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In reviewing American General’s DecisionXchange, Bill Jenkins, Managing Partner, Agile Insurance Analytics, said, “The risk prequalification system they have put together…is providing the organization significant benefits: efficiency gains, improved time-to-market and the use of information to increase their underwriting appetite and increase their revenue. The use of up-front underwriting rules and edits along with the use of collected information has increased the company’s straight-through processing percentage and is providing significant efficiencies at this juncture of the insurance work flow....Good use of technology and data.”
Jim Mallon, President of American General, said, “Intelligent underwriting through DecisionXchange is an example of the many innovations we’ve made as part of our ongoing commitment to help our distribution partners work more efficiently and effectively. Agents face intense pressure regarding how they do business and at what cost; therefore, continuing to streamline the distribution process through key tools like DecisionXchange remains a top priority for American General.”
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American General Life Companies, www.americangeneral.com, is the marketing name for a group of affiliated domestic life insurers. American General Life Companies insurers offer a broad spectrum of life insurance, fixed annuities and accident & health products to serve the financial and estate planning needs of its customers throughout the United States.