CORE INSURANCE,WORKERS COMPENSATION
Unum | November 28, 2022
Unum (NYSE: UNM) marked a milestone month in September with a record number of employers choosing Unum HR Connect to help save time when managing employee benefits. Unum HR Connect is just one of the digital tools at Unum designed to address emerging needs in today's dynamic employee benefits space.
"We are increasing our investments and expanding the number and quality of our digital partnerships, To lead this growth, we are very excited to have Erin Casey join us in the newly formed role of vice president of digital platforms. "We are fortunate to have a leader with Erin's product, technology, and marketplace experience."
-Michael Simonds, executive vice president, chief operating officer at Unum
Before joining Unum, Casey was the digital ecosystem and partner management lead at Guardian.
About Unum HR Connect:
Unum HR Connect syncs employee data, benefits enrollment and leave absences from leading human resource information systems (HRIS) to help deliver faster and more accurate support. The digital benefits platform:
Integrates employee benefits data directly into a company's HRIS
Streamlines enrollment and incorporates medical questions on demand
Simplifies prior manual tasks, including billing, benefit plan set-up and management
Consolidates a company's benefits-related tasks within their HR system
Syncs information on employee absences, in addition to paid and job-protected leave in compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act and other federal, state and local regulations
About Unum Group
Unum, an international provider of workplace benefits and services, has been helping workers and their families for more than 170 years. Through its Unum and Colonial Life brands, the company offers disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, vision and stop-loss insurance; leave and absence management support and behavioral health services. In 2021, Unum reported revenues of $12.0 billion and paid $8.2 billion in benefits. The Fortune 500® company is one of the 2022 World's Most Ethical Companies, recognized by Ethisphere®.
WORKERS COMPENSATION,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Integrity | November 23, 2022
Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (Integrity), a leading distributor of life and health insurance, and provider of wealth management and retirement planning solutions, today announced it has been named one of the top 100 large companies in the U.S. for happiest employees. Integrity was joined on the list by winners that included Google, Microsoft, IBM, Adobe, HubSpot and 23&Me, among others. The 2022 Happiest Employees Award was given by Comparably, a leading platform that provides workplace culture data for public and private companies.
With this award, Integrity has again demonstrated itself to be an industry leader in workplace value. Comparably's Top 100 Happiest Employees companies are determined based on sentiment ratings provided by employees directly. Rankings were compiled from 15 million ratings across 70,000 companies in the U.S. and Canada. Employees anonymously answered questions on a variety of topics related to their overall happiness at work, including benefits, pay, company goals, interactions with coworkers and how excited they were to go to work each day.
"When our employees are happy, there's a ripple effect that greatly enhances our mission to help all Americans plan for the good days ahead, Happier employees create a strong and lasting culture, innovate better and faster, and go above and beyond to serve the needs of all our stakeholders. That's why we not only provide great benefits to our employees, but also give them the opportunity to have meaningful ownership in our company. This award says a lot about what we're building internally — and it will have external benefits for our customers and partners as well. It's a testament to how consistently we live and demonstrate Integrity's core values in everything we do!"
-Bryan W. Adams, Co-Founder and CEO of Integrity
The Integrity employees surveyed by Comparably attributed their happiness to key factors, such as Integrity's innovative Employee Ownership Plan, as well as workplace culture and commitment to building a strong community. The Employee Ownership Plan has had a particularly profound impact on Integrity and the industry at large. It allows Integrity employees to have an ownership stake in the company at no cost to them and has paid out over $175 million to Integrity team members in the last three years alone. Additionally, each year employees receive two full days of paid time off to volunteer in their local communities. Integrity's focus on diversity and Women in Leadership also contributed to the high Comparably score, as the company continues to encourage individuals to be themselves and bring their unique skill sets to the team.
Being recognized as a company with the Happiest Employees speaks volumes about the culture our employees have worked so hard to build — and live every day, When people love what they do, who they work with and the company they work for, there is a level of synergistic positivity that delivers amazing results to the partners and customers we serve. Integrity places a large emphasis on providing unique and meaningful benefits and perks, such as time off to serve and company ownership. It's really our team members who give life and meaning to the culture we're striving to create,shared Rachelle McReynolds, Chief HR Officer and VP of People and Culture.
Our data consistently shows that employee happiness is a significant driver of company culture and employee retention, Integrity's rank on our Happiest Employees list is a testament to the organization's focus and commitment to its people,said Comparably Co-Founder and CEO Jason Nazar.
The Happiest Employees Award is the latest of several high-profile awards Integrity has recently received. In April 2022, Integrity won a Best Place to Work in Dallas award along with Best HR Team award. In July, Integrity CEO Bryan W. Adams was named "Best CEO for Diversity" on Comparably's Top 100 Awards.
Integrity, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a leading distributor of life and health insurance, and provider of innovative solutions for wealth management and retirement planning. Through its partner network, Integrity helps millions of Americans protect their life, health and wealth with a commitment to meet them wherever they are — in person, over the phone and online. Integrity's cutting-edge technology helps streamline the insurance and financial planning experience for all stakeholders. In addition, Integrity develops products with carrier partners and markets them through its nationwide distribution network. Integrity's nearly 6,000 employees work with approximately 500,000 agents and advisors who serve more than 11 million clients annually. In 2022, Integrity will help carriers place almost $20 billion in new sales and oversee more than $30 billion of assets under management and advisement through its RIA and broker-dealer platforms.
CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Pinpoint Predictive | November 30, 2022
Pinpoint Predictive, which provides Property and Casualty insurers with a top-of-funnel, deep-learning-powered loss predictions and risk scores, announced that the company has joined Guidewire’s Insurtech Vanguards program. This is an initiative led by property and casualty (P&C) cloud platform provider, Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE), to help insurers learn about the newest insurtechs and how to best leverage them.
“Guidewire has a great reputation, and we are thrilled to align ourselves with a forward-thinking leader in the insurance sector that recognizes the impact that insurtechs can bring, Being able to work with and strategize with experts such as those leaders and Guidewire is a huge step in this period of rapid growth for Pinpoint.”
-Scott Ham, CEO of Pinpoint
Pinpoint uses deep-learning AI at scale to significantly improve loss ratios. By providing loss predictions and specific risk behavior scores even before an application is submitted, Pinpoint is enabling insurers to focus their acquisition, renewal, and book-roll processes on the customers who will best benefit the entire book of business.
Insurtech Vanguards is a community of select startups and technology providers that are bringing novel solutions to the P&C industry. As part of the program, Guidewire provides strategic guidance to, and advocates for, the participating insurtechs, while connecting them with Guidewire’s P&C customers.
We are thrilled to welcome Pinpoint to Guidewire’s Insurtech Vanguard program, Pinpoint is a great addition to our existing Insurtech Vanguards who are bringing innovative solutions to the P&C industry, and we are excited to see what will come of this newest collaboration,said Laura Drabik, chief evangelist, Guidewire.
About Pinpoint Predictive
Pinpoint Predictive provides Property and Casualty insurance unmatched risk selection at the beginning of the customer journey. Pinpoint's deep learning-powered platform has revealed $100s of millions in bottom-line value for insurers by identifying unpriceable risks like individual loss cost, litigation, SIU referral, cancellation, and premium leakage earlier and more accurately than previously possible. Pinpoint provides the largest and fastest improvements to loss ratios in the P&C ecosystem, generating immediately deployable predictions within a week.