For the past several months, we have been working on a health quote engine. This quote engine is designed to give individuals and their families a quote for specific health insurance products. At Ritter Insurance Marketing, we imagine a future where you do not have to go through the arduous task of entering your entire family's information into an application just to receive a quote. The information to get a quote normally is very simple:
- Location via Zip Code and County
- Family members
- Smoking status
That is information that can primarily be gleaned fairly accurately from a photograph. Utilizing Microsoft's Oxford API we built Selfie Quote.
There are three steps, all done for you with minimal input.
2. Pick a County (if applicable)
3. Upload a Family Photo
Note: The site can utilize your phone's camera to upload a photo. Hence the selfie part of selfie quote.
Finally, sit back and see your results.
Give it a try with your family photo at http://selfiequote.com. If you don't have a family, you can use this Google Search. Just understand that this site is purely for educational purposes and a proof of concept. If you do need health insurance I recommend contacting Ritter Insurance Marketing and they can help find you a contracted and licensed agent in your area.
As a nice technical side note, this site utilizes ASP.NET 5 and MVC 6 and it seems to be holding up nicely.
Special thanks to the RIMdev team and special thanks to Bill Boga and Kevin Hougasian for pulling Selfie Quote together.
Software Developer and All Around Nice Guy
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