Foresters announces sale of $12 billion mutual funds business to turn its focus toward life insurance
Exton, PA (July 29, 2019) – iPipeline®, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry today announced that Foresters Financial™, a socially responsible provider of financial services to middle-market families, has selected iGO® e-App to automate the selling experience for Canadian independent advisors and their customers. iGO e-App, the most widely deployed wizard-based e-App in North America, is used daily by over 1,350 distributors and financial institutions, and hundreds of thousands of agents and advisors in the U.S. Canadian advisors will be able to simplify and streamline sales by accessing the e-App via Foresters’ and Canadian MGA’s websites.
iPipeline’s SSG Digital™ core platform is designed to enable the life insurance and financial services industry to automate and simplify all new business, administration, and in-force management tasks to achieve desirable business outcomes.
“Foresters has long been an advocate of iPipeline’s iGO e-App, having put our product to work in the U.S. marketplace with independent agents.The decision to bring our e-App to Canadian MGAs and advisors underscores their commitment as an industry leader to bring innovation and progressive change to the Canadian financial services industry,” said Tim Wallace, CEO, iPipeline. “iPipeline’s recent acquisition of Bluesun in Ontario signals our interest in building a Canadian network of insurers and MGAs, all of whom would use our SSG Digital Platform for a common user experience and gain speed-to-market advantages. We highly value our relationship with Foresters and look forward to becoming their platform of choice in Canada.”
“The reduction in both cycle times and not-in-good-order submissions has accelerated policy issuance and enhanced the Foresters customer experience in the U.S.,” said Bruce Hodges, Chief Operating Officer, Foresters. “Our end goal is to make it easier for Canadian MGAs and their advisors to do business with us.iGO e-App will ensure that 100% in-good-order applications are submitted for processing. Advisors will be paid their commissions sooner, and families seeking life insurance protection and other financial products will receive what they need faster. Going forward, Foresters will investigate the potential to expand the power of this platform across our enterprise.”
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About Foresters Financial
Since 1874, Foresters Financial has been providing socially responsible financial services to individuals and families. Foresters Financial includes The Independent Order of Foresters, the oldest non-denominational fraternal benefit society. Foresters is a purpose-driven organization that exists to enrich family and community well-being and offers insurance products to over three million members and clients in Canada, the US and the U.K. For 18 straight years, The Independent Order of Foresters has received an “A” (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best.
For more information, please visit www.foresters.com.
Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.
iPipeline is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we accelerate and simplify sales, compliance, operations and support. We provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management.
iPipeline’s platform is used by more than 135 carriers, 1,350 distributors and financial institutions, and their agents and licensed advisors in a cloud-based environment. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline has locations in Bromley (UK), Burlington (Canada), Cheltenham (UK), Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Huntersville, Ontario (CA), Philadelphia, Pleasanton, and Salt Lake City. Visit www.ipipeline.com.
1. The A.M. Best rating assigned on August 2, 2018 reflects the overall strength and claims-paying ability of The Independent Order of Foresters (IOF) but does not apply to the performance of any non-IOF issued products. An “A” (Excellent) rating is assigned to companies that have a strong ability to meet their ongoing obligations to policyholders and have, on balance, excellent balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile when compared to the standards established by A.M. Best Company. A.M. Best assigns ratings from A++ to F, A++ and A+ being superior ratings and A and A- being excellent ratings. Visit ambest.com for our latest rating.
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