January 23, 2014

Amica Mutual Insurance Company has announced its selection of a Semafone payment solution to handle customers’ telephone payments. The system was chosen with the goal of maintaining a high level of customer service.

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Through Semafone technology, consumers can directly send payment card details to the payment processor through their keypads. A customer service representative stays on the phone for customer assistance but cannot see or hear the card information. The system is fully compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS) regulations.

When the Semafone system is fully implemented, approximately 1,500 customer service representatives in 40 Amica branches and call center locations will use it.

“Amica’s mission is to create peace of mind and build enduring relationships with our policyholders, so providing exceptional service is our number one priority,” said Gil Bishop, Information Security Officer at Amica, in a statement. “Semafone’s solution gives us the ability to proactively deliver the best possible service to our customers, while protecting them at the same time.”

Kelly is an associate editor for Insurance & Technology. Prior to joining InformationWeek Financial Services, she was a staff writer for InformationWeek and InformationWeek Education. Kelly has also written for trade ...