CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Companjon and bunq | February 10, 2023
Companjon, an insurance company, has recently announced its partnership with bunq, a finance company, bringing an end-to-end embedded insurance solutions to bunq users in European markets and providing automatic compensation for financial losses.
This partnership will enable Companjon to offer an extended warranty and purchase protection, covering financial loss for goods purchased by bunq Easy Green users. bunq's Easy Green plan allows users to reduce their carbon footprint and plant a tree for every 100 euros spent on any bank card. In addition, when they purchase goods using the bunq Metal Card, they will get Companjon insurance coverage for security and an enhanced user experience.
CEO of Companjon, Matthias Naumann, said, "We're excited to partner with a de facto innovator the likes of bunq and to enhance their users' banking experience." He added, "Companjon's embedded insurance solutions complement bunq's product portfolio and strong market position, and we're looking forward to working together to bring value and peace of mind for end-customers."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
Founder and CEO of bunq, Ali Niknam, said, "In everything we do, we strive to make our users' lives easy. By offering our Easy Green users added security when using their bunq card, we make sure they can focus on whatever's important to them instead of money admin."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
Headquartered in County Dublin, Companjon, an insurance and technology solutions provider in Ireland, provides end-to-end embedded insurance with total digital mediums, bringing automated insurance solutions to its partners' online purchases and bookings. Since 2020, it has created a positive insurance user experience for business growth, additional revenue, and customer loyalty. It specializes in add-on solutions, business-to-business transactions, finance and technology, and insurance. In addition, it interacts with customers throughout their journey through end-to-end digitization, dynamic offerings and pricing, automated claims, instant payouts, and push and pull notifications.
bunq, a finance company, has been creating fintech innovations to make banking and money management easy and transparent since 2012. For businesses, it creates a business bank account without paperwork and in-person requirements, revolutionizing the traditional banking industry with the international team from about 43 nations. With the acquisition of Belgian fintech TriCount, it gained 5.4 million new users in 2022, making it the second-largest neo-bank in the European Union. Users can save, spend, budget, and invest money from their phones using its mobile banking application.
CLAIMS, LIFE INSURANCE
Constellation Insurance | March 10, 2023
On March 9, 2023, SS&C Technologies Holdings announced that Constellation Insurance, Inc. has chosen SS&C Precision LMTM to assist in handling its expanding portfolio of commercial mortgages.
Precise LM software for loan origination and servicing will help track pipelines, service loans, account for assets, manage regulators, and report on its increasing commercial mortgage portfolio on a single platform.
Vice President of Mortgages and Real Estate at Constellation, Timothy Biggs, expressed, "We were impressed by SS&C's expertise, infrastructure, and continued enhancement to its commercial mortgage technology."
Timothy Biggs added, "Precision LM is a robust and scalable solution, which will provide increased data and automation and improve efficiency and accuracy. Having Precision LM is especially important as additional regulations continue to be implemented."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Constellation thinks the new system will make the lending process faster and more accurate, bring in more money, and help the company manage risks better. Additionally, the cloud-based platform that Precision LM offers will help reduce the workload for Constellation's IT division.
Bhagesh Malde, General Manager and Global Head of SS&C GlobeOp, remarked, "SS&C is committed to providing innovative software and value-added services to commercial real estate lenders and insurance companies."
"This complex industry is evolving with increasingly complex stakeholder expectations. With our deep domain expertise and superior technology, we simplify commercial loan management for clients," he concluded.
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
SS&C's Precise LM software also helps more than 130 banks, insurance companies, real estate investment trusts, and debt funds with lending.
About Constellation Insurance
Constellation Insurance, Inc., a leading insurance holding company, serves consumers and small business owners in the US and Latin America through its insurance subsidiaries - Ohio National Life Insurance Company, Ohio National Life Assurance Corporation, National Security Life and Annuity Company, and other affiliated (re)insurance entities in Latin America and the Cayman Islands. As of September 30, 2022, its insurance firms managed about $34 billion in assets. Furthermore, Constellation's equal partners, CDPQ and Ontario Teachers', oversee a combined net asset of roughly C$660 billion. This includes over C$140 billion in private capital investments.
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.