Westfield Insurance Wins Applied IVANS Interface Leadership Award


Westfield Insurance Wins Applied Award

Westfield Center, Ohio - December 20, 2013 - Westfield Insurance proudly accepted the Applied Systems IVANS 2013 Interface Leadership Award on September 30 at the TENCon Applied IVANS Awards Reception in Las Vegas. Westfield Is among six carriers who were recognized for leading the insurance community, in partnership with Applied Systems, through the use and advancement of carrier-agent interfaces.

Applied Systems honored Westfield for its execution of a new portal functionality, entitled "Applied Activity Notes." Activity notes provides carriers with a simplified way to share resources and messages with agents. Westfield began utilizing this new functionality this year.

"Each year through the Interface Leadership Award, we are pleased to recognize insurance carriers who are uniquely contributing to the advancement of agency-carrier interface and delivering additional benefits to their agency partners, insured customers and the property and casualty industry as a whole," said Doug Johnson, Vice President of Partner Relations at Applied Systems. "Policy downloads and real-time rating are important in today's competitive marketplace because they enable carriers and agencies to conduct business more efficiently and deliver better service to customers."

Several Westfield representatives traveled to the Applied Systems' user group conference (TENCon) in Las Vegas to accept the award.

"This is a testament to Westfield's dedication in supporting our agencies," said Charles Middleton, IT Agency Automation Leader at Westfield Insurance. "We strive to move the industry forward through the innovation of technology, and to also best serve and communicate with our agents."

Westfield was also a 2011 and 2012 recipient of the Applied Systems Interface Partner Award, which recognized the company for excellence in offering agencies a full complement of batch download, real-time inquiry and real-time transactions.

About Westfield Insurance

In business for more than 165 years, Westfield Insurance provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 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 1,000 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
We believe in setting the standards by which others aspire to follow. For 30 years, our industry leadership and technical innovation have revolutionized the insurance industry. Applied is the name behind some of the most recognized agency management systems and data exchanges technology today. By powering the global business of insurance, we help agencies, carriers and their customers to safeguard and protect what matters most.

For information contact:
Gary Christy   (330) 887.6640  garychristy@westfieldgrp.com
Terri Grimm    (330) 887.6055  terrigrimm@westfieldgrp.com


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