Stop The Clock: SEMCI Is Already Here!

Five centuries ago, in the days of Edward Lloyds coffeehouse inLondon, underwriters and brokers had a simple business workflow.All you had to do was sign a slip of paper and maybe drink somecoffeeor a pinttogether.

Centuries later, somehow our industry made it more complicatedfor agents and carriers to talk with each other. Sure, weimplemented technology. But when it comes to agent-companycommunications, all of these toolscomputers, fax machines, cellphones, Web sites and e-mailparadoxically have made our businesslives more complicated. We sure are busy, but are weworking as efficiently as todays consumer expects?

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