(March 23, 2017) Independent insurance agencies will reduce login and password issues and connect securely to carrier partners through a leading agency management system, following the certification of Vertafore Inc. to use the SignOn Once trusted framework.
Developed by ID Federation Inc., a broad, nonprofit coalition of partners from around the insurance industry, SignOn Once is an initiative to allow multiple business partners
to connect with a single, secure signon process commonly called a “federated” handshake or transaction. SignOn Once is a process, not a product.
SignOn Once offers agents and insurance companies a fast and secure way to connect electronically, improve agents’ access to insurance products and services, and reduce
transaction costs. Agents and carriers consistently rank password management as their numbe-rone pain point in daily operations.
“This is a breakthrough moment for the independent agency system,” said Steve Aronson, president of Aronson Insurance and an ID Federation director. “It is common for small and
midsize agency employees to have to remember dozens of user IDs and passwords for business partners. From a technology administration standpoint, that translates into hundreds of access credentials for each employee which is time consuming and resourceintensive. SignOn Once eliminates all that by providing a reliable and secure platform for identity management in trusted transactions with many different insurance partners.”
Aronson added: “ID Federation is excited to name Vertafore as the first agency management system certified to offer SignOn Once, and we look forward to certifying additional partners soon.”
“Vertafore is psyched about bringing SignOn Once to our portfolio of insurance industry technology tools,” said Bruce Winterburn, Vertafore’s vice president, industry relations.
“This is a gamechanger for both insurance agencies as well as carriers. It makes trusted transactions easier and faster, and ultimately it enhances the insurance industry’s ability to serve customers’ needs.”
About Vertafore: Vertafore offers the broadest and most adaptable technology solutions to better prepare the insurance industry for digital disruption. The Vertafore product line is built on a platform, empowering customers and other solution providers
to adapt and thrive as the market changes. Vertafore’s platform features fast innovation,partnerships with the best technology companies, and customizable solutions to help
companies remain independent during a time of industry disruption. As the leader in modern insurance technology with the largest customer base in the industry, Vertafore
connects every point of the distribution channel, from agencies and carriers to MGAs,MGUs and state governments. For more information about Vertafore, visit
www.vertafore.com, read the company’s blog and follow the company on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.
About ID Federation: ID Federation is a nonprofit coalition of insurance agents,carriers and other insurance organizations whose mission, through its SignOn Once
trusted framework, is to provide the industry with common legal and technical standards that will remove the need for IDs and passwords while improving security and ease of
doing business. For more information: www.idfederation.org.