Today, more than 140 insurers offer independent agents and brokers the ability to complete some kind of transaction in Real Time through their management system or rater, according to Real Time/Download Campaign co-chair Lisa Parry Becker. Becker, who also is VP of sales and marketing at William B. Parry Agency and a national director of ASCnet, the Applied Systems user group, says that’s not enough.

“More carriers need to implement real-time functionality and promote it to their agents, and agents need to use the transactions that are available from their carriers,” she says.

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