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The Main Menu, User Dashboard Tab, Client Tab, Policy Dashboard, Policy & Billing, Company Tab, Vendor Tab, and Management Tab are the primary interfaces and dashboards within Newton.

The Policy Dashboard is the primary interface for creating new transactions on an existing policy using the Policy Tasks for Renew, Endorse, Cancel, or Reinstate. Policy transactions are also added automatically through policy and commission download.

The Policy Dashboard can be used to view or create Attachments, Activity, Claims, Diaries, Downloaded Risk, Emails, Forms, and Memos specific to a policy.

The Policy Dashboard was previously referred to as Policy Express.

Contents

Before You Begin

Access to the Policy Dashboard requires the current operator to have Security System: AR -> Policy Transaction -> View access.

Access to edit an existing transaction requires the current operator to have Security System: AR -> Policy Transaction -> Edit access.

Ic info black 24dp.png See: Security System for more information.

Find a Policy

The Policy Dashboard is typically opened from the Client Dashboard, however it can also be opened directly from the Policy Keyword Search, the User Dashboard Tab, the Company Tab, the Management Tab, or from Policy & Billing.

  1. Search for and load the client or prospect.
  2. On the Client Dashboard tab select the (+) next to Policies. (To expand the band by default, see: Preferences)
  3. Left-Click the desired policy number to open the Policy Dashboard.
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  4. See the Policy Dashboard Interface section below.

Policy Keyword Search

In addition to loading policies from the Client Dashboard, policies can be found using the Policy Keyword Search.

  1. From the Main Menu, select Find Policy or press <Shift + F3> to open the Policy Keyword Search.
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  2. Enter the search text and press <Enter> or select Search to list any matches.
  3. The Policy Keyword Search displays possible matches while the policy number is entered, and can even locate partial policy numbers and close matches.
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  4. Left-Click to view additional information for the policy, or press the <Up Arrow> and <Down Arrow> to scroll through the list.
  5. Double-click to load the desired result, select Load Policy to create both the Client Tab and automatically load the Policy Dashboard.
    Optionally select Load Client to create only the Client Tab for the selected policy.
  6. Multiple policy tabs can be opened at the same time, similar to tabs in a browser.
  7. See the Policy Dashboard Interface section below.

Ic info black 24dp.png See: Policy Keyword Search for more information.

Create a Policy

Before entering a new policy, quote, or binder into Newton you should always search existing policies first to avoid creating duplicates.

Ic info black 24dp.png For more information, see: Policy: Create A Policy.

Policy Dashboard Interface

After searching for and loading a policy, the Policy Dashboard is displayed as a new tab within the Client Tab.

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Policy Dashboard Toolbar

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Policy Dashboard Toolbar
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Policy Dashboard - Create Item Menu

Policy Summary

The policy summary text is listed at the top of the Policy Dashboard tab. The text will also list the Named Insured for broker clients, and if the Override Payee has been set on the invoice.

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Below the policy summary, a link for View Policy Details is listed. Selecting the link will open the Policy Details tab, displaying extended policy information for the most recent policy transaction.

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If an existing Form Bundle has been previously saved to the policy, a link for View Current Form Bundle (Risk) will be listed. Selecting the link will open the current Form Bundle window, which can also be accessed from the Policy Forms Tab.

Preview Pane

The preview pane is displayed at the bottom of the Policy Dashboard. When the pane is enabled by selecting the toolbar icon, it displays additional information about a selected item, such as a policy transaction or an activity.

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Policy Bulletin

The Policy bulletin is a single policy activity note highlighted to display automatically by default within the preview pane area when the Policy Dashboard is opened. The bulletin can be modified by making a new activity and selecting Set as policy bulletin, or started from a previously saved policy activity note.

The bulletin is automatically displayed for all users, even if the preview pane is disabled. When an area within Policy Dashboard is selected, the bulletin will either switch to the preview pane, or disappear.

The policy bulletin also displays on the policy lists as a tooltip if the mouse pointer is moved over the displayed policy number.

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When a policy bulletin is set, it replaces any previously created bulletins on that policy. To remove a bulletin, select Clear Bulletins (Clipboard) in the toolbar. (Requires Security System -> AR -> Policy Transaction -> Global (delete) access.)

Diaries

The diaries band shows all open diaries assigned to the selected policy. To view a diary, left-click the diary description.

To create a new diary, select Create Diary below the Diaries band header or Create Item -> Diary within the dashboard toolbar.

In addition, closed diaries assigned to the selected policy can be viewed by expanding the Closed Diaries sub-band.

Ic info black 24dp.png For additional information, see: Diary.

Activity

The activity band shows activity items assigned to the selected policy. To view the activity details, left-click the activity description.

Activity shows recent activity within the default filtered date range by default. Select Click to show all activity at the bottom of the activity list to remove the default date filter from the list. (See Setup -> Preferences -> User Options -> Default Band Date Range to change the value)

The activity is categorized based on a number of types:

  • Correspondence: Emails, Attachments, Printed Memos.
  • Policy Notes: Policy activity note added from the Policy Dashboard.
  • Diaries: Any diary action including creating, editing, and closing diary items.
  • Submissions: Any submission action including creating, editing, and closing submission items.
  • Policy Tasks: Any Policy Dashboard -> Policy Task activity such as Renew, Endorse, Cancel, Reinstate and more.
  • System: All other activity, recorded automatically by the system for E&O.

By default, all activity types other than System are displayed. Right-Click within the Activity band to change the filters on-the-fly.

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To edit the default displayed activity types, see Setup -> Preferences -> Activity Listing. Activity log text size can be increased and decreased by the Memo Font Size user preference. (Setup -> Preferences -> User Options)

Recent Activity

The Client Dashboard and Policy Dashboard have a Recent Activity panel that is automatically displayed.

  • The panel is supplemental to the existing Activity band, that requires no additional steps to view.
  • The items are shown regardless of date, and regardless of type. If the most recent thing was a download from two years ago, it will be at the top of the list.
  • The panel uses the information band viewer to display items and the font size is variable. Mouse hints are displayed and the activity items can be opened.
  • Selecting Refresh on the Client Dashboard or Policy dashboard will automatically update the list.

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Activity Search

Enter text within the toolbar to display all activity items, attachments, and emails that include a word or numeric value.

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When search is used, all activity filters including types and dates are automatically removed.

Transactions

The transactions band will list all policy transactions (sequences) for the policy, including transaction details, invoice numbers, and premium amounts.

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To view the invoice details of any transaction, click on the transaction description to open Policy & Billing.

Right-click on any transaction and select Edit Policy Details to open the policy details tab (extended policy information) for the selected transaction.

Ic info black 24dp.png For additional information, see: Policy & Billing.

Claims

The claims band shows all open claims assigned to the selected policy. To view a claim, select the claim number.

To create a new claim, select Create Claim below the Claims band header or Create Item -> Claim within the dashboard toolbar.

In addition, closed claims assigned to the selected policy can be viewed by expanding the Closed Claims sub-band.

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Ic info black 24dp.png For more information on creating, viewing and editing claims, see: Claims.

Memos

The memos band shows all memos saved to the selected policy. To view a memo, left-click the memo name.

To create a new memo, select Create Memo below the Memos band header or Create Item -> Memo within the dashboard toolbar.

Ic info black 24dp.png For more information on creating, viewing and editing memos, see: Memowriter: Policy Memo.

Emails

The emails band shows all emails saved to the selected policy. To view an email, left-click the email subject.

Only recent emails are displayed initially according to the user default date range. Use the activity search to find an older email or select Click to show all emails at the bottom of the list to remove the default date filter.

To create a new email, select Create Email below the Emails band header, select Create Item -> Email or Batch Send within the dashboard toolbar, or simply drag-and-drop onto the policy dashboard and reply.

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A right-click menu is available to edit an email description, or remove an email from the list.

Ic info black 24dp.png For more information on creating, viewing and editing emails, see: Email.

Attachments

The attachments band shows all attachments saved to the selected policy, including printed and previewed ACORD Form PDF files. To view an attachment, left-click the attachment description.

Only recent attachments are displayed initially according to the user default date range. Use the activity search to find an older attachment or select Click to show all attachments at the bottom of the list to remove the default date filter.

To create a new attachment, select Create Attachment below the Attachments band header, select Create Item -> Attachment within the dashboard toolbar, or simply drag-and-drop onto the policy dashboard.

Interests

The interests band shows all policy interests saved to the selected policy. To view or edit an interest select Create or Edit Interest below the Interests band header.

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Policy Accounting

The Policy Accounting tab displays all invoices for the selected policy, including items with a zero balance. Expand an invoice to view invoice line details and existing payments.

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Ic info black 24dp.png For additional information regarding the accounting tab, see the client account tab section.

Policy Forms

The Policy Forms tab displays all ACORD Forms and form bundles for the selected policy. To view or edit a form, left-click the form description.

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To create a new form select Create Item -> Form within the dashboard toolbar. The list can be filtered by typing the name of a form, or the number of a form.

Enter "truck" for trucking application, or "25" for the ACORD 25 Certificate of Liability. The entered filter can be viewed in the title bar of a window. To clear the filter, press <backspace>.

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Policy Download

The Policy Download tab displays all policy risk information received from companies for both personal and commercial lines. The risk information includes, premium, limits, deductibles, drivers, vehicles, properties, accidents and much more.

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All downloads for a policy are displayed in the order they were received.

Quick actions are available by right-clicking on a specific download. Easily create new ACORD Forms, or send the downloaded policy risk to a third-party rating application.

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Ic info black 24dp.png For more information see: Client Tab: Download