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ID Federation Names Three to Board of Directors

Staff Writer | June 15, 2015

Insurance industry coalition ID Federation, creator of the SignOn Once standard for streamlined and secure access to systems of multiple business partners, has added three new members to its board of directors.

The new directors are Steven J. Aronson, president and CEO, Aronson Insurance; Peggy Scott, vice president, commercial insurance distribution operations for Liberty Mutual Insurance; and Bruce Winterburn, vice president, industry relations for Vertafore.

Aronson, an agency technology leader and advocate for over 25 years, has held committee and leadership positions with users groups including NetVU, AUGIE (ACORD User Groups Information Exchange) and the Agents Council for Technology. Aronson leads the growth and development of the third-generation independent insurance agency Aronson Insurance, based in Needham, Mass.

Scott, a career employee of Liberty Mutual with 40-plus years of diverse experience, has delivered business-critical initiatives in business process re-engineering, data integration, and technology development. Scott has participated in industry forums such as ACT (Agents Council for Technology) and AUGIE to further technology in the agent/broker distribution channel.

Winterburn, who has spent the past 20 years working within the insurance software industry, has significant experience and knowledge in the agent, wholesale, and carrier distribution channels. Winterburn has owned several businesses, including an independent insurance agency that he and his son co-own. Winterburn, frequently published and featured in insurance trade publications and a regular speaker within the industry, is a strong advocate for the independent insurance distribution channel.

SignOn Once, launched in April 2014, is a standard using token technology to authenticate each user's identity among multiple insurance systems. SignOn Once offers greater security protection and ease of use than the longstanding process of using a different password to enter each carrier system. This token is certified for authenticity and is used to facilitate that user's ongoing access to participating and certified SignOn Once carrier or solution provider websites. ID Federation is seeking insurance carriers to implement SignOn Once and certify their implementations so agent business partners can increase security and efficiency.

Insurance carriers and solution providers can participate in SignOn Once to streamline access to their online tools for distribution business partners by joining ID Federation at SignOnOnce.org or by contacting info@SignOnOnce.org.


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