Duck Creek Technologies, Inc., a provider of solutions to the Property & Casualty and Healthcare markets, today announced that Wichita-based, Preferred Health Systems (PHS), has chosen Duck Creek’s Healthcare Solution for Sales Automation to provide PHS an online rating, underwriting and proposal generation system for its multiple lines of business, including PPO, POS, HMO with Dental and Vision for small and large groups. Implementation is currently underway and planned for first phase production in summer of 2008.
The Duck Creek solution met the key PHS objective to find a system flexible enough to handle its multi-line business while providing brokers and marketing representatives the ability to manage their respective book of business via a Web portal. Utilizing the Duck Creek tool set, the PHS actuarial and product teams will be able to develop and deliver products quickly and efficiently. The Duck Creek solution will also automate all rating and rules, eliminating the existing use of spreadsheets. Relative to technology, Duck Creek's web services architecture is an ideal complement to new and existing PHS installed systems, including HealthTrio connect™.
Brian Rose, Director of Sales and Marketing for PHS said, “The Duck Creek system is a great addition to the PHS customer service initiative. PHS takes pride in how we handle member services, clinical and claims. By leveraging the Duck Creek solution, we will enhance our offering by streamlining our front end business processes for new and renewal business, while getting products to market much faster. We understand that the price of admission in working with brokers is Speed to Market.”
Wendy Corman, Senior Vice President of Business Development said, “We welcome PHS to the Duck Creek client family and thank them for their confidence in our Healthcare product and expertise. We look forward to working with the PHS team to help them achieve their current and future business goals, as we also continue to enhance our Healthcare offering to meet the constantly changing market demands and to expand our footprint in the Healthcare industry.”