Core Insurance, Risk Management
Businesswire | July 07, 2023
Inszone Insurance Services, a fast-growing national provider of benefits, personal, and commercial lines insurance, is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Quail Ridge Insurance Services.
A well-respected agency, Quail Ridge Insurance Services was established by Cora Wong in August 2003. Quail Ridge, previously known as C Wong Insurance Agency in Vallejo, CA, moved to Vacaville, CA, in 2013, and rebranded to emphasize its commitment to exceptional client service. This merger heralds a promising new phase for both companies and strengthens Inszone Insurance Services' commitment to offering personalized insurance solutions to small contractors.
Quail Ridge Insurance Services saw its beginning in a single room of Wong's home. The agency experienced rapid growth, moving into leased office space within six months. Their exceptional service and personalized approach to insurance for small contractors quickly earned them a strong reputation in the industry.
"We are very excited to welcome the Quail Ridge Insurance Services team into the Inszone Insurance family," said Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance. "Their dedication to providing personalized service to their clients aligns perfectly with our goal of being the top insurance service provider in California. We look forward to working together to continue delivering exceptional service and value to our clients."
After the merger, Quail Ridge Insurance Services' clients can expect a smooth transition. They will now have access to more resources, a wider market reach, and the added expertise of Inszone Insurance Services at the Inszone Vacaville location. The combined knowledge and experience of both teams will enable the provision of comprehensive insurance solutions tailored to the unique needs of small contractors.
About Inszone Insurance Services
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sacramento, California, Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage firm that provides a broad array of property & casualty insurance, along with employee benefits solutions. With a strong, experienced management team, Inszone continues to grow organically, as well as through acquisitions. With 40 locations across California, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah, the company is looking to further expand throughout the United States.
Core Insurance, Risk Management
Business Wire | August 16, 2023
Insurity, a leading provider of cloud-based software for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs, today announced that it has partnered with Web Connectivity Limited (WCL), a Zywave company, a provider of ACORD standards-based solutions for the commercial insurance industry. This partnership will empower carriers, brokers, and syndicates to leverage Insurity's Sure Underwriting platform while expanding access to tools related to London Market insurance operations by adding a London Market messaging function.
WCL aims to make it easier for insurance organisations to exchange critical information and simplify workflows to improve accuracy, accelerate business, and reduce risks. As a longtime ACORD Messaging Gateway provider to the London Market, WCL allows organisations to streamline processes by automating the electronic transfer of data and documents between brokers and insurers and central services to improve client service, increase process efficiency, and decrease cost.
Insurity is the largest provider of cloud-based insurance software solutions, with over 400 of its 500 customers deployed successfully in the cloud. Sure Underwriting recently became available for insurance organisations in the London Market. The cloud-native solution enables insurers to gain 50% faster risk assessment with real-time insights to increase underwriting accuracy and efficiency.
"Our partnership with Insurity allows us to offer a variety of interconnected solutions through collaborations and integrations," said James Willison, Managing Director at Web Connectivity Limited. "By delivering solutions like Insurity's Sure Underwriting to our clients, we can speed up implementations and help our clients achieve significant operational efficiencies."
"Through this partnership, Insurity customers can take advantage of WCL's integrated products, including rapid deployment of ACORD standard-based London Market messaging," said Sylvester Mathis, Chief Insurance Officer at Insurity. "This partnership marks a significant milestone for the London insurance market and solidifies our commitment to providing cutting-edge software for London Market carriers, MGAs, and brokers to capitalise on new opportunities quickly."
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 Web Connectivity Limited, a Zywave Company
WCL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zywave, Inc. Zywave leads the insurance tech industry, fueling business growth for its partners with cloud-based sales management, client delivery, content and analytics solutions. Offering a technology platform embedded with robust data and the most comprehensive content portfolio available, we empower smarter business decisions throughout the entire customer lifecycle. More than 6,000 carriers, HCM service providers, agencies and brokerages worldwide—including all of the top 100 U.S. insurance firms—use Zywave solutions to enhance client services, achieve business growth and promote greater health, wellness and safety. For more information about Web Connectivity Limited, visit www.webconnectivityltd.com
Core Insurance, Insurance Technology
PR Newswire | August 07, 2023
Today, NEXT Insurance, a leading digital small business insurer, announced it is expanding its insurance offerings for small businesses with the launch of commercial umbrella/excess liability in 41 states, and the expansion of liquor liability coverage in 7 additional states. Commercial umbrella/excess liability insurance includes the same coverage, conditions, and exclusions as its underlying general liability policy, and provides coverage when that policy's per-occurrence or aggregate limits are exhausted. This expansion will be launched on a direct and agents channel, furthering NEXT's commitment to customers while providing the best possible experience for agents.
NEXT's umbrella/excess liability coverage will sit over customers' general liability policies and provide higher limits for coverage offered in that policy, ensuring small businesses can get the protection they need from a potentially catastrophic loss due to a lawsuit. Customers will be able to add this optional coverage to a general liability policy post-purchase to easily modify their insurance needs as their business needs continue to grow. Often, umbrella/excess liability coverage is required due to a contractual obligation, like a new construction client requiring higher limits on general liability to take on a project, or moving operations to a new building and a landlord requires an umbrella/excess liability policy. With this expansion, instead of needing to call to make policy changes, customers can now self-serve, adding umbrella/excess liability coverage to their policy in the Customer Portal, providing them the tools to tailor their coverage to satisfy new insurance requirements instantly.
NEXT is also furthering its commitment to restaurant small business owners with the expansion of liquor liability coverage to 7 additional states including Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, Missouri, Minnesota, Utah, and Iowa. Liquor liability is a crucial protection for small businesses that manufacture, sell, or serve alcoholic beverages. Available as a part of NEXT's general liability coverage, NEXT's liquor liability covers losses resulting from the intoxication of customers and is designed for small businesses such as cafés, diners, pop-up restaurants, and fine dining.
On the launch of umbrella/excess liability coverage, Jack Ramsey, NEXT Insurance Vice President of Agent Business, shares:
"We're launching umbrella/excess liability coverage to help entrepreneurs thrive. As businesses grow, their liability insurance needs change, and as a carrier, we want to make sure we're able to continue to support our customers' growth. We're confident that this highly-requested umbrella/excess liability offering will address the demand we've seen from both customers and agents who require this coverage for contractual obligations, and we are excited to be able to offer this expansion ourselves with the aim of being a one-stop-shop for our small business customers."
This news follows NEXT's integration with Ivans Download™ for General Liability and Workers' Compensation policies, and the recent strategic hire of Jack Ramsey as the company's Vice President of Agent Business. NEXT is doubling down on its commitment to the needs of agents and customers alike by quickly iterating and reacting to feedback, providing an unparalleled digital experience to help them thrive and expand their business.
About NEXT Insurance
NEXT Insurance is transforming small business insurance with simple, digital and affordable coverage tailored to the self-employed. Trusted by over 480,000 business owners, NEXT offers policies that are easy to buy and provides 24/7 access to Live Certificates of Insurance, additional insured, and more, with no extra fees. Revolutionizing a historically complicated insurance industry, NEXT utilizes AI and machine learning to simplify the purchasing process and provide more affordable coverage. Founded in 2016, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, has received a total of $881 million in venture capital funding, is rated "A- Excellent" by AM Best and has been recognized by CNBC Disruptor 50, Forbes Fintech 50, Inc.'s Best-Led Companies, and Forbes Best StartUp Employers. For more information, visit NEXTInsurance.com.