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Tracie Hummel

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Posted by Tracie Hummel on Apr 17, 2017 9:45:00 AM

We are looking forward to IRI Ops & Tech in New Orleans, in just a few weeks. If you're attending the event, plan on attending our breakfast session on Thursday May 4 with Randy Barnes and Travis Champion. The session is titled "A World of Pure Automation: The Golden Ticket for the Future of the Retirement Income Industry." We'll present the session twice, once at 7:30 am and another at 8:10 am. We promise we'll make it worth waking up so early! See below for details on our session:

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Topics: IFS Events

How TAMPs Can Create Comprehensive Back Office Solutions

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Apr 6, 2017 10:45:55 AM

In our previous blog post, we discussed the reasons why some of the leading Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs) are partnering with IFS to create comprehensive back office solutions. When we talk to TAMPs about how our solutions for client onboarding, asset movement and account maintenance, can fill some of the critical gaps in traditional TAMP offerings, one of the most common questions we get is: “Can’t I do all of this with a Document Vendor?”

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[Infographic] Building versus Buying an ePolicy Delivery Solution

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Mar 21, 2017 11:18:17 AM

Insurance carriers are increasingly turning to ePolicy Delivery as a way to improve customer experiences and streamline the document delivery process. When deciding which ePolicy Delivery solution to use, insurance carriers must weigh the pros and cons of building an in-house solution versus purchasing an out-of-the box one. But is there a better alternative? The infographic below shows the benefits of each approach, and how expedite offers the best of both worlds.

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The Luck of the IFS Client: St. Patrick's Day Edition

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Mar 17, 2017 8:16:00 AM

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day today, we wanted to dedicate a blog post to the holiday that celebrates all things Irish, especially good luck. But what exactly does business process automation have to do with "the luck of the Irish?" When we talk about the solutions we offer, we do our best to emphasize the benefits they bring to our amazing clients. In this post, we decided to take a twist on our usual approach by letting some of our wonderful clients share their experiences and the "luck" they've seen by working with us over the years.

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Top Reasons why Turnkey Asset Management Programs Should Partner With IFS

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Mar 14, 2017 3:56:20 PM

With approximately 25 percent of financial advisors currently outsourcing to them, Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs) are a key player in the wealth management space. From 2011 to 2015, TAMPs went from having less than $147 billion in assets under management or administration to having over $1.75 trillion. As the demand for TAMPs continues to increase, advisors and financial services firms are looking to TAMPs to provide a total back office solution beyond their traditional offerings like proposal generation, billing and rebalancing.

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[Infographic] How ePolicy delivery can save you paper, money and more

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Feb 1, 2017 3:23:48 PM

Each year, the insurance industry uses more than 1,024,000,000 pieces of paper, just for delivering life insurance policies. By adopting an ePolicy Delivery solution, you'll save more than just a bunch of paper--you'll save time, money, and your own sanity. We created the inforgaphic below to break down just how costly paper policy delivery can be. More importantly, we've included how much you can save by implementing an ePolicy delivery system, like expedite. Interested in learning about IFS's ePolicy delivery solution, expedite? Click the button below to request more information. 

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What to Look for in a FinTech Provider

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Jan 20, 2017 3:10:31 PM

Earlier this month, we attended an Aite Group webinar entitled “Top 10 Trends in Wealth Management.” During the webinar, the Aite team discussed the top 5 characteristics of FinTech companies, which, according to the independent research and advisory firm, are:

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13 Ways We Can Make ePolicy Delivery Better this Friday the 13th

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Jan 13, 2017 9:34:01 AM

Friday the 13th is considered by many to be the most unlucky day of the year. The dreaded day has come once again, but this time, we have some good news. In recognition of today being Friday the 13th, we wanted to share 13 great things you can do with expedite, IFS's eDelivery system, specifically designed for the insurance industry. And, best of all? None of these 13 things require any luck at all on this Friday the 13th: 

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Topics: insurance, eDelivery

Top 10 Tax Season Challenges

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Dec 13, 2016 3:42:15 PM

Tax season can be a stressful time of year for everyone, but it's an especially painful time of year for brokerage and financial services operations professionals. With tax season just around the corner, we've compiled a list of the top challenges operations professionals face from January through April. Join us in the commiseration by telling us your most obnoxious tax season challenge! We will select one lucky winner, who will win a solution to help solve their problem. Submit your entry at the page below, and feel free to draw inspiration from our list of tax season challenges below.

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New Technologies in the Insurance Industry - Takeaways from NAILBA 35

Posted by Tracie Hummel on Nov 23, 2016 9:32:08 AM

Last week, we had the opportunity to attend NAILBA’s 35th Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The meeting is one of the premier events for the independent life brokerage industry, and this year’s event was no different. One of the key takeaways this year was the rapid expansion of new technologies available to the life insurance industry. Today—more than ever before—life insurance carriers, agents and distributors have the ability to improve customer experiences, save money and maximize efficiency, all thanks to emerging technologies.

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Topics: insurance