WYNCOTE, PA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2016) - IDP, a Pennsylvania-based developer of software and SaaS services for the property and casualty (P&C) insurance segment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Kerford as president.

"Our industry is changing rapidly to meet the needs of the modern insurance consumer who is focused on personalized service available literally at the drop of a hat," said Kerford. "IDP's solution set is the perfect alternative to those systems sold by big box providers concentrating on sales goals instead of developing relationships, and, therefore, providing little in the way of ability to customize an implementation, improving the policyholder experience, or increasing service standards. I'm looking forward to being a part of this exciting time in the industry through IDP." 

Kerford has more than 25 years of experience in executive roles in both the P&C and life segments of the insurance industry. Prior to joining IDP, he held positions as president of The Leverage Group, a PMSC company, and president and CEO of AQS Inc., a P&C insurance software firm acquired by Insurity of Hartford, CT. Additionally, he held important executive roles with Cybertek, InsureZone, McCamish Systems and IBM. While at IBM, Kerford was awarded the IBM President's Award for co-founding the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Practice, and most recently, he founded Kerford & Associates Group, a business improvement consulting company.

"Our company, our people, and our customers will be significantly stronger with the addition of David Kerford," said Dave Carlino, Chairman and CEO of IDP. "His deep industry experience, his disciplined approach, and his commitment to integrity and ethics will strengthen and enhance IDP's long history of innovation in the P&C insurance industry."

IDP has been leveling the insurance playing field for years through the company's component-based, scalable, core administration suite, InsuraSphere. Typically delivered via a private cloud in a managed environment, InsuraSphere provides solutions for policy, billing, and claims, as well as rating, reporting, reinsurance, and portals for agents and insureds, including mobile applications, which support new business growth, streamline processing, and produce operational cost savings. IDP also offers a comprehensive bureau reporting service that integrates seamlessly with any policy or claim system.

For more information about IDP, InsuraSphere or this release, please contact Robert Ridinger, vice president of sales and marketing for IDP, at 267-620-2377 or rridinger@idpnet.com.

About IDP
IDP is a leading-edge insurance technology firm and the developer of InsuraSphere, an agile, scalable, intuitive core administration suite for small and mid-size property and casualty (P&C) insurance organizations, which is delivered via a private cloud in a managed environment. IDP also provides a comprehensive bureau reporting service that can work with any policy or claim system. Based near Philadelphia, IDP has been serving the P&C insurer community successfully and consistently for decades, delivering results for policy administration, rating, billing, claims, reporting, reinsurance, and agent/insured portals, including mobile, through unparalleled technology which supports new business growth, improves policyholder retention, enhances customer experience, streamlines processing and produces cost savings almost immediately. For more information, please visit the company website at www.idpnet.com, or call 800-523-6725.

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