News Release – Relay Platform Equips Leading Wholesaler Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. With Next-Generation Cyber Insurance Connectivity

News Release – Relay Platform Equips Leading Wholesaler Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. With Next-Generation Cyber Insurance Connectivity

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Relay Platform Equips Leading Wholesaler Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. With Next-Generation Cyber Insurance Connectivity

Relay welcomes Appalachian Underwriters to their fast-growing list of brokers and agents joining the sleek Commercial Insurance ePlacing Platform

New York, NY – August 3, 2022 – Relay Platform (Relay), an innovative provider of solutions which enable the digital transformation of commercial insurance submissions, is pleased to welcome Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) to its award-winning insurance placement platform - Relay Cyber.

Relay equips AUI clients with a turnkey solution to intake, submit and compare quotes digitally. The quotes are then presented in a dynamic Smart Client Proposal™️ which enables AUI agents to convert more business. Working to consolidate placements with digital-forward carriers, Relay combines API (instant), manual and email quotes while providing advanced analytics to improve renewal rates.

Leading insurance wholesaler, AUI, is the go-to outlet for agents and brokers looking to bring their clients a broad selection of products. With the help of Relay, AUI agents and brokers can rapidly place Cyber via the newly minted Appalachian Xpress Cyber program.

"Providing best-in-class digital solutions to our agents is vital in ensuring Appalachian’s promise of ‘business made easy,’” comments Dakota Stiles, Digital Enablement Manager at AUI. “The addition of Relay’s cyber Competitive Differentiation Table to our Xpress-branded comparative raters panel continues our goal to deliver a one-stop-shop experience for our agents.”

The Relay Cyber platform allows AUI to visually structure placements, rapidly identify and approach the most relevant markets, and iteratively automate subsequent steps to deliver automated proposals that close more business. Efficiencies continue to be delivered through Relay’s API quotes, and ability to drive quotes from the Appalachian Marketplace. Additionally, the Relay Risk Academy Education Portal enables AUI agents and brokers with the tools and resources to efficiently increase business and protect customers.

“Connecting wholesale systems directly through API is transformational to the insurance value chain, allowing all participants to operate and grow more efficiently,” comments Anne Hasenstab, Chief Insurance Officer, Relay Platform, “We’re thrilled to add another forward-thinking, differentiated partner such as Appalachian Underwriters to our platform.”

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About Relay

Relay is built for both modern and traditional brokers and agents. It equips them with a friendly interface to easily add specialty lines to their client proposals. They fill a unified application form, use the application to collect quotes instantly or through an enhanced email process, and create proposals automatically. Relay shines with Cyber Insurance, but also supports many other lines such as Management Liability, Terrorism, High Net Worth Clients, and others. It even supports Facultative Reinsurance. Relay is active in the US and Canada, with many leading brokerages using it to place more business, faster and better. 

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About Appalachian Underwriters

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (Appalachian Underwriters) is a full-service MGA and Wholesale Insurance Brokerage, providing independent agents a national outlet to multiple specialized markets for Workers’ Compensation, Commercial, Life, and Personal lines of insurance. Appalachian Underwriters is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acrisure, LLC. To learn more, please visit

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