WORKERS COMPENSATION, LIFE INSURANCE
PRnewswire | May 02, 2023
Leading voluntary benefits provider Colonial Life has launched Gathr, a cloud platform to transform the way small businesses deliver benefits and address common human resources needs. Gathr enhances and elevates benefits enrollment, administration, and HR experience so employers and their brokers can save time and focus on what matters most.
Gathr combines Colonial Life's proprietary and market proven technology to help workers sign up for medical, voluntary and group benefits, in a secure digital experience.
"Gathr provides an intuitive benefits and HR experience for small and medium-sized businesses," says Tim Arnold, president and chief executive officer of Colonial Life. "Leveraging Gathr eliminates the need to coordinate with each carrier, which saves time and simplifies open enrollment for companies, their employees and our broker partners."
Gathr provides these flexible, digital solutions:
Benefits Enrollment: Centralized portal for open enrollment; custom enrollment communications and easy-to-understand educational materials
Benefits Counseling: Delivers 1-to-1 benefits; available in person, virtually, over the phone, or with a hybrid approach
Digital Documents & Workflows: Digitally sign, complete, and track all benefits and HR documents
Compliance: Centralized recordkeeping helps businesses maintain compliance with the most recent ACA, ERISA, COBRA, HSA, and FSA regulations
Premium Add-on Features –Time tracking, paid time off, performance management, and custom workflows can be added to help businesses manage their HR needs as they scale up
About Colonial Life
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Unum Group, provides financial protection benefits to America's workers and their families when the unexpected happens. The company offers workplace benefits, including disability, life, accident, dental, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. Colonial Life's benefit services, education and innovative enrollment technology supports over 87,000 businesses and 4 million workers. In 2022, Colonial Life paid more than $700 million in benefits to policyholders.
RISK MANAGEMENT, COMPLIANCE
Fortegra | March 03, 2023
On March 2, 2023, The Fortegra Group, Inc., a worldwide specialty insurer and Tiptree Inc., announced a partnership with Adlaur LLC, a newly-formed firm helmed by former Spinnaker Insurance Company executives - Adam Tyburski and Laurence Bunin.
The partnership will let Fortegra use its A- (Excellent) AM Best Financial Strength Rating to offer innovative capacity solutions to leading MGAs and PAs in niche and under-contracted areas across the United States.
Mark Rattner, Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer at Fortegra, expressed, "We are excited to support Adlaur and its trailblazing approach to program business." He added, "With this independent underwriter bringing company programs that have already been vetted, our strategic relationship will enable Fortegra to continue its growth by efficiently meeting the capacity needs of our MGA partners."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Adlaur's distinctive methodology combines proactive sourcing, rigorous production partner oversight, and reporting, along with complicated reinsurance structuring and economic modeling expertise. The company was established so that property, liability, and specialty lines, all for small businesses, could be evaluated. Primarily through reinsurance broker markets, the industry will be sought out and written on an admitted, excess, and surplus line basis, with an initial emphasis on excess and surplus line programs.
Adlaur can consider per-risk gross limits of up to $2.5 million or net limits of $1 million after reinsurance. Its initial focus will be on lower-limits commercial, specialized personal and specialty lines, and strategic reinsurance for the program business.
Fortegra and its subsidiaries have provided risk management solutions for over 40 years, helping people and businesses prosper in unpredictable times. Being a global specialty insurer, the company offers a variety of accepted and surplus insurance and warranty products. The company writes admitted as well as non-admitted insurance and insurance-related products worldwide.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Inszone Insurance | March 08, 2023
On March 7, 2023, Inszone Insurance Services announced the conclusion of its acquisition of Donna Ledwick Insurance Services, previously owned and operated by Donna Ledwick. The move is part of Inszone Insurance's plan to increase its national reach and solidify its position as one of the best insurance companies in the United States.
Donna Ledwick expressed, "I'm excited to join forces with Inszone Insurance, which will enable us to better meet the demands of our clients in every way." She continued, "Inszone Insurance places great importance on serving each client, especially those with extremely specialized needs, which aligns perfectly with the values we hold dear."
(Source – Business Wire)
Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services, remarked, "Donna has been a strong leader in the insurance industry, and we are thrilled to have her on our team." "Our clients can expect the same personalized care they are used to, with the added benefit of extra resources offered by a larger agency. We look forward to working together to help streamline efficiencies, add resources, and continue expanding throughout the state," he concluded.
(Source – Business Wire)
Besides, Inszone Insurance Services is set to announce several high-profile acquisitions in the coming months. Even though the company has grown quickly, it is still committed to giving customers excellent nationwide service and new insurance options.
About Inszone Insurance Services
California-based Inszone Insurance Services has developed substantially in the insurance industry since 2002. It covers all 50 states, with offices in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Missouri, Texas, and Illinois. Inszone Insurance Services, which offers both personal and business insurance, has expanded by prioritizing customer satisfaction and agent-customer relationships. Its edge in the insurance industry comes from its professional, disciplined agents and its partnerships with many different carriers. The competitive benefits of these long-standing ties allow Inszone to use its expertise and access to provide actual value to its customers.