Core Insurance, Risk Management
GlobeNewswire | August 31, 2023
Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today announced that it has acquired Benefit Design Group LLC, a retail agency specializing in health, life and retirement solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Based in Portland, Oregon and led by Joel Biernat and Dennis Warneke, Benefit Design Group (BDG) is an independent insurance agency specializing in health insurance solutions for businesses, individuals and seniors. With a client base across Oregon and Washington, the firm serves businesses seeking tailored employee benefits programs across a wide range of industries, including aged care, education, hospitality and manufacturing, as well as individuals and seniors.
“As a national specialist in the increasingly complex world of employee benefits, we’re always seeking new partners who can add to both our geographic presence and expertise,” said John Greenbaum, National Employee Benefits Practice Leader, Risk Strategies. “It’s why we’re excited to bring Joel, Dennis and the BDG organization into the Risk Strategies family.”
BDG offers a broad array of products to its individual and group insurance clients including medical, dental, life insurance, Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, among others. BDG as constituted today, was formed in 2017 when Biernat merged the firm with Warneke’s company, The Warneke Group, LLC. That firm primarily specialized in providing services and products for employers offering group employee benefits to their employees.
“We’re extremely excited to join Risk Strategies,” said Biernat, President, Benefit Design Group. “We know that being part of a true specialty brokerage with national scale will bring a myriad of benefits to our people, business and especially our clients.”
The purchase of BDG adds to Risk Strategies’ presence in the Pacific Northwest. It builds upon the firm’s previous acquisition of the Fournier Group, a full-service commercial and personal lines retail insurance agency.
About Risk Strategies
Risk Strategies is the 9th largest privately held US brokerage firm offering comprehensive risk management advice, insurance and reinsurance placement for property & casualty, employee benefits, private client services, as well as consulting services and financial & wealth solutions. With more than 30 specialty practices, Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, nonprofits, public entities, and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Risk Strategies has over 100 offices including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Grand Cayman, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco. RiskStrategies.com.
Core Insurance, Insurance Technology
PR Newswire | August 28, 2023
Innoveo, a leading no-code technology provider for insurance enterprises, today announced a strategic alliance with Capgemini, a leading global consulting and technology services firm. This partnership will enable both companies to join forces and deliver innovative digital transformation solutions to insurance clients across various lines of business.
As businesses navigate an increasingly complex and rapidly evolving digital landscape, the need for agile and efficient technology solutions has become paramount. Innoveo's full-stack no-code platform enables insurers to build robust and scalable applications rapidly, without the need for extensive coding knowledge. Capgemini's deep expertise in consulting, technology, and industry-specific solutions makes them the perfect partner to further enhance the value of Innoveo's platform.
Combining Innoveo's innovative platform with Capgemini's extensive experience in digital transformation, insurers will be equipped with the tools and guidance needed to accelerate their path to success. The alliance between Innoveo and Capgemini will provide clients with a comprehensive range of services, including:
Accelerated Digital Transformation: By harnessing Innoveo's full-stack no-code platform, organizations can rapidly develop and deploy digital solutions tailored to their unique needs, resulting in accelerated digital transformation journeys.
Streamlined Application Development: Innoveo's platform simplifies the application development process, allowing businesses to build robust and scalable applications with minimal coding. This enables organizations to streamline their development cycles and bring solutions to market faster.
Industry-Specific Expertise: Capgemini's deep industry knowledge combined with Innoveo's full-stack insurance focused platform will enable the creation of solutions that address unique challenges and opportunities across the insurance landscape.
Enhanced Operation Efficiency: The alliance will focus on enhancing operational efficiency by leveraging Innoveo Skye's platform capabilities to develop user-friendly applications that address the complicated workflow and back-end integration issues of the Insurance industry.
"We are excited to announce our strategic alliance with Capgemini," said Manisha Bhargava, Chief Revenue Officer at Innoveo. "Combining our full-stack no-code platform with Capgemini's extensive capabilities, our jointly created industry solutions/accelerators and industry innovation lab will provide our clients with much needed acceleration for their transformation efforts and empowering them to stay ahead in the digital age."
"Legacy modernization is top of mind for the insurance industry. To minimize the risk of full-scale legacy core replacement and accelerate the process, we are increasingly seeing insurers partner with firms that provide low-code and no-code platforms," said Kathy Miller, VP and Head of Worldwide Insurance Alliances, Capgemini. "Innoveo's cutting-edge technology solution aligns perfectly with our goal of delivering superior value to our clients, driving innovation, automating manual processes, and unlocking new revenue streams for Insurance Carriers."
We believe you can build modern applications that deliver digital experiences and drive business growth without having to write any custom code. That's why it's our mission to empower enterprises in complex and regulated industries to re-imagine application development by enabling them to be connected, innovative, quick, and nimble. Backed by leading investors including Everstone Capital and Paulson & Co, Innoveo's cloud based, AI enabled no-code platform is currently in production globally at over 30 industry leaders across insurance, financial services, healthcare and real estate. With Innoveo, you'll get the solutions and industry expertise you want, plus a little extra: a thoughtful, no-nonsense experience delivered with a refreshing dose of honesty.
GlobeNewswire | September 12, 2023
Matic, a leading digital insurtech platform, and Dart Bank announced today a strategic partnership to provide P&C insurance products to Dart Bank customers. Under the partnership, Matic’s innovative insurance marketplace of 50 A-rated carriers will be integrated into Dart Bank’s customer offerings.
Since its inception, Matic has transformed the landscape of the insurtech industry by embedding insurance into the home and auto ownership experience. Through this exclusive partnership, Matic will deploy home and auto insurance across Dart Bank’s mortgage originations, servicing, and banking channels.
"This partnership represents a significant milestone in our pursuit of delivering meaningful solutions to the clients of Dart Bank that will enhance their daily lives," said Bryan Clark, Sr. Vice President of Mortgage Banking, Dart Bank. "This will be especially beneficial as we continue to incorporate technology innovation and digital solutions into our customer offerings."
"Matic was built to cater to the dynamic nature of the banking industry, enabling a seamless integration of insurance across the customer lifecycle," said Matic CEO and co-founder Ben Madick. "We are thrilled to be an integral part of Dart Bank’s vision to streamline and enhance the banking and lending experiences."
All Dart Bank clients are eligible for P&C insurance through Matic’s proprietary matching technology. In addition to home and auto insurance, Matic will offer umbrella, jewelry, flood, dwelling fire, and other personal lines of insurance to meet customer needs within the Dart Bank banking, lending, and mortgage servicing experience.
Since 2014, Matic has changed the landscape of the insurtech industry by integrating insurance within the home and auto ownership experience. Today, Matic’s digital insurance marketplace has 50 A-rated home and auto carriers, as well as distribution partners in industries ranging from mortgage originations and servicing to banking, real estate, personal finance, and more. With a single-minded focus on advocating for policyholders, Matic has created an easy and transparent shopping process, saving customers hours of work and over 30% in premiums each year. For more information, visit matic.com.