RISK MANAGEMENT, COMPLIANCE
Fortegra | March 03, 2023
On March 2, 2023, The Fortegra Group, Inc., a worldwide specialty insurer and Tiptree Inc., announced a partnership with Adlaur LLC, a newly-formed firm helmed by former Spinnaker Insurance Company executives - Adam Tyburski and Laurence Bunin.
The partnership will let Fortegra use its A- (Excellent) AM Best Financial Strength Rating to offer innovative capacity solutions to leading MGAs and PAs in niche and under-contracted areas across the United States.
Mark Rattner, Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer at Fortegra, expressed, "We are excited to support Adlaur and its trailblazing approach to program business." He added, "With this independent underwriter bringing company programs that have already been vetted, our strategic relationship will enable Fortegra to continue its growth by efficiently meeting the capacity needs of our MGA partners."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Adlaur's distinctive methodology combines proactive sourcing, rigorous production partner oversight, and reporting, along with complicated reinsurance structuring and economic modeling expertise. The company was established so that property, liability, and specialty lines, all for small businesses, could be evaluated. Primarily through reinsurance broker markets, the industry will be sought out and written on an admitted, excess, and surplus line basis, with an initial emphasis on excess and surplus line programs.
Adlaur can consider per-risk gross limits of up to $2.5 million or net limits of $1 million after reinsurance. Its initial focus will be on lower-limits commercial, specialized personal and specialty lines, and strategic reinsurance for the program business.
Fortegra and its subsidiaries have provided risk management solutions for over 40 years, helping people and businesses prosper in unpredictable times. Being a global specialty insurer, the company offers a variety of accepted and surplus insurance and warranty products. The company writes admitted as well as non-admitted insurance and insurance-related products worldwide.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
IMG | March 01, 2023
On February 28, 2023, International Medical Group (IMG), an insurance services provider, was awarded Forbes Advisor's Best of 2023 Awards in the category of travel insurance companies. Forbes Advisor has recognized it for the second year in a row.
IMG's iTravelInsured Travel LX plan has particularly attracted the attention of Forbes Advisor. It is an excellent travel insurance solution for dog owners and a popular insurance plan of IMG. It provides insurance coverage for additional kennel fees, which a pet needs on a trip delay for an extended stay at a commercial kennel. In addition, it offers trip cancellation and interruption benefits and is applicable only when the service animal or pet suffers an injury, sickness or death during the trip.
Forbes Advisor is a trusted insights provider for finance and businesses through news, reviews and advice, assisting consumers with smart decisions and perfect products for their choice without effort. Forbes Advisor's awards recognize the company after in-depth analysis for being an impartial consumer champion. Its experienced reporters and editors have a keen eye on product features and consumer experience in the industry. With years of dedication, people expect authentic financial news and guidance from it. The recognition from Forbes Advisor represents that the brand has strong support and establishment in the business and consumer finance community.
IMG's Director of International Sales – Travel, Grant Hayes said, "IMG is honored to be recognized once again as one of the best travel insurance companies in the market." He added, "Our iTravelInsured Travel Series is a market-leading line of travel protection plans designed to meet the varying needs of travelers while they're away from home."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
IMG's Chief Commercial Officer, Scott Ackerman said, "At IMG, we understand that pets are like family. Our pet-related benefits set us apart from the competition and are valued greatly by our customers." He added, "Being recognized as a travel insurance company that is great for dog owners is truly a testament to the many unique benefits we offer our customers through our travel protection plans."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, IMG, an insurance company, offers solutions for expatriates, international students, missions organizations, marine crews, corporate group insurance, cost containment, stop loss insurance, medical management, assistance services, medical evacuation, travel insurance, and international medical insurance. It has provided insurance benefits and assistance services worldwide since 1990. Its well-known services are travel and health safety solutions, with insurance programs like international private medical insurance, trip medical insurance, and services like enterprise and insurance administrative services, 24/7 emergency medical, security, and travel assistance.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
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.