Is it a supercar if it's cheap to insure?

Perhaps the best way to decide whether your car is exotic or just expensive is to try to insure it. Premiums for a $210,000 2012 Audi R8 Spyder Quattro, for instance, average $3,384 a year, according to data gathered from six major insurers by Quadrant Information Services. That's for a 40-year-old with a clean record commuting 24 miles a day.

To read the full article click here. Alabama 2012 auto premiums average $1,345, 27th nationally

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-, said in a report released today that the average car insurance rate in Alabama in 2012 ranks 27th nationally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

The full state rankings are at The Web site commissioned Quadrant Information Services to provide auto insurance rates for more than 900 car models from six large carriers (Allstate, Farmers, Geico, Nationwide, Progressive, and State Farm in 10 zip codes per state, then averaged for all vehicles in each state.

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Nissan Frontier King Cab Named “Least Expensive to Insure” by

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 27, 2012
It's a good thing that the Nissan Frontier pickup has a roomy cargo bed - the popular compact truck just keeps bringing home industry and media awards.

The latest recognition comes from, which has named the 2012 Nissan Frontier S King Cab and Frontier SV King Cab models to its list of "Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure." The annual survey of more than 900 vehicles aims to help consumers in the market for a new vehicle identify the best vehicles to help keep their insurance payments low. commissioned Quadrant Information Services to provide a report of average auto insurance rates. Rates were calculated using data for six large carriers (Allstate, Farmers, GEICO, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm) in 10 ZIP codes per state.

You can read the full article here.

Most and least expensive cars to insure –

Recently published an article using Quadrant’s data obtained to generate reports on most and least expensive cars to insure.

Forbes - Knee-buckling beauties like the 12-cylinder Mercedes SL65 AMG can set you back a national average of $3,543.81 per year in insurance costs alone, making it the most expensive car in America to insure, according to data from Quadrant Information Services commissioned by Overall, European brands including Mercedes, Porsche, Aston Martin and BMW are the most expensive to safeguard.

You can read the full article here.

Quadrant Information Services featured in Best’s Review

Quadrant’s executive vice president of business development, John Felton talked to Best’s Review magazine about Quadrant’s suite of pricing analytics and batch rating solutions for the P&C market in the publication’s annual Technology Issues & Answers issue.

John spends most of his time interacting with actuarial, underwriting, pricing, product management and competitive intelligence people, and talks about some of the trends he’s seen specifically in the areas of pricing.

John talks about package rating, homeowners pricing sophistication, intervals and payment options and how carriers are looking at various pay plan alternatives to give customers more options than ever before.

You can read the full article here, or you can download the interview audio podcast from this link.

Amanda Rogers joins Quadrant Customer Service Team

At Quadrant we understand it’s of upmost importance to make certain all of our users are making the best use of our tools – we’re committed to customer service and ongoing training.

Amanda Rogers comes to Quadrant Information Services as our new Customer Service Manager, with over 17 years of auto insurance experience.

Her new role at Quadrant is to make certain all clients are satisfied and attend to your specific inquiries regarding our different Pricing Analytics applications, as well as to reach out to you every now and then to make certain everything is running smoothly.

Amanda has experience in many positions that broadened her knowledge of the insurance industry. She has worked over 5 years in Customer Service, managing call center operations that averaged over 1500 calls a day with a staff of 15-25 employees.

She also worked for 4 years as a Product assistant filing rate revisions, updating manuals, underwriting procedures, creating forms, policy booklets and much more. Her experience also includes working as Underwriting Quality Control/Training Manager for 3 years, as well as training Underwriting and Customer Service employees on company operating systems, OnBase paperless system, Guidelines and processing procedures for business.

We welcome Amanda to our Quadrant Customer Service front with high expectations of helping you be proficient with our tools with the support of 20 years in pricing analytics experience and an impeccable response to your issues and needs.

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Amanda Rogers can be contacted directly at or by phone at 615-370-7045

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Byron W. Smith Joins Quadrant Research and Development Team

Union City, California, October 12, 2009 - Quadrant Information Services Inc., announced today that Byron W. Smith, ACAS, MAAA, has recently joined its Research and Development department as an actuarial consultant. In his new position, Mr. Smith will be responsible for designing new modules, custom reports and key features for Quadrant's best-in-class pricing Analytics tool, MapPro7. He will also play a key role in the design of new product offerings.

"One of our driving forces is ensuring our products provide meaningful information and reports to our customers", said Michael Macauley, Quadrant's CEO. "With Byron on our team, we gain the in-house client perspective that will help us take our tools to the next level."

Byron W. Smith brings with him 37 years of insurance experience, the last 24 of which as the head of the actuarial department at three mid-sized personal lines insurance groups. Mr. Smith has extensive, well-rounded experience in the pricing and regulation of personal lines insurance. He gives Quadrant an experienced home office perspective, having been in a decision-making senior management position for so many years. Byron also served on the Board of Directors of the Highway Loss Data Institute.

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Press Contacts:
Shannon Clark Birdsong
(615) 452-8520

Quadrant Announces the Release of MapPro7, the Next Generation of Actuarial & Competitive Analytics Tools

MapPro7, the latest version of Quadrant’s best-in-class pricing analytics tools for Personal Lines Property and Casualty Insurance, offers powerful new features including custom reports and a brand-new interface for a far superior user experience

UNION CITY, CA, June 29, 2009 - Quadrant has announced the release of MapPro7, the latest version of the leading actuarial and pricing analytics tools for the Personal Lines marketplace. Key enhancements provide superior decision making tools and reports, a more intuitive user experience and upgraded performance.

"This major release includes unique features and modules, such as powerful custom reports, improved exporting capabilities and a brand-new user interface. This was possible thanks not only our extensive research and commitment to innovation, but also to the valuable feedback we receive from our growing customer base," said Michael Macauley, Quadrant's CEO.

MapPro7 allows users to access and analyze over 20,000 rate sets for Automobile and Homeowners Insurance in all 50 states and D.C. It also delivers information on a granular level by incorporating all aspects of a quoting scenario, including underwriting, tier, credit, rate factors, surcharges, discounts, pay plans and symbols.

Other features exclusive to this latest version of MapPro include:

  • Pay plan analysis beyond premium and term analysis
  • Census data filtering
  • Automated credit and tier alignment
  • Packaged rating

Ultimately, this technology enables customers to significantly decrease their market analysis costs, while quickly allowing actuaries, as well as marketing and pricing departments, to competitively price business, generate impact studies and maximize revenues and overall profitability.

"MapPro7 was developed using state of the art technologies," said Lawrence Koa, Quadrant’s CTO. "We utilized the Microsoft .NET framework to ensure maximum compatibility with future Windows versions. This also enabled us to have this new version include multithreaded processing, and optimal performance."

About Quadrant:

For almost 20 years, Quadrant has been the foremost provider of enterprise-wide insurance solutions – from product analytics and massive data solutions to a wide array of .NET based products. Quadrant’s reliable resources also provide fast and accurate comparative rating for pricing analytics and Web services for a culture seeking tools to enable effective decision making based on powerful insights and market intelligence. To learn more about MapPro7 or any of Quadrant’s Insurance Rating products, or to schedule a personalized demo, please visit or call (800) 499-4627.

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Shannon Clark Birdsong
(615) 452-8520