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Paperless Solutions Group Acquired by MIB

MIB, Paperless Solutions Group | November 30, 2020

MIB, the life insurance industry's generally trusted and secure partner for data-driven services, declared that it has acquired Paperless Solutions Group (PSG), a computerized solutions supplier. The obtaining extends MIB's arrangement of solutions pointed toward making the application and endorsing processes snappier and more productive.

MIB's extended portfolio will incorporate PSG's items and apparatuses that mechanize and encourage the application process, including necessity gathering, signatures, policy conveyance, application accommodation and endorsing risk appraisal. These services incorporate deftly and effectively with transporter frameworks and supplement MIB's current items, which assist guarantors with evaluating risk during and after the endorsing process.

"PSG has a long history of service to the life & health space with a special eye to process improvement," said Jeff McCauley, President of PSG.  "The team and I are very excited to join the MIB Group as we believe the alignment of our products, services and personnel will bring even more innovation to the industry."

PSG's tools can be used individually, or on a bundled basis, and are easily incorporated into a carrier's existing systems through robust API plug-in capabilities. "We believe PSG's platform could provide significant value to the life insurance industry by streamlining the underwriting process and providing an efficient and reliable portal to collect key data closer to the point of sale," said Winikoff.  That value is of critical importance as the life insurance industry looks to new technologies to help them drive efficiencies.

About Paperless Solutions Group
PSG is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Our products and services provide unparalleled automation and integration for the insurance services industry. These innovative offerings conduct millions of transactions annually by enabling the presale, new business and underwriting, point of sale, and post-sale support.

About MIB
MIB Group, Inc. is the life and health insurance industry's most trusted and secure partner for data-driven risk management and digital solutions that protect the financial integrity of its members and clients while addressing their evolving needs. Owned by its members who span the life insurance industry, MIB is uniquely positioned to provide data-driven solutions that address common industry challenges and enable clients to gain efficiencies, manage their risks, and grow profitably.

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