Submitting New Business
Now that your agency is an official member of Advantage Partners Network, let’s write some business! Your type of membership, as advised by your Business Development Specialist, will determine how new business will be submitted.
Sub Code Membership:
Once you have received a sub code from a carrier, the carrier will work with you to arrange training and user access for your agency. The carrier will outline their Underwriting Guidelines, business appetite and product information. After learning how to utilize the carrier ‘s website and quoting platform, Sub Code Members will submit applications for new business via the carrier’s website. Sub Code members gain access to quote, bind and service their book of business.
Agents who do not meet volume requirements for a sub code membership, may write business under an Affiliate Membership. Commercial & Personal Lines submissions will be submitted via fax or email using an Acord form. Please complete all fields in Acord forms and BOR applications with valid information. If an incomplete submission is received, the Underwriting Team will not be able to quote the business and you will be notified. To efficiently quote your risks, complete and accurate information is required. Once the completed application has been received, the Underwriting Team will then quote the risk with the eligible carriers within two business days.
Affiliate Members will then have the applications signed, obtain deposits from insured, if required, and return to Advantage Partners in a timely manner. The Underwriting Team will work with the carrier to bind coverage. Once an account has been bound, the Affiliate Members will contact the Carrier Service Center for all servicing needs.