Tapco Underwriters Introduces New Online Rater Program
By: Identity Team
E&S policy issuance for Dwelling, Homeowner, Vacant and Builder’s Risk coverage now available online, 24/7
BURLINGTON, N.C., October 3, 2011 – TAPCO Underwriters, Inc. (TAPCO), a Burlington, N.C.-based MGA specializing in high-volume, middle-market excess and surplus insurance lines, introduced today their new online rater program. TAPCO President Tap Johnson III made the announcement.
TAPCO’s new online rater program was created to allow agents to easily quote their own E&S policies for Dwelling, Homeowner, Vacant and Builder’s Risk coverage, online, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. For each type of coverage, the agents must enter basic information—physical location state, insured name, address, square footage, protection class, construction type, year built, among others—on one screen, in simple-to-navigate fields. Once the information is entered, an actual quote, application(s) and finance agreement(s) are generated as PDF documents and e-mailed to the agents instantly for review.
“TAPCO has always been a leader in technology,” said Johnson. “Agents who work with us have become accustomed to receiving fast, accurate quotes in a timely fashion. Now, they can get that same quick and easy service anytime, anywhere, with our new online rater program.”
The online rater program can quote Builder’s Risk and Vacant coverage in Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and the state of Washington. Homeowner’s and Dwelling coverage can be quoted in Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia; Dwelling coverage is also available in Texas.
For more information about TAPCO’s new online rater program please visit www.gotapco.com and log in to the broker web services gateway, or call 1-800-334-5579.
TAPCO was founded in 1983 in Burlington, N.C., by Tapley O. Johnson Jr., and specializes in the timely placement of Excess & Surplus lines business for both commercial and personal lines insurance accounts. TAPCO has in-house binding authority to write more than 1,000 classes of business, through A-rated carriers for a wide range of risks, including all types of Property; General Liability; Inland Marine; Dwelling and Homeowners; miscellaneous Professional and D&O; Vacant and Builder’s Risk; Liquor Liability; and General, Specialty, and Artisan Contractors; Personal Umbrella, and other lines. The company began with just three people but has since grown to five offices that employ 180 people, service 8,000 agencies and currently write in 22 states.