Penn National Insurance Selects Agile Communications Platform from CEDAR Document Technologies

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Implementation will enhance Penn National Insurance’s service for agents and customers.

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Penn National Insurance has recognized billing as a primary customer touchpoint and by selecting CEDAR’s Agile Communications Platform for CCM/SDO, has taken steps to modernize and streamline the entire experience.

CEDAR Document Technologies (CEDAR), a provider of cloud/hosted managed services solutions, today announced that Penn National Insurance has selected CEDAR’s Agile Communication Platform to modernize and manage the design of customer communications.

Following an extensive evaluation process, Penn National Insurance, a leading property-casualty (P&C) mutual insurance company writing both personal and commercial lines coverages in 11 states, selected CEDAR’s Agile Communications Platform to help manage all elements of the company’s billing communications lifecycle. By working with CEDAR, Penn National Insurance will enhance print and mail management through postal optimization and modern bill redesign, thereby making billing communications more personal and usable.

“We are keenly aware of our need to make communications management more agile and business driven,” said Kenneth R. Shutts, president and chief executive officer for Penn National Insurance. “The ability to provide a future-state billing communications experience will ultimately help our company be a better partner to both policyholders and agents.”

Implementation of CEDAR’s Agile Communications Platform will increase business user control through use of enterprise content management (ECM) tools to create and deliver personally relevant content, which will improve customer satisfaction and retention levels while increasing self-servicing capabilities.

CEDAR’s Agile Communications Platform is a customer communications management (CCM) and strategic document outsourcing (SDO) solution that, once implemented, will manage both production and multi-channel distribution of all billing-related correspondence for Penn National Insurance. CEDAR's Agile Customer Communications Platform provides the engine to generate highly personalized electronic and printed communications through a wide range of omni-channel output, including enhanced print/mail, portal presentment, email, interactive PDF, SMS and mobile apps.

“Penn National Insurance is truly a customer-centric company,” said Lee Nagel, vice president of CEDAR’s Insurance Practice. “Penn National Insurance has not only recognized billing as a primary customer touchpoint that is ripe for process improvement, but by selecting CEDAR’s Agile Communications Platform for CCM/SDO has taken steps to modernize and streamline the entire experience for customers. We look forward to working with them now and into the future as their billing, communications and documentation needs evolve.”

About CEDAR Document Technologies (CEDAR)
CEDAR Document Technologies is the leading provider of hosted multi-channel customer communication management and self-servicing solutions. CEDAR redesigns policyholder and agent communications to improve the user experience and CEDAR’s platform optimizes the production, management and multichannel delivery of communications the processing of responses from communication recipients.

CEDAR’s platform lives between your core systems and your customers and agents, aggregating and transforming information into personally relevant communications such as policy documents, claims correspondence, welcome kits and contact center letters. The CEDAR platform empowers business users to continuously improve the communication experience without requiring time-consuming or complex IT projects. For more information about CEDAR, please visit the company’s website at http://www.cedardoc.com

About Penn National Insurance
Penn National Insurance, founded in 1919, operates in Pa., Md., Del., N.J., Va., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Ala., Wis., and Iowa, through a network of more than 800 independent agencies. The company wrote $595 million in net written premium in 2012 with total assets exceeding $1.45 billion. The company employs more than 800 people in its 11-state operating territory. For more information about Penn National Insurance, please visit the company’s website at http://www.pennnationalinsurance.com.

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