What’s New in EZLynx 4.17.02

In 2017, we continue to add value for our customers by aggressively enhancing our products and features.  Our second release of the year is coming to you on February 28th.

Highlights

  • Policy Transaction Summary Report
  • Linked Applicant Summary Report

Reporting Enhancements

  • NEW Linked Applicant Summary Report – This report reflects linked applicants total premium, number of policies, etc at the primary applicant level.
  • NEW Policy Transaction Summary Report – View a summary of policy transactions for a selected date range by master company, line of business, and several other key metrics.
  • Summary Reports now show information grouped by Rating State, Producer Code, and Service Team (where applicable)
  • Summary Reports can now be filtered by Date Range (where applicable), Branch, and Agent

Misc. Improvements

  • Ability to expand/collapse rows in the Carrier Logins & Carrier Defaults pages.
  • Valid Logins Check on the Submit to Carriers page –  This change will ensure that, if a prior quote had failed due to invalid logins, the carrier would be disabled for the agent until a valid logins was setup. The agent does not have to visit the carrier logins page to setup the carrier credentials, but instead can do so from the Submit to Carriers page itself.
  • Carrier Login status check on Carrier Logins Page – This page will now check for login errors on the Quote Results page, and then display the invalid logins message for the corresponding carrier.
  • Moving/Merging policies updates applicable claim information
  • Manual Policy Entry
    • Added “Aggregate” field label under “Limit of Liability” section for Commercial Umbrella
    • “Limit of Liability” and “Retained Limit” will appear on top of “Employee Benefits Liability”
    • New field “Deductible Type” is added between “Deductible(s)” and “Blkt#” under “Subjects of Insurance” in “Premises Information” modal for Commercial Property
  • Policy Transaction Page – Manually Matching Policy w/Different Carriers will display additional Warning Message before the agent is able to match
  • Improved download matching for various carriers
  • Agency Admin can now view all invoices:

What’s New in EZLynx 4.17.01

In 2017, we continue to add value for our customers by aggressively enhancing our products and features.  Our first release of the year is coming to you on January 26th.

Highlights

  • Consumer Quoting Enhanced Lead Captures
  • Client Center Gets a New Modern Look
  • EZLynx Accounting GL Interface for QuickBooks Online (BETA)
  • EZLynx Accounting Billing Company Changes (BETA)
  • Customer Age Report
  • Proposals

 

Consumer Quoting Enhanced Lead Captures

EZLynx Consumer Quoting is already a great tool that allows consumers to self-enter the majority of their risk information, but requiring everyone to complete the full form is counter-productive sometimes. People are busy and often don’t want to spend time completing a long form. EZLynx Lead Portal is a new feature available for new and existing Consumer Quoting portals.

It collects basic lead info (name, phone, email), immediately creates a personal or commercial applicant account in EZLynx, but makes home and auto quoting an optional part of the consumer’s process.

  • Quickly capture leads on your website.
  • Capture leads for any line of business.
  • Custom questions, regarding line of business for example, are coming soon.
  • Advanced integration options for using a single portal in multiple places.

Client Center Gets a New Modern Look 

Over the next few weeks, the Client Center is rolling out a new, clean and modernized look. This update is the first in a series planned for Client Center in 2017, to make it as beautiful as it is useful to your customers and your agency!

  • More modern, neutral appearance.
  • Fully responsive for an optimal experience on all devices.
  • Improved iframe support.
  • Click here to learn more

Customer Age Report

You’ll love the new Customer Age Report because it retrieves applicants and co-applicants of designated ages.  This is very useful for email marketing campaigns – target the people who are most interested in a specific message.  For example, are 20-year-olds interested in life insurance?  Probably not.  You’ll sell many more life policies to people 50 and over. Notable filters include:

  • Applicant Type – active, inactive, prospect.
  • Relation – applicant or co-applicant.
  • Birth Month – choose last, current or next.
  • Age – select all or any combination of ages between 14 thru 100.
  • Manage Columns – select columns to display on the report.

 

EZLynx Accounting: Billing Company Policy Changes (BETA)

Interested in BETA testing?  Submit a BETA request here

To streamline EZLynx Accounting, we’ve made changes to policy setup that will better track the intricacies of policy management. With these changes, you can monitor three entities involved in policy underwriting: billing, master and writing companies. To accommodate this new feature, our previous Settings icon option called Manage Billing Companies is changed to Manage Markets/Carriers. Now you can manage wholesale brokers, MAPs, carriers, and other markets. Click here to learn more.

EZLynx Accounting:  GL Interface for QuickBooks Online (BETA)

Interested in BETA testing?  Submit a BETA request here

The 4.17.01 release also rolls out a round of enhancements that make your day-to-day interactions with EZLynx and QuickBooks Online easier to manage.  Our new Online Webservices allows you to perform Real Time or OnDemand batch exports from EZLynx Accounting to your QuickBooks Online service.  This new enhanced functionality helps streamline your General Ledger entry communications between EZLynx Accounting and QuickBooks Online. Click here to learn more.

Quote Proposals

EZLynx Quote Proposals now support two additional lines of business: BOP and Inland Marine.  From an applicant’s Overview tab, quickly generate a quote proposal from existing policies and applications for supported lines of business, or start with a blank proposal template.  We will continue to add more lines of business this year.

 

Misc Improvements

  • New EZLynx login page.
  • Policy Transaction Reports can now filter by current policy status.
  • Manage Columns for Detail Reports is moved to the filter pane on the left.
  • Updated Agency Form Templates and ACORDs to insert Assigned To user instead of the user creating the form.
  • Auto and home rating applications:  Policy Info tab includes more carrier choices for Prior Carrier field.

 

Bugs

  • Fixed issue of policy # association changing on documents.
  • Work Comp policy entry – added EIN field.
  • Reports:
    • Fixed policy type issue.
    • Agency Commission rate is now updating correctly.
  • Fixed issue related to adding a special character when matching policy transactions.
  • Updated handling of Encompass package changes/cancellations.
  • Email Campaigns:  saved Details Reports no longer include recipients that don’t have email addresses.

What’s New with EZLynx 4.16.12

Highlights

  • NEW Support Portal
  • Activity Summary Report
  • EZLynx Accounting Branch Support
  • EZLynx Rating Engine Enhancements

 

NEW Support Portal  

We are excited to roll out our new Support Portal!  Providing our customers with an excellent EZLynx experience is our number one goal. When visiting our support page, you can now search an extensive knowledge base for immediate help with product questions and support.  Enter the keywords of your inquiry and locate a solution instantly.  No need to spend time on the phone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need additional help, simply create a support ticket right from the same page, and an EZLynx Team member will start addressing your inquiry.  We’ll contact you once we have an update or resolution.  It’s as EZ as that.

Activity Summary Reports  

You can now filter by date range to show any activity or open tasks during a specific time period.

Benefits:

  • Ability to view completed tasks by user.
  • View percentage of tasks completed on time or completed late by user.
  • View all open tasks sorted by due date; either overdue, due today or upcoming.

EZLynx Accounting Branch Support  

(Rolling out by end of year)

Highlights

  • New Permissions and Settings
  • Branch support for Receivables
  • Branch support for Payables
  • Branch support for General Ledger postings
  • Branch support for Reporting

 

New Permissions and Settings

With the addition of branch support to EZLynx accounting, you are able to determine which users can have access to the various accounting functions at their respected branch or even at other branches.  This allows for branch-to-branch interactions.  The assignment of permissions can be easily handled through the newly designed Users tab in the configuration section in accounting.

We have also redesigned the System Settings tab by adding an ‘Agency’ tab (for the main branch to set system settings for all of their branches) and a ‘Branch’ tab for the individual branches of the organization to set their specific settings.  On the ‘Agency’ tab, users at the Main Branch can set the overall settings for the organization.

On the ‘Branch’ tab, the user is able to set the setting specific to the individual branches, like their logo, company information (addresses), settings for invoice emails and invoice memos.

 

Branch Support for Receivables

 You are now able to select branches for adding receipts, creating deposits, and receivable write-offs.  For those in the organization with access to all branches, they will be able to select from all the branches of the organization.  However, those in the organization who are limited to one branch, they will only see that branch in the dropdown. The same applies for the creation of receipts.

We have also redesigned the Receipt and Deposit overview screen to allow you to filter the pages by branch to better organize your organization’s transactions and postings.

 

Branch Support for Payables

Branches have been integrated into our payable features in EZLynx and you are now able to select branches for AutoPay and adding of Checks.  On the AutoPay screen, you are now able to filter the payable items by branches.

When adding a check, you now have the ability to select which branch the check is being generated from and the branch bank account.  If you have permission to view all branches, then you will be able to select any of the branches for the organization.  If your permission is limited to one branch, then you will only be able to select your specific branch.

We have also added a branch column on the Check screen to make it easier for you to sort the organization’s checks by branch. If you have access to all branches in your organization, then you will be able to view all the checks created in the organizations.  If you are limited to one branch, then only checks for that particular branch will appear.

 

Branch Support for General Ledger Postings

With this round of enhancements, you are also able to view branches on the GL posting screen in order to better organize the organization’s branch postings.  This also includes the addition of branch information on the GL exports in order for you to be able to integrate your branch configuration with QuickBooks. You are also able to create a journal entry for single branch or you can create a journal entry for two branches to create clearing postings for inter-branch payments.

 

Branch Support for Reporting

No business would be complete without accurate reports.  Accurate reports enable you to better manage and predict your organizations position in the market.  With the addition of Branch Support for EZLynx Accounting, we have overhauled our reports in accounting to include a branch filter.  You are able to group posting in the reports by branches and even exclude some branches from reports in order to limit the data outputs.  These enhancements will let you track productivity across your organization and gain a better insight as to how each of your locations is performing.  The below reports now support Branch data.

  1. Aged Receivables Report
  2. Cash Receipts Report
  3. Check Register Report
  4. Deposit Summary Report
  5. Direct Bill Cash Report
  6. GL Postings Detail Report
  7. Invoice Summary Report
  8. Line Item Detail Report
  9. Payables Worklist Report
  10. Premium Trust Report
  11. Production by Producer Report
  12. Production by Writing Company Report
  13. Trial Balance Report
  14. Unapplied Cash Report
  15. Undeposited Funds Report
  16. User List Report

 

EZLynx Rating Engine Enhancements  

What’s new:

  • Home Rating of HO6 – Personal Property coverage is now mandatory.
  • Kansas Rating (effective 1/1/17) – Property Damage Limits are updated to:
    • 25/50 for Bodily Injury
    • $25,000 for Property Damage

 

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Now when adding a manual Workers Comp policy, more than 14 locations can be added.
  • Improved search performance for Agency Workspace Discussions.
  • Fixed a vehicle import issue when working on a manual Commercial Auto policy.
  • Motorcycle and Auto lines of business are now differentiated.
  • Excess Liability line of business is now displayed correctly.
  • Word Editor sizing issues are fixed in Internet Explorer browsers.
  • Applicant Type filter added to Birthday Report.
  • Fixed issue related to EZLynx Email Campaigns using saved reports.

 

What’s New with EZLynx 4.16.10

Highlights

  • Manual Claims Tracking
  • Amazon Alexa Integration
  • Quote Proposals – Commercial Auto (BETA)
  • Integrated Word Editor
  • Retention Center Commercial
  • Commercial Policy Compare

Manual Claims Tracking  

You can now add policy claim details to policies in EZLynx – simply go to an Applicant’s Overview tab and see the new Claims grid.

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View Claim Details 

To view claim details, locate the claim in the claims grid.  Go to the right of a claim, and click the down arrow.

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The most recent claim details can also be viewed from a Policy Details – by clicking the Claims tab.

Click here to learn more about Manual Claims Tracking

Amazon Alexa Integration

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker that’s controlled with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. Any now you can install the EZLynx Skill on your Alexa App too! See the sample phrases below for information you can get from EZLynx – all you have to do is ask!

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Sample Phrases

Start all phrases with “Alexa, ask EZLynx for….”

….for Business Health Report for September 2016

….EZLynx for Daily News

….Total Premium for September 2016

….Total Active Policies for September 2016

….Total Active Customers for September 2016

….Top Producer Personal Auto for September 2016

….Top Producer Home for September 2016

Click here for Amazon Alexa App Installation

Updates to EZLynx Text Messaging

Agency admins have a new link is available in the Settings menu used to configure the agency’s Text Messaging product. Agency admins can request this new feature, by emailing our support team at [email protected] Simply include the agency name and your EZLynx username.

  • When someone attempts to voice call your text messaging number, they hear an automated message. You can now customize this message.
  • The first time someone sends a text message to your number within 90 days, they automatically receive a text response with basic information and disclaimers.  This automatic response is now customizable.

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Interested in Text Messaging?  Contact your sales rep to learn more.

Quote Proposals – Commercial Auto (BETA)

Interested in BETA testing?  Submit a BETA request here

Easily generate a Proposal from an existing Policy or Application, or start with a blank Proposal template.

We now offer BETA support for Commercial Auto along with these previous lines of business:  General Liability, Commercial Property, Workers Compensation, Commercial Umbrella, Business Owners Policies, and 9 Commercial Inland Marine classes.

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Integrated Word Editor

EZLynx Management System users are already familiar with our PDF Editor used to create and edit ACORD and agency forms in EZLynx.  Now we’ve added the same great Editor support for Word documents.  This is especially useful with Agency Form Templates and any other Word documents uploaded to EZLynx.

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Retention Center Commercial

EZLynx Retention Center is a powerful tool to help an agency efficiently retain customers through patented automation and analytical tools. We have added Commercial lines support to this innovative product as part of our goal to assist agencies with commercial lines productivity.  The Renewal List prompts renewal managers to review commercial accounts prior to renewal without having to manage cumbersome spreadsheets. Quickly compare changes in the existing policies and the renewal offer with the click of a button.

  • Focused Strategy

Become proactive in your agency’s retention process to review every commercial account at renewal.

  • Improved Customer Service

Communicate with every customer prior to the renewal to reinforce your agency’s value.

  • Boost Revenue

Each additional point of commercial retention corresponds to a specific dollar amount for each agency of increased profit.   

Renewal List

Patented automation helps you prioritize and analyze renewal offers on commercial policies. Proactively communicate with every customer at every renewal!

Expiration List

The Expiration List automatically displays the upcoming commercial renewals. Each agency can customize the specific expiration timeline for personal and commercial separately. This allows the agency to easily proactively communicate with every customer prior to renewal to get the additional information needed to process next years policy.

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Quickly task out account reviews, remarketing, and account rounding activities to the correct person in your agency.

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Commercial Policy Compare

The Policy Compare feature now supports both commercial lines and manual policies for quick review. Policy Compare quickly compare two policy transactions, the expired policy and the renewal, side-by-side in order to see which coverages have increased and why.

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Additional Updates

  • Emails are sent without inserting question marks after periods and spacing.
  • When a policy is moved from one applicant to another, documents associated with the policy now always move to the new applicant also.
  • Applicant search now has improved handling of special characters.
  • Incomplete task icons now showing correctly in Activity view.
  • We’ve added new Reports, filters, and columns:

New reports:  Dashboards, Claims & Birthday reports.

New filters:  Policy Term & Years as Customer filters.

New columns:  Applicant reports include Gender, Marital Status, NAIC / SIC Code columns.

                                   Commissions reports include Agency Name column.

What’s New in EZLynx 4.16.09

Highlights

  • Enhanced Email Campaign List Builder
  • Retention Center – Branch Support
  • EZLynx Mobile Improvements

Interested in BETA testing? Click Here

Leverage EZLynx Reporting for your Email Marketing Campaigns

Get ready for our upcoming update to EZLynx Email Campaigns in the next few weeks, which includes a completely renovated process for segmenting your existing data for bulk email blasts.

We have been very pleased with the extensive enhancements that have been made so far this year to EZLynx Reporting; so much so that we felt the power of our reporting engine far outstripped our separate email campaign list builder.

As a result, this upcoming update will replace the existing list builder with Saved Reports from EZLynx Reporting. Take advantage of the powerful capabilities of our reporting engine to segment your data using both simple or highly complex filters. Once you have saved the report, it will be available for you to use within EZLynx Email Campaigns, which is part of our Communication Center bundle.

When you start a new campaign, your first step will be to name the campaign and select your recipients. You will be able to manually add individual recipients, select from your available Saved Reports, or choose from one of your static lists that you may have created from within EZLynx Retention Center or from the old list builder tool.

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Your old lists will still be available to use, but any new or future lists will have to be created from within EZLynx Reporting as a Saved Report.

By making it possible to use our reporting engine to segment your data for Email Campaigns, we have brought a new level of accuracy to your email marketing. We are also excited about the new possibilities it brings, as there are many more filter options available in EZLynx Reporting than we had in our previous list builder.

This Update is Only the Beginning

While this update allows you to use your Saved Reports for campaigns, those campaigns are still using a static version of the report at the time you scheduled the campaign.  While not a big deal for short-term campaigns that are sent immediately, if your campaign has steps that are scheduled throughout the year, your list could get seriously out of date by the time the campaign finishes.

This has always been a problem for any email campaign service that relies on saved or uploaded lists, but we are excited to announce that our Email Campaigns update later this year is going to take your static lists and make them dynamic, allowing you to run Drip Campaigns using your Saved Reports and have those campaigns automatically update in real time before each email is sent.

Imagine being able to have a campaign that sends an email to your prospects every 3 months and automatically removes those recipients that become customers as a result. Schedule a recurring, long-term cross-sell campaign to all your customers that have an active homeowners policy but no auto policy and rest easy knowing that our system will automatically add or remove recipients to the campaign based on whether or not they still meet that criteria. The possibilities are endless, and this is just one of several very exciting enhancements planned for EZLynx Communication Center this year!

 

Retention Center is now available for branch organizations!

EZLynx Retention Center addresses the daunting task of renewal management. With Retention Center, you no longer wait for your customer to call and complain about rate hikes at renewal. Instead, our system will identify on a daily basis those customers that you are most at risk of losing so that you can focus your efforts in the right place. Building on the EZLynx Policy Compare feature, the Retention Center analyzes your customers’ policy information, so you can proactively communicate your recommendations – reinforcing your agency’s value.

Click HERE to learn more about Retention Center!

 

Additional Updates

  • EZLynx Mobile Improvements for tasks, text messages, and documents
  • Outlook Plugin updated to support additional special characters
  • Policy Transactions searching and matching logic improved
  • Improved reports navigation
  • Be on the lookout for exciting NEW beta features on the way for reports and documents over the next few months!

What’s New in EZLynx Accounting 2.6, September 2016

The EZLynx Accounting 2.6 release is rolling out on Friday, September 9th.  We are excited to announce enhancements that streamline the EZLynx Accounting billing processes.  The process upgrades include an AutoPay function, check and deposit detail reports, and invoice memos. We aim to provide a better user experience.

To access aPDF version of the release notes, click here.

Highlights

  • AutoPay
  • Direct Bill Payment/Sweep Account
  • “Send to QuickBooks” Eliminated
  • Check Detail Report
  • Printable Deposit Summary
  • Add Line Item Fees to Receipts
  • Invoice Memo Field

 

AutoPay

Create multiple checks for various payees from open payables in a single step. Filter Payable Items by payable due date, payee type, or payments received from the Applicant.

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Add Direct Bill Payment/Sweep Account

Record a check payable to a carrier while entering a Direct Bill cash payment receipt. Simply check the “Sweep Account” box on the Add Direct Bill Payment box to record and finalize a master company EFT check payment.

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“Send to QuickBooks” Eliminated

We’ve standardized the posting of payments and eliminated the need for the “Send to QuickBooks” checkbox.

Check Detail Report

Viewing a detailed check breakdown is an important part of an office’s daily business.  The new Check Detail Report can be used to print check details; helpful when there are too many to fit on the check stub.

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Printable Deposit Summary

To help maintain the office’s cash flow, we now provide a printable deposit summary.

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Add Line Item Fees to Receipts

With this EZLynx Accounting release, users can add line items to receipts; no more need to create an invoice to collect a fee.

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Invoice Memo Field

Include memos on outgoing invoices.  This great customer relations component adds another means of customer communication.

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Additional Improvements

  • Print a Pending Invoice
  • Streamlined Workflows
  • Improved Bill Payment Management
  • Increased Safety Features for Reporting and Error Notifications

 

Bug Fixes

  • Now able to reverse a receipt associated with a submitted check
  • Can select payee from DB Cash Payment Receipt Actions
  • System now displays a warning message when entering a payment to a closed month

 

Questions? Contact [email protected].

What’s New in EZLynx 4.16.08

As always, we have been busy improving our products and features for an amazing EZLynx experience. With 4.16.08, we have gone the extra mile and are rolling out many valuable product enhancements. To access aPDF version of the release notes, click here.

Highlights

  • Client Center Certificate Self-Generation (BETA)
  • Policy Transactions Page update
  • Improved Unmatched Transactions workflow
  • New Quote Proposals feature (BETA)
  • eSignature Pay-per-User

CLIENT CENTER CERTIFICATE SELF-GENERATION (BETA)

Request BETA access here

For agencies that spend a lot of time creating certificates, this is a great new enhancement that allows agency customers to generate their own certificates from their Client Center account.

Email Notification Preferences (Self Admin)

By default, the user Assigned to the applicant in EZLynx is sent an email for Client Center activities. We recommend adding at least one additional email to receive notifications in order to avoid tasks falling through the cracks; for example if the Assigned to user is absent or leaves the agency.  The copied person can assure that Client Center requests are reassigned or completed.

An admin can update Email Notification Preferences for Certificate Self-Generation:

  1. Hover over the Settings icon, select Client Center.
  2. Click Email Notification Preferences
  3. Scroll down to New Certificate Holder Added.
  4. Set who will receive an email whenever a customer adds a New Certificate Holder to a Master Certificate in the Client Center.
    • Select either Assigned User or Specific User.
    • Add any additional emails in CC: or BCC: fields.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Enable Certificate Types & Carriers (Self Admin)

An agency admin decides which certificate types and carriers are available to agency customers for
Certificate Self-Generation in the Client Center. Then, enable specific applicant’s Certificate Masters with the
feature.
1. Hover over the Settings icon, select Client Center.
2. Click Certificates tab.
3. At Certificate Form Permissions, go to right to Enable or Disable.
4. At Carrier Permissions, use arrow buttons to move Available Carriers to Enabled Carriers.
5. Click Save Changes.

Enable a Certificate Master

By enabling Certificate Self-Generation, an agency customer can generate a new Certificate themselves.  It’s very important that the Certificate Master is reviewed for accuracy before enabling this feature.  The customer cannot edit the certificate content but only add the certificate holder details.

To enable a Certificate Master:

  1. Go to the applicant’s Documents tab.
  2. Locate the Certificate Master, at the far right click Actions, and select Client Center.
  3. Click the Enable button.
  4. Check box to accept responsibility.
  5. Click Save.

Agency Customer – Generate Certificate

  1. Agency customer logs into Client Center.
  2. Clicks Documents
  3. Locates the Certificate Master, and clicks Add Certificate Holder.
  4. Enter certificate holder information.
  5. At prompt asking if current policy meets the Certificate Holder’s requirements:

If YES:
• The new Certificate is placed under the Certificate Master with holder’s name in Description field.
• Customer can now click VIEW to access the Certificate.
If No:
• Customer is asked why their current policy does not meet the Certificate Holder’s requirements, and can upload a document to accompany the Certificate Request.

 

 

POLICY TRANSACTIONS PAGE UPDATE

The Policy Transactions page has been given a facelift with a new look and enhancements for quick assessment and management of policy transactions. You can now delete unnecessary records too.

Our new unmatched policy tab provides intelligent suggestions for matching policies based on policy number, LOB, carrier, and applicant information. The new policy search allows you to promptly locate an applicant, match to an existing policy, or create a new one without leaving the page! One click and you can create a new applicant from information contained in the download. With the enhanced policy transactions page, managing carrier downloads is a breeze!

Highlights

  • View the EZLynx Policy Transactions Page Guide here
  • New Actions button
  • Updated filter panel
  • Unmatched policy transaction tab
  • Simple search feature expedites matching and creating policies
    • Search applicants or policies
    • Create new policy or match to an existing one

New Actions Button

Perform 3 tasks with the new actions button:

  • Export to Excel
  • Edit Columns
  • Select Transactions to Remove

  • Export to Excel
    • By selecting Export to Excel, users can download their policy transactions list to Excel for better sorting.
  • Edit Columns
    • Users have a friendlier column selection editor, which includes an option to re-arrange the columns into a personalized order.

  • Remove Transaction (Unmatched tab only)
    • Users can now remove selected transactions, one at a time or in bulk.
    • From the Actions menu, choose Select Transactions to Remove.
    •  A column of check boxes appear at left of the Status column.  Check all transactions to delete and click Remove Selected Transactions.  Or, cancel the Action by clicking Cancel Transaction Removal.

 

 

New Filter Panel

Filter options now appear in a panel on the left side of the screen for static viewing. The filters are intuitive; information automatically updates as soon as a new filter is set. The policy and applicant search, date types and ranges are now included in the panel to the left.

Unmatched Transactions Tab

To make managing unmatched transactions easier, we’ve added a tab specifically for transactions that don’t automatically match to a policy or applicant when entering EZLynx.

Expand any record and either match to an existing policy or create a new one! Use the arrow on the left of any transaction record to expand to the potential matches. These are applicants or policies that may match the new transaction but need your review. This process detects subtle policy number variations that may occur, for example at renewal.

Find Existing Account or Policy

On occasion, possibly for a New Business transaction, the system may not be able to locate an applicant match even though the applicant exists in the system. Use the Search button to find an existing customer or policy.

 

Create New Account & Policy from Transaction

If you have not added the applicant to EZLynx yet, simply select “Create new account and policy from transaction,” at the top of the screen. This allows you to quickly add the personal or commercial account and policy to your management system!

 

NEW QUOTE PROPOSALS FEATURE (BETA)

Interested in BETA testing?  Request access here.

With the newly added Quote Proposals feature, creating a commercial quote proposal is easier than ever. Generate a Proposal from any combination of existing Policies or Applications; currently supported Lines of Business include General Liability, Commercial Property, Workers Compensation, and Commercial Umbrella.  Stay tuned for additional features and Lines of Businesses in future releases!

Multiple LOB Proposal

The Proposal feature is accessed from an applicant’s Documents tab. Proposals can be created with a single Line of Business or with lines. Choose from existing applications or policies associated with each line of business.

To create a multiple LOB Quote Proposal:

  1. From applicant’s Documents tab, click Add at top right, and select Quote Proposal.
  2. At left, select the multiple LOBs one-by-one.
  3. For each LOB, select an application or policy from correlating dropdowns.
  4. Click Create Quote Proposal button, and the page with proposal tabs opens.

Proposal Tabs

Now advance through the proposal tabs; cover page, tab for each LOB, and Premium Summary & Legal.  The Cover Page tab prefills with customer and agency information. Also, for a super streamlined process, each LOB tab’s fields prefill from the policy or application.

  • Save proposal as an editable Microsoft Word or non-editable PDF file.
  • Although prefilled from application or policy, proposal is still editable; however, edits do not change the application or policy.
  • Proposal is saved to the Documents tab

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Coming Soon

  • Ability to perform final accuracy review of Word Proposals before printing or emailing.
  • PDF proposals will be saved without the ability to make changes.
  • Ability to open both Word and PDF Proposals in the EZLynx Editor to make edits.

 

ESIGNATURE PAY-PER-USER OPTION

We’re introducing a new payment structure so an agency can pay-per-user or pay-per-use (envelope). The newly added pay-per-user option charges a flat monthly fee for sending unlimited envelopes. Contact your EZLynx sales rep to switch to the per user option, then manage users from within EZLynx.

  1. Hover over the Settings icon, and select Product Settings.
  2. At the Product: eSignature page, search users by name or username, then click Add.
  3. A newly added user must logout of EZLynx and back in for the change to take effect.
    • If removed, a user can no longer send an envelope.

What’s new in EZLynx 4.16.07

During the first week of August, we’re rolling out EZLynx 4.16.07 which includes a new applicant summary report, claims tracking, and white-label domains.

Highlights

  • New Applicant Summary Report
  • Enhanced Commissions Reports
  • Retention Center:  Policy Change Percentage Calculations

BETA Release

  • Claims Tracking

Interested in BETA testing Claims Tracking? Click Here

EZLynx Reports

Last month’s release of EZLynx Reports 2.0 brought us a new user interface and extensive filtering capabilities. This month, we’re introducing an Applicant Summary report and several enhancements to existing reports!

Inspired to learn more?  Take a look at our detailed report guides.

 

Applicant Summary Report

The Applicant Summary Report shows demographic information for an agency’s current policyholders. This report includes valuable information like Active Policies and Average Premium per Customer as well as summary statistics by gender, education level, and marital status.

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Additional Report Enhancements

  • Commission Statement Detail Payment Master Report now includes “Approved Date” to see a commission transaction’s approval date.
  • Export to PDF now maintains custom column sort
  • Simpler view of commission rules associated with policies
  • Master carrier name display corrected
  • Branch filter now works across all reports
  • Policy Master reports now display LOB Departments
  • Policy Transaction Detail report now displays Transaction Type full name and short code (New Business/NBS)
  • Policy Descriptions now available on policy management reports

 

Claims Tracking (BETA Release)

Manual Claims Entry Only

With this release, agents can manually add claim information, reserves, payments, and claims adjuster information.

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What’s new in EZLynx 4.16.06

During the first week of July, we’re rolling out EZLynx 4.16.06 which includes an enhanced Reports UI with turbo charged features.  Also, there is a BETA roll out of several Commercial Management System features: Commercial Package Policy support, Commercial Applications and Proposals.

Highlights

Reports 2.0

  • Simpler navigation & more sophisticated filters
  • Customize Detail and Master reports – then save reports for future use
  • Activity Summary Report
  • Quotes Summary Report

BETA Release

  • Commercial Package Policy Support (Manual entry only)
  • Commercial Applications
  • Commercial Proposals

Interested in BETA testing? Click Here

Reports 2.0

EZLynx Reports 2.0 have a new user interface and extensive filtering capabilities.

The report types:

Detail Reports – a preset table of data that can be modified using various report criteria filters.
Summary Reports – key information at a glance, and tools for getting the most from their data.
Master Reports – include more tools for creating custom reports; detailed filters, aggregates, grouping, sorting, paging, and chart creation.
Legacy Reports the classic reports we’ve always offered; to be updated to the new UI soon.

Inspired to learn more?  Take a look at our detailed report guides.

Want to see the new reports in action? Register for a free webinar here

Customized Detail and Master Reports can be saved for future use.  When saved reports including sliding date range filters, the report data will likely change each time the report is run.

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Activity Summary Report

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Quote Summary Report

Quote Summary Report

 

 

Commercial Package Policy Support (BETA Release)

Manual entry only

Maintain more accurate policy information and improve reporting capabilities by truly grouping lines of business within a one single package policy.Newest new Add new Policy

Let’s take a look at the details

When adding a manual personal or commercial package policy in EZLynx, the user can now add the individual policies included in the package.

After selecting either personal or commercial package as the main Line of Business, add any number of individual LOBs and their premiums as you’d like.

The Add & Edit Policy feature prompts the user through a series of tabs for adding detailed policy information; to reduce data entry keying, some tabs gather information that can be shared across multiple policies.

 

 

Add new Policy window

Tabs to collect information shared between all policies in the package; for less data entry

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Commercial Applications (BETA Release)

The ability to add commercial applications in EZLynx is a huge, time-saving tool for agencies that write commercial business. Complete the application once in EZLynx, then easily create necessary ACORD form for submission to multiple carriers.

Take an application and quickly transform it into a policy or take a policy and create an application from the data.

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Commercial Proposals (BETA Release)

From a Commercial applicant’s Documents tab, click the Add button and select Quote Proposal. Ability to select one manual policy from each LOB, then click Add Quote Proposal. The feature will be expanded to include downloaded policies in the near future.

Supported LOBs:

• Commercial Auto
• General Liability
• Commercial Property
• More coming soon

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Additional Enhancements

  • File upload now supports attachments up to 60MB
  • Emails saved using the Outlook Plugin now support underlined text
  • Commercial Property Manual Entry now includes drop down selector for Subjects of Insurance
  • Workers Comp Manual Entry – Supports unlimited locations
  • Personal Auto Manual Entry – Supports unlimited vehicles
  • Assigned agency name now displays on Applicant if agency has multiple locations
  • Added DOB & Drivers License details for commercial contacts

What’s new in EZLynx 4.16.05

Next week we will roll out EZLynx 4.16.05, which includes BETA opportunities for the information rich Policy Transaction and Policy Summary pages, a new EZLynx Client Center login format, and EZLynx Rating Engine enhancements.

Highlights

  • New Policy Transaction Interface (Beta phase)
  • New Policy Summary Format (Beta phase)
  • Improved Policy Matching Capabilities
  • Client Center Enhancements
    • Changes to the login process, including Text Message security verification options
    • Customers with multiple applicant accounts have global access to all accounts
    • Ability for agents to enable/disable Client Center access for primary applicant, co-applicant and/or contacts

 

Enhancements

New Policy Transaction Interface (Beta phase)

Interested in participating in the BETA phase? Click Here.

This re-design of our policy transaction page allows a more efficient way to filter, search, update, and match policies. The search filters are now dynamic;  available options update as search criteria is refined.

  • Expand & collapse policy transaction details
  • Customize policy transaction page columns – display and order
  • New workflows for matching Unmatched and Multiple Matched transactions
    • Quickly match to a suggested account as a new policy, or
    • Create a new applicant account and policy in one step, or
    • Merge the transaction with an existing policy
    • Option to bulk delete multiple transactions at once; convenient if a carrier downloads duplicate transactions
  • New ability to edit policy #s for pending policies

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Policy Summary Page (Beta Phase)

Interested in participating in the BETA phase? Click Here.

The newly enhanced policy summary page provides quick access to detailed personal and commercial policy information.  We have also re-structured the order of data to streamline coverage information more effectively for each policy.

Commercial Property:  now includes a Location Details button for viewing detailed property information for each building.

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Commercial Auto:  includes Coverage Limits, Vehicles and Coverages sections.

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General Liability: Locations are moved to the bottom of the page; coverage limits and deductibles are found at the top.

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Client Center 2.0

Updated Login Process

This latest update to Client Center brings an enhancement to the login process for your clients.  Your clients will continue to initiate the login process by providing the email address that is associated with their account. However, if the email address is valid, the client will receive a 6-digit validation code by either email or SMS Text Message.  The client will enter the validation code right there on the login page to complete the process.

Multi-Account Access

For clients that are associated with multiple applicants, these users will no longer be excluded from Client Center access. This will be especially useful for Commercial accounts. Once the client has successfully validated their identity, these users will now see an account selection screen that will allow them to navigate between the accounts for which they have been given access.

Account Access Controls

Agents can now navigate to the Contacts page for a particular applicant and choose the Edit option for any Primary Applicant, Co-Applicant, or Contact that exists in the list.  Within the Edit window, there is a check box that can be toggled to disable or enable that particular contact from being able to login to Client Center.

By default, Primary Applicants and Co-Applicants are enabled for Client Center. Other contacts, however, have to be manually enabled by the agent.

Client Center Settings

Don’t forget, if you’re an administrator at your agency and you do not have the Client Center option in your Settings menu in EZLynx, be sure to reach out to your support rep so that they can turn this feature on for you. This new menu gives administrators the ability to control the notification and task creation defaults for Client Center for your agency.

 

EZLynx Rating Engine

We have made a few enhancement to our flagship product, EZLynx Rating Engine, including an updated application process to help track and receive the best quote results. 

  • We’ve introduced a message box to confirm the applicant’s birth date for more accurate reporting and rating.
  • When adding additional drivers, there are now two additional options; “Non Rated” and “Never Licensed”.
  • As an improvement to the Incidents tab, the number of violations that can be entered is increased to 10 per driver. Also, when answering “Vehicle Involved”, it is now optional to specify which vehicle.
  • The ability to receive quotes for 2017 models.