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HawkSoft (Canby, Ore.) has announced a partnership with Certificial to give users of the HawkSoft agency management system access to the the Certificial’s dynamic verification platform for proof of insurance and continuous monitoring of status.
Certificial uses cloud technology to offer a digital and dynamic proof of insurance. It is designed as an improvement upon the historical static point-in-time certificates of insurance to allow companies to directly monitor, in real time, that a person or business are properly insured. When integrated with the HawkSoft agency management system, insurance agencies will be able to keep Certificial in sync with their client and policy data automatically, according to a HawkSoft statement. Changes made in HawkSoft or received by HawkSoft via a carrier’s policy download will automatically update Certificial. The changes are then populated throughout the certification process. If a policy is cancelled or not renewed in HawkSoft, Certificial automatically revokes certification and prevents potential liabilities from having un-insured or under-insured entities on a job site.
“As more independent agents diversify their book into commercial lines, they are demanding better tools to service those large accounts,” comments Rushang Shah, VP of Marketing, HawkSoft. “HawkSoft is thrilled to form a close partnership with Certificial. Their novel approach to dynamic verification and compliance monitoring is making the flow of data between carriers, agencies, and businesses seamless.”
Dynamic, Automated Updates
Certificial CEO Peter Teresi is ACORD’s former Chief Technology Officer. “Our partnership with HawkSoft represents a significant milestone in transforming the legacy utilization of certificates of insurance,” he says. “Together our platforms allow for compliance checks and COI updates to become dynamic and automated; certificate holders can finally maintain compliance without having to rely on point-in-time information. We’re excited to work with agencies using HawkSoft and eliminate the manual and repetitive processing caused by traditional COI methods.”
Certificial offers their services to independent insurance agents and brokers at no cost. Mutual customers can activate integration in HawkSoft’s Marketplace.