SOURCE: Connective Technologies, Inc.

Connective Technologies, Inc.

January 14, 2010 09:50 ET

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

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - Connective Technologies announces the contract signing of TEAM-UP™ Download with Fairmont Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, a large farm mutual in Minnesota, for download servicing of their insurance distribution channel. With their wide array of flexible farm insurance products and a long-standing presence in Minnesota, Fairmont Farmers 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.

Paul Stueven, Company Manager of Fairmont Farmers, states, "We're excited to launch TEAM-UP download for easing the workload of our agencies. It's great to begin this 2010 year with a prominent program offering like TEAM-UP which demonstrates our commitment toward ease of doing business with our agents."

Dic Marxen, President and CEO of Connective Technologies, adds, "We welcome Fairmont Farmers and appreciate their commitment to TEAM-UP for providing premium agency download services to their agents. Fairmont is another Rural Computing Consultants ("RCC") client that continues to lead with innovation in providing straight-thru, real-time processing services for their farm mutual business. We look forward to working with Paul Stueven along with his and RCC's elite team on this strategic agency automation initiative."

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 Fairmont Farmers Mutual Insurance Company:

Fairmont Farmers Mutual Insurance Company was formed February 23, 1889, to meet the insurance needs of the people in the Fairmont area. At that time the big insurers from out east were not interested in insuring property in this area. Today, as in 1889, the company is controlled by a local board of directors, management and staff. Fairmont Farmers Mutual has grown ever since. For more than 100 years, Fairmont Farmers Mutual Insurance Company has remained financially sound, providing stable rates and fair, prompt claim settlements. As we go forward we will do our best to provide you the coverage you need at a competitive price. Being your local mutual insurance company allows us to be large enough to serve you and small enough to know you.

About Rural Computing Consultants Inc.:

Rural Computer Consultants' Mutual Insurance Processing System (MIPS) is a complete processing package specifically built for the mutual insurance industry. Leading the mutual insurance software industry, RCC has developed a fully integrated software package that includes policy issuance/printing, integrated rating with user maintainable rates, billing and late notices, electronic funds transferring with integrated ACH and/or credit card processing, agent statement/reporting, unparalleled report processing, claims management, premium/loss ratio analysis. Combined with optional G/L, A/P, and Payroll, MIPS will provide a mutual with a complete office processing package, saving processing time and eliminating duplicate processing. As a leader, RCC can provide web based payment processing, agent web policy lookup, paperless document imaging and filing; and much more. Contact Brian "Dave" Gens at 877-568-4585 or, or 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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