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IVANS Recognizes Insurance Carriers for Excellence in Information Exchange

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems, today announced that 10 insurance carriers received the Applied IVANS Interface Leadership Award and 60 received the Applied IVANS Interface Partner Award at IVANS Connect, a new insurance industry conference dedicated to advancing information exchange and connectivity among carriers, agencies and their insureds through technology. The awards continue IVANS' tradition of honoring insurance carriers for excellence in information exchange with their independent insurance agencies.

The Applied IVANS Interface Leadership Award recognizes carriers that distinguish themselves in the advancement and innovation of carrier-agency interface. Award recipients include: Columbia Insurance Group, Concord Group Insurance, Donegal Insurance Group, Frankenmuth Insurance, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Motorist Mutual Insurance Company, Nationwide, Penn National Insurance, The Hanover insurance Group, and Utica National Insurance Group.

Carriers recognized with the Applied IVANS Interface Partner Award have partnered with IVANS to offer agencies a full complement of IVANS Download and IVANS Real-Time transactions to their agents. This year, 60 U.S. insurance companies received the award for offering policy download and real-time rating transactions.

"More effective agency-carrier interface is critical for today's agencies to ensure they have the latest, most accurate information in a timely manner, enabling both carriers and agencies to improve business operations and customer service," said Doug Johnston, vice president, IVANS Insurance Solutions. "IVANS, along with its carrier and agency partners, continues to lead the way in the development and advancement of agency-carrier interface, and we are proud to recognize this year's award recipients who are at the forefront of driving faster and more improved information exchange between carriers and agencies."

2014 Interface Partner Award winners are:

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
ACUITY
Alfa Insurance
Auto Club Group - AAA (MI)
Auto Club of Southern California
Auto-Owners Insurance
Central Insurance Companies
AIG Private Client Group
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
CNA
Co-operative Insurance Companies
EMC Insurance Companies
Encompass Insurance Company
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
Fremont Insurance Company
Germantown Mutual Insurance Company
Glatfelter Insurance Group
Goodville Mutual Casualty Company
Grange Insurance
Harleysville Insurance
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
ICW Group
Kemper Preferred
Liberty Mutual Agency Markets
Lititz Mutual Insurance Company
MEMIC Group
Merchants Insurance Group
MetLife
Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company
MMG Insurance Company
New London County Mutual Insurance Company
New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance
Pekin Insurance
Preferred Employers Insurance Company
Preferred Mutual Insurance Company
Progressive Group of Insurance Companies
QBE: General Casualty, National Farmer Union, Unigard
Secura Insurance Companies
Selective Insurance Company of America
Service Lloyds
Society Insurance
Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Company
The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
The Hartford
The IMT Group
The Main Street America Group
The Norfolk & Dedham Group
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Tower Group Companies (including OneBeacon)
Tuscarora Wayne Group of Companies, Inc.
Union Mutual of Vermont Companies
Union Standard Insurance Group
United Fire Group, Inc.
Utica First Insurance Company
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group
W. R. Berkley Corporation
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
Western Reserve Group
Westfield Group
Zurich in North America

About IVANS Insurance Solutions

IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems, is the property and casualty insurance industry's partner and trusted technology leader for advanced carrier-agency information exchange. IVANS makes insurance business easier with secure information exchange, data translation and managed connectivity solutions that deliver efficiency and better customer service capabilities to carriers and independent agencies. More property and casualty insurance companies rely on the IVANS platform than any other company to create greater value from information exchanged in insurance business.

CONTACT: Courtney Rains Applied Systems crains@appliedsystems.com (404) 807-0846

Source:IVANS Insurance Solutions