The project or solution/service implementation must have been completed between January 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 to be eligible for an award.
Submissions must be received no later than June 30, 2016 July 8, 2016 (deadline extended) in order to be eligible for an award.
Submissions must be made through the SMA website. Forms and instructions are available at strategymeetsaction.com/awards.
All participating companies will be notified in August.
SMA will recognize the achievements of the winning insurers and solution providers during the 2016 SMA Summit: Next-Gen Insurer at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston on September 19, 2016. The award will be presented to a representative of each winning company at the Summit.
SMA publishes the case studies for both the insurer and solution provider submissions in late September to coincide with the SMA Summit.
The published case studies will be available for purchase on the SMA website.
Our project/initiative did not use a specific technology, solution, or service. Are we still eligible for an award?
Yes. Innovation is more than just technology, although technology can be a significant component of innovation. If you have made innovative changes to your business models or processes, staffing model, operations, or culture, you are an excellent candidate for an award.
Yes. We would like to know how you determined the project to be a success and what its impact has been on your company or clients. We would like any metrics that you have, but we understand that not all projects have quantifiable results.
We are not an insurance-specific solution provider, but we have an innovative solution/service used by insurers. Are we still eligible for an award?
Yes. Any solution provider active in the insurance industry is eligible for an award as long as they can demonstrate the innovative effect that their solution/service has had specifically for insurers.
If we are still in the process of implementing a solution/service but are not live by April 30, 2016, are we still eligible for an award?
No. The solution or service must have gone live between January 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 in order to be eligible for an award. Limited go-live and proof-of-concept implementations are acceptable, however.
The Strategy Meets Action analyst team will evaluate the submissions and select the winners in the insurer category. A panel of insurers will evaluate and select the winner in the solution provider category.
If you have any further questions, please contact Karen Furtado, SMA Partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.239.2741.