Citizens Property Adopts EZLynx Rating Engine

Citizens selected EZLynx Rating Engine to enable Florida agents to accurately assess risk coverage from Citizens and other Florida carriers.

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Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Tallahassee, Fla.), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, government entity to provide property insurance to eligible Florida property owners unable to find insurance coverage in the private market, has adopted EZLynx’s (Lewisville, Texas) Rating Engine for more than 7,000 Florida insurance agents. To optimize how eligibility determination against the private market is delivered to its appointed agents at the point of sale and renewal, Citizens selected EZLynx Rating Engine to enable Florida agents to accurately assess risk coverage from Citizens and other Florida carriers, according to a statement from EZLynx, an Applied company (University Park, Ill.).

Jeremy Pope, Chief Administrative Officer, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

“In compliance with Florida Statutes, Citizens operates a clearinghouse program designed to help find private-market insurance company offers before applying for or renewing a property insurance policy with Citizens,” comments Jeremy Pope, chief administrative officer, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. “This solution will deliver a new, simple quoting experience to our agents, making eligibility determination with Citizens easier than ever.”

EZLynx Rating Engine allows agents to provide differentiated customer service and cross-selling opportunities for new markets, according to the vendor. Florida agents can enter applicant data once, and the rater will return real-time home and dwelling Fire quotes from multiple carriers in seconds, the EZLynx statement says. Parent company Applied Systems will also offer Florida agents the option to easily upgrade to a complete EZLynx account, expanding access to comparatively rate auto or leveraging full agency management system capabilities.

Michael Streit, General Manager, EZLynx.

Access to More Carriers offering Home and Dwelling

“EZLynx has revolutionized comparative rating for more than 20 years with our easy-to-use, modern quoting experience and the broadest panel of carriers in the industry,” comments Michael Streit, general manager, EZLynx. “This partnership will deliver access to more carriers that offer home and dwelling fire policies to agents in Florida and beyond, enabling them to provide the best coverage for their customers and grow their book of business.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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