Montreal, Toronto, Canada – October 5th, 2018 – Vertafore’s Canadian unit, Keal Technology, the leader in broker management solutions, revealed the winners of the 2018 Kealy Awards at the annual Keal System Users conference held on September 13, 2018. Award nominations were open to individual brokers or brokerages using Keal solutions. In recognition of their achievement, Vertafore rewards each winner with a $1,000 donation to a charity of their choice.
The Kealy Awards recognize excellence achieved by brokerages in three separate categories:
- Community Involvement: Awarded to a client who exemplifies the virtues of a good corporate citizen.
- Technology: Awarded to a client who optimizes technology to gain a competitive edge.
- Brokerage Operations: Awarded to a client who is considered to be the “Keal Solutions Champion.”
This year’s recipients of the Kealy Awards are:
Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc. – Excellence in Community Involvement
The staff at Youngs have an unshakable passion for serving the communities in which they operate throughout the province. Through the creation of their own #GiveBackOntario campaign, Youngs encourages giving and provides a platform for others to give back to the community in whatever capacity they can. Some of the campaign initiatives Youngs supports include the “Terry Fox Run,” which has raised over $23,000, the Children’s Breakfast Clubs and an annual Winter Coat Drive, with drop-off locations available in each office for coats, mittens, scarfs and hats. In addition, Youngs supports the Movember Foundation which brings awareness to men’s health issues and has raised more than $42,000 for this cause since 2011. All in all, Youngs has raised over $150,000 for charities in their community. Their undeniable generosity and dedication to the community makes them an obvious choice as the recipient of this award.
Algoma Insurance Brokers Ltd – Excellence in Technology
Over the past 75 years, Algoma has put their clients’ needs first. They are always discovering new and improved ways to better serve their customers, whether through telephone, mail, email or face-to-face communication. They have a strong social media presence which allows them to stay relevant and close to their clients.
Algoma developed an EIP tool, a sleek application improving broker workflows by providing relevant information in personal insurance workspace. The fact that this technology was designed to integrate with Keal’s SIG Broker Management System further demonstrates the forward-thinking vision of this brokerage. This is a testament to Algoma’s continuous drive for progress.
Jolicoeur Savard Assurance Inc. – Excellence in Brokerage Operations
Jolicoeur Savard has mastered the use of their BMS, Keal SIG, which allows them to advance and lead the industry. Their adoption of the Keal Cloud solution helps bring their customer experience to a new level. Enriched by a long history, Jolicoeur Savard focuses on the future, utilizing the latest technology while maintaining a human touch, which makes them a leader in the Montreal insurance community. Their highly qualified employees, technological abilities and leadership pave the way for an even brighter future.
Keal commends the winners of this year’s Kealy Awards for all their hard work, dedication to the insurance industry and community involvement.
About Vertafore & Keal Technology
Vertafore’s comprehensive insurance management software solutions allow brokers and carriers to adapt to the evolving insurance industry by efficiently scaling their businesses through deeper access to information and insights. Our platform features fast innovation, partnerships with the best technology companies and customizable solutions to help companies remain independent during a time of industry disruption. As the leader in modern insurance technology with the largest customer base in the industry, we connect every point of the distribution channel, from agencies and carriers to MGAs, MGUs and state governments. For more information, visit www.vertafore.com, read our blog, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.
Keal Technology is the expert in Canadian broker innovation and a leader in the BMS (Broker Management Systems) and CMS (Commercial Management Systems) marketplace for insurance and financial services brokers. Keal offers an integrated suite of products designed to increase revenue through efficient use of technology. In 2016, Vertafore acquired Keal Technology, a leading provider of broker and commercial management systems in Canada. For more information, visit www.keal.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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