miEdge and SIAA form working relationship
New Boston, NH – February 1st, 2018 - miEdge announced today they are working with the largest national alliance of independent insurance agents in the US, SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance). The partnership will provide SIAA independent strategic members with the most advanced Property & Casualty prospecting intelligence in the market today. miEdge is the leader in prospecting and data solutions for Insurance and Financial professionals. SIAA is the largest national alliance of independent insurance agents and has signed over 6,700 member agencies since its origin in 1995 through 49 master agencies across the continental United States.
The combined resources of the companies create a robust platform for sales tools and information that helps agents to accelerate their agency growth. Through the partnership, SIAA independent strategic members (ISMs) benefit from a complete prospecting & lead generation platform of property & casualty data. The miEdge solutions provide accurate real-time information including employer identification, size, geographic location with rooftop and street view, broker and carrier information, flood/earthquake/crime and other hazard data, OSHA inspections and violations and many other critically important metrics for targeted prospecting.
“We are proud to partner with the largest network of independent insurance agencies in the country. We have long been focused on supporting the independent agency system with prospecting data and tools that can give them as much of an advantage as possible,” stated Mark J Smith, Founder, and CEO of miEdge.
miEdge releases Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM integration with real-time sync
New Boston, NH – January 22nd, 2018 miEdge, the premier provider of prospecting data and analytic solutions to the insurance industry, announced today the completion of its integration to Microsoft Dynamics 365. This is the most advanced integration by a data prospecting solution to offer Employee Benefits and Property & Casualty professionals connectivity to the Dynamics 365 CRM platform.
The miEdge Dynamics 365 integration allows customers to match and append their lead or account data as well as keep the records updated with the latest data on an ongoing basis.
miEdge™ adds hazard and crime risk information to Property and Casualty prospecting application
New Boston, NH, December 19th, 2017. miEdge’s revolutionary Property & Casualty prospecting application now includes a brand-new hazard and crime risk panel. Understanding a company’s risk for natural, manmade and crime threats is the most recent enhancement to the miEdge Insurance Property & Casualty prospecting solution.
“miEdge continues to combine disparate data sources into a single cloud-based platform, providing an unmatched combined holistic overview of an employer’s data. Identifying key metrics in the combined data enables miEdge customers to work with prospects from a highly knowledgeable and competitive vantage point. Our customers are able to experience The Ultimate Unfair Advantage that has propelled miEdge to unprecedented growth.” commented Mark Smith, CEO of miEdge.
M Financial Group Relationship with miEdge™ to Support Member Firms
New Boston, NH—November 9th, 2017, miEdge™, the premier provider of insurance and financial prospecting and data analytic solutions, is pleased to announce a new relationship with M Financial Group.
“Our relationship with miEdge brings another resource to support the diversified businesses of our Member Firms,” said Erik Reynolds, Manager, Corporate Benefits, M Financial Group.
Chris Arcoleo, Vice President National Account Sales, miEdge, comments, “We are very excited to partner with M Financial in delivering the miEdge solutions to M Member Firms. M Financial represents a diverse community of firms that exemplify the true entrepreneurial spirit. We have created several packaged options for each firm from which to choose.”
miEdge helps a broker agency win a new account worth $100k!
The Insurance industry seems to be under the constant pressure of change. Changes in regulations, costs and services have impacted how a Broker Agency will keep their current clients and find new ones.
Transitioning from small groups to larger or vice versa is a common topic of conversation for employee benefit producers. Acquisition of new clients was previously accomplished through word of mouth referrals, but rising costs and fewer choices have created an environment that is sensitive to price and welcoming to competitive bids and services.
We recently had the opportunity to meet a long-time miEdge customer at the Workplace Renaissance in Florida, Dan Thompson, Healthcare Consultant and Advisor/Partner, Gulfshore Insurance.
miEdge and BenefitScape Forge Strategic Partnership
New Boston, NH – October 5th, 2017 - miEdge announced today a new strategic partnership has been formed with BenefitScape® to help Employee Benefit Consultants and Brokers take advantage of the opportunities created by the compliance requirements their clients are facing. miEdge is the leader in prospecting and data solutions for Insurance and Financial professionals. BenefitScape helps clients navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance and Reporting process and answer questions to help employers meet their ACA obligation to the IRS. BenefitScape, has over 10 years’ experience as a leader in ACA Compliance and Reporting.
The combined resources of the companies create an extensive base of sales tools and information that helps brokers secure and obtain clients. Through the partnership, miEdge brokers will continue to benefit from a comprehensive lead generation and prospecting platform along with exclusive access to the BenefitScape ACA Hotline. BenefitScape will provide a direct and unlimited connection to experienced ACA analysts; who will evaluate employer’s circumstances and provide answers to their questions.
miEdge 5 Years After Winning NH, TechOut-Mike Cote's Business Editor's Notebook
Five years ago, miEdge™ founder Mark Smith had a fledgling startup with a few employees and a vision for what it could become. Judges for the New Hampshire High Tech Council's first TechOut competition believed in that vision and awarded Smith $50,000 as the first-place winner.
That investment gave Smith some relief with his cash flow and granted him access to a network of advisers who could provide him expertise as he refined a plan to develop data gathering and analysis tools for the insurance industry.
Now, the New Boston company is generating between $4 million and $5 million in revenue, has nearly 20 employees and is primed to double its workforce within the next couple of years.
"One of the things I learned was that being an entrepreneur is extremely lonely. It's you against the world," said Smith, a long-time veteran of the insurance industry. "What TechOut did was give me almost some brothers that I could go shoulder to shoulder with for advice, support, counseling and ideas."
The 2017 edition of TechOut offers all of that but ups the ante: This year's first-place winner will receive $200,000 in investment funds. The council has extended the application deadline to Oct. 4. (Visit nhhhtc.org or call 603-935-8951.)
miEdge launches revolutionary new Property & Casualty prospecting solution
New Boston, NH, September 5th, 2017. Property & Casualty professionals can now take advantage of the new miEdge™ prospecting solution, combining over 25 individual data sources for a truly comprehensive Property & Casualty lead generation and prospecting platform. miEdge continues to develop innovative data solutions, providing best in class prospecting and data analytics solutions for the insurance and financial service industries.
Property & Casualty is an exciting addition to the line-up of miEdge strategic prospecting solutions. miEdge has incorporated data from many different sources including Department of Labor, IRS, DOT, OSHA, WHD and other key sources into a ground-breaking searchable platform. P&C professionals have access to a single searchable database saving time and accessing current, accurate information on over 1 Million employers in the United States.
miEdge in conjunction with SourceMedia provides the 2017 top 5 carriers in each state
New Boston, NH – June 6th, 2017, miEdge™ the premier provider of Form 5500 health & welfare prospect and data analytic solutions in conjunction with Employee Benefit Advisor, announced the 2017 market place ranking* for the top 5 large-group employee benefit insurance carriers by state.
Mark Smith, Founder & CEO of miEdge comments, “miEdge congratulates these impressive insurance carriers. Being in the top 5 means you offer great products, competitive pricing and great customer service. miEdge’s ranking is unique in that it does not rely on any self disclosed data, everyone plays by the same rules. We are proud to provide this market insight to help buyers make better and more informed decisions.”
miEdge in conjunction with SourceMedia provides the 2017 top 5 large-group brokerages in each state
New Boston, NH – May 26th, 2017, miEdge™ the premiere provider of Form 5500 health & welfare prospect and data analytic solutions in conjunction with Employee Benefit Advisor, announced the 2017 market place ranking* for top 5 large-group employee benefit brokerages by state.
Mark Smith, Founder & CEO of miEdge comments, “The broker and advisor function is critically important in making sure that employers receive the best advice, product and service possible. Each of the top 5 brokers listed have proven themselves to be among the best. We congratulate them all.”
The ranking is based on commissions paid, which plan sponsors include in the Form 5500 Schedule A data they submit to the Department of Labor. Note: Groups under 100 lives, government entities and church plans are not required to file and any disclosure on Schedule C's are not contemplated in these numbers.