THIS WEEK’S HOT TOPICS
- All firms need to inform PPL how they would like access to be granted.
- Are underwriters going to be ready?
- Archive upload status for Broker firms.
- Outstanding MUAs
Access to Next Gen…
Access to the Platform will be granted once the MUA is signed starting from 3rd April 2023.
The exceptions to this are where broker firms would like to access earlier for uploading risks
and for any identified pathfinder firms. Those firms who want to phase their roll-out can do
so by distributing logins as per their internal plan.
All firms should inform PPL of their readiness for go live and how they would like access to
be granted ready for 3rd Apr 2023 via the feedback form (see link below). Please complete
this if you have not already done so.
Underwriters, will you be ready?
Broker firms are asking us this question daily. The market readiness forms are available via the link below for all UW firms to complete.
Your feedback is important to your trading partners as this where the brokers see who’s ready to trade. We’d hate for anyone to miss out! The responses are shared on the PPL website.
Here’s the link: https://placingplatformlimited.com/ppl-next-gen-market-readiness/
Broker plans are updated by COP every Wednesday:
Archive & Bulk Upload status
Lockton have been working very closely with us (to the benefit of all other broking firms) to refine the process of Archive and Bulk upload of risks on the live platform. They have uncovered a couple of things that require a fix and we hope to invite other firms to commence their archive & bulk upload next week.
Some broking firms may wish to pre-load their archive risks & renewals ready for cut over. Each broker firm will need to identify the users that will be carrying out the activity and advise PPL so that we can activate the accounts.
There are three upload scenarios/approaches that Broking firms may wish to take:
- No pre-loading of risks – Create placements on a risk-by-risk basis directly on Next Gen from when you start using the platform post April 3rd.
- Transfer live and active archived placements into Next Gen in advance of your cutover, uploading all documents and entering carriers/markets so that they are available for immediate processing.
- Transfer live and active archived placements into Next Gen in advance of your cutover but leave them in the archive area for promotion on a risk-by-risk basis as and when they need to be endorsed.
If you plan to load archive risks and/or bulk upload risks for renewals, PPL have provided a tool to support this activity. Please reference the detailed step-by-step guide (this includes a link to the tool) to help you through the process: PPL-Next-Gen-Archived-Placements.pdf (placingplatformlimited.com)
Signing the MUA
In order to gain access to Next Gen, the MUA must be signed.
If you have any questions that are preventing your firm from signing the MUA, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Has your IT Dept configured your Single Sign-On (SSO) and checked your firewalls for Next Gen? SSO is compulsory to use Next Gen. Here’s the guidance: https://placingplatformlimited.com/ppl-next-gen-sso-v3-0/
PPL has a 5-day SLA for SSO set-up and/or a technical discussion. The 5-day period starts from receipt of your completed SSO template.
Regular info …
Weekly market demonstrations
These are your regular opportunities to see the platform. Drop-in, lunch ‘n’ learn sessions. All virtual and last for approx. 45 minutes.
Every other Tuesday/LIIBA:
Your PPL Relationship Managers are always on-hand to support you in addition to the increased frequency of communications.
For previous bulletins, please see below: