Aspen Insurance launches cyber risk management platform

insurancebusinessmag | June 14, 2019

Aspen Insurance has announced the launch of its new cyber risk management platform.Aspens Secure Systems and Information Management Principles with the benefits of Loss Experience (SSIMPLE) platform was developed to help Aspen customers prevent, detect, and respond to privacy and network security incidents. The platform includes existing components of Aspen Insurances Apex insurance policy and incident response capabilities, with added and differentiating pre-incident services.

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In the wake of rapidly-evolving customer expectations, an ongoing industry-wide digital transformation, and the rise of insurtech firms, innovation and technology have become watchwords for today’s global insurance industry. The challenge facing large, established incumbents such as Zurich is how to innovate effectively and whether external collaboration could have a significant impact on driving innovation as opposed to trying to go it alone.

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In the wake of rapidly-evolving customer expectations, an ongoing industry-wide digital transformation, and the rise of insurtech firms, innovation and technology have become watchwords for today’s global insurance industry. The challenge facing large, established incumbents such as Zurich is how to innovate effectively and whether external collaboration could have a significant impact on driving innovation as opposed to trying to go it alone.

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Inszone Insurance Services Acquires Austin Insurance

Inszone | January 30, 2023

Austin Insurance was recently acquired by Inszone Insurance Services, a rapidly expanding nationwide provider of benefits, personal, and commercial lines insurance. Founded by Cole Austin in 2005, Austin Insurance has been providing excellent insurance services to the Grand Prairie (Texas) area for over a decade. Through the years, Austin Insurance has been able to offer a variety of insurance products to the residents of Grand Prairie and contribute to the city's continued economic expansion and new job opportunities. Inszone Insurance's Dallas office will now handle the day-to-day business previously run by Austin Insurance. As a result, customers may expect the same high quality of service from Inszone Insurance as they have in the past. Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services, remarked, "Austin Insurance has built a strong reputation across Grand Prairie as a trusted partner for residents to protect their assets." He further added, "This acquisition is another important step in our growth in the Lone Star State as we continue to identify and invest in agencies that will help provide and offer increased services and options to our customer base." (Source – Business Wire) Nevertheless, in the coming days, Inszone Insurance is likely to reveal several acquisitions in addition to opening additional facilities. About Inszone Insurance Services Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage founded in 2002 with headquarters in Sacramento (California). It offers various insurance products, including property, casualty, and employee benefits. Supported by a strong and experienced management team, it has grown both independently and by buying other companies. The organization currently has 37 sites across the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, and Illinois and hopes to continue expanding across the country.

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Oakbridge Insurance Expands Presence in Tennessee Through Partnership With NorthShore Insurance

Oakbridge Insurance Agency | December 20, 2022

Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC (Oakbridge), one of the largest independent insurance and risk management agencies in the United States, today announced a new partnership with NorthShore Insurance LLC, an independent agency located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The partnership supports Oakbridge's continued expansion throughout the southeast. NorthShore Insurance offers a broad range of personal insurance products and advice with expertise in addressing the unique and varied needs of the affluent and high net worth clients. For decades, NorthShore has helped individuals protect their personal assets and reduce risk. "We are excited to welcome NorthShore as our newest partner in Tennessee, Vickie and her team's expertise in personal insurance will serve as an asset for the management of Oakbridge's business in Tennessee and throughout the southeast." -Oakbridge CEO Robbie Smith The partnership provides both firms with access to a broader pool of resources, industry knowledge and niche expertise, and further expands its focus on specialization in personal lines. We look forward to joining the talented team at Oakbridge, We feel certain that the partnership with Oakbridge will further enhance our commitment to client service excellence and move NorthShore to the next level of capabilities for our clients,said Principal Vickie Champion. About Oakbridge Insurance Agency Founded in 2020, Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC is a rapidly growing partnership model for firms seeking accelerated growth, access to capital, and an expanded suite of resources with which to serve clients. Ranked a "Top 100" insurance brokerage by Business Insurance and Insurance Journal magazines, Oakbridge is one of the largest privately owned insurance, risk management and employee benefits agencies in the nation. The agency has specific experience in the agriculture, bond/surety, construction, financial, health care, manufacturing, municipalities, non-profit, senior living, affluent personal and transportation industries. About NorthShore Insurance LLC Northshore Insurance serves the insurance needs of individuals, families and businesses. As an independent insurance agency, NorthShore represents many top-rated insurance companies. NorthShore is centrally located on the Northshore of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Wejo and Ford Team Up to Expand End-to-End Insurance Offerings Across U.S.

Ford Motor Company and Wejo | November 30, 2022

Wejo Group Limited (NASDAQ: WEJO), a global leader in Smart Mobility for Good and cloud and software solutions for connected, electric and autonomous vehicle data, today announced the U.S. expansion of its insurance offering with Ford Motor Company. Insurance providers will be able to better understand driving behaviors through connected vehicle data and insights to support user-based intelligence for end-to-end insurance with the help of Wejo and Ford’s collaboration. This announcement comes after Wejo and Ford successfully launched the same program throughout Europe in June. “Expanding our joint capabilities with Ford in the U.S. enables mutual benefit to both policyholders and insurers as auto insurance companies leverage connected vehicle data for good, We’re excited to embrace the estimated $1.7 billion by 2030 total addressable user-based insurance market in the U.S. by working with vehicle OEMs to help insurance providers leverage actionable data insights. Our expanded partnership with Ford for end-to-end insurance is a significant step toward reinventing auto insurance for a smarter, safer future.” -Richard Barlow, founder and CEO of Wejo When this offering is available, with customer consent, connected vehicle data can be used to establish usage-based vehicle insurance policies that reward customers based on their driving behaviors. This data can help the vehicle insurance industry better validate customer supplied details, identify and minimize insurance fraud, offer more accurate dynamic pricing models, and reduce risks for safer journeys and less stress on policymakers and customers. We are excited to expand our insurance data services relationship with Wejo into the U.S. market, Connected vehicle data allows insurance providers to better understand driving behaviors which can result in discounts to policy holders and ultimately help reduce the total cost of vehicle ownership for our customers,said Amy Graham, Services Marketing director at Ford Motor Company. This agreement focuses on using defined data sets created for end-to-end insurance in the U.S. Wejo’s broad range of capabilities and experience in interpreting documented and real-time connected vehicle data, including over 79 billion journeys to date collected from approximately 18 million connected vehicles in the U.S., creates an opportunity to help insurance companies globally deliver the next generation of auto insurance to further its promise of data for good. About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers. Ford develops and delivers innovative, must-have Ford trucks, sport utility vehicles, commercial vans and cars and Lincoln luxury vehicles, as well as connected services. Additionally, Ford is establishing leadership positions in mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford employs about 176,000 people worldwide. About Wejo Wejo is a global leader in Smart Mobility cloud and software solutions for connected, electric, and autonomous vehicle data, revolutionizing the way we live, work and travel by transforming and interpreting historic and real-time vehicle data. The Company enables Smart Mobility for Good™ products and services by organizing trillions of data points from approximately 20 million vehicles and more than 85 billion journeys globally, across multiple brands, makes and models, and then standardizing and enhancing those streams of data on a vast scale. Wejo partners with ethical, like-minded companies and organizations to turn that data into insights that unlock value for consumers. With the most comprehensive and trusted data, information and intelligence, Wejo is creating a smarter, safer, more sustainable world for all. Founded in 2014, Wejo employs approximately 300 people and has offices in Manchester in the UK and in regions where Wejo does business around the world.

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