MetricStream | November 01, 2022
MetricStream, the global market leader in integrated risk management (IRM) and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), and C-Risk, a leading international authority in cyber risk quantification (CRQ), today announced a partnership to jointly offer MetricStream’s CyberGRC and C-Risk’s CRQ enablement and training services to customers. The combination of MetricStream’s CyberGRC that includes advanced CRQ and Simulation, and C-Risk’s enablement services will enable faster time to value and help operationalise CRQ initiatives for organisations.
Cyber risk management has become a critical business issue for companies of all sizes and industries. However, decisions concerning insurance, controls to be implemented, investments in IT and security projects, tools, and resources are often made without understanding the plethora of risks that exists in each scenario and how a proposed solution can reduce those risks in monetary terms. CRQ, in particular the Factor Analysis of Information Risk™ (FAIR™) standard, allows modelling of risk scenarios and quantification of the financial impact using statistical and probabilistic techniques.
"Cyber risk quantification is a decision support tool that helps organisations present risk in financial terms to general management, justify and prioritise cyber security budgets as well as optimise a company's cyber insurance. It is the obvious next step in the GRC program of any organisation wanting to improve its cyber security governance,”
- Christophe Forêt, President of C-Risk
CISO’s and cyber leaders across industries are looking to prioritise and address their cyber risks, as well as drive maximum ROI from their cyber investments, We are excited to partner with C-Risk to accelerate the value of MetricStream’s CRQ capabilities with targeted FAIR™ training and enablement,said Raghuram Srinivas, Senior Vice President, Product Management, MetricStream.
MetricStream is the global SaaS (Software as a Service) leader of Integrated Risk Management and GRC solutions that empower organizations to thrive on risk by accelerating growth via risk-aware decisions. We connect governance, risk management and compliance across the extended enterprise. Our ConnectedGRC and three product lines – BusinessGRC, CyberGRC, and ESGRC – are based on a single, scalable platform that supports you wherever you are on your GRC journey.
MetricStream is headquartered in San Jose, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support around the globe.
C-Risk provides solutions to quantify information security and technology risk in financial terms. We help organisations understand information risk in business terms, decide how to prioritize investments to improve cyber resilience and information security compliance.
Recognized internationally for its expertise in cyber risk quantification (CRQ), C-Risk offers training on the FAIR™️ methodology, CRQ as a Service as well as Cyber Risk Quantification Enablement Services to help organization build their internal risk quantification capabilities and improve their overall information security governance.
Duck Creek Technologies and CogniSure | September 15, 2022
CogniSure Submission Ingestion API allows commercial insurance carriers quicker access to risk insights buried in submission emails and attachments such as Loss Runs and SOVs.
CogniSure AI, an Illinois-based corporation, has entered into partnership with market-leading insurance software provider Duck Creek Technologies, which allows insurance companies to exponentially gain underwriting efficiencies while enhancing their risk decision-making capabilities. CogniSure AI's algorithms extract data from complex submission documents such as applications, schedules, SOVs and loss runs into structured formats and further derive risk insights for underwriter consumption. Duck Creek customers can easily integrate CogniSure AI's Submission Ingestion APIs through its Marketplace.
With ever-increasing risk complexity and customer expectations, it's important that underwriters focus their time on risk assessment and nurturing relationships rather than manually extracting and aggregating data buried in PDF/Excel documents attached to submissions.
PropertyCasualty360 reported that commercial insurers receive roughly 100 million submissions each year; as such, underwriters are extremely selective as to which risks they are willing to work. A majority of the commercial submissions come in emails, and unstructured data is one of the biggest challenges to digitization of commercial underwriting operations.
"Unstructured Data ingestion is a big challenge for property and casualty (P&C) insurance carriers, and we are excited to have CogniSure AI join the Duck Creek solution partner ecosystem. CogniSure AI drives significant operational efficiencies and helps underwriters make better risk decisions by providing access to data that is buried in unstructured documents."
- Robert Fletcher, Head of Global Partnerships at Duck Creek
Sai Raman, Founder & CEO, CogniSure, said, We're really excited to roll out our submission intake solution for Duck Creek customers. We believe it's a tremendous opportunity to complement the Duck Creek platform and drive the automation of underwriting submission processes. We have invested significantly to pre-train our solution through large volumes of insurance documents such as loss runs and schedules to make it production ready and deliver best-in-class precision and responsiveness.
About Duck Creek Technologies
Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand.
The CogniSure AI platform provides actionable insights from unstructured data buried in insurance documents such as submissions, loss runs, policies, and schedules. Created by insurance professionals, CogniSure goes beyond data extraction and provides unrivaled insights to address the complexity of insurance document processing.
Combined Insurance | November 21, 2022
Combined Insurance Company of America, a Chubb company and a leading North American provider of supplemental insurance sold to employees at the worksite and directly to individuals, announced today that it has opened a new regional office in Columbia, South Carolina.
"While the trend in many industries is to move away from in-person work, Combined believes it's important to offer our team members choice, flexibility, and a collaborative environment, Columbia is a wonderful place to do business. It offers a labor market talent-rich in insurance industry expertise, and the Southeast is a prime region for voluntary business sales growth."
-Rich Williams, President of Combined Insurance
Open, Flexible Space
Combined's new regional office is located in 13,000 square feet on the 23rd floor of the Capitol Center, South Carolina's tallest building and more commonly called the Truist Building. The open floor plan provides an outstanding setting in which to host broker and customer meetings.
Nearly 30 team members in the Columbia area, who previously worked remotely, will call the office home, including a cross-departmental mix of executives, sales and field support leadership, as well as members of the claims, compensation, finance, legal, licensing, marketing and operations teams. The office also provides additional space to accommodate additional staff as needed in the future.
We have created a space where our teammates – not only from the Midlands but across the national Combined footprint – can gather to collaborate and work on behalf of our customers and policyholders, The area's abundant talent across job roles and the benefits industry makes it the perfect place for Combined to grow,said Eileen Castolene, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Combined.
Voluntary Benefits Sector
Combined offers life, accident, cancer, critical illness and disability insurance, as well as hospital indemnity protection. These products, when offered through the worksite, allow employers to offer employees additional financial peace of mind during these times of rising healthcare costs and economic turbulence.
In today's tight labor market, a competitive benefits package can assist employers in recruiting and retaining talent. In fact, more than three-quarters of employees say voluntary benefits positively affect their decision to work for, or stay with, an employer (Corestream, 2021).
Today's announcement comes at an important time for Combined, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary in business. The company was founded Nov. 13, 1922 in Chicago.
As we mark our 100th birthday this week, and celebrate our distinctive history, we're proud to start our second century by expanding our office footprint and investing in Columbia, This new office enhances our ability to provide insurance solutions of value and help individuals and families in times of need,Williams said.
About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America is a Chubb company and a leading provider of supplemental accident, health, disability, and life insurance products in the U.S.* and Canada. Headquartered in Chicago with a tradition of 100 years of success, we are committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. The company has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and an A + (Superior) financial strength rating by A.M. Best. We are ranked by VIQTORY as the number one Military Friendly® Employer in 2022 (over $1 billion revenue category), marking Combined's eleventh consecutive year on the Top 10 list.