Inszone | October 20, 2022
Inszone Insurance Services: a rapidly growing, national provider of benefits, personal and commercial lines insurance, announced today the acquisition of Proctor Insurance, providing the fifth acquisition in the state of Texas.
Founded by Jeff Proctor in 1988, Proctor Insurance has been a pillar in the Houston area. Jeff started in his community founding two grocery stores in the Houston area, but when those were sold to a local chain, he begun looking for a change of pace which would allow him to provide for his wife and three small children and lead him away from the 7-day work week. After consulting with a friend in the insurance industry, Jeff decided to open his agency and built it from the ground up. He built a reputation of success among small hotels and motels, who appreciated the honesty and dedication of him and his team. Getting ready to retire, Jeff knew he wanted to find a company to provide opportunity for advancement and further education to his employees while also providing great resources to his clients.
Proctor Insurance customers will continue to receive the service they are accustomed to, under the Inszone Insurance brand.
“Jeff of Proctor Insurance told us his team was his true success story, and he was 100% right, we couldn’t be happier to provide them with the resources to continue their great work under the Inszone brand, We are excited to see our service footprint grow in the state of Texas and look forward to many years of success with the team from Proctor Insurance.”
-Norm Hudson, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services
Inszone Insurance is expected to announce a number of important acquisitions in the upcoming months as it continues to build its national presence.
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sacramento, California, Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage firm which 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 31 locations across California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Texas and Illinois, the company is looking to further expand throughout the United States.
Vertafore | October 06, 2022
Vertafore®, the leader in modern insurance technology, today announced its Commercial Submissions™ solution has been recognized for technology innovation by the NU PropertyCasualty360 Luminaries program. This industry-focused recognition program spotlights innovation by companies, people, programs, and practices that are modernizing and humanizing the P&C business.
The platform was honored for automating and simplifying one of the industry's most time-consuming processes: quoting small commercial insurance. Honorees are selected by a panel of industry experts.
In a September 2022 survey of 800 independent agents, Vertafore found that 65% of respondents said their agency would benefit from automated quoting for commercial insurance lines. However, less than one in ten said they had access to such technology.
Commercial Submissions is delivering a game-changing experience for independent agents and the business clients they serve by:
Connecting agencies and carriers in real-time, allowing the exchange of structured data and real-time quoting.
Enabling real-time digital collaboration with clients to complete applications quickly and accurately.
Prefilling information from Vertafore agency management systems and third-party sources to reduce redundant, manual data entry.
The award reflects the platform's growing momentum. Vertafore also recently announced the latest carriers to join Commercial Submissions, bringing even more choice to the solution.
"Commercial Submissions isn't technology just for the sake of innovation, it is about making it faster, easier and simpler for agencies and carriers to work together to deliver the coverage their clients need, We're honored that the platform is being recognized for helping to modernize and humanize market connectivity."
-James Thom, chief product officer at Vertafore
As North America's InsurTech leader for more than 50 years, Vertafore is modernizing and simplifying the insurance life cycle so that our customers can focus on what matters most. Vertafore's solutions provide end-to-end connectivity across the distribution channel, improve the client and agent experience, unlock the power of data, and streamline essential workflows to drive efficiency, productivity, and profitability for independent agencies, MGAs and carriers.
The Standard and Noyo | October 21, 2022
Standard Insurance Company (The Standard), a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals, has entered into a strategic partnership with Noyo. This partnership reinforces The Standard's commitment to digital transformation by bridging member enrollment and eligibility data across benefits technology platforms. The solution will enable faster group connection and processing times, as well as decreasing operational overhead for benefits administration.
By incorporating Noyo's capabilities around handling, standardizing, and transmitting data quickly and accurately, The Standard is making it easier for employers to administer their benefits and employee enrollments and reducing data issues that can disrupt coverage. The partnership will provide an enhanced billing experience and access to data, allowing information to pass quickly and seamlessly between stakeholders.
“The Standard is making a significant investment in our group insurance business to transform the way we connect with and provide service to our customers, We are investing to deliver a superior outcome for our customers through a unique combination of expertise, caring and digital experience."
-Jill Schlofer, second vice president of Implementation and Enrollment for The Standard
Key Partnership Benefits
Streamlines member maintenance updates including open enrollment, new hires, qualifying life events and demographic and termination changes across all group sizes.
Allows brokers to connect clients faster, spend more time advising their clients and less time on administration.
Performs member enrollment data audits to ensure eligibility changes are processed quickly and accurately.
I am incredibly excited to see an insurance carrier with more than a hundred years of history adopt the technology of the future, We look forward to transforming the way key benefits data is managed and enabling The Standard to focus on their mission to protect the lifestyles of their customers,said Shannon Goggin, CEO at Noyo.
About The Standard
The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals.
Noyo is the modern data infrastructure that makes frictionless employee benefits possible. Founded by leaders in benefits, insurance and API technology, Noyo is the first company transforming the underlying infrastructure of the benefits industry with seamless digital connectivity. With Noyo, crucial benefits data is instantly available anywhere it’s needed, unlocking new possibilities for how benefits are designed and delivered.