(June 15, 2015) – Insurance industry coalition ID Federation — creator of the SignOn Once standard for streamlined and secure access to systems of multiple business partners – has added three new members to its board of directors:
Steven J. Aronson, President and CEO, Aronson Insurance
Aronson, an agency technology leader and advocate for over 25 years, has held committee and leadership positions with users groups including NetVU, AUGIE (ACORD User Groups Information Exchange) and the Agents Council for Technology. Aronson, a passionate and vocal supporter of the use of Real Time, leads the growth and development of the third-generation independent insurance agency Aronson Insurance, based in Needham, Mass.
Peggy Scott, Vice President, Commercial Insurance Distribution Operations, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
Scott, a career employee of Liberty Mutual with 40-plus years of diverse experience, has delivered business-critical initiatives in business process re-engineering, data integration, and technology development. Scott has participated in industry forums such as ACT (Agents Council for Technology) and AUGIE to further technology in the agent/broker distribution channel.
Bruce Winterburn, Vice President, Industry Relations, Vertafore
Winterburn, who has spent the past 20 years working within the insurance software industry, has significant experience and knowledge in the agent, wholesale and carrier distribution channels. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Winterburn has owned several businesses, including a small-town independent insurance agency that he and his son co-own. Winterburn, frequently published and featured in insurance trade publications and a regular speaker within the industry, is a strong advocate for the independent insurance distribution channel.
SignOn Once, launched in April 2014, is a standard using token technology to authenticate each user’s identity among multiple insurance systems. SignOn Once offers greater security protection and ease of use than the longstanding process of using a different password to enter each carrier system. This token is certified for authenticity and is used to facilitate that user’s ongoing access to participating and certified SignOn Once carrier or solution provider websites. ID Federation is seeking insurance carriers to implement SignOn Once and certify their implementations so agent business partners can increase security and efficiency.
Insurance carriers and solution providers can participate in SignOn Once to streamline access to their online tools for distribution business partners. Key steps are:
2) Completing certification as a SignOn Once carrier or solution provider.
3) Implementing SignOn Once.
About ID Federation: ID Federation Inc., formed in in December 2011, is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. The organization’s mission is promoting information security and identity management for trusted transactions across the financial services and insurance industries for purposes including reducing transaction friction, lowering cost and bolstering independent agent access.
ID Federation created SignOn Once as a standard for a secure identity system based on each user’s distinct credentials. SignOn Once grew out of collaboration by insurance professionals within the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s ACT (Agents Council for Technology), the Real Time/Download Campaign, ACORD, technology user groups and other communities. These professionals aimed to create a safe and standard way to secure technology authentication for as many parties as possible in the insurance industry.
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