Availability of submarkets to your agencies

This article provides information on letting your agencies see your markets in Appulate.


As a market user, in Appulate you can decide whether to let your agencies see your markets.

The main idea of this functionality is to provide your agencies with the ability to see particular markets you work with (submarkets) and to make submissions to these markets without your mediation or assistance.


Main features

Depending on their practices in Appulate, carriers, and MGAs can let their agencies know ahead of which markets they work with, they can also keep this information private or provide this information on only a limited number of their markets.

However, if a carrier or MGA hides one or more of its markets, it will lose certain capabilities of the system that might come out useful. Here is a list containing some of them.

1. An agent sees the prequalification messages of your submarkets and (if available) the premiums of their quotes. This not only informs the agent of which markets may provide a quote and which will not, but also lets them estimate the price of an insurance policy.

2. An agent is allowed to deliberately select markets they want to receive a quote from, or to unselect markets they work with directly or do not work with for any reason. For example, an agency is appointed with some of your markets, and thus the agent does not need to make a submission to them through your company.

Setup > Settings

1. You can opt to use the same visibility setting for all your submarkets, or specify it individually. To get started, click Settings on the Setup menu and then find Adding submarkets to submissions under General Settings.

Note: These setting are available only to Admin users.


It has three options:

  • All submarkets are automatically added: All your submarkets are available to your agencies and are automatically added for requesting a quote. 
  • No submarkets are automatically added: Submarkets can be added manually to requests for a quote.
  • Custom for each submarket and insurance line: Availability of your submarkets is set individually on the Lines tab of a market.

Markets > Selected > Lines tab

You can set up your submarkets individually for each insurance line on the Lines tab of a submarket. 

Note: Only Admin users can set up submarkets. Other users will see information in read-only mode.


In the Add to submissions column, you have the following options:

  • Automatically: this company will be automatically added to submissions for your company and your agencies.
  • Manually by everyone: your company and your agencies will be able to add this market manually using the Add markets and Add submarkets dialogs.
  • Manually by my company: only your company can add this market to submissions manually. This company will be invisible to your agencies.

Other actions

The bin icon (with the Remove hint) removes the insurance line from the list. At least one insurance line must be chosen. If you want to remove the only insurance line, the icon will be disabled and a tooltip will appear: “At least one line should be added”.

Search: allows users to search insurance lines.

Add lines (for Admins only): is used to add available lines if they are absent from the list.  This button opens the Add lines dialog, where you can select available lines and add them to the list. If not, this button is disabled with a hint "All insurance lines are added"

managing insurance lines