Westfield wins 2011 Interface Partner Award


Westfield Insurance Receives 2011 Applied Systems Interface Partner Award

Westfield Center, Ohio – Oct. 24, 2011 – Westfield Insurance’s commitment to its independent insurance agency partners has earned the company the 2011 Interface Partner award from insurance technology company, Applied Systems. The award recognizes Westfield for its investments in systems development to support ease-of-doing business for agents.

Westfield Insurance was recognized for interface advancements in download and real-time rating in agents’ offices. “Effective interfaces between Westfield and our agency partners are critical to the long-term success of our company, our agencies, and the independent agency distribution system,” said Todd Warholic, Agency Automation Leader at Westfield. “As agency needs evolve, we will continue to focus on evolving our capabilities to support business growth and efficiency for our agencies.”

Westfield Insurance was recognized during an award ceremony at 2011 TENCon, the Technology, Education and Networking Conference in Orlando, hosted by ASCnet, the Applied Systems Client Network.

“In today's competitive insurance marketplace, efficient, cost-saving interfaces between independent agencies and their multiple carriers are fundamental business requirements,” said Doug Johnston, vice president of Partner Relations & Product Innovations. “Carriers such as Westfield Insurance represent the absolute best in terms of the rounded interfaces they offer to Applied Systems agency customers, including Download for Policy, Billing, Claims and Alerts, and real-time responses for agency inquiry, claim reports, policy servicing and policy rating.”

About Westfield Insurance In business for more than 163 years, Westfield Insurance provides commercial and personal insurance in 21 active states, and surety services to customers in 31 states. Westfield is one of the nation’s 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of over 1,100 independent insurance agencies. Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Learn more about Westfield Insurance at www.WestfieldInsurance.com.

About Applied Systems, Inc. Applied Systems, Inc. develops, sells and supports insurance agency and broker management systems, and provides services for accounting, customer, policy, claims management and all related agent and broker functions. More than 130,000 users in 11,000 agencies of every size and complexity level use Applied Systems solutions built around TAM®, Epic™ and Vision® and DORIS™ insurance agency software. In addition, Applied Systems is recognized as a pioneer in advancing carrier communication with agents and brokers. The company continues its longstanding work to promote download and real-time technology. Applied Systems is the parent company of Artizan Internet Services, creator of CSR24®, CertTrax®, WebEngine 2.0®, and InsWorld®. www.appliedsystems.com, www.artizan.com.

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