LIFE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | March 20, 2023
MIB, the life insurance industry's most trusted and secure partner for data-driven insights and digital services announced the launch of a new suite of solutions that leverage a unique database consisting of in force and pending application data as well as terminated policy data to provide new critical insights to the industry.
The MIB In Force Data Solutions portfolio leverages a contributory database, maintained by MIB on behalf of the life insurance industry, to provide insights that address a critical industry challenge – the need to understand an applicant's total coverage exposure. The only data solution of its kind, the database was developed in partnership with TAI (Tindall Associates, Inc.), the premier reinsurance administration software in use in the U.S., and in conjunction with carriers and reinsurers who are MIB's members.
The first services available within the portfolio enable the industry to identify potential risks and behavioral trends tied to total coverage exposure while minimizing hidden financial risks:
The MIB Jumbo Service enables participating carriers and reinsurers to take a retrospective look at their highly insured individuals to proactively identify and resolve jumbo treaty breaches during the contestability period. Launched in April of 2022, the service to date has helped the industry identify over 600 insureds with combined in force and pending coverage levels near or above jumbo treaty limits, helping mitigate more than 16 jumbo treaty violations, and saving the industry an estimated $75 million of unanticipated claims.
Newly launched, the MIB Total Line Service provides total coverage exposure data at the time of underwriting. With this new data, underwriters can verify an applicant's reported coverage level, and also proactively identify risk patterns and behaviors that may warrant further investigation. Based on initial MIB case studies, the service has significant potential to help identify behavioral risk of applicants and producers.
Since the In Force Solutions contributory data vault leverages existing system interfaces that many carriers already have in place with TAI and MIB, most MIB members can take advantage of the new services without the burden of an IT spend. In force data is contributed through TAI's reinsurance software and pending application data is contributed through MIB's Code Solutions platform which is e-connected to 99.0% of the insurance companies in North America.
Committed to developing innovative solutions that address the life insurance industry's evolving needs, MIB sees significant future potential to leverage the database for services that extend beyond fraud prevention. "As our access to data continues to grow, there are many opportunities to introduce new services and deliver additional insights," said Patti DeWitt, Vice President of Member Services at MIB. "We are excited about the possibilities for new innovative solutions, leveraging protective value studies, data analytics and behavioral sciences that can safeguard against fraud, improve claim processes, inform underwriting rules, and more."
"Before now, the industry lacked the opportunity to see a full picture of in force, applied for, and terminated coverage. Now that we can examine the picture in full, there is great potential to uncover novel insights and valuable learnings for the industry," said Chris Murumets, CEO, TAI. "This is a perfect example of how data and analytics can be leveraged to help move the industry forward."
MIB Group Holdings, Inc. is the insurance industry's most trusted and secure partner for data, insights and digital solutions that support underwriting and actuarial decision making and improve industry efficiencies. With deep connections to the life insurance companies who are its members, and a sole focus on improving the insurance industry, MIB is uniquely positioned to provide data-driven solutions that address common industry challenges and enable clients to gain efficiencies, manage their risks, and grow profitably. MIB Group Holdings, Inc. provides services through its wholly owned operating subsidiaries, MIB, LLC, MIB Services, LLC and MIB Solutions, LLC. For more information about MIB, visit www.mibgroup.com.
LIFE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | March 24, 2023
Simply Business, LLC., a Boston-based digital insurance company focused on small businesses, today announced it will offer several of its commercial insurance solutions through AmSuisse, an insurance wholesaler with an extensive portfolio of products and speciality programs designed for independent agents.
"As we continue to expand our reach with independent agents, it's important to partner with trusted industry experts who share our vision of simplicity, choice and value," said Simply Business Group CEO David Summers. "This partnership with AmSuisse allows us to further our mission of providing small business owners with insurance solutions that fit their needs and helps us enable independent agents to efficiently serve their clients using our online platform."
Through the AmSuisse online quoting experience, independent agents will have access to a variety of Simply Business' insurance products designed for micro and small businesses.
"In today's tech-enabled environment, retail agents want a wide array of carrier and coverage options at their fingertips," said AmSuisse CEO Josh Hamann. "AmSuisse is extremely excited to partner with Simply Business to provide agents with access to a leading-edge digital small business insurance platform that is easy to navigate and designed to help them retain and grow their business."
About Simply Business
Simply Business is changing the way small business owners find business insurance by offering customers tailored insurance coverage online. The company began in the United Kingdom and expanded to the United States in 2017, naming Boston home. With thousands of customers, Simply Business has become a leader in the space through its commitment to a customer-first model, focusing heavily on simplicity, choice and value.
Established in 2013 and based in Katy, Texas, AmSuisse, Inc. has quickly risen to prominence as an insurance wholesaling leader. The company provides a broad range of insurance products, including many specialty programs for hard-to-place risks. Its founding goal is to provide its insurance agents and insurance broker partners with unrivaled service and selection. As a closed insurance wholesaler, it carefully selects the firms it works with, allowing it to deliver comprehensive insurance solutions, responsive service, and industry-leading support. AmSuisse believes in forging long-term business partnerships – a belief that has helped the company and its partners thrive in a competitive marketplace.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Businesswire | March 17, 2023
Inszone Insurance Services: a rapidly growing, national provider of benefits, personal and commercial lines insurance, announced today the acquisition of Larry Fu Insurance Agency, Inc. The addition of Larry Fu Insurance Agency to the Inszone Insurance team is a strategic move that brings together two trusted insurance providers with a shared commitment to exceptional customer service.
Founded in 1979, Larry Fu Insurance Agency has built a strong reputation as a family-owned and operated business, providing exceptional service to its clients for over 40 years. Larry and Shirley Fu started their business from the ground up, and their dedication and hard work have earned them a loyal clientele from all over the Bay Area and Southern California.
"Larry Fu Insurance Agency has a long-standing reputation for exceptional customer service and market expertise, making them a perfect fit for Inszone Insurance," said Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services. "Their values align with ours, and we are excited to welcome the Larry Fu Insurance team to the Inszone Insurance family."
As part of the acquisition, clients of Larry Fu Insurance Agency can expect to receive the same exceptional service and care they have come to expect from Larry Fu Insurance Agency, now under the Inszone Insurance brand. This acquisition is just one of many that Inszone Insurance Services plans to make as it continues to expand its national footprint and serve clients with exceptional insurance placement capabilities and personalized service.
About Inszone Insurance Services
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sacramento, California, Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage firm that provides a broad array of property & casualty insurance, along with employee benefits solutions. With a strong, experienced management team, Inszone continues to grow organically, as well as through acquisitions. With 40 locations across California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, and Illinois, the company is looking to further expand throughout the United States.