IOA Receives Applied Systems’ Pinnacle Award

2016-pinnacle-awardLONGWOOD, Florida, Sept. 20, 2016 -Insurance Office of America (IOA) was honored with one of Applied Systems’ most coveted awards – the Pinnacle Award. The award was presented at Applied Net 2016, the largest independent insurance agency and brokerage technology conference in the world. 

As the company’s highest customer honor, the Pinnacle Award recognizes partnership with Applied Systems and innovative usage of the company’s technology in making significant contributions to the recipient’s business and the insurance industry as a whole.

The 2016 Pinnacle Award winners include Central Mutual Insurance Company, First West Insurance Services, The Horton Group, Insurance Office of America, and KFSA Insurance Agency. According to the announcement, award recipients were selected based on their “embodiment of the spirit of the Pinnacle Award, including innovation in product deployment, the power of partnership, and the ability to deliver tangible business results to their organizations and the insurance industry.”

“Connectivity between agencies, insurers, and insureds has become critical to enhancing competitive advantage and driving growth through the independent insurance agency channel, and this year’s Pinnacle Award winners have distinguished themselves among their industry peers,” said Reid French, chief executive officer, Applied Systems. “These winners are outstanding examples of how digital
agencies and brokerages and their carrier partners are leveraging innovative software to grow and thrive. We are proud to partner with these exemplary companies that are leading the way in the digital transformation of insurance, and I congratulate them on the example they set for the industry.”


Insurance Office of America (IOA) is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 and is one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2016 Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report, and it is ranked 25th on Business Insurance’s 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has over 50 branch offices in the U.S., and an international office in London. With more than 1,000 associates, IOA specializes in providing insurance solutions for consumers and businesses in many diverse industries.