Posted on 06 Sep 2011
Insurance Noodle, part of Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings plc, the global insurance broker, today announced that its online quoting platform for small commercial accounts has added the management and professional liability products of ACE Commercial Risk Services® to its offerings.
ACE Commercial Risk Services, the U.S.-based small business division of the ACE Group, now provides immediate, bindable D&O and E&O quotes to insurance agents through the Insurance Noodle online “hub.” Management and professional liability insurance is provided by Westchester Fire Insurance Company, an A.M. Best A+ rated carrier, or in some states, other insurers within the ACE Group or its allied distribution associates. Ace joins Insurance Noodle’s six other platform carriers who provide business owners policies (BOP), general liability, auto liability and workers compensation coverages.
“The strategic alliance with ACE Commercial Risk Services allows us to bring management and professional liability coverages to the quoting hub, allowing agents to expand solutions they offer their insureds,” said Ralph Blust, Executive Vice President of Willis Commercial Network. “Agents can now get quotes for E&O, D&O along with primary coverages. This is a time savings for agents and provides improved service to their insureds,” Blust said.
Speaking on behalf of ACE Commercial Risk Services, David Lupica, Division President said, “We’re pleased to collaborate with Insurance Noodles’ team of experienced professionals to further extend the availability of our specialized management and professional liability products and services to the Insurance Noodle network of producers. ACE is one of the only carriers offering online processing of management and professional liability products. The online submission process offered through Insurance Noodles’ new quoting hub provides agents with an efficient, cost-effective and simple method for a complete rating, quoting and binding solution.”
Insurance Noodle launched its new quoting hub on July 5, 2011, signing up over 1,000 agents in its first three weeks in operation. The hub allows agents to access seven national, admitted carriers for bindable multi-line quotes from a single online application point, within minutes. Insurance Noodle is the distribution vehicle for the Willis Commercial Network North America, which provides products and services to small insurance agents and brokers. More enhancements to the network are in development and a personal lines platform is expected to launch by year end. Agencies interested in signing up for Insurance Noodle 2.0 can visit www.insurancenoodle.com, call 888-466-8868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.