API platform for the insurance industry Ask Kodiak has partnered with Tarmika, a rating platform for insurance agencies, have formed a partnership.
The Tarmika Bridge rating platform enables agencies to improve their quoting process by gaining access to multiple carriers in a single platform. Its solution offers streamlined underwriting questions, extensive NAICS mapping and various API integrations.
Through the partnership, Ask Kodiak’s services will be integrated into the Tarmika platform to help accelerate the delivery of needed coverages. Agents will also be able to better understand pricing and insurance product options for potential policyholders and eliminate several manual or offline steps in the matching of customers and products.
Ask Kodiak is a cloud-based software solution which enables insurers to deliver commercial and specialty products to independent agents and brokers.
The open API can be integrated with agency management systems or integrated with other InsurTech solutions to offer real-time product recommendations, target classes, underwriting eligibility and marketing information.
Ask Kodiak co-founder Allan Egbert said, “Tarmika and Ask Kodiak are aligned on a mission to optimize efficiencies in distribution by providing features that help independent agents work more effectively with carrier partners.
“The Ask Kodiak-Tarmika partnership is about empowering the independent agent through technology. Neither Ask Kodiak or Tarmika are in the disruption business. We are simply trying to bring efficiency and optimization to the independent agent channel.”
Last year, Ask Kodiak partnered with property and casualty carrier Integrity Insurance. Agents now use Ask Kodiak to search specific classes, review eligibility information and learn more about products.
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