iPipeline® – a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry – today announced it has acquired WELIS, a premier provider of life insurance illustration systems to carriers in the US. The WELIS Ascent® Illustration System is designed to help insurers sell and service customers in a multi-channel distribution environment. The award-winning software* is constructed as a standard single life illustration system that can be transformed into a sophisticated multiple life / multiple plan system with a single button click. The acquisition positions iPipeline as one of the largest providers of illustrations in the life insurance industry.
“Stephen Frederick, CEO of WELIS, and his team have created a benchmark illustrations system against which all other platforms are compared. Ascent will be integrated it into our low code, SSG Digital® Platform and allow agents and advisors to quickly run real-time scenario-based illustrations, save them, and send them to customers for review and e-Signature through our PAS+® agent portal. Agents and advisors can also run an illustration and include it during the e-App process to collect e-Signatures, reducing cycle times and improving iGO® e-App processing rates,” said Larry Berran, CEO, iPipeline. “Carriers can manually run or automate the distribution of in-force illustrations, re-run illustrations during underwriting, and make the necessary distributions to agents and consumers for e-Signature pre- and post-issuance.”
“We are excited about integrating WELIS’ in-force illustration solutions with PAS+ and our ability to offer iSolve®, our research and permanent quoting product, to their customers. Additional Ascent integrations with our AlphaTrust® e-Sign and InsureSight® business intelligence and data analytics products will give insurers great tools to accelerate sales, better leverage information, and increase compliance for in-force reporting requirements,” added Berran. “We are looking forward to changing the permanent insurance game with WELIS’ high-powered illustration system and our omni-channel, quote-to-claim low code platform.”
“iPipeline has done an outstanding job of developing one of the industry’s most powerful and versatile platforms. The current COVID-19 environment has placed a spotlight on the need to accelerate the integration and use of digital platforms. iPipeline’s clients are well-positioned to reap the benefits of their investments, and our Ascent Illustration System is a perfect next-step for carriers seeking to use a highly customizable, brandable, rapidly deployed product,” said Stephen Frederick, CEO, WELIS. “The integration of Ascent into the SSG Digital Platform with PAS+ will deliver immediate benefits to customers who are committed to taking the digital journey. I am pleased to see our technology being put to great use by Larry and his team.”
Morgan Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to WELIS in this transaction.
To learn how you can implement iPipeline’s illustration products to streamline and accelerate new business acquisition and in-force management processes and better engage the digital customer, contact email@example.com or call 1-800-758-0824, option 2.
*Novarica RAVE Award
WELIS is a premier provider of life insurance illustration systems supporting individual and group lines of business for carriers in the US. Its Ascent Illustration System is designed to help insurers sell and service customers in a multi-channel distribution environment. The software is constructed as a standard single life illustration system that can be transformed into a sophisticated multiple life / multiple plan system with a single button click. As a single platform it can be used by multiple distribution channels requiring only a basic ledger to those with sophisticated multiple life COLI needs. To learn more about WELIS and the Ascent Illustration System, visit www.WELIS.com.
iPipeline is a leading provider of low-code, cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we accelerate and simplify sales, compliance, operations and support. We provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management.
iPipeline’s platform is used by approximately 150 carriers, 1,400 distributors and financial institutions, and their agents and licensed advisors in a cloud-based environment. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline has locations in Boston, Bromley (UK), Burlington (Canada), Cheltenham (UK), Dallas, Davidson, Fort Lauderdale, Huntersville, Ontario (CA), Philadelphia, Pleasanton, and Salt Lake City. Visit www.ipipeline.com.