Silanis: E-Signature Strategies for Insurance Carriers

How to Approach E-Signature Adoption Among Independent Insurance Agents

(Jul. 2, 2013) Insurance carriers can play a key role in making e-signature adoption a reality among independent agents, but doing so requires a clear strategy. To help guide your strategy, this whitepaper outlines the top three e-signature adoption trends in the independent agent channel and presents recommendations for:

  • Accepting e-signature solutions chosen by agents/agencies;
  • Making e-signatures and e-policy delivery available to agents through your portal;
  • Using multi-carrier platforms with integrated e-signatures.

This paper draws on the ACORD e-signature guidelines, industry best practices, and Silanis’ experience at all levels of the insurance eco-system, to get you thinking about questions like:

  • Who should take the lead with regards to e-signatures – the carrier or the agent?
  • As a carrier, why do I need to develop a clear strategy for all three of these approaches? What is at risk if I don’t?
  • Do I have an e-signature policy for my independent agents?
  • What e-signature solutions are being used throughout my organization, for other lines of business and channels? Is there a corporate standard?
  • What e-signature capabilities have my e-app, policy admin and other service providers integrated with? Is their solution reliable and does it meet my risk criteria?
  • And more.

Download the whitepaper here (7-page PDF).

About Silanis

Silanis is the world’s leading electronic signature provider. Since the company was founded in 1992, our software has automated business transactions that require secure, compliant and enforceable e-signatures. Recognized as the enterprise market leader, we are responsible for processing more than 600 million e-signed transactions annually – more than any other e-signature vendor. These transactions represent billions of dollars worth of regulated business processes taking place 24/7 around the globe, from insurance applications and consumer loans to federal procurement contracts. Visit www.silanis.com for more information.

Source: Silanis