IBRI introduces Mobile App for Brokers

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Toronto, Ontario (Sept., 2012) – Today, the Independent Broker Resources Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO), announced the launch of its new mobile application: The Insurance Companion.

This smartphone app, available on Android, iPhone and Blackberry operating systems will now allow an insurance brokerage to build their own mobile application for their clients in the most efficient and inexpensive manner.

The app, promoted to the broker’s clients, will provide easy access to the brokerage contact details as well as a functionality to allow the customer to report a claim from their phone in the event of an accident or loss. Also included is a simple home inventory tool which clients can use to take pictures of their possessions and quickly notify their broker should they purchase any new and/or expensive items. These notifications will ensure that in the event that additional insurance is required by the client, the broker and client can discuss the item and coverage needed.

A client’s smartphone camera and email functionality make it a natural extension of traditional claims reporting and communication tools for better client � broker communication. “We’re very excited to be delivering this application to the insurance broker community,” said Paul Taylor, Vice President of IBRI. “It allows brokers to invite their clients to download their own, unique application, branded to the brokerage, without having to spend a fortune on their individual development costs. Consumers will also have a new way to communicate with their own chosen insurance professional. We’re excited to be able to support the preeminent choice of insurance providers in Canada, the insurance broker.”

For information related to the application and its functionality, or to purchase the mobile app for your brokerage, contact Asima Zahid by phone at 416-488-7422 or by e-mail azahid@ibao.on.ca

Independent Broker Resources Inc. is a corporation focused on providing products and services to support the independent property casualty insurance broker and their related business partners in Canada. For more information regarding their product offerings, call Paul Taylor, Vice President at 416-488-7422 or email him at ptaylor@ibri.ca. The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is a �not for profit’ association that represents and serves the interests of over 12,000 independent Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers in the Province of Ontario. For information about IBAO, visit www.ibao.org or www.ibao.org/blog to receive timely news and information updates.

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