Apollo Insurance Solutions arrives in the US market

Apollo Insurance | September 11, 2019

Canadian insurtech Apollo Insurance Solutions has officially entered the US market by offering a liability insurance product aimed at educators in California. The product enables consultants, instructors, and therapists to purchase the liability coverage required by their school districts. Jigsaw, a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher, has formed a partnership with Apollo to distribute the coverage via the Apollo Exchange. Through the Apollo Exchange, education practitioners can immediately get a quote, purchase the insurance via credit card, and have their policy emailed to them – all in real time.

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Digital claims processing offers significant benefits for both insurers and their customers. Based on this assumption, Post and PayPal held a roundtable to explore how the sector can keep up the momentum, and discuss what might be considered as a best-in-class experience for an online claims journey.

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Digital claims processing offers significant benefits for both insurers and their customers. Based on this assumption, Post and PayPal held a roundtable to explore how the sector can keep up the momentum, and discuss what might be considered as a best-in-class experience for an online claims journey.

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CCC Intelligent Solutions Joins Duck Creek’s Strategic Partner Program

CCC Intelligent Solutions and Duck Creek Technologies | February 03, 2023

On February 2, 2023, CCC Intelligent Solutions (CCC), a premier SaaS platform powering the P&C insurance industry, joined Duck Creek Technologies' partner program as a strategic member. Duck Creek Technologies is an intelligent solutions provider shaping the future of P&C insurance. Joint customers will benefit from increased automation and improved efficiency in claims handling for both employees and policyholders, thanks to the integration, which will allow Duck Creek core system users seamless access to solutions from CCC's industry-leading claims management suite. Manju Bansal, Vice President, Ecosystems and Alliances for CCC, stated, "Our insurance customers are looking to automation to drive greater efficiency and better experiences for their staff and end consumers." He added, "Working with Duck Creek is a natural extension of our network strategy, which is centered on enabling technology partners to integrate with the CCC platform and offer solutions that add value to our customers' business. This integration will not only save insurers time accessing the tools they need and use every day, but it will also help drive process improvements across their existing workflows." (Source – GlobeNewswire) The Duck Creek and CCC interface gives mutual customers seamless access to their CCC Claim Folders and technologies that promote early claim resolution, such as predictive inspection, which turns complex vehicle damage data into actionable insights at the first notice of loss. Insurers can also hire workers, find repair businesses, and schedule appraisals for policyholders. In addition, single sign-on (SSO) allows insurers to access CCC's platform from Duck Creek Claims. Robert Fletcher, Sr. Partner Manager, Duck Creek Technologies, expressed, "We are delighted to deepen our relationship with CCC." "This is an important integration for our customers who seek to drive efficiency and automation into everyday processes. We're excited to offer seamless access to certain CCC solutions and create even more value for our platform," he concluded. (Source – GlobeNewswire) About CCC Intelligent Solutions CCC's connected data platform is reshaping the trillion-dollar automobile and insurance industries. Its cloud-based SaaS solutions use the latest AI, IoT, telematics, customer experience, mobile, and digital workflow technologies to generate deep, actionable insights that help clients drive business and impact lives. The company has innovated throughout its 40-year history, scaling through client relationships and delivering industry-leading first-to-market solutions. About Duck Creek Technologies Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions supplier shaping the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance. Modern insurance systems use its platform to perform flexible, innovative, and evergreen operations on the cloud. The company believes insurance should be there for people and businesses when, where, and how they need it. Besides, all its market-leading solutions are available via Duck Creek OnDemand.

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HSB Adds WhiteHaX® App to Cyber Insurance for Consumers

HSB | December 07, 2022

Specialty insurer HSB today announced an agreement with IronSDN, Corp., to add app-based cyber risk management tools to HSB’s coverage for consumers and their families. WhiteHaX® CyberSafe, developed by IronSDN, is an advanced risk verification and protection app for smartphones and other personal devices that is easy for customers to use. The app is available to individuals insured by HSB’s Home Cyber Protection™, which is added to the homeowners policies of personal lines insurers that work with HSB. The WhiteHaX app also will be available as part of HSB’s new personal standalone cyber insurance program, MyCyberProtection™, through HSB’s insurance affinity group and digital partners. “With billions of connected devices in use, cybercriminals are targeting individuals more than ever before, The WhiteHaX CyberSafe app puts the power of privacy and cybersecurity in the hands of our customers, so they can keep ahead of today’s constantly changing cyber risks.” -Jeffrey O’Shaughnessy, senior vice president of HSB, part of Munich Re Cyber Protection at Home and Away The WhiteHaX app analyzes the security of iOS and Android devices, including mobile phones, and tablets, with proprietary threat intelligence that is updated daily to help prevent phishing, malware, and other cyber risks. A single user sign-up tracks the security and privacy of up to four devices in the household, with the ability to check the status of all devices at home and away with one click. A virtual privacy network (VPN) can encrypt data to help fight cyber threats and online tracking, while on-demand Wi-Fi scans quickly assess if a public or private network is safe. The WhiteHaX app monitors email addresses for data breaches 24/7, issues scam and security alerts, and helps users respond when their privacy is at risk. Our WhiteHaX apps provide some of the most compelling and complete solutions to help mitigate cyber exposures, They are designed to help consumers identify cyber risks on their household personal devices and fix cyber security and privacy-related issues through step-by-step instructions,said Vimal Vaidya, chief executive officer and founder of IronSDN. Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) HSB, part of Munich Re, is a multi-line specialty insurer and provider of inspection, risk management and IoT technology services. HSB insurance offerings include equipment breakdown, cyber risk, specialty liability and other coverages. HSB blends its engineering expertise, technology and data to craft inventive insurance and service solutions for existing and emerging risks posed by technological change. Throughout its 150-year history HSB’s mission has been to help clients prevent loss, advance sustainable use of energy and build deeper relationships that benefit business, public institutions and consumers. HSB holds A.M. Best Company’s highest financial rating, A++ (Superior). Munich Re Munich Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. The group consists of the reinsurance and ERGO business segments, as well as the asset management company MEAG. Munich Re is globally active and operates in all lines of the insurance business. Since it was founded in 1880, Munich Re has been known for its unrivalled risk-related expertise and its sound financial position. It offers customers financial protection when faced with exceptional levels of damage – from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake through Hurricane Ida in 2021. Munich Re possesses outstanding innovative strength, which enables it to also provide coverage for extraordinary risks such as rocket launches, renewable energies or cyber risks. The company is playing a key role in driving forward the digital transformation of the insurance industry, and in doing so has further expanded its ability to assess risks and the range of services that it offers. Its tailor-made solutions and close proximity to its customers make Munich Re one of the world’s most sought-after risk partners for businesses, institutions, and private individuals.

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Risk Strategies Announces Acquisition of Tanenbaum-Harber of Florida, LLC

Risk Strategies | January 31, 2023

In a recent development, Risk Strategies, a prominent national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management organization, acquired Tanenbaum-Harber of Florida, LLC, a well-established insurance and risk management consultant for businesses and families. However, the terms of the agreement were not revealed. Tanenbaum-Harber, one of the largest independent retail agencies in South Florida, has its headquarters in Miramar (Florida). The company's history dates back to 1860, and today, it is among the most successful in the region. Tanenbaum-Harber of California, Inc.'s assets were also obtained as part of the acquisition. Headquartered in San Diego, Tanenbaum-Harber of California, Inc. provides support to developing businesses in the state. Scott Popilek, Atlantic Regional Leader, Risk Strategies, stated, "Tanenbaum-Harber brings another industry leading brand to our growing Florida team." He added, "They have terrific, highly experienced people and an approach to client service built and refined for over 150 years that perfectly aligns with our firm." (Source – GlobeNewswire) Tanenbaum-personal Harber's lines division, which helps families and individuals with their risk and liability coverage needs, has grown steadily in recent years, even though most of the company's business is with clients who want customized property and casualty insurance solutions. Fred Jove, President, Tanenbaum-Harber of Florida, expressed, "Given the long history of our firm, we wanted to find a partner that could provide a path for our people and business to scale both within the state and nationally." "Risk Strategies, having both a strong presence in key areas within our home state and more than 30 specialty practices nationally, presented both a great business and cultural fit," he concluded. (Source – GlobeNewswire) Over the past five years, Tanenbaum-Harber has seen substantial business growth in a competitive climate and challenging market conditions. The agency serves over 5,000 clients in wholesale distribution, real estate, security, hospitality, technology, and non-profit. About Risk Strategies Risk Strategies is a private, growth-focused national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management advisor. The company simplifies asset protection, benefits, and liability for businesses and individuals. Since 2018, its employees have ranked it as the 'Best Place to Work across North America'. Insurance Journal named it the 6th Fastest Growing Firm, 8th Largest Personal Lines Broker, 11th largest privately-held P&C Broker, and 16th largest US Broker for 2020. Risk Strategies is happy to be backed by one of the oldest private equity firms and a renowned insurance investor.

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