Willis' Insurance Noodle Launches All New Online Quoting Platform for Commercial Business
IN+ delivers total insurance solutions for small agencies from a single source
CHICAGO, October 7, 2013 - Insurance Noodle, part of Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group
Holdings plc (NYSE: WSH), the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, today announced the launch
of its newly redesigned online quoting platform for commercial insurance. The platform, Insurance Noodle Plus (IN+),
is powered by a new technology partner, and delivers cutting edge connectivity to the insurance marketplace
for its insurance agent and broker members.
Insurance Noodle is the distribution vehicle for the Willis Commercial Network North America, which provides products and
services to small insurance agents and brokers nationwide.
IN+ gives agents access to the admitted commercial lines marketplace, for BOP, commercial auto, workers compensation, umbrella,
and professional liability. The platform links agents to real-time quotes from seven insurance carriers (additional insurance
carriers are being added in coming months) via a single online entry point and provides many
enhanced features such as the option to obtain a quick rate indication or a fully-bindable quote.
Insurance Noodle member agents can access the non-admitted commercial lines marketplace through its wholesale partner when
standard markets cannot provide terms. The sleek user interface also offers an easier binding process and
includes more user assistance throughout the application.
"Insurance Noodle Plus delivers total solutions for the small agency from a single resource, saving significant time
and effort while expanding their ability to write more business," said Ralph Blust, Managing Partner of
Willis Commercial Network. "The platform provides more solutions from new carriers - particularly in workers compensation.
And, the improved user experience is what our clients have been asking for - they can
easily check carriers' appetite, utilize the streamlined classification process, and get user help tips at every
turn," Blust added.
IN+ complements Insurance Noodle's suite of offerings including access to home and auto insurance solutions through its
online personal lines quoting hub. Along with carrier access and fast quotes, the Insurance Noodle platform
provides agents with an efficient means of accessing their Insurance Noodle
book of business. All client records, quotes and policies from all carriers are stored in the member's
profile on the Insurance Noodle website. Agents can quickly quote, bind, service, and renew business, all
online. Agencies interested in signing up for Insurance Noodle Membership can visit www.insurancenoodle.com, call 888-466-8868
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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