WORKERS COMPENSATION,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Axis Launches | January 04, 2023
AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has announced the implementation of a Specialty Package Policy for manufacturers through its Environmental business unit. The SPPm policy protects manufacturers against a wide range of general and environmental liability risks in a single insurance package.
Manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, and processing businesses, as well as waste storage, treatment, and disposal facilities, are all covered by SPPm. The new policy is accessible to US-based manufacturing and distribution enterprises with up to $2 billion in revenue.
According to AXIS, this new environmental product is just one element of its larger initiative to bring more advanced capabilities and fresh ideas to the niche market. As a result of the complexity of the risks they confront, manufacturers and wholesalers require insurance policies of an equally high level of sophistication.
SPPm offers ISO-based CGL, product and product pollution liability, non-owned site pollution liability, transportation pollution, premises pollution liability, employee benefits administration, emergency response expense coverage, and product withdrawal expense.
As general liability and environmental risks become more linked, AXIS says it's no longer prudent to examine them separately. With SPPm, the company can provide its partners with an integrated solution to managing complicated risk and coverage in a simple, smooth, and cost-effective way.
About AXIS Capital
AXIS Capital is a global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance through its operating subsidiaries. As of September 30, 2022, the company held shareholder equity of $4.3 billion with locations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Singapore, and Canada. The ratings of 'A+' ('Strong') and 'A' ('Excellent') that have been given to the company's operating subsidiaries by Standard & Poor's and A.M. Best, respectively, reflect the company's excellent financial standing.
Relm Insurance and CyberCube | November 22, 2022
Relm Insurance Ltd. (Relm), a market-leading specialty insurance carrier serving emerging industries, has inked a strategic partnership with renowned cyber risk analytics firm CyberCube to bolster its cyber underwriting business with advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and advanced risk modeling and assessment capabilities.
Launched in 2019 as the first commercial insurer licensed under the Bermuda Monetary Authority’s “Innovative Insurer General Business” (Class IIGB) regulatory framework, Relm partners with a global distribution network of brokers to develop insurance solutions for businesses and institutions operating at the forefront of emerging industries, with a focus on digital assets/Web3.0, cannabis and psychedelics.
Relm will leverage CyberCube’s sophisticated technology platforms, including Account Manager and Portfolio Manager, to enhance underwriting decision-making with industry-specific threat risk scores, financial loss frameworks, and real-time data and insights.
“This partnership with Relm demonstrates we are continuing to broaden our reach within other, non-traditional insurance markets. It will allow us to further demonstrate that our data accuracy, methodology and expert personnel can be utilized effectively to help create a profitable framework, regardless of industry. By licencing our products, Relm finds itself in a position for rapid success as it rolls out more in-depth risk selection protocols.”
-Sean Omar, CyberCube’s Sales Manager - Americas
Donavan Burgess, Relm Senior Vice President - Digital Assets, Cyber & Professional Lines, said: The advent of cryptocurrency and the utilization of blockchain technology have created a new set of cyber exposures. CyberCube’s mix of data, actionable insights, team of experts and footprint across the insurance value chain will provide us with the best springboard to grow our business over the coming years.
Portfolio Manager is a scenario-based data-driven model that enables risk professionals to develop insights for their senior leadership and underwriting teams. It also allows stress testing of portfolios of insurance risk so that loss drivers and areas of accumulation risk can be identified.
Account Manager is designed for risk carriers and is used by leading companies across the insurance ecosystem. It enables underwriters to make efficient, data-driven risk selection decisions.
CORE INSURANCE,INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Ryan Specialty | December 12, 2022
Ryan Specialty (NYSE: RYAN), a leading international specialty insurance firm, is pleased to announce that today it signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Griffin Underwriting Services (“Griffin”), a binding authority specialist and wholesale insurance broker headquartered in Bellevue, WA.
Griffin, founded in 1928, has deep relationships with retail insurance brokers both in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. Griffin offers a broad array of solutions across various specialty insurance lines, including earthquake and transportation. Griffin’s technical acumen and consistent underwriting results have attracted the support of numerous leading carriers.
“We are excited to embrace the exceptional professionals at Griffin into Ryan Specialty. Griffin deepens our offerings in the Pacific Northwest, broadening our geographic scope and capabilities. Additionally, Griffin is a critical piece to our continual buildout of our national binding authority offering. We look forward to welcoming the Griffin team to Ryan Specialty.”
-Tim Turner, President of Ryan Specialty and Chairman and CEO of RT Specialty
Jason Griffin and Van Griffin, Co-Presidents of Griffin Underwriting Services, remarked, We are very familiar with RT Specialty and are thrilled to be joining the team. At Griffin, we pride ourselves in developing top talent and offering a culture that empowers the individual. It is clear that Ryan Specialty is built on this same philosophy. We’re excited about the opportunities that this new phase will create for our employees, and we look forward to the future as a part of the Ryan Specialty family.
About Ryan Specialty
Founded in 2010, Ryan Specialty is a service provider of specialty products and solutions for insurance brokers, agents and carriers. Ryan Specialty provides distribution, underwriting, product development, administration and risk management services by acting as a wholesale broker and a managing underwriter with delegated authority from insurance carriers. Ryan Specialty’s mission is to provide industry-leading innovative specialty insurance solutions for insurance brokers, agents and carriers.