AUGIE, ACORD User Group Information Exchange, continues to bring the industry
together to collaborate and ensure the future of the automated independent
agents and brokers. The challenge is reaching everyone who could benefit from
the industry's work. Why is AUGIE relevant to the industry?
AUGIE brings hundreds of people together to work towards efficiency
ensuring that the automated independent agents and brokers have a future.
What has AUGIE done to help the automated agent and broker?
AUGIE vocalizes the business value of workflow efficiency. Nothing
happens unless a sale is made. Agents and Brokers need to respond promptly to
their clients in the manner they want to be contacted. Click here to learn more
about customer engagement.How does AUGIE secure information that
is valuable from an Agent and brokers perspective?
volunteers and respondents to the AUGIE surveys have provided valuable
information that result in feedback to ACORD to improve the ACORD forms and data
standards. AUGIE is recognized by ACORD as the voice of the independent agents
and brokers. Why is ACORD important to the automated independent
agents and brokers?
ACORD develops and maintains Forms and data
standards. The standards are used by the agent and broker agency management
system providers and carriers to improve the way data is passed from one system
to another, eliminating manual data input. Why do standards
matter to Agents and Brokers?
We are surrounded by products and
services that are successful because they are built with standards. A house that
is wired, a cell phone that lets us speaks to friends and relatives anywhere in
the world, or a pilot that lands a plane at our designated location. With all
these products and services, we have choices. Houses are different, cell phone
plans vary and air travel provides us with options. Standards are behind the
scenes enhancing the product or service. The value to the customer is the
appearance, functionality or services provided. The value to the solution
provider is reusable standardized components.
What you can do to help the Industry!
AUGIE needs your help! If you want the Independent Agents and
Brokers to have a strong future, help us to communicate with a unified voice.
AUGIE strives to engage the carriers who work with independent agents and
brokers. Workflow efficiency is enhanced through the implementation of the ACORD
standards. Thanks to AUGIE, ACORD, the carrier's and solution providers, today's
implementations are better than ever!
If an insurance carrier has not
implemented the ACORD Standards, they need to contact ACORD to find out how to
begin. If the insurance carrier is implementing ACORD Standards, they need to
verify that they have certified that implementation recently. They need to
contact their agency management system provider contacts and develop a plan to
get their recertification done! Please help us to get this message to all the