Colibrium Partners, LLC and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City announced today the launch of Tuo™ Underwriting to automate its individual and small group underwriting processes, including real-time approval, paperless processing and integration to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City’s existing infrastructure. The launch is part of an enterprise-wide sales, marketing and underwriting automation strategy that will leverage the industry leading Tuo™ product suite and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Tuo™ Underwriting will enable Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City to expand and change underwriting methodologies quickly, without costly development efforts. “Health insurance sales and underwriting are increasingly complex and volatile processes. Tuo™ provides not only the automation capabilities today, but the flexibility to support changing needs in the future. With market and reform changes you have to be able to respond quickly, Tuo™ provides this.” said Roy Stubbs, Principal, Colibrium Partners, LLC.

“We’re extremely pleased with Colibrium Partners and Tuo™. Colibrium Partners’ understanding of the industry and vision for the future has been truly refreshing to work with. With Tuo™ Underwriting now deployed, we’re achieving significant efficiencies and are positioned to rapidly extend our capabilities.” said Jeff Berry, Vice President, Underwriting, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

About Colibrium Partners: Colibrium Partners is a new breed of partner offering strategic, business and IT solutions to the Health Insurance Industry. The Tuo™ product provides health insurance plans the best-in-class business-configurable Sales, Rating, Underwriting and Enrollment solution. We believe the complexities of this marketplace demand industry specific software applications and project teams with deep industry experience to deliver sales, underwriting, rating and service solutions economically and successfully.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri and the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City, has been part of the Kansas City community since 1938. Blue KC provides health coverage to nearly one million residents in the greater Kansas City area, including Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and 30 counties in Northwest Missouri. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Please contact our team at 678-800-1866 (1TUO) for more information.