Get Your Carriers on HawkSoft Rater
Can’t find your preferred carrier in HawkSoft Rater?
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. With the launch of HawkSoft Rater we have added comparative rater integration to our talking points. The more carriers that integrate with HawkSoft Rater, the more useful it is to our customers.
What can I do to help?
Carriers may be skeptical when HawkSoft calls to talk integration. The more carriers we have integrating with HawkSoft Rater, 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.
First off: Why does the industry need another comparative rater?
HawkSoft has always embraced our customer’s freedom to choose the products and services that best meet the needs of their agency. We do our best to integrate and play well with the other vendors in our industry. Others, unfortunately, do not share our philosophy. As HawkSoft grows and the industry changes we see a need to offer a comparative rater that we control to ensure that the customers that choose to partner with HawkSoft have quality options.
How integrating with HawkSoft 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 HawkSoft 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 Rater is designed around a single-entry screen for quoting. It is an easy-to-use, efficient process that will save agents hours each week compared to manually quoting on a carrier website. If an independent agent’s preferred carrier integrates with HawkSoft Rater, 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 HawkSoft Rater 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 HawkSoft 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.
Two Birds with One Stone
HawkSoft Rater is powered by the same engine as ITC’s TurboRater. If a carrier integrates with HawkSoft Rater, they will also be integrated with ITC’s TurboRater (or vice versa). Together HawkSoft and ITC serve thousands of independent agencies nation-wide. The benefits gained by a carrier integrating with our comparative rater are instantly doubled.
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 HawkSoft Rater. Send them the email below as a follow-up. It contains a summary of why they should integrate with us and who to talk to here at HawkSoft to make it happen.