Howard Mutual becomes carrier member of CSIO

CEO says data standards are a “crucial element” to digital transactions

Howard Mutual Insurance Company has joined the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) as a carrier member.

“CSIO data standards are a crucial element in achieving the modern, digital transactions policyholders have come to expect,” Kim White, Howard Mutual’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “We support our partners in conducting business as efficiently as possible, and the implementation of CSIO data standards, eDocs and industry forms only strengthens that support.”

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Founded in 1892, Howard Mutual is also a member of the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC) and the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association (OMIA).

“We are excited to welcome a new carrier member to CSIO,” said Catherine Smola, CSIO’s president and CEO. “Howard Mutual’s commitment to industry standards and workflow efficiency benefits not only their own partners but the industry as a whole. We look forward to working with them and furthering our mission to improve the consumer’s ease of doing business within the broker channel.”

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