DI QUICKQuote Industry-First Mobile Disability Insurance Quote Tool
NEW YORK, N.Y., April 23, 2015 – The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers, and through its subsidiary Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America, a leading provider of individual disability income (DI) insurance, today announced the introduction of Guardian DI QUICKQuote.
This industry-first mobile sales tool allows financial professionals to access current product information and pricing, enabling them to provide on-the-spot quotes for individual disability income insurance to current and prospective clients. Guardian DI QUICKQuote decreases the response time for current quote requests from days to seconds, using interactive and easy-to-use configurations.
Guardian’s proprietary DI Illustration System is built into the software, which means that users can plug in their age and expected amount of income needed to retain their current lifestyle and instantly receive a quote. Guardian DI QUICKQuote allows financial representatives to generate a ProVider Plus Quick Quote on a smart phone and email it directly to a client.
ProVider Plus, Berkshire’s signature individual disability income product, is non-cancellable and guaranteed renewable to age 65 or age 67. “At Guardian, we are focused on leveraging the latest technology to enhance our customer experience. Our customers want immediate product and pricing information and Guardian DI QUICKQuote allows our financial professionals to give real-time, current information regardless of physical location and client proximity,” said Gordon Dinsmore, President of Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America, a wholly-owned stock subsidiary of Guardian that issues individual DI insurance policies.
“The introduction of Guardian DI QUICKQuote is another example of how we meet our clients’ needs how, when, and where they prefer.” With the DI QUICKQuote tool, Guardian again shows that it is leading the industry in technological advancements and new services for its customers. In addition to implementing Guardian DI QUICKQuote, Berkshire has completed its initial rollout of a new, advanced underwriting system and is the only individual DI carrier to offer a student loan rider.
Guardian and its subsidiary’s disability income insurance products include group disability, individual disability, small business protection, and supplemental disability income protection. This full suite is positioned to help meet the income protection needs of employers, professionals, individuals, and small business owners.
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurers, with $6.8 billion in capital and $1.3 billion in operating income in 2014. Founded in 1860, the company has paid dividends to policyholders every year since 1868. Its offerings range from life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, and investments for individuals to workplace benefits, such as dental, vision, and 401(k) plans for businesses.
The company has approximately 5,000 employees and a network of over 3,000 financial representatives in more than 70 agencies nationwide. For more information about Guardian, please visit www.GuardianLife.com. Individual disability income products are underwritten and issued by Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America, Pittsfield, MA, a wholly owned stock subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), New York, or are provided by Guardian. Product provisions and availability may vary by state.