Montreal, Qc — November 24, 2011 – SCM Risk Management Services Inc. (RMS) is pleased to announce that iClarify services are now running live throughout the Province of Quebec. More than 25 brokerage firms with portfolio representation across Quebec took part in pilot testing, which started in November 2010 and continued through the first three quarters of 2011. Today, more than 500 Quebec based brokerages have real-time access to the iClarify residential property validation service, significantly improving accuracy and driving efficiencies through the replacement cost quoting process.
Catherine Mainguy, President of the RCCAQ (Regroupement des cabinets de courtage d’assurance du Québec), states : “We commend RMS for their initiative in coming up with a tool such as iClarify and also for having taken the required time for the thorough pilot testing undertaken prior to introducing this service in Québec.”
She adds, “The role of brokers is not to provide a value for a house, rather, to give proper advice to their clients. Front-line professionals, brokers build a trust relationship, uniquely customized to their clients. In this regard, the tool they now have access to, provides an additional advantage to guide their clients in relation with the insurable value of their home. With the power of its images and comparative data for homes in the same neighborhood, iClarify is of great value and, is in addition offered at no charge to the brokers, via the Compu-Quote platform. We would also like to thank and commend the insurers that have agreed to support their brokers’ access to iClarify, as they recognize the efficiency and accuracy gains that the iClarify technology provides to their broker partners and their insureds.”
iClarify is a revolutionary validation tool that provides brokers and insurers with more residential property intelligence than ever before. The service utilizes a unique data combination derived from the largest repositories of total loss claims and inspection data nation-wide to generate 14 critical construction data elements. Geo-coded streetscape and satellite imagery allows brokers to now “see the risk” while dealing live with their prospective customer. In effect, brokers are provided with an accurate, streamlined approach to improving risk selection while also enhancing credibility and overall customer experience.
“We are very excited to have completed our launch in Quebec, to expand our national roll-out of the iClarify Service in this province,” stated Greg McCutcheon, President of SCM Risk Management Services Inc., “Our Property and Casualty insurance Industry partners encourage and support our national expansion and we are thrilled to be live in Quebec.”
“We are very pleased to be working with RMS with this release of the iClarify product to the Quebec brokers,” said Philippe Joassin, Vice President Sales and Business Development for Compu-Quote. “iClarify provides brokers with an easy to use and up to date property validation service that enhances the overall insurance to value broker experience.”
About SCM Risk Management Services Inc.
SCM Risk Management Services Inc. is Canada’s largest and leading edge provider of inspection, loss control, appraisal/valuation services, risk management and other specialized risk consulting solutions. They are part of SCM Insurance Services, the largest privately owned provider of claims management, risk management and related services in Canada. For more information about RMS, please visit: www.scm-rms.ca.
Since 1983, Compu-Quote has been Canada’s leader in the underwriting and rating software and related services. A pioneer in the industry, that continues to deliver innovative solutions for insurance companies, brokers, actuaries and providers of insurance products for consumers through the web. Compu-Quote integrates with third-party data providers, as well as Canada’s leading broker management systems and company mainframe technology.
Le Regroupement des cabinets de courtage d’assurance du Québec is a nonprofit organization established under the Act on trade unions (L.R.Q., chapitre S-40). Formed in 1973 as the Fédération des courtiers d’assurance and subsequently became the RCCAQ, gathers the majority of brokerage firms and insurance brokers in Quebec. A board of directors composed of 20 directors ensures the sulfillment of the mandates given to the RCCAQ. The Executive Committee composed of 7 people, ensures the smooth running of the organization. Major decisions ans strategic direction are taken during the general meeting. For more information about the IBABC, please visit: www.rccaq.com.Tags: Compu-Quote, iClarify, RCCAQ, SCM Insurance Services