October 12, 2022
Benelinx’s Story: Using Ideon to seamlessly provide brokers with data from multiple carriers
“Ideon cleans up the big mess the industry has built”
With the agency management software Benelinx, employee benefits brokers access health insurance quotes from multiple carriers in a flash. The company was started by Rachel Zeman, who formerly ran a brokerage and was frustrated with the redundancies and errors that were par for the course in the space.
Here’s how she describes the traditional, broken model:
Most agencies are still running their entire business on Excel spreadsheets. If they want to make a proposal for clients, they have to go to the websites of four, five, six carriers, and upload the employee census to each, then download a quote. Then they have to compare them because every carrier’s rates and requirements are different. The only practical alternative they had was to work with a general agent that had relationships with multiple carriers, but as brokers get larger they often want to bring more in-house.
In contrast, when using Benelinx’s quoting engine, brokers have to enter a client’s parameters just once to quote and compare medical plans from numerous carriers.
Backstage, Ideon’s APIs quietly power Benelinx’s quoting tool through seamless data exchange. (We’re the strong, silent type.)
Read our case study to learn how Ideon helps Benelinx give brokers the data they need.