In the quest for making underwriting easy for insurance brokers in the country, Allianz Ghana has deployed an online underwriting tool dubbed: “Partner Platform” into the market.
The Partner Platform is an exclusive online underwriting tool designed by Allianz to enable Ghana Insurance Brokers Association (GIBA) members’ underwrite policies directly.
Martin Amoah, Deputy Managing Director, Allianz Ghana, introduced the “Partner Platform” at an interactive event in Accra last week.
Mr. Amoah revealed that Allianz Ghana is committed to making the job of brokers simple, and that the company will continue to seek innovative ways of growing its operations and the insurance industry as a whole.
He pointed out that Allianz has rolled out attractive incentive packages to enable brokers earn extra income in addition to their commissions.
“We are open to giving our broking partners underwriting privileges to enable them serve their clients with speed”, Amoah added.
Commenting on the role of technology, he explained that Allianz Ghana has deployed their main underwriting tool “The Archipel” to help their partners operate with ease.
“More importantly too, the company is also in the process of commissioning a new platform for its intermediaries which will enable them issue simple policies like motor and home from their offices,” he disclosed.
Naa Adjeley Hylton-Dei, Head – Broker Department, said technology has become an integral part of commerce, with a lot of organisations employing technological platforms to provide seamless services to their clients, from start to finish.
The insurance industry, she said, however, has been slow to catch up with this trend, even though great opportunities exist for insurers and other stakeholders through the use of technology.
The Head of the Broker Department further disclosed that it is for reason that Allianz Ghana has come up with the platform to enable a seamless process for intermediaries to underwrite simple insurance policies from any location, adding: “All that is required is a smartphone, tablet or a computer,”
“The tool can be used offline and online” she noted.