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Patriot National Insurance Group Launches Vikaran Solutions' QuoteExpert™ Portal For Underwriting And Agent Collaboration

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot National Insurance Group, a leading provider of workers' compensation insurance solutions, announced they launched QuoteExpert, a key module of the WorkersCompExpert suite and a state-of-the-art front end portal developed by Vikaran Solutions.

QuoteExpert is part of the WorkersCompExpert™ ("WCE") suite of web based systems Patriot National plans to implement fully in the near future.  The four modules that make up the suite of products for WorkersCompExpert are QuoteExpert, PolicyExpert, BillingExpert, and ClaimsExpert. Collectively, the productivity and operation efficiency gains will be substantial with QuoteExpert being the first step.

Some of the benefits Patriot National anticipates from QuoteExpert include:

  • State-of-the-art business collaboration capabilities for agents, underwriters and PEOs to  enable quick price indications and full quoting
  • Increased agent, underwriter, and management productivity with efficient rating without the need for paper applications
  • Rapid 'speed-to-market' for new products leveraging Vikaran' highly configurable,  rules based underwriting engine; and
  • Ability to quote, rate, and email proposals using an iPadR and other tablet and mobile device, in addition to offering web access to agents

Leslie Lewis, Patriot's Vice President of Marketing, is excited about bringing a product to the broker/agent community that will make their work with Patriot more efficient. Ms. Lewis said, "I am now able to bring my iPad into agent's office and give them a quote within minutes.  Vikaran QuoteExpert allows quick, easy and secure access and enables collaboration with agents when determining the risk profile for business we want to write.  There really is nothing else like this in the marketplace."

Patriot's Founder and CEO, Steven M. Mariano, expressed similar sentiments:  "Patriot National is excited to be on the cutting edge of technology and the first insurance carrier to offer Vikaran QuoteExpert.  The use of QuoteExpert continues Patriot National's commitment to customer service by giving our agents and staff the capability to do their job more efficiently." 

"The deployment of QuoteExpert after 10 months of development is a huge win for us. It enables the implementation of a major component of the WorkersCompExpert suite while continuing with our legacy system replacement project," states Judith Haddad, Chief Information Officer of Patriot National Insurance Group.

Sandeep Mehta, CEO, Vikaran Solutions, said, "We are excited to have partnered with Patriot National Insurance Group to launch our QuoteExpert module and are very pleased Patriot selected our WorkersCompExpert suite as a strategic cornerstone to enable their business transformation."

About Patriot National Insurance Group

Patriot National Insurance Group is an insurance holding company focused on workers' compensation insurance. Patriot National Insurance Group has two operating subsidiaries - Guarantee Insurance Company and Patriot Underwriters, Inc. For additional information please visit www.pnigroup.com.

About Vikaran Solutions LLC

Vikaran Solutions is an insurance industry solution provider with a specialized focus in workers compensation and commercial lines insurance. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and operates a state-of-the-art software development center in Pune, India. For additional information please visit www.vikaransolutions.com or contact Ash Perti at 630.512.8800 Ext. 243.

Media Contacts:

Nicole Brewer
nbrewer@pnigroup.com 
954.670.2946

SOURCE Patriot National Insurance Group



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