MissionSelect Expands Partnership with EZLynx to Process Property Insurance Quotes for Texas Independent Agents.

Flower Mound, Texas, June 27th, 2018 — MissionSelect now offers the ability to receive a quote for their “Premier” residential property insurance product through the EZLynx platform.

“At MissionSelect, we aspire to provide all of our agents best-in-class service and accessible solutions,” says Dave Lacefield, Partner at MissionSelect, “That’s why EZLynx is a natural addition to our family. Their quote process is easy to use, and their platform is both advanced and highly accessible.”

MissionSelect offers specially-crafted insurance products for an independent agent’s valued customers. With MissionSelect’s numerous and generous discounts, agents can offer their customers the coverage they need at a price they can afford.

The two most common products offered at MissionSelect are their Classic Product (a traditional HO-A product) and their Premier Product (an HO-A Plus product).

Details on MissionSelect’s “Premier” Product:

  • HO-A Plus product
  • Designed for Owner/Primary and Secondary Residences
  • Dwelling limit values up to $600,000
  • Coverages include the following with varying options on limits:
    • Other structures
    • Personal property
    • Personal property off-premises
    • Personal liability
    • Medical payments
    • Loss of use
    • Water damage
  • Deductibles designed to suit policyholder
  • Loss settlement at Replacement Cost

Thanks to EZLynx, independent agents receive a custom quote for MissionSelect’s Premier Product with coverages and limits selected by their customer. These quotes are then stored in the MissionSelect processing system under the “Applications” tab for convenient retrieval and quote management.

“To ensure agents have the best coverage options available, EZLynx is focused on adding key, state-specific carriers to our rating platform across the country. We are proud to have MissionSelect as a carrier to represent and provide great service to agents in the great state of Texas,” said Kevin Coplin, Director of Carrier Relations at EZLynx.

Improvements like this are part of MissionSelect’s ongoing initiative to continuously improve their product and service offerings. Recently, MissionSelect launched their newly redesigned website which focused on improved usability, a fluid mobile-responsive design, and look and feel that more appropriately reflects the MissionSelect brand and company culture.

“At MissionSelect, we believe there is a community of concerned, professional agents in Texas; a community looking for positive connections with, and for, their customers,” says Dave Lacefield, Partner at MissionSelect, “We hope to demonstrate by updating our website, improving our product and service offerings, and expanding our partnerships – like we are doing with the great folks at EZLynx – that we are listening to those agents and to those customers; and that we are committed to helping our agents and their customers to be successful.”

About Mission Select

MissionSelect provides exceptional property insurance solutions for Texas independent agents. As a Texas-based managing general agency, MissionSelect is 100% committed to the success of professional independent agents in the Texas residential property market. No credit scoring is required, and great rates are available for first-time buyers.

 

 


EZLynx Unveils Automation Center for Independent Insurance Agencies

Unveiled at the AgentLynx 2018 User Conference in San Diego, EZLynx Automation Center offloads an agency’s important — but frequent and repeatable — tasks to the EZLynx Workflow Engine, freeing up an agent’s time for higher value activities like finding and focusing on new sales opportunities.

Automating important agency tasks not only frees up an agent’s time, but it also establishes best practices and a means to ensure that these practices are followed each and every time.

“Automation Center is like adding a fleet of employees to your agency,” said EZLynx Product Manager Derek Armentrout. “This solution doesn’t just make an agency more efficient, it also makes an agency more effective. Independent insurance agencies understand the value of their interactions with clients, and they are clamoring to do more of it, and better. Automation Center lets agents take a set-it-and-forget-it approach for many of the personal touches that mean so much to their clients.”

For the initial roll-out of the product, Automation Center will focus on advancing and strengthening communications with customers. It will also define agency workflows through automated tasks, addressing a list of the more frequent and common agency management efforts. Future plans for the product include a greatly expanded list of possible automation actions, interfaces to other systems, and virtual agents that can monitor customer communication channels to respond automatically or initiate custom workflows.


EZLynx Announces Insurance Industry’s First Agency Management System for Market Access Providers

Announced at the AgentLynx 2018 User Conference in San Diego, EZLynx revealed the insurance industry’s first agency management system for Market Access Providers and Agent Networks called Compass.  Compass addresses the workflows and communication needs of Market Access Providers and Agent Networks in ways not previously available.

Harnessing the power of the EZLynx ONE PLATFORM, Compass addresses the three pillars of Market Access Provider success: Carrier Management, Member Management, and Commissions Processing. The system does this by enabling Market Access Providers in two distinctly valuable ways.

First, Compass provides the framework for unprecedented interconnectivity between the Market Access Provider and its member agencies. Second, Compass delivers unprecedented reporting and analytics, providing the means for data-driven decisions and discovering key opportunities to increase their revenue and profitability.

Specific needs for this fast-growing, disruptive segment of the independent insurance market include regular, operational and practicable communication to members; seamless integration with the member agency’s management system; the aggregation of carrier data, including policy downloads and commission allocation; and the ability to manage reporting, productivity and success for both the individual agencies and the Market Access Provider as a whole.

“Our Market Access Provider customers have come to us with a very specific set of challenges,” said EZLynx Product Manager Jonathan Kolbo. “They have tremendous potential for growth, but the tools and the software that they use just won’t keep up—particularly in the areas of reporting and analytics. Compass provides the complete solution. It is the first agency network management system, and it is purpose-built for agency networks to increase the effectiveness of their agents and the efficiency of their operations. Compass provides a complete view of all activity across the entire network.”


EZLynx Partners with Aspire General Insurance Company Bringing two new Programs to California Independent Agents

Lewisville, Texas – EZLynx, an industry-leading insurance software vendor with the fastest growing agency management system in the independent insurance industry, announces a new partnership with Aspire General Insurance Company (www.aspiregeneral.com) adding two new programs, Savings and Advantage, to the growing list of over 70 carriers available to California agents for real-time quoting of Auto, Home and Dwelling Fire.

“Aspire has seen first-hand the value that EZLynx brings to our industry and to the state of California, so we are very excited about how this partnership will benefit both brokers and consumers in our great state.” said Tyler Nicholson, Director of Marketing at Aspire General.

“This is an exciting time at EZLynx for our agents and carrier partners as we focus on adding key, state specific, carriers to our rating platform across the country,” said Kevin Coplin, Director of Carrier Relations at EZLynx. “Our partnership with Aspire General further demonstrates our commitment to Independent Agents and Carriers to continually improve our ONE PLATFORM™ by adding new and innovative carriers and features. I’m eager to see how quickly the benefits of adding Aspire General will be realized by our mutual agents.”

About Aspire General Insurance Company

Aspire General Insurance company is a California based, private passenger auto liability and physical damage carrier with combined management experience of over 50 years, servicing the needs of its customers. Under the group of companies, Aspire manages all facets of the insurance process from the point of sale issuance with Independent Broker’s, customer service, billing, and claims.

About EZLynx

EZLynx® develops industry-leading cloud-based software for the insurance industry. Our software has helped independent agents operate their businesses more effectively for over ten years. EZLynx is proud to be the innovators of several products that, previously, the insurance industry had never seen, including: Real-time rating, Agency Pulse™, Policy Sync, eSignature, Retention Center, and more.


EZLynx Reporting Gets Supercharged, New Tools for Deeper Analysis

EZLynx, an industry-leading Agency Management System and Comparative Rating vendor for the independent insurance industry, announces new reporting tools to increase the usability of information provided within their ONE PLATFORM™ suite. These enhancements include optimizations and new features that will benefit agencies who want to take full advantage of their system to make intelligent, data-driven business decisions.

“Our primary goal in this update is to make the reports in EZLynx more intuitive. Agents should be able to get actionable information quickly and easily. These updates put EZLynx yet another step beyond our competition.” says John McKay, Director of Sales at EZLynx. “Think of it as management system reporting on steroids, now with the ability to schedule custom reports out to users or teams. This not only brings significant enhancements to the Reporting area in EZLynx, but the underlying technology will also allow us to bring the full force of our reporting capabilities directly into other areas of the product, including Retention Center® and Accounting.”

While the latest enhancements have placed an increased focus on usability, there are also several new important features. “We are very excited about the report scheduling tool,” McKay continues. “With this feature, agents can have reports scheduled to automatically run on a recurring basis. This should save a lot of time for people who run a specific report on a regular basis. In addition, being able to slice and dice the data is a request EZLynx has now fulfilled by way of a Master Report. This will give agents full control of almost every field inside of EZLynx and allow users to apply filters, sorting, charts, paging, and groupings to create custom reports which users can save and run as needed for future use.”

Let’s Take a Closer Look at EZLynx Reporting

The Applicant Summary Report shows agents demographic information on their current policy holders. This report includes valuable information like Active Policies and Average Premium per Customer as well as summary statistics on gender, education level, and marital status.

EZLynx Reporting - Applicant Summary Report

Coming Soon to EZLynx Reporting

The ability to Email a report to your colleagues without leaving the reports page is coming soon and will help with large files that take a long time to export. With this feature you can have the report emailed to you and your coworkers so that you can continue working while the export process runs.

EZLynx Reporting - Email a Report

Scheduled Reports is a new feature that will enable a report to run on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. You will no longer have to log in to the reports page to run the same report each month; simply have it scheduled to be delivered to your inbox!

EZLynx Reporting - Schedule a Report

These changes are only the beginning. As a company, we are committed to continually improving our product based on the needs of our customers, and that commitment extends to Reporting where we have a grand vision that spans far past 2016. From new reports that show unsold business, to visualizations showing policy trends over time, Reporting has an exciting future at EZLynx!


EZLynx Unveils Suite of Consumer Communication Tools for Insurance Agents

EZLynx today announces the general availability of EZLynx Communication Center. This suite of communication features brings seamless text messaging, email campaigns, eSignature, and Microsoft Outlook® integration to their flagship single-platform product.

“Communication is an essential part of doing business as an independent insurance agent,” said Riley Simmons, Product Manager at EZLynx. “That’s why Communication Center will be a priority for us this year as we strive to streamline the agent-consumer communication process for both new sales and the servicing of existing policyholders.

“Pair these integrated communication tools with EZLynx Agency Websites, EZLynx Consumer Quoting, EZLynx Client Center, EZLynx Management System, and EZLynx Retention Center, and our users now have the tools they need to manage the complete customer lifecycle – all on ONE PLATFORM™.”

EZLynx collaborated with the agent panel to get on-the-ground feedback on the tools needed by insurance agents. “It has been really satisfying to watch EZLynx take our feedback and roll out these incremental improvements to their product suite,” said one participating agency panel member . “EZLynx works hard to understand the challenges that agents face. When you look at the progression of their product enhancements, it because very obvious that these guys get it.”

Learn more about EZLynx Communication Center and their full suite of agency solutions.


EZLynx Adds Unprecedented Number of New Florida Carriers to Comparative Rating Platform

Florida Agents Receive Better Market Penetration with EZLynx® Rating Engine

EZLynx announced today the availability of several new Florida carriers to their flagship comparative rater as part of a continued effort to help Florida independent agents remain competitive in a state dominated by regional carriers.

New Florida carriers available within the EZLynx Rating Engine include:

  • American Integrity Insurance Group
  • Cabrillo Coastal / Safe Harbor
  • Capitol Preferred
  • Centauri Insurance
  • Cypress Property and Casualty
  • Florida Family Insurance
  • Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
  • Heritage Property and Casualty
  • Southern Fidelity Insurance Company
  • Southern Fidelity Property and Casualty
  • Universal North America

“We are extremely pleased with the progress we have made for our Florida users,” said Kevin Coplin, Senior Manager of Carrier Relations at EZLynx. “Adding these Florida carriers to the list of over 176 carriers already active on EZLynx has given these agents a greater competitive edge in their state, and these newly added carriers will likely see increased volume as a result of the greater ease of access afforded to their agents by using EZLynx. Everybody wins here.”


EZLynx Management System Announces Powerful Productivity Enhancement called Agency Workspace

EZLynx, long known for its speed to market with innovative independent insurance agency solutions, announces a powerful productivity enhancement called EZLynx Agency Workspace.

For EZLynx Management System customers, EZLynx brings seamless multitasking and collaboration tools with the new Agency Workspace. Agency Workspace is an agent’s hub for keeping track of tasks, creating new notes, and viewing recent notifications, such as reminders and incoming text messages – all from one easy-to-access location.

From any page in EZLynx, quickly create a note for any applicant without having to navigate to a new page. Just click the Note icon in the top-right area, search for the applicant, and add in the details.

In addition to easy note creation, EZLynx adds powerful organizational features to your notes and tasks. Add labels to keep related notes and tasks grouped together. When viewing your activity log, you can click on a label to see only the notes and tasks that were assigned to that group, such as everything related to your upcoming renewals.

“When you log a note, it often leads to an action item,” said John McKay, Sales Director at EZLynx. “That’s why we made it possible to add a task from within a note. For example, when a customer calls to ask about making a change to their policy, it is important for E&O purposes that you log that request in EZLynx. However, you also need to assign the task of making the requested policy change to either yourself or someone else in your agency. Agency Workspace makes that possible.”

“Agency Workspace also makes it possible to add several reminder options for your tasks, all of which can be assigned separate dates and times,” McKay continues. “If you have EZLynx Text Messaging, you can also have EZLynx text you a reminder. All of this, and more, is possible in EZLynx.”

About EZLynx

EZLynx develops industry-leading cloud-based software for the insurance industry. Their software has helped independent agents operate their businesses more effectively for over ten years.

EZLynx is proud to be the innovator of several products available on its ONE PLATFORM™ solution, including real-time Rating Engine, Retention Center™, Agency Pulse™, Policy Sync, eSignature, and Agency Management System.


EZLynx Announces Availability of New Productivity Features

EZLynx, known for their innovative solutions in the insurance industry, announces the availability of two powerful tools to help agents increase their productivity.

EZLynx Policy Compare and Policy Sync are two tools that other management systems simply do not have,” says Jonathan Kolbo, Product Manager at EZLynx. “These features further separate EZLynx from the rest of our competitors. We wanted to help agents with the huge amount of time it takes to service customers at renewal time, and free up the independent agent’s time to focus on selling new business.”

Policy Compare makes it possible to quickly view two policies side-by-side to instantly identify the differences. This makes explaining premium changes to your customers much easier. “When a customer calls to ask ‘Why did my premium go up?’ Policy Compare lets the agent quickly compare the expired version of a policy with the renewal policy side by side,” Kolbo continues. “You can see which coverages have gone up, exactly how much, and why. This eliminates time wasted by crunching numbers, leaving agents more time to sell new business and retain existing business. When agents see how much time they will be saving with these tools versus the old way, they will be amazed.”

When an agent wants to re-quote, it is very important to use up-to-date information in the application. Policy Sync allows agents to compare and sync current policy information with EZLynx Rating Engine. Policy Sync makes the re-quote process more efficient for agents and customers.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer Policy Compare and Policy Sync at no additional cost to our customers. EZLynx Management System customers can take advantage of these powerful tools today. ”

About EZLynx

EZLynx develops industry-leading cloud-based software for the insurance industry. Their software has helped independent agents operate their businesses more effectively for over ten years.

EZLynx is proud to be the innovator of several products available on it’s ONE PLATFORM™ solution, including real-time Rating Engine, Retention Center™, Agency Pulse™, Policy Sync, eSignature and Management System.


Auto Insurance Specialists (AIS) moves all California Comparative Quoting to EZLynx

AIS announced this week that they have changed their backend comparative quoting provider in California to EZLynx. This move completes their transition to the EZLynx® Platform for quoting in all 50 states.

Mark Casas, Senior VP at AIS, was excited about the change. “It was a huge strategic move on our part to work with a company like EZLynx. They have provided superior technology and customer support for us over the years,” he explains. “We had experience with EZLynx powering the quoting for our PoliSeek brand outside of California. When we consolidated our California and national agencies, it was clearly advantageous to go with EZLynx in all 50 states.”

EZLynx has garnered attention in the insurance industry recently, gaining recognition last year as the most popular comparative rater and fastest growing agency management system according to an IIABA and Future One joint study.

“We are proud to have one of the biggest players in the auto and home quoting market in California,” said Jaideep Jayaram, VP of Sales and Marketing at EZLynx. “Many carriers have moved from manufactured rates to real-time rating simply so they could be on our platform, and we are expecting more carriers to join our platform in California. We consider it our responsibility to bring value and technology for agents in the California market and beyond.”

About Auto Insurance Specialists LLC

AIS was founded in 1968, selling auto insurance in sunny California. In order to meet their customers’ growing demand, they have expanded their offering to include many lines of insurance, including motorcycle, classic car, boat and watercraft, motor home, recreational vehicle, homeowners, renters, condo owners, earthquake, mobile home, flood, umbrella, life, business, and more.

In 2014, they expanded their special way of shopping for insurance by combining the 50 state experience of their sister company, PoliSeek, with the legacy of AIS.

About EZLynx

EZLynx develops industry-leading cloud-based software for the insurance industry. Their software has helped independent agents operate their businesses more effectively for over ten years.

EZLynx is proud to be the innovator of several solutions available on One Platform, including Real-time Rating, Retention Center™, Agency Pulse™, Policy Sync, eSignature integration, comparative rating, and agency management system.