IVANS, Inc. provides e-commerce and data networking solutions and services to over 475 insurance and healthcare organizations, more than 30,000 independent agents and 15,000 providers. For more information, visit http://www.ivans.com/