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Barton Mutual Goes Live With BindExpress

The Missouri-based carrier has implemented the underwriting system for a new artisans line of business.

Liberal, Mo.-based Barton Mutual, a P&C carrier, has gone live with BindExpress Rating and Underwriting and BindExpress Portal from Columbia, S.C.-based Speedbuilder Systems for a new artisans line of business.

The site offers "rate-as-you-go" screens, which help agents provide real-time counsel to insureds – displaying total policy premium and individual prices at each coverage level – during the quote entry process, according to Speedbuilder.

“SBS delivered more functionality than we requested, but completed the project in about 12 weeks and 17% under budget,” Joel Dermott, CIO of Barton Mutual Group, says in a statement. “That’s proof positive that the BindExpress Suite, with its hundreds of external configuration settings, does indeed reduce programming time and cost. We expect this savings to reduce future maintenance and enhancement costs, as well.

Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, distribution, core systems, customer interaction, and risk ... View Full Bio

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