Beat Capital | May 18, 2022
Beat Capital Partners is expanding into the United States and has selected OneShield Software's SaaS technology platform to launch new Managing General Agents (MGAs). Beat Capital Partners is a highly successful insurance sector investor in the United noted for providing start-up money, infrastructure, risk capital, and A+ rated paper to new ventures.
The outstanding features of the OneShield Market Solutions (OMS) SaaS platform are the reason for Beat's entry into the US market. OMS includes functionality for policy management (binding, quoting, and servicing), billing (invoicing through payment), claims administration and document management, reporting, and analysis. All of these can be customized to meet the complex needs of MGAs.
We did a thorough analysis of available insurance technology platforms and chose OneShield for various reasons, including OMS's all-in-one pricing approach, overall system capabilities, and substantial industry knowledge. The team at OneShield thoroughly understood our overall business concept, and the platform itself has a stellar reputation in the startup and MGA markets."
April Galda Joyce, CEO of Beat Capital America.
Last year was a big year for OneShield's SaaS offering as many start-up insurers and MGAs wanted to adopt scalable and adaptable technologies with proven rapid time-to-market deployment schedules. We are delighted to meet these similar standards for Beat Capital and look forward to working with them as they expand their business in the United States."
Liza Smith, OneShield's Chief Revenue Officer.
Johnson &amp; Johnson | June 07, 2022
By acquiring the assets of Midlands Management Corporation's Wholesale Brokerage & Binding and Managing General Underwriting businesses, Johnson & Johnson will expand its footprint into Texas and Oklahoma. Safety National Casualty Corporation's subsidiary Midlands is a completely owned subsidiary of Safety National Casualty Corporation.
The transaction is expected to close on April 29, 2022, according to the parties. Midlands' WB&B and MGU units, which were founded in 1990, specialize in specialized lines of coverage for both personal and commercial lines of business, both admitted and non-admitted E&S. These units, which are led by an experienced management team, contain underwriting and operating teams with extensive product knowledge and service skills.
Midlands' MGU unit serves as an underwriting manager for several insurance companies, specializing in ICOA insurance, Texas Non-Subscriber insurance, and other similar insurance products. For small-to-mid-sized commercial businesses and people, the WB&B segment provides admitted and non-admitted general, commercial, and personal property and casualty products. Johnson & Johnson, situated in Charleston, South Carolina, is a fourth-generation, family-owned Managing General Agency.
Johnson & Johnson has a long history of offering outstanding service and products to Independent Agencies while keeping a family culture, having been founded in 1930. In Texas and Oklahoma, Johnson & Johnson will offer a diverse range of first-class products and services to agencies and insureds.
This acquisition by Johnson & Johnson, a leading specialist in related businesses, will accelerate the growth in revenue and profitability of these business units and provide greater professional development and career advancement opportunities for the employees in these divisions. All Midlands' business outside of these units, including excess workers' compensation and related primary workers' compensation, specialty programs and claims administration, are not part of the transaction and will continue to operate under the Midlands name as a Safety National entity."
Duane Hercules, President of Safety National.
Adding the Midlands Management Corporation Team and their agency network to Johnson & Johnson will provide us with a terrific group of employees and agencies which will enhance our 'service first' approach to the Agents currently served by Midlands."
Francis Johnson, CEO, Johnson & Johnson.
EY | May 26, 2022
FINEOS and Ernst & Young Business Consultants have announced an alliance (EY Ireland). The Alliance will support intelligent digital transformation for insurers. Furthermore, it will positively impact the entire employee benefits value chain, from insurers to employers to employees, while also achieving tangible operational efficiencies. The Alliance has also been expanded to include the United States, with further global expansion planned.
FINEOS is a global market leader in core life, accident, and health insurance systems. EY teams have worked with FINEOS on software implementations with different life, accident, and health insurance carriers. The goal of assisting these companies is to realize their transformation journeys through multiple technologies and services ranging from consulting to on-site execution and integration.
Many insurance companies currently use manual processes, which create a slew of inefficiencies. As a result, carriers are increasingly required to influence digital and analytical solutions while redesigning customer operations and service models.
The Alliance provides clients with the technology they need to achieve their transformation objectives. It will also assist EY teams in developing services around the already successful teams deploying the FINEOS Platform. FINEOS has also developed a leading cloud-based end-to-end software-as-a-service (SaaS) core product suite covering the insurance lifecycle, including rating and underwriting, quotes, claims, absence, billing, and policy administration. Through FINEOS Insight, FINEOS Engage, and EY Nexus, FINEOS and EY teams can bring artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities and data analytics software.
The industry knowledge and global reach of the EY organization and FINEOS will assist clients worldwide in accelerating smart digital transformation. Finally, this Alliance will aid in the acceleration of innovation and digitization in the employee benefits market.
The collaboration between EY and FINEOS will assist clients in maximizing the value of their digital transformation efforts. Insurance carriers are likely to increase their success rate and total value as they build future-ready organizations by combining the FINEOS Platform with the consulting capabilities of EY teams."
Matthias Loh, the EY Global FINEOS Alliance Sponsor.
As the global life, accident, and health insurance market continues to evolve at a rapid pace, this new alliance with the EY organization brings additional business and technology experience, as well as systems integration capabilities, to assist clients in achieving their goals. As FINEOS continues to invest proactively in new products and growth plans, we want to ensure that our clients access the market support and system integration knowledge required for their transformation plans. With FINEOS New Business & Underwriting, FINEOS Claims, and FINEOS Absence implementations underway, this announcement reinforces our commitment to forging strategic alliances to better support our clients' digital transformation efforts."
FINEOS CEO and Founder Michael Kelly.