Keal reveals Kealy Award Winners for 2017

By Keal Technology

TORONTO – MONTREAL, November 29, 2017 – Vertafore, a leader in modern insurance technology, is pleased to announce that its Canadian unit Keal Technology is revealing the winners of the 2017 Kealy Awards. Award nominations are open to individual brokers or brokerage organizations using Keal solutions. The purpose of the awards is to give recognition to broker clients across Canada.

The Kealy Awards credits excellence achieved by brokerages in three separate categories:

  1. Community Involvement: Awarded to a client who exemplifies the virtues of a good corporate citizen by making a difference in their community through fund-raising, volunteering, and other similar initiatives.
  2. Technology: Awarded to a client who optimizes technology to gain a competitive edge. This award solutes early adopters of technology, not necessarily users of Keal products and solutions. For example, it recognizes handlers of social media, call recording, etc.
  3. Brokerage Operations: Awarded to a client who is considered to be the “Keal Solutions Champion”. It is a broker client that fully utilizes Keal’s collection of solutions to drive measurable results through growth, retention and efficiency.


This year’s victors of the Kealy Awards are:

McDougall Insurance – Excellence in Community Involvement

The staff at McDougall Insurance believes creating relationships and being a part of the local community is vital. With over 150 volunteering and sponsoring events each year, they have certainly made their mark in the community. McDougall Insurance believes in giving back, and does so through the McDougall Family Fund. Non-profit organizations are asked to submit a two-minute video on McDougall’s Facebook page stating who they are, what they do, and how they would use the funds given by McDougall providing that they win. McDougall Insurance has hosted this campaign for four years and has awarded $10,000 in 2017 to the top three winners. It is their everlasting generosity that allows McDougall insurance so stand out in its community.

Knight Archer Insurance - Excellence in Technology

Knight Archer has been recognized by the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) as a leader in technology, continuously embracing innovation and change.

Pat Durepos, President of Keal Technology, states:
“You continue to provide trusted advice when negotiating the often-complex insurance landscape and want to deliver a service experience that aligns with leaders in online service delivery outside your industry."

Their success with their client portal is the perfect example of this. In addition, their investment in the technology behind their service channels is a testament to their drive for progress.

Assurancia – Excellence in Brokerage Operations

Assurancia aims to make their client’s life easier by taking the burden of insurance off their shoulder. They are also sure to never sacrifice on customer service. By adopting Keal’s suite of solutions, they are now more accessible and efficient. Due to the full utilization of Keal’s broker solutions, they manage and tend to the needs of their brokers better than ever. It’s also worth mentioning that Assurancia has embraced technology in many aspects that has helped them advance in the industry. They are also advocates of MIRA and have rewarded the organization with $1,000 in recognition of their efforts.

Keal commends the winners of this year’s Kealy Awards for all their hard work and dedication to the insurance industry.


About Vertafore
Vertafore’s comprehensive insurance management software solutions allow brokers and carriers to adapt to the evolving insurance industry by efficiently scaling their businesses through deeper access to information and insights. The Vertafore platform features fast innovation, partnerships with the best technology companies, and customizable solutions to help companies remain independent during a time of industry disruption. As the leader in modern insurance technology with the largest customer base in the industry, Vertafore connects every point of the distribution channel, from agencies and carriers to MGAs, MGUs, and state governments. For more information about Vertafore, visit, read the company’s blog, and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
Keal Technology is the leading expert in Canadian broker innovation and an innovator in the BMS (Broker Management Systems) and CMS (Commercial Management Systems) marketplace for insurance and financial services brokers. Keal offers an integrated suite of products designed to increase revenue through efficient use of technology. In 2016, Vertafore, a leader in modern insurance technology, acquired Keal Technology.
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