Think of information you type into a Word or Excel document. It's stuck there. This is why CSR's who are forced to use Word and Excel to produce commercial documents - submissions, proposals, certificates - are masters at the 'copy & paste' shuffle.
Data stored in Word, Excel and PDFs is static. Stuck. Trapped. It doesn't move.Read More
Lloyd's Lineage is an online portal used for the reporting and settlement of Canadian binding authority business that also generates reports for regulatory reporting.
Even though the portal is used for many things like accounting and claims settlement, Policy Works focuses on uploading commercial insurance transaction data (batches) generated by brokers and MGAs to the portal. Policy Works has been uploading data to the Lloyd’s Lineage portal for over a decade. Lorin McCaffrey, Director of Product Development at Policy Works, shares a few tips and tricks that will help ensure your batches upload smoothly.Read More
The cost of using static data in commercial-lines is high. Though to many brokerage principals, it can be hard to see. Why? Because when you're removed from the day-to-day operations of CSRs and Marketers, you can miss the impact of workflow inefficiencies.Read More
Everyone in the insurance industry around the globe knows that Lloyd’s is unique. It’s unique in that it’s the only insurance market in the world. Lloyd’s is also unique when it comes to things they insure like offshore oil drilling platforms and space shuttle missions.
One thing that is truly unique about Lloyd’s is their vocabulary. It is so complex, it has its own glossary. Here are five everyday words that have a definition all their own when visiting One Lime Street, London.Read More
We often speak with brokers about 'being digital' in commercial lines. What does this mean? Where do you start?Read More
Many coverholders don’t look forward to their annual audit. Even though most audit procedures are straightforward, it is normal to become harried at the thought of having someone come into your office and assess your most valuable book of business.
Cast aside all doubts, the situation is under control. Read on to find out why many coverholders get audit anxiety and what you can do to overcome it.Read More
I recently attended the Atlantic Broker convention in Halifax. A theme that is all too common came up: focus on the customer. Phrases like 'customer centricity', 'customer oriented', 'customer experience' and 'customer preference strategy' were spoken. Rightfully so. The heart of any business, really, is satisfied customers.Read More
Has technology gone to the dogs?
During the month of February, the most famous dog show in the world takes place at the Westminster Kennel Club. I’m sure you’ve seen it on TV or heard about it on the news. One of the judging criteria is called “Best of Breed,” where an animal is judged as the best in its breed category.Read More
The research is in. Scientists say watching cute animal videos reduces stress and allows you to become more relaxed. Less stress and more relaxation is always a good thing. Sadly, there’s bad news associated with the good.Read More