CHICAGO, June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Insurance Noodle, the membership-based online insurance quoting platform, today announced the launch of its new farm and ranch quoting facility, giving insurance agents access to top-rated carriers and speedy quotes for this historically difficult-to-place risk. As the industry leader for small commercial lines quotes, Insurance Noodle already provides access to over 1,000 business classes in 48 states. The farm and ranch quoting capability expands opportunities for member agents to build their book.
The placement process for farm and ranch risk can be daunting for agents who don't specialize in this market. Few carriers offer the coverage, and those that do typically require very detailed information on the application. Moreover, independent agents seldom carry enough farm and ranch business to earn direct appoints with carriers. As a result, agents often have to turn away the risk, losing out on a potentially lucrative client.
Now agents who join Insurance Noodle can use a single online application to get quotes from multiple carriers. By streamlining the process, Insurance Noodle hopes to see its members increase their reach into the market.
"Farm and ranch quotes have always been tough to get," said Ralph Blust, President of Insurance Noodle. "Placing the risk on Noodle, however, lessens the load. Instead of listing, say, the type of fencing on the farm on four or five different applications, they only have to enter the necessary information one time."
Blust went on to say that once agents submit a complete application, they can expect to see quotes within 7 to 10 business days. "That's a decent turnaround for the specialized nature of the product," said Blust. "Plus our farm and ranch team has solid experience. They can help members navigate the application and offer pointers on getting their clients the most competitive rates."
For more about Insurance Noodle's farm and ranch solution, insurance agents can visit www.insurancenoodle.com.
About Insurance Noodle
Insurance Noodle established itself as a pioneer in online quoting in 2001. Since then, it has provided independent agents with online access to insurance products and services through a single-entry, multi-carrier, multi-line, web-based portal. Insurance Noodle was formerly a subsidiary of Willis Group Holdings, PLC. For more information, visit Insurance Noodle's website.
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SOURCE Insurance Noodle