CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Globenewswire | May 23, 2023
World Insurance Associates LLC (“World”), a Top 50 Insurance Brokerage, announced today that it acquired the business of Rubicon Benefits LLC (“Rubicon Benefits”) of Melville, NY on April 1, 2023. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Rubicon Benefits was founded in 2000. Today they provide employee benefits to businesses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as across the country.
“Rubicon Benefits strives to become a strategic partner with employers, leveraging successful strategies in plan design so our clients can attract and retain top talent, and save money without reducing benefits,” says Adam Rosenfeld, President, Rubicon Benefits. “We look forward to continuing this approach as part of World.”
“It’s great to welcome Rubicon Benefits to the World family,” says Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of World. “They successfully work with their clients to create innovative employee benefits solutions, and I know they will be a great addition to our Employee Benefits team.”
“We are delighted to welcome Rubicon Benefits to our World Employee Benefits Practice. Their expertise in developing tailored benefit solutions for clients will be instrumental in our continued growth and success,” says Jennifer Barton, Head of Employee Benefits.
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel to World, and Fortrust Diligence advised them on the transaction. Lauletta Birnbaum, LLC provided legal counsel to Rubicon Benefits, and Rosen Advisory advised them on the transaction. No other advisors, diligence or legal counsel were disclosed.
About World Insurance Associates LLC
World Insurance Associates LLC (World) is headquartered in Iselin, N.J., and is a nationally ranked, full-service insurance organization providing individuals and businesses with top products and services across personal and commercial insurance, employee and executive benefits, retirement and financial services and human capital management solutions. Since its founding in 2011, World has completed over 190 acquisitions and serves its customers from more than 250 offices across the United States. World is ranked #34 on the 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list by Business Insurance, ranked #3 on the Fastest Growing Brokers list by Business Insurance, ranked #3 on the Fastest Growing Benefits Brokers list by Business Insurance, ranked #24 on the Top 100 P&C Agencies by Insurance Journal, and is a Top-50 ranked personal lines agency by Insurance Journal. For more information, please visit www.worldinsurance.com.
RISK MANAGEMENT, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Businesswire | May 19, 2023
Socotra, Inc. announced availability of their insurance policy core platform Connected Core in AWS Marketplace. This move will make it easier for insurers to adopt the platform, resulting in faster implementation times and improved efficiencies. AWS Marketplace is a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Socotra's availability in AWS Marketplace is an important step forward in the company's mission to serve the insurance industry through better innovation and technology. It further solidifies Socotra's position as a leading provider of modern enterprise insurance platforms, offering insurers the ability to quickly launch new products, reduce operational costs, and improve customer experiences. Socotra's Connected Core is built on a modern cloud-native architecture, providing insurers with greater flexibility and agility to adapt to evolving market conditions. The platform is highly configurable, enabling insurers to rapidly launch new products and services, and automate underwriting, billing, and claims processes.
“For years, Socotra has valued and enjoyed our enduring relationship with AWS. As we introduce this new facet to our relationship, we believe AWS Marketplace opens the door for insurer customers to leverage Socotra’s Connected Core to modernize and speed their product and service offerings to market,” said Mike Benayoun, Director of Partnerships at Socotra. “AWS Marketplace provides our customers a trusted, convenient, and standardized means of purchasing our software, while confidently deploying on AWS.”
This news comes on the heels of the recent launch of Socotra CorePlus, a line of complete insurance IT solutions designed for Homeowners and Auto, composed of Socotra Connected Core, seamlessly integrated via Socotra App MarketPlace with industry-leading software and data providers. Socotra CorePlus is designed to decrease risk and costs, while increasing speed-to-market and standardization. Through the new availability in AWS Marketplace, insurers can shorten procurement times, implement the controls needed to operate with confidence, and enable their organizations to unlock innovation.
Socotra brings unparalleled speed, flexibility, and choice that gives insurers more control over their businesses. With Socotra’s complete insurance solutions, insurers and MGAs of all sizes can accelerate product development, reduce costs, and improve customer experiences. Socotra provides open APIs, a product-agnostic data model, and out-of-the-box capabilities to manage the entire policy lifecycle, making insurance innovation faster, easier, and more affordable.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | May 12, 2023
Guaranteed Rate Insurance LLC, one of the fastest growing national insurance brokers, today released a proprietary digital insurance API. This new platform provides Guaranteed Rate Insurance business partner customers an immediate way to compare and purchase home, auto, life and other insurance policies at the point of sale.
Guaranteed Rate Insurance's new API provides a method for its business partners to cater to its customers' insurance needs by seamlessly connecting storefronts with authorized insurance agents who have already prepared a range of preliminary coverage choices. This innovative tool ensures consumers can access, review and purchase competitive insurance policies precisely when protection is required or highly recommended.
"As part of our commitment to providing the best possible products and service to our customers, we are continually increasing our reach by expanding our partner network and ensuring we are the easiest independent fintech insurance platform to work with," said Jeff Wingate, Head of Guaranteed Rate Insurance and Executive Vice President. "Our API is fully secure, so customers can trust that their personal information is safe and protected throughout the insurance purchasing process."
The Guaranteed Rate Insurance proprietary API is a "win-win" for customers and business partnerships. Business partners can offer insurance solutions as part of their product offering which creates a user-friendly, hassle-free and beneficial purchasing experience. Customers win by insuring and protecting their home, auto and major purchases at the point of sale in a fully secure, easy-to-use manner.
"With the introduction of the partner API, we move closer to achieving fully embedded digital insurance marketplace offerings," said Ryan Haggard, Guaranteed Rate Insurance's Vice President and Head of Insurance Product and Technology. "When a customer is transferred to Guaranteed Rate Insurance, the API has all the data needed for our agents to deliver instantaneous insurance quotes."
Guaranteed Rate Insurance looks forward to expanding this insurance offering to as many business partners as possible, including real estate brokerages, mortgage servicers, auto dealers and home inspection companies. To learn more about Guaranteed Rate Insurance business partnerships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Guaranteed Rate Insurance
Guaranteed Rate Insurance is a national insurance brokerage, licensed in all 50 states, that offers comprehensive personal, commercial, specialty, and life insurance products. Founded in 2008, Guaranteed Rate Insurance is owned by Guaranteed Rate, the second largest retail mortgage lender in the country. Guaranteed Rate Insurance has built a reputation on providing customers with impeccable service as demonstrated by its 98% customer satisfaction rate*. Combining a growing team of insurance agents and a robust digital platform, Guaranteed Rate Insurance searches for great rates from more than 50 top-rated insurance carriers, while providing a "personal shopping" experience. Visit rate.com/insurance for more information.