March 06, 2008 09:12 ET

QBE's General Casualty Goes Live on AQS Advantage

Flexible Architecture and Efficient Implementation Create Sound Partnership

HARTLAND, WI--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - AQS, Inc., a provider of policy administration systems for commercial property/casualty insurance, announced that General Casualty, a subsidiary of QBE Regional Companies (N.A.), Inc., has gone into production on AQS Advantage, the AQS policy administration system for commercial property/casualty lines. General Casualty also purchased AQS Integrator, an administrative tool that monitors the ETL process, providing success/failure notifications to targeted back-end systems.

"We needed to automate commercial lines that we'd been processing manually," said Rich Kalina, General Casualty's Vice President for the Wisconsin Region. "And we wanted to give our processing and underwriting personnel automated quoting capabilities. We also wanted to work with a partner who knew and understood our business. AQS provided that partnership, efficiently implementing their system, and collaborating with us at all levels -- from the executive leadership through the project teams."

General Casualty initially went live in Wisconsin with Commercial Package (Property, Crime, General Liability, and Inland Marine), including Commercial Mass Marketing and Target Market programs, and Garage lines of business. Twenty-five remaining core states will be rolled out over the balance of the year. And 22 non-core states will be implemented in 2009.

"The relationship we've established with General Casualty is a model for our business," said David Kerford, CEO at AQS. "Our companies worked together as a team to determine the best solution for each implementation step and together managed the scope of the project effectively and efficiently. We look forward to quickly completing the roll out of their remaining states."

About General Casualty Insurance

General Casualty is a property/casualty insurance provider headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The company sells through 1,500 independent agencies in 25 states and offers a complete line of coverages for homes, autos, and businesses. General Casualty is rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and reported $1 billion in premiums last year. Additional information is available at

About AQS, Inc.

AQS provides complete policy administration and business-support services to commercial property and casualty insurers, supporting all transactions for all lines of business in all 50 states. The AQS policy administration system -- AQS Advantage -- is built for scalability and interoperability, using Web services and .NET architecture to maximize extensibility, to optimize integration with other systems, and to automate the entire policy lifecycle. For more information, please visit

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