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Alera Group | January 05, 2023
Alera Group, a national insurance, wealth, and retirement plan services provider, has acquired The Ascent Group and allied firms. The deal adds $1.5 billion to Alera Group Wealth Services' RIA business and $1.3 billion to Alera Group Retirement Plan Services.
The Summit Group in Virginia and Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group in Pennsylvania are connected to the Ascent Group. The Ascent Group has 42 employees, 15 of whom are financial advisors. By the end of 2022, Alera Group Wealth Services had $7.5 billion in assets, which included $1.5 billion in RIA assets and about $6 billion in AUM.
One of the most fundamental components of the Ascent Group's investment infrastructure is the turnkey asset management program (TAMP), which was created to lower the overall client expenses by bringing crucial operations in-house and eliminating vendors.
According to Alera Group, The Ascent Group is a good fit for the company's strategy of providing synergies and strategic benefits across its employee benefits and property and casualty verticals. It lets the company offer more complete solutions to clients, which can really help plan sponsors and participants come together. The organization is delighted to have the team join its expanding division in a role that will serve as a cornerstone.
Meanwhile, the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Alera Group
Alera Group serves thousands of clients, offering various services such as employee benefits, P&C, wealth, and retirement plans. It merged 24 dynamic US offices. The organization blends national experience and resources with local, tailored service. It is the nation's 7th largest privately-held employee benefits firm, 15th-largest independent insurance agency, and 16th-largest privately-held insurance firm.
Root Insurance | February 17, 2023
On February 16, 2023, CCC Intelligent Solutions Inc., a SaaS platform for the personal and casualty insurance industry, announced that Root Insurance would extend its relationship with it for a technology-based first-party casualty solution. This extended relationship empowers Root Insurance to connect APD claims data and insights with casualty claims processing.
The addition of a CCC-powered first-party casualty solution enables Root to manage auto physical damage along with first- and third-party casualty claims through a single digital workflow. It digitalizes reimbursement recommendations, bill intake, and review. It provides accident data and insights so that it could help insurers with reviewing the medical bills for appropriateness and accuracy of medical treatment and medication charges through a digital medium.
Chief Claims and Customer Service Officer of Root, Mark LeMaster, said, "As a digital-first insurer, it is essential for Root to leverage data and technology to inform decisions and deliver seamless experiences." He added, "By working with CCC we can do both across the life of a claim, spanning auto physical damage, first- and third-party casualty and subrogation claims. CCC's network, technology, and AI are coming together in a way that will enable us to deliver on our policyholders' expectations for straight-through claims experiences."
(Source – Business Wire)
Chief Commercial and Customer Success Officer of CCC, Mike Silva, said, "We are excited to continue to support Root's vision for smart, digital claims management." He added, "Connecting the auto-physical damage and casualty claims processes will help Root gain greater insights to achieve better claims efficiency and better outcomes."
(Source – Business Wire)
About Root Insurance
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Root insurance, an insurance company, has been providing insurance products and technology platforms for fairness, simplicity, and personalization in the FinTech industry since 2015. It offers services for car insurance, data science, engineering, automotive telematics, mobile applications, technology, and related insurance. It has been reported that the Root application has about 11 million app downloads, collecting more than 18 billion data for insurance offerings. Through the application, it measures driving behaviors like route consistency, driving times, speed of turns, and braking, determining the safe drivers.
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PCF Insurance Services | February 02, 2023
On February 1, 2023, PCF Insurance Services informed that it has acquired Oak Point Risk Advisors, a risk management and insurance agency for the construction, gas, oil, and maritime industries, to expand its capacity.
This integration will bring a collaborative experience, an extended relationship with local clients, and accelerated coverage, pricing, and financial solutions for unique business risks. The reason behind its success is its data-driven strategies, innovation, standard practices, entrepreneurial mindset, strong local relations, and best customer experience. Its Agency Partners will harness its strong market, shared services, and more possible solution choices for clients.
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of PCF Insurance, Peter C. Foy, said, "We are excited to welcome Oak Point Risk Advisors to our PCF Agency Partner network." He further added, "Oak Point is a growing agency with a unique and deep understanding of the risks businesses along the Gulf Coast face, and their expertise in mitigating risks in the hazardous industries that they serve will be invaluable to our partner network."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
President of Oak Point Risk Advisors, Ronny Sternfels, said, "At our very core, Oak Point Risk Advisors is a client service organization that prides itself on being a trusted advocate for our clients." He further added, "By joining the PCF Agency Partner network, we are empowered to build upon and expand our risk management and insurance packages to protect the workforce and business continuity of our clients."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About PCF Insurance Services
PCF Insurance Services is a brokerage, risk management, and insurance services company that, through its Agency Partner network, has provided unparalleled financial solutions to its clients since 1987. It works in the fields of travel insurance, captive insurance, transportation insurance, home and auto insurance, professional liability insurance, marine insurance, sports and entertainment insurance, risk management, cyber liability, employee benefits, general and excess liability insurance, agriculture and crop insurance, commercial insurance, natural catastrophe insurance, shared services, an insurance agency network, mergers and acquisitions, workers' compensation, property, casualty, and surety bonds.