WORKERS COMPENSATION, COMPLIANCE
PRweb | March 23, 2023
Future Capital has announced an exciting new partnership with Ease that enables insurance brokers to offer professional retirement planning services as a voluntary benefit to their clients through the award-winning Ease platform.
A 2021 J.P. Morgan survey showed that 62% of retirement plan participants wish they could completely hand over retirement planning. With this first-of-its-kind partnership, brokers can offer professional retirement planning as a voluntary benefit without the need for special licensing, retirement industry knowledge, or a relationship with an employer’s particular retirement plan.
"We're thrilled to partner with Future Capital to offer retirement planning services through the Ease platform, " said Ease CEO and Co-Founder, David Reid. "We know employers want to provide professional retirement planning to current and prospective employees. We’re proud to make this valuable new financial wellness benefit available to insurance brokers so they can bring even more value to their clients.”
A technology-driven registered investment advisor (RIA) specializing in retirement planning and asset management, Future Capital makes it easy for insurance brokers to offer professional retirement planning services by eliminating the need for technical integrations, special licensing, or existing relationships with retirement plans.
"We're proud to be the first retirement solution to partner with Ease,” said Jay Jumper, Founder and CEO of Future Capital. "We believe that our solution is a perfect fit for the powerful HR and benefits platform Ease has built, and we look forward to helping insurance brokers expand their offerings and grow their businesses."
Ease is the #1 rated benefits administration and HR software for businesses with 2-250 employees, powered by insurance brokers. More than 2,300 agencies trust Ease to help them and their clients grow. Over 85,000 businesses trust Ease to manage benefits & HR for 3.4 million+ employees. Visit ease.com for more.
About Future Capital
For more than 20 years, Future Capital has provided powerful tools, customized services, and professional management of retirement assets to help employees retire with confidence. For more information, visit futurecapital.com.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Inszone Insurance Services | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Inszone Insurance Services, a rapidly expanding national provider of benefits, personal, and commercial lines insurance, informed that the company has acquired Jack E. Gilbert Insurance Agency, Inc. This acquisition is poised to enhance the capabilities of Inszone Insurance Services and is a strategic step in the company's growth trajectory.
Headquartered in San Jose, Jack E. Gilbert Insurance Agency, Inc. has been catering to clients in California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and Washington since 1980. Over the years, the agency has gained immense popularity for its comprehensive range of insurance programs, which include specialized programs for transportation, trucking and towing, and worker's compensation.
Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services, stated, "Jack E. Gilbert Insurance Agency has a long-standing reputation for providing exceptional customer service to its clients."
He added, "We are excited to welcome their team of insurance professionals to the Inszone Insurance family, as we continue to expand our presence in California and beyond."
(Source – Business Wire)
The acquisition of Jack E. Gilbert Insurance Agency, Inc. will provide Inszone Insurance Services with access to the agency's extensive expertise and client base. This strategic move aims to strengthen the capabilities of Inszone Insurance Services and enable the company to offer top-notch insurance services to its clients while also expanding its market reach.
The team at Jack E. Gilbert Insurance Agency will continue to operate under the Inszone Insurance brand, maintaining the same level of customer care and service that their clients have come to expect. This acquisition represents a crucial step in Inszone Insurance's growth strategy, as the company aims to expand its national footprint and further cement its position as a leading insurance provider in the United States.
About Inszone Insurance Services
Inszone Insurance Services, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sacramento (California), is a full-service insurance brokerage firm that provides a comprehensive range of property & casualty insurance, along with employee benefits solutions. With an experienced and dynamic management team, the company continues to grow both organically as well as through strategic acquisitions. It presently has 40 locations spread across California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, and Illinois and is poised to expand its presence throughout the United States.
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.