SOURCE: Connective Technologies, Inc.

Connective Technologies, Inc.

September 30, 2009 11:30 ET

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

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Connective Technologies announces the contract signing of TEAM-UP™ Download with Rockford Mutual Insurance Company ("RMIC") located in Rockford, Illinois for the premier servicing of agency download. With their wide array of both personal and commercial lines offerings and long-standing presence in the Midwest, RMIC is offering the TEAM-UP suite of products to their trading partners. TEAM-UP provides once-and-done processing in an industry compliant, data-secure environment for agency downloads.

Gary Kasakaitas, Information Technology Manager for RMIC stated, "Our selection of TEAM-UP broadens our expansion of agency download to all of our agencies. Our goal is to provide these agents with state-of-the-art, real-time processing efficiencies at a low cost, further promoting our ease of doing business with them."

Dic Marxen, CEO of Connective Technologies adds, "We're excited to bring RMIC on-board. Their presence and reputation in the Midwest communities makes it a privilege for us to do business with them. We look forward to delivering on our commitment for a successful agency deployment of TEAM-UP and are appreciative of their selection of Connective's agency interface solutions."

TEAM-UP Download is an Internet-secure offering being leveraged by more than 55 P&C carriers in providing accessibility to over 28,000 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 Rockford Mutual Insurance Company: Rockford Mutual Insurance Company incorporated on December 8, 1971 under the laws of Illinois to become the successor to Rockford District Mutual Tornado Insurance Company. The latter was organized on November 2, 1896 in Illinois and began business on December 1, 1896 as Rockford Farmers' District Mutual Tornado Insurance Company. The word "Farmers" was deleted from the corporate title on January 16, 1940.

Currently, we write Automobile, Homeowners, Farmowners, Umbrella, Commercial, Watercraft and Recreational Vehicle coverage's in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Missouri. These product offerings vary by state. Rockford Mutual is committed to the Independent Agency System and all of our business is produced through a network of independent agents who understand the needs of our customers. Rockford Mutual Insurance Company is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co. Please visit our website:

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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