SOURCE: Connective Technologies, Inc.

Connective Technologies, Inc.

December 02, 2009 09:41 ET

Connective Technologies, Inc. Announces TEAM-UP Agency Download Solutions Contract With Central Mutual Insurance Company

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - Connective Technologies announces the contract signing of TEAM-UP™ Download with Central Mutual Insurance Company, a large farm mutual in Missouri, for download servicing of their insurance distribution channel. With their wide array of flexible farm insurance products and a long-standing, dominant presence in Missouri, Central Mutual will be offering the TEAM-UP suite of products to their independent agents. TEAM-UP provides once-and-done download processing in an industry compliant, data-secure environment.

Connie Costigan, President of Central Mutual, states, "With direct input from our independent agents, we have selected TEAM-UP for cost effective, quality servicing of agency downloads. With recent company realignments, our 2010 sights remain focused and appropriately calibrated toward leveraging complementary programs like TEAM-UP. Investments in these proven flagship programs continues to demonstrate and support our long-standing commitment toward ease of doing business with our agents."

Dic Marxen, President and CEO of Connective Technologies, adds, "As a dominant farm mutual insurance carrier in Missouri, we are pleased to add Central Mutual as one of our most recently signed TEAM-UP Download clients. The ease-of-doing business leadership provided by President Costigan and her customer service team shall reap many carrier benefits in future years. We welcome President Costigan, your vision, and your elite customer service team. We look forward to working with you and your team on this strategic agency service delivery endeavor."

TEAM-UP Download is an Internet-secure offering being leveraged by more than 60 carrier clients in providing accessibility to over 30,000 communicating agency pairs using more than 40 different agency management systems throughout every region in the United States. Now in its third major release, the product has matured to ensure agencies have a seamless migration from other download processes. The improved self-reliant features such as single-policy, real-time archival retrievals by the agents, improved group management distribution and tracking features that ease and accelerate the registration process for both agencies and carriers, have been implemented with TEAM-UP's Service Oriented Architecture. This environment ensures a seamless fit into carriers' existing agency portals and incorporates a single-process entry point at the agency for accessing multiple carriers downloads.

About Central Mutual Insurance Company:

Being one of the largest Farm Mutual Companies in Missouri, with garnering an A excellence financial stability rating from Demotech, Inc., the Company has grown and expanded the product line to include coverage for homeowners, both in town and on the farm, as well as farm personal property, outbuildings and rental dwellings. Central Mutual Insurance Company was formed, over 100 years ago in November 1896, by members of the Church of Brethren. The purpose was affording relief to members for losses sustained by fire and lightning. Please visit our website at:

About Connective Technologies, Inc.:

Connective Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of e-Commerce business solutions for the property and casualty insurance industry, specializing in Internet interface solutions for carriers and their agents. Connective has used its many years of experience with leading agency management systems and traditional batch EDI to pioneer the approach, which has helped it become the leading provider of bridging and Internet-based interface solutions in the industry. Connective provides implementation services for its flagship products, TEAM-UP Upload, Download, and Translation Solutions, as well as Site Development and Web Services. To learn more about Connective products and services, contact Dic Marxen at (817) 377-0815, by email at:, or visit our website at

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