New Company Appointments and Preferred Vendor Partnerships for 4th Quarter 2014
United Valley Insurance Services is excited to announce that we have added three new carriers and four new vendors in the 4th quarter of 2014, allowing us to provide our members with even more support and products!
New Company Appointments
These exciting insurance company additions will provide even more access to property and casualty insurance markets for our members:
Palomar Specialty -- Palomar Specialty is an authority in catastrophe insurance for both personal and commercial property lines, including capacity in all three earthquake zones. We cultivated this carrier relationship primarily to support our Income & Property Owners Practice (IPOP) Group. We are the only insurance cluster they appointed and only a handful of other agencies and wholesalers have access to Palomar. This is a very exclusive appointment!
Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists -- Another exclusive appointment that we are very excited about. Berkley Ag is a W.R. Berkley Corporation company, A.M. Best rated A+ (superior) and focused on middle to large market commercial agribusiness, such as food processors, packers, shippers, storage and distributors. This is a true underwriting company, providing superior underwriting, risk management and risk control services with expertise in commercial agribusiness. The quality of the people leading this company and the level of engagement and service they provide on specialized risks is exceptional.
Dongbu -- Established in 1969, Dongbu Insurance is the 2nd largest P&C company based in Korea. They are rated A XV by A.M. Best with a Credit Rating of A+. Access to Dongbu in the U.S. is currently very limited. In fact, in California, there are fewer than 50 direct appointments. Dongbu also distributes their products through a small group of wholesalers. They are a market for BOPs, apartments and homeowner associations, restaurants, retailers, wholesalers and distributors.
New Preferred Vendor Partnerships
We have also contracted with two new preferred vendors, predominant leaders in insurance agency management system software -- enabling us to provide our members with added training and discounted services.
Vertafore -- Vertafore has been providing agency management system software for over 40 years. They focus on helping insurance agencies, carriers and MGAs harness the power of software solutions to stay ahead of the competition and stay profitable. With more than 20,000 agency, carrier and MGA customers, Vertafore is a leading provider of connected technology and information solutions to the insurance industry.
Applied Systems - Applied Systems’ mission is to continuously improve the business of insurance. Since 1983, Applied has been at the forefront of insurance technology, leading the way through innovation. As the insurance industry becomes increasingly global, they continue to deliver new technology and expanded multinational capabilities for this changing marketplace. Applied sells and services TAM.
As a member of our successful insurance cluster, you have access to over 60 insurance carrier markets, as well as a number of services that help you take your agency to the next level. We constantly strive to meet the needs of our members by adding new carriers and vendors each year. Our job is to provide our members peace of mind, while not becoming a financial nor bureaucratic burden. Our mission is to help you be the best independent insurance sales organization you can possibly be. For a complete list of our carrier partners, visit this page.