IWS Partners with Farmers Fire Insurance Company for Mutual Success

by Chastin Reynolds

Posted on 03/17/2015 09:43 AM

Image: Farmers Fire Logo

SPRINGFIELD, MO (March 17, 2015)—Intuitive Web Solutions (IWS), a leading provider of insurance software, and Farmers Fire Insurance Company (FFIC), a property-casualty insurance carrier in Pennsylvania have recently partnered together to help strengthen their core businesses through co-innovation and collaboration.

As “Pioneers in Protection” since 1853, Farmers Fire prides itself on technological innovation, financial strength, and a loyal base of policyholders and employees. The company has chosen to implement BriteCore as their new technology platform because it’s modern, highly automated, scalable, and flexible.

Rick Reese, President and CEO of FFIC comments, “Farmers Fire Insurance is a strong, dependable company dedicated to meeting the needs of families and businesses in Pennsylvania. Thousands of customers rely on our team to provide them with peace of mind, security, stability, and service. We believe BriteCore will help us to continually deliver excellence to our customers and agents by increasing the speed and efficiency of our business processes.”

“IWS is honored to bring Farmers Fire on board and work with their team. Our arrangement with FFIC encourages long-term partnership and participation in ongoing innovation,” says Phil Reynolds, Co-Founder and CEO of IWS. “We are excited to pilot a new program with FFIC that allows carriers to contribute source code directly into BriteCore.”

According to Reynolds, this new development program offers clients an unprecedented ability to extend a modern, vetted platform with customized features. IWS believes Farmers Fire staff will enjoy receiving the benefits of a well-established system while maintaining direct control over their technology platform and product roadmap.

ABOUT: BriteCore offers the best value in insurance software. Built using modern technology, our product suite has the flexibility to help carriers grow and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of insurance and technology. We provide customers with a wide range of automation support for policy administration, claims management, underwriting rules and rating, agent quoting and inquiry, contact management, billing, imaging, printing, data warehousing and reporting. To learn more about BriteCore, visit www.britecore.com.

2014 Year in Review

by Chastin Reynolds

Posted on 01/07/2015 09:00 AM

Thanks to you, 2014 was an outstanding year at IWS. Your creative ideas, enthusiasm, and support have allowed us to expand BriteCore in many ways.

Top Accomplishments

  • BriteData Reporting
  • Attachments Rewrite
  • Agent Portal Endorsements
  • Underwriting Rules and Rating
  • New Secure Checkout
  • Agency Experience Report
  • Elastic Search
  • Custom Deliverables
  • Insured Letter
  • Import Imaging to Attachments

Accomplishments (Post Users Conference)

  • Added agency numbers to commission statements
  • Ability to share BriteData reports with others
  • Ability to file claims from the Agent Portal
  • Ability to set restrictions on Credit Scores for underwriting
  • Improvements to Loss Payee functionality
  • Debits and Credits Across Terms (Part 1)
  • Updates to item ordering on dec pages
  • Enhanced custom deliverable printing options for Initial/Renewal decs
  • Ability to show scheduled items in the Rating Information section of decs
  • Improved bullet and spacing options on decs

Development Statistics

  • Released 587 Pull Requests
  • Updated 904 files
  • Added 15,199 insertions
  • Completed 3,547 test assertions
  • Built 1,745 test servers
  • Passed 1,151 test runs

Season's Greetings from BriteCore

by Chastin Reynolds

Posted on 12/17/2014 08:11 AM

Holiday Hours

Our office will be closed from Wednesday, December 24th to Thursday, December 25th in observance of the upcoming holiday. We'll return to normal business hours on Friday, December 26th. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with lots of joy and love.

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CFM Insurance Completes Migration to BriteCore

by Chastin Reynolds

Posted on 12/08/2014 01:33 PM

SPRINGFIELD, MO (December 8, 2014) –– Intuitive Web Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of insurance software, is pleased to announce that CFM Insurance, Inc. has completely finished migrating their business over to BriteCore, a fully modern, web-based system that offers policy administration, claims management, underwriting rules and rating, agent quoting and inquiry, contact management, billing, imaging, printing, data warehousing and reporting.

CFM Insurance, Inc. is the fusion of Concordia Farmers Mutual and Central Mutual Insurance Company. The two companies were joined together on July 1, 2010, placing CFM in the top three largest farm mutuals in the state of Missouri. Consolidation of the companies helped CFM expand resources, increase capacity for business, advance core technology, and keep pace with industry change.

Based on due diligence, aligning cultures, and recommendations by their Board of Directors, CFM purchased BriteCore in 2011. During their transition period, CFM’s staff converted 14,000 policies over to BriteCore while continuing to process new business and carry out the daily duties of their company.

President Connie Costigan comments, “Now that the conversion is finished, we can fine tune our procedures to further increase efficiencies in our office and improve the ease of doing business with CFM. Over the last two years, we’ve increased our volume of work while decreasing our number of staff. It’s exciting to see the improvements in processing. Time saved is money saved!”

IWS is proud to partner with CFM Insurance, Inc. and provide them with a flexible platform to help grow their business. Mark Hudson, Manager of Sales and Support states, “Together, our companies are continuing to improve the functioning power of CFM’s core technology by advancing the software needed to support a healthy, dynamic, and efficient company.”

About BriteCore: BriteCore offers comprehensive functionality that’s both easy to configure and simple to use. It’s flexible infrastructure allows carriers to customize their solution to meet the specific needs of their company. Carriers who implement BriteCore have instant access to resources and technologies that allow them to respond to a wide variety of business demands with speed, accuracy, and agility.