Take The Work Out Of Paperwork With BlockForms – A Tool For Insurance Brokers

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Below is our recent interview with Tanya Vucetic, Co-founder & CEO at BlockForms:

Q: For those who haven’t heard of it, what is the best way to describe BlockForms?

A: Before jumping into describing BlockForms, we’ve found that explaining the problem we’re solving is the best way to introduce ourselves. Have you ever filled out numerous applications that ask the same question in different ways? For example, Company Name, Employer Name, and DBA all mean the same thing! Well, we have figured out a clever way to consolidate these complicated applications into one simple and efficient form, so when you fill in your details once, you’re actually completing multiple applications. Doesn’t that sound far less tedious?

To start, we’re tackling this problem for Employee Benefits Insurance Brokers and their clients, by streamlining the process of managing countless insurance provider applications in one, secure platform that mirrors their workflow. No more printing, signing, scanning, and sending multiple forms back and forth between clients and insurance providers.

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Q: Tanya, can you tell us something more about yourself? How did you get to where you are today?

A: I am a Data Scientist by profession with a past life in Finance. My experience in systems implementation and numerous years at subsidiaries of Pacific Life and AIG have equipped me to effectively run this business in the niche my co-founders and I have chosen. However, my heart lies in product management, research, experimentation and prototyping around the unification of forms. (Don’t laugh!)

Q: Can you give us insights into your features?

A: Our secret sauce is something we call internally, “Form Builder”, where an Insurance Broker can upload any Insurance Provider form to our system and BlockForms will map the Broker’s client data to the respective form accordingly. We also offer Salesforce integration (you can find us in their app store), bank-grade data security and team management. Within BlockForms, supervisors can track the progress of their team and clients throughout the sales cycle.

Q: Why is now the time for a technology solution like BlockForms?

A: This has certainly become the million-dollar question as the state of the world rapidly changes around us during this global pandemic! I’m not sure about your familiarity with the Insurance Brokerage industry, but it’s safe to say that the systems used are fairly outdated and far less efficient than they could be. The amount of time spent on printing, signing, scanning, and sending back and forth via email is not necessary when there is an innovative solution available to synthesize the process. A big reason that this innovation has not yet occurred, however, is that the Insurance Provider applications change annually and data security requirements are evolving and stringent.

Not only is BlockForms committed to being ahead of these application changes and security requirements, we are a fully mobile solution that delivers on the demand for tools that simplify time-consuming and inefficient tasks, remotely!

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Q: What are the company’s plans and goals for the future?

A: I’ll keep this one brief and mysterious. Any form reliant industry can use BlockForms to transform their business processes. We have our eye on potential next moves, however we’re sticking to Employee Benefits for now.

SA&M Preccelerator® Program Announces Investment in BlockForms

Link: https://news.yahoo.com/sa-m-preccelerator-program-announces-213000159.html

LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Preccelerator® Program, a Santa Monica, California-based early-stage startup accelerator, announced today it has accepted BlockForms, a company addressing the InsureTech market, to its 14th class of companies.

In 2012, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles launched the first-of-its-kind Preccelerator® Program to provide select start-ups with co-working space, mentorship, sophisticated legal services, curriculum and access to a strategic perks portfolio with the objective of helping grow a founder’s idea from business concept to a funded company. Over the past eight years, 47 companies have graduated the Program and have raised over $16 million in the aggregate.

Len Lanzi, Managing Director of the Preccelerator, commented, “We are excited to welcome a hardworking and enthusiastic founding team to our Preccelerator. Tanya Vycetic, CEO, Benet Heams and Ali Akhtar are a great fit for our program; we are looking forward to their successes.”

BlockForms is a platform built for Employee Benefit Insurance Brokers to transform the process of managing multiple insurance provider applications for their clients. BlockForms delivers an intuitive, reliable product that improves client engagement and employee performance by streamlining data collection and forms management. The encrypted, cloud-based application allows service teams to invite clients to complete simplified forms, automatically map responses to multiple insurance provider forms, edit forms, obtain electronic signatures, and send fully executed forms to insurance providers in one secure application. Simply put, BlockForms makes it fast and easy to sign up customers, collect client data, and apply for coverage across multiple insurance providers.

For more information about the Preccelerator® Program, visit www.preccelerator.com.

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a Southern California-based business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property and business litigation practice groups focusing on the representation of, among others, venture-backed emerging growth companies, middle-market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent a broad range of industries with a concentration in the technology, entertainment,  apparel and medical device sectors. The firm’s mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of the firm. For more information, visit http://stubbsalderton.com.

About the Preccelerator® Program

The Preccelerator® is a novel platform offered to select start-up companies out of the Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Santa Monica office that provides interim office space, sophisticated legal services, education, networking, mentorship and $500,000 in usable perks from Google Cloud for Startups, Amazon Web Services, and HubSpot, among others, with the objective of helping grow a founder’s idea from business concept to funded startup. The program also retains more than 100 active strategic mentors providing free office hours and discounted services, and provides over 75-plus educational workshops and networking events each year. The Program expanded in 2017 to accept a greater number of companies in more formalized classes, depending upon where the companies are in their evolutionary growth, and expanded benefits, including cash investment, to accepted companies. To apply to the Preccelerator, visit www.preccelerator.com.