Intellectual Property, Insurance Technology
PR Newswire | September 01, 2023
ISU Insurance Agency Network (ISU IAN) announces the launch of the proprietary ISU Quote&Bind Platform. The platform is the result of a collaboration between ISU Digital Partnerships, ISU preferred carriers, and CoverForce, an InsurTech API platform facilitating the insurance distribution process, to maximize the ease of doing business. The ISU Quote&Bind Platform works directly with ISU preferred carriers' APIs to simplify and streamline the production workflow, allowing ISU Members to access multiple quotes at once and bind policies in one click. The exclusive member benefit aims to reduce the cost of doing business for ISU preferred carriers, ISU members, and the members' prospects and clients through increased efficiency, speed, and transparency.
"The partnership between ISU and CoverForce is opening the door to the future of the insurance industry," says CEO TJ Ryan III. "Providing this cutting-edge technology to our members to increase the ease of doing business shows our investment and commitment to the independent insurance agent. ISU Quote&Bind eliminates the headaches of regional insurance coverage capacity, new market development, and at least half of the cost associated with producer management when used as business-to-consumer direct sales platform, which facilitates a national reach in the chosen vertical market."
ISU preferred carriers presently binding commercial policies from all 420 ISU IAN Members locations include AmTrust, Chubb, CNA, Employers, Great American, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide and Travelers. ISU plans to add more preferred carriers and expand lines of business on the platform throughout 2023 and 2024. ISU is the first organization in the country to quote and bind Great American's business owner's policy digitally. Members will also be the first group to access the latest digital products from the leading commercial carriers in America.
"We are excited to partner with ISU IAN to enable ISU members to digitally connect with their preferred carriers to maximize placement profitability and expand their books of business," says CoverForce CEO Cyrus Karai. "This partnership embodies our mission to strengthen the independent agent with digital capabilities."
Every ISU Member Coast to Coast™ is now taking advantage of the ISU Quote&Bind platform's convenience and speed to access preferred carriers and products, assure data security, usage control, and preferred compensation and coverage terms. In addition to quick and accurate access to bindable products, the ISU Quote&Bind platform incorporates the ISU Commercial Lines Placement Advisor©, a proprietary system delivering the most up to date carrier appetite guide on the market driven by industry classification, state, and line of business.
About ISU Insurance Agency Network
Founded in 1978, the mission of the ISU Insurance Agency Network (ISU IAN) is to help the independent insurance agent thrive. ISU is the largest independently owned and operated independent insurance agency network representing approximately $8 billion in written P&C premiums across 240+ members in 41 states. All ISU Members receive the best-in-class insurance solutions while leveraging the business benefits that come with being part of a large national organization to complement their local presence and independence. Visit www.joinisu.com for more information.
CoverForce is the first core insurtech API platform working to bridge the gap between insurance distributors and their preferred P&C carrier partners. CoverForce was founded in 2020 at the University of Pennsylvania's Innovation Lab, in conjunction with insurance industry veterans from Travelers and The Hartford, and experienced software engineers from Amazon and Google. Investors include NYCA Partners (www.nyca.com), and QED Investors (www.qedinvestors.com). For more information, visit www.coverforce.com.
Core Insurance, Life Insurance
Business Wire | August 14, 2023
McGill and Partners, the global boutique specialist (re)insurance broker, has announced several important leadership appointments within its US operations.
Karl Hennessy, who currently leads the Global Specialty Insurance teams in London, will be appointed CEO of McGill Global Risk Solutions LLC, the US insurance and reinsurance business, and will move to New York from London, subject to visa approvals. He will be supported by John Judice, who is appointed President of the US business with immediate effect and will be responsible for driving sales and business development activity across McGill and Partners’ specialty insurance platform. Warren Mula will remain Chairman of the US business.
Nirali Shah has been appointed Head of US D&O and to further support Business Development activity in the US, Daisy Jackson has been appointed Partner, Business Development, and will move to New York from London, subject to visa approvals. Alyssa Gerardi is appointed as Steve McGill’s Chief of Staff and has moved from New York to London.
As Karl transitions to the US, his previous responsibilities will be taken over by our Chairman, John Lloyd.
McGill and Partners works closely with many leading high-quality retail and/or wholesale brokerage firms and/or (re)insurers as well as global clients and their captives to deliver superior solutions and services to this segment. Specifically, the focus of the firm is on the design structuring and placement of world class (re)insurance solutions, particularly for larger or more complex clients.
Steve McGill, CEO of McGill and Partners, said: “Since we launched four years ago, we have developed a value proposition and business model that is highly differentiated, enabling us to deliver industry leading organic revenue growth. The US is the most important (re)insurance market in the world and these leadership changes are designed to reinforce our commitment to the US market, for the benefit of all our trading partners and clients.”
About McGill and Partners
McGill and Partners is the fastest growing specialty (re)insurance broker in the world with a boutique approach to help clients manage their most complex and challenging needs. It was launched in 2019 and the firm has significant backing from funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm. McGill and Partners is a global business with centres of excellence in London and New York.
Risk Management, Insurance Technology
Businesswire | July 21, 2023
Insurity, the leading provider of cloud-based software for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs, today announced its partnership with Rented Mule Consulting to accelerate cloud-based software implementations for P&C carriers. As a System Integrator (SI) partner, Rented Mule Consulting will work with small and mid-sized carriers and MGAs to plan, build, and support the systems and tools required to successfully take Insurity’s cloud-based products to market.
Insurity’s network of SI Partners offers insurance organizations with the collaborative, capabilities-driven deployment options they need to quickly enter new markets and take advantage of new opportunities. Rented Mule Consulting, comprised of experienced insurance technology professionals, understands the unique challenges facing the P&C industry today in order to build innovative and effective solutions for insurers.
As an advisory and professional services firm, Rented Mule Consulting helps growth-focused P&C insurance entities efficiently harness the power of technology in pursuit of their business goals. Rented Mule Consulting provides in-depth guidance on the selection and implementation of a core system that allows insurers to extend product capability, expand distribution channels, move into additional jurisdictions, and increase written premium by over 20% in less than one year.
“The Insurity and Rented Mule partnership speaks directly to our shared goal of helping smaller P&C insurers and MGAs compete, win, and profitably grow market share by combining innovative business models with the best mix of technologies available,” said Ben Stinson, Managing Partner of Rented Mule Consulting. “We’re thrilled to bring our combined strengths to bear on behalf of our clients and prospects.”
“Insurity is excited to welcome Rented Mule Consulting as an SI Partner and expand our footprint of cloud-native policy, billing, and claims software to growth-focused insurers,” said Jennifer Saylors, VP, SI Success at Insurity. “The close partnership between Insurity and Rented Mule will provide insurers with the necessary tools, expertise, and capabilities to achieve their goals of profitable growth with confidence.”
Insurity is a leading provider of cloud-based software for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs. Insurity is trusted by 22 of the top 25 P&C carriers and 7 of the top 10 MGAs in the US and has over 400 cloud-based deployments. Through its best-in-class digital platform and with unrivaled industry experience and the industry's most robust analytics offerings, Insurity is uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional value, empowering customers to focus on their core businesses, optimize their operations, and provide superior policyholder experiences. Insurity is a portfolio company of GI Partners and TA Associates. For more information, visit www.insurity.com.
About Rented Mule Consulting
Rented Mule Consulting (RMC) is an advisory and professional services firm that helps growth-focused P&C insurance entities efficiently harness the power of technology in pursuit of their business goals. RMC maintains specific focus on helping start-ups, MGAs, and small/mid-size carriers quickly implement core system functionality facilitated by our closely coupled partnerships with leading solution providers. RMC’s depth of experience enables them to deliver successful builds to our clients with minimal expenditure of money, time, and resources.