Request Rater Integration from Your Carriers
Can’t find your preferred carrier in the rater you use with HawkSoft?
We’re working to add more carriers, and we could use your help.
What is HawkSoft doing to help?
HawkSoft is beholden to two stakeholders: our customers and our employees. For our customers, this means that we do everything in our power to represent their interests in the industry. HawkSoft stays in close contact with all leading and regional carriers. Because we integrate with many comparative raters, we have added this to our talking points. The more carriers that are added to raters with HawkSoft integration, the more useful HawkSoft can be to our customers.
What can I do to help?
Carriers may be skeptical when HawkSoft calls to talk integration. The more carriers we have integrated with HawkSoft, the better a product it is. Fair point. Integrating a carrier often means the carrier has to spend money on development, testing, and coordination. Carriers sometimes think this investment only benefits the rater company; yet, as we both know, it really is in a carrier’s best interest to integrate because it benefits both them and the independent agents that write with them.
How integrating with a rater benefits a carrier and their independent agent partners
Easier Access to Quotes
- Carrier Perspective: Agents spend too much time on the manual tasks involved in modern insurance. A major culprit is the quoting process. Integrating with a rater makes it more convenient for an agent to quote, saving hours of time looking up manual rates from carrier websites. Integration increases the chance an agent will quote a specific carrier.
- Independent Agent Perspective: HawkSoft integrates well with raters to make the quoting process quick and efficient, saving agents hours each week compared to manually quoting on a carrier website. If an independent agent’s preferred carrier integrates with a rater compatible with HawkSoft, that agent can quote with them with ease.
Greater Visibility When Quoting
- Carrier Perspective: Regional carriers are a prominent fixture of any independent agent’s portfolio. They are also the most likely to be missing from a comparative rater, compared to the big players that are always there. Integrating with a rater that works with HawkSoft will give the carrier another avenue for exposure. Their rates will appear along with the bigger national carriers, reaching a wider audience on an even playing field.
- Independent Agent Perspective: When a carrier is represented in a rater, the independent agent sees that the carrier cares about making their life easier. It also demonstrates value in the appointment with that carrier, as the carrier is visible among other national and regional players.
In the spirit of “Write your Senator” campaigns, HawkSoft has created this page of talking points and an email template. When you see your carrier reps, ask them if they would consider integrating with he rater you use. Send them the email below as a follow-up. It contains a summary of why they should integrate with a HawkSoft-supported rater and who to contact to to make it happen.