BriteCore: Homeowners Policies
As you know, Bremen Farmers Mutual has been working for a while to implement a new online software system called BriteCore.
To date, the Agri-Pak, Businessowners, and Inland Marine policy types are fully on the BriteCore system.
At this time, we are pleased to announce that we are ready to begin releasing the Homeowners line of business onto the BriteCore system.
The implementation will be in two stages.
The first stage will be new applications.
The second stage of the implementation will be renewal policies.
Corn and Pellet Stove Change
Along with the release of Homeowners into BriteCore, we are also changing an underwriting guideline for this line of business regarding corn stoves and wood pellet stoves.
In the past, we have treated corn and wood pellet stoves like a wood stove on the Homeowners line. Beginning with policies that are issued from BriteCore we are changing this guideline.
Going forward, a properly installed, UL approved, corn or wood pellet stove will no longer disqualify a risk from the Preferred program and will also not be surcharged in the Standard program.
If you have current in-force policies that this guideline change affects, let us know and we will make the appropriate change on the next policy renewal.
Policy Search Screen
Last, we want to mention a change to the policy search interface in BriteCore for all lines of business. While the functionality of this screen is not changing much, the look and feel of it is being modernized. To help get accustomed to it, there is a help video here.
When we make a broadcast announcement to our agency force via email, letter, or otherwise, a copy of the announcement will be placed on this page so you can refer back to it later.