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Lloyd’s Interface for Wholesale Market …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Scott Good, Scottsdale Insurance Co.: (480) 365-2570; goodm3@scottsdaleins.com Angelyn Treutel Zeringue, SouthGroup Insurance-Gulf Coast: (228) 466-4498; Angelyn.Treutel@southgroup.net  Lloyd’s Interface for Wholesale Market Noted as Advance by E&S Joint Working Group  ESWJG Spells Out Progress For Agents, MGAs/Wholesalers, E&S Carriers March 28, 2014 — A new interface for wholesale insurance business for U.S. business partners of Lloyd’s of London was recently demonstrated by the industry’s E&S Joint Working Group (ESJWG). The interface was among numerous items of progress on E&S connectivity issues reported by ESJWG at the American Assoc
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ESJWG Reports Progress at AAMGA

Lloyd’s Interface for Wholesale Market Noted; Other Activities Noted for Agents, MGAs/Wholesalers, E&S Carriers Dear E&S Colleague: This new year has been off to a rousing start and the volunteers at ESJWG are determined to make more progress than ever in 2014 for the mutual benefit of all in the E&S business. Your ESJWG leaders recently hosted sessions at the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) automation and technology conference on March 1 in Orlando. The E&S industry doesn’t compete on transactions, but on products. Using a common ‘plug’ to transfer data among partners has proven successful for the standard market. It will greatly benefit the E&S ma
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ESJWG Stakeholder Communication 4Q 2013

The E&S Joint Working Group (ESJWG) functions for the betterment of the E&S and specialty lines business. ESJWG is a group of volunteers working to improve the efficiencies for retail agents, general agents, wholesale brokers and carriers by promoting use of ACORD standards, best-practice workflows, and the electronic exchange of data among business partners. We’ve made great strides since our founding. This has been an active year for ESJWG, but we’re not done yet. This week, for instance ...
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E&S Workflows and Standards

PEARL RIVER, N.Y. (September 17, 2013) – The insurance industry’s E&S Joint Working Group (ESJWG) will present in-depth discussions of excess and surplus lines connectivity issues at the upcoming ACORD Implementation Forum on October 29, 2013 in Boston. Aimed to assist carriers, retail agents and general agents in boosting their ability to connect, these two ESJWG panel discussions will include ...
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Glatfelter Listens to Agents, Delivers Solutions

Glatfelter Insurance Group, a retail agent/MGA and program manager, offers a shining example of how the wholesale market can leverage existing technology and standards to improve ease of doing business. After consulting with its Agents Technology Council, Glatfelter implemented commercial lines download for its agents and is finding that using the ACORD standards for the E&S and specialty business is working for them as they implement ease of doing business measures for their retail agents.
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Webinar to Offer Look At E&S Best Practice Workflows

The E&S Joint Working Group (ESJWG) will present a live webinar for retail and general agents, wholesale brokers and E&S and specialty carriers titled "Best Practice Workflows in the E&S Industry & the Critical Role that Standards Play" on Tuesday, April 30. The E&S Joint Working Group is an insurance industry coalition pushing standards-based electronic exchange of information in the E&S market by facilitating discussion and interaction among carriers, agents and vendors.
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One-Off Data Exchange Solutions

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 11, 2013) — Data exchange between excess and surplus lines wholesalers and carriers is difficult and expensive. This has to change if the industry is going to grow and successfully meet changing customer needs. That was a key message sent by members of the E&S Joint Working Group to attendees of the American Association of Managing General Agents’ (AAMGA) 2013 Automation & Technology Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The lack of data exchange standards has led to custom, one-off solutions between carriers and general agents, according to the group.
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E&S Market Moves to Enhance Efficiency

Two years ago, ACT, AAMGA, NAPSLO and ACORD banded together to start the E&S Joint Working Group to bring much needed efficiency to the E&S market. We realized that many of the efficiencies we take for granted in the standard market were possible for excess and surplus lines as well, such as—use of ACORD standard applications, real-time uploads of data, downloads and general agent websites with more functionality.
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