Heritage | November 29, 2021
Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRTG) ("Heritage" or the "Company"), a super-regional property and casualty insurance holding company, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Slide, a startup InsurTech P&C carrier led by Bruce Lucas, Heritage's former Chairman and CEO, providing it with enhanced technological capabilities and allowing it to participate in the InsurTech sector's upside.
Partnership provides Heritage with the opportunity to:
Leverage Slide's InsurTech capabilities to improve underwriting and rating decisions.
Further capitalize on strong agency relationships by generating commission income on policies that don't meet Heritage's underwriting criteria (e.g., due to geographic concentration).
Participate in the InsurTech sector without potentially significant capital requirements to develop similar capabilities internally.
Based on current publicly traded InsurTech valuations, potential to generate a meaningful capital gain, which, if realized, could provide additional funds for share buybacks or debt retirement.
Terms of the partnership
Heritage will receive:
Approximately 6% equity stake in Slide, an InsurTech P&C carrier with an estimated $250 million post-money valuation, and warrants allowing it to purchase an additional equity interest at Slide's pre-money valuation.
Perpetual, royalty free license to certain aspects of Slide's software.
Transfer ownership of Pawtucket, a dormant P&C carrier licensed in Rhode Island.
Transfer ownership of First Access Insurance Group, a Florida-licensed MGA with minimal earnings.
Provide access to historical claims and underwriting data.
Ernie Garateix, Heritage's CEO, said, "We're excited to partner with Slide and our former colleague on this win-win opportunity. We believe this partnership will significantly accelerate development of our InsurTech capabilities, while providing us with an equity stake in an impressive startup that is developing cutting edge technology."
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Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a super-regional property and casualty insurance holding company. Through its insurance subsidiaries and a large network of experienced agents, the Company writes approximately $1.2 billion of gross personal and commercial residential premiums across its multi-state footprint.
Cision PR Newswire | September 29, 2020
Coverance Insurance Solutions is pleased to announce a $10.5 million financing led by CUNA Mutual Group, with participation from existing investor Strandview Capital. Coverance is an independent insurance agency that helps seniors navigate the complex Medicare insurance market to obtain the optimal policy and save money. CUNA Mutual Group is a leading insurance, financial services and technology company that helps credit unions provide their members with the solutions to attain financial security through all life stages. Coverance is rapidly building a trusted brand with its celebrity spokesperson Kelsey Grammer, from television shows Cheers and Fraser. The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the critical importance of proper Medicare insurance for seniors and has accelerated the trend toward centralized call centers versus how much of the industry has been traditionally served through in-person insurance agents.
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance | April 29, 2020
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance (TFBI) is refunding more than $20 million to it auto insurance customers, in response to the decrease in accidents following COVID-19 social distancing rules.
A release explained that the company’s auto insurance policyholders will be credited and/or refunded 15% of their insurance premiums for two months. Those credits/payments will begin May 15, 2020.
Policyholders will not need to take any action to claim their credit refund, TFBI said. For those who have a payment schedule, they will receive a credit on their future billing statement. Those who have paid their policies in full will receive a refund check through the mail.
“Texas’s streets have been quieter than usual as everyone joins forces to do the important work of flattening the curve,” said TFBI executive vice-president Mike Gerik. “With fewer drivers on the road resulting in fewer accidents, we are pleased to be able to make this premium refund to our policyholders.