HEALTH INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Triton Benefits & HR Solutions | December 15, 2022
Triton Benefits & HR Solutions, a national employee benefits broker and HR consulting firm, is proud to announce its offering of Surest, a revolutionary new ACA-compliant health insurance option.
Surest is designed to offer employers an intuitive group health benefit plan without shifting costs to employees. Most importantly, it gives employees power over their health care by providing a digital experience that allows members to see their expenses in advance. Employees can get the care they need by removing barriers such as deductibles while making more informed health decisions.
Financially backed by United Healthcare, Surest is one of a handful of new tech-based group insurance companies looking to reinvigorate an aging insurance industry. Surest's providers are part of the United Choice Plus health network, the largest health provider network in the country.
Surest is redesigning how health plans work by creating a more consumer-centric, intuitive experience that eliminates deductibles, offers transparent pricing in advance of treatment, and reduces the total cost of care for employers and employees.
Triton Benefits & HR Solutions' CEO, Steve Rosenthal, describes Surest as highly effective through its counterintuitive approach. Your premium is near or below most insurance plans today and gets you core medical coverage for all doctor visits, specialty visits, urgent care, medications, maternity care, and even cancer treatments. You just pay simple copays for each visit, without a deductible.
"Here's where Surest is really focused on saving people money. If you get sick, you open up the Surest app, type in your issue, and shop every option from least to most expensive. In most cases, you could do a virtual visit for free or find a nearby doctor from thirty-five dollars to one hundred dollars; the choice is yours. By making treatment options and pricing transparent, Surest actually makes the insurance less expensive for everybody."
About Triton Benefits & HR Solutions
Triton Benefits & HR Solutions manages over $500 Million in group health insurance premiums and works with all major carriers nationwide. Their ability to leverage long-standing relationships with major health insurance carriers and their in-depth industry knowledge to create unique and customized healthcare options sets them apart from other employee benefits brokers. In addition, they offer a concierge-style service which means they are extremely hands-on with every client relationship and provide a personalized touch that is hard to find anywhere else.
CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
HSB | December 07, 2022
Specialty insurer HSB today announced an agreement with IronSDN, Corp., to add app-based cyber risk management tools to HSB’s coverage for consumers and their families.
WhiteHaX® CyberSafe, developed by IronSDN, is an advanced risk verification and protection app for smartphones and other personal devices that is easy for customers to use.
The app is available to individuals insured by HSB’s Home Cyber Protection™, which is added to the homeowners policies of personal lines insurers that work with HSB.
The WhiteHaX app also will be available as part of HSB’s new personal standalone cyber insurance program, MyCyberProtection™, through HSB’s insurance affinity group and digital partners.
“With billions of connected devices in use, cybercriminals are targeting individuals more than ever before, The WhiteHaX CyberSafe app puts the power of privacy and cybersecurity in the hands of our customers, so they can keep ahead of today’s constantly changing cyber risks.”
-Jeffrey O’Shaughnessy, senior vice president of HSB, part of Munich Re
Cyber Protection at Home and Away
The WhiteHaX app analyzes the security of iOS and Android devices, including mobile phones, and tablets, with proprietary threat intelligence that is updated daily to help prevent phishing, malware, and other cyber risks.
A single user sign-up tracks the security and privacy of up to four devices in the household, with the ability to check the status of all devices at home and away with one click.
A virtual privacy network (VPN) can encrypt data to help fight cyber threats and online tracking, while on-demand Wi-Fi scans quickly assess if a public or private network is safe.
The WhiteHaX app monitors email addresses for data breaches 24/7, issues scam and security alerts, and helps users respond when their privacy is at risk.
Our WhiteHaX apps provide some of the most compelling and complete solutions to help mitigate cyber exposures, They are designed to help consumers identify cyber risks on their household personal devices and fix cyber security and privacy-related issues through step-by-step instructions,said Vimal Vaidya, chief executive officer and founder of IronSDN.
Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB)
HSB, part of Munich Re, is a multi-line specialty insurer and provider of inspection, risk management and IoT technology services. HSB insurance offerings include equipment breakdown, cyber risk, specialty liability and other coverages. HSB blends its engineering expertise, technology and data to craft inventive insurance and service solutions for existing and emerging risks posed by technological change. Throughout its 150-year history HSB’s mission has been to help clients prevent loss, advance sustainable use of energy and build deeper relationships that benefit business, public institutions and consumers. HSB holds A.M. Best Company’s highest financial rating, A++ (Superior).
Munich Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. The group consists of the reinsurance and ERGO business segments, as well as the asset management company MEAG. Munich Re is globally active and operates in all lines of the insurance business. Since it was founded in 1880, Munich Re has been known for its unrivalled risk-related expertise and its sound financial position. It offers customers financial protection when faced with exceptional levels of damage – from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake through Hurricane Ida in 2021. Munich Re possesses outstanding innovative strength, which enables it to also provide coverage for extraordinary risks such as rocket launches, renewable energies or cyber risks. The company is playing a key role in driving forward the digital transformation of the insurance industry, and in doing so has further expanded its ability to assess risks and the range of services that it offers. Its tailor-made solutions and close proximity to its customers make Munich Re one of the world’s most sought-after risk partners for businesses, institutions, and private individuals.
RISK MANAGEMENT,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Oakbridge Insurance Agency | December 20, 2022
Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC (Oakbridge), one of the largest independent insurance and risk management agencies in the United States, today announced a new partnership with NorthShore Insurance LLC, an independent agency located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The partnership supports Oakbridge's continued expansion throughout the southeast.
NorthShore Insurance offers a broad range of personal insurance products and advice with expertise in addressing the unique and varied needs of the affluent and high net worth clients. For decades, NorthShore has helped individuals protect their personal assets and reduce risk.
"We are excited to welcome NorthShore as our newest partner in Tennessee, Vickie and her team's expertise in personal insurance will serve as an asset for the management of Oakbridge's business in Tennessee and throughout the southeast."
-Oakbridge CEO Robbie Smith
The partnership provides both firms with access to a broader pool of resources, industry knowledge and niche expertise, and further expands its focus on specialization in personal lines.
We look forward to joining the talented team at Oakbridge, We feel certain that the partnership with Oakbridge will further enhance our commitment to client service excellence and move NorthShore to the next level of capabilities for our clients,said Principal Vickie Champion.
About Oakbridge Insurance Agency
Founded in 2020, Oakbridge Insurance Agency LLC is a rapidly growing partnership model for firms seeking accelerated growth, access to capital, and an expanded suite of resources with which to serve clients. Ranked a "Top 100" insurance brokerage by Business Insurance and Insurance Journal magazines, Oakbridge is one of the largest privately owned insurance, risk management and employee benefits agencies in the nation. The agency has specific experience in the agriculture, bond/surety, construction, financial, health care, manufacturing, municipalities, non-profit, senior living, affluent personal and transportation industries.
About NorthShore Insurance LLC
Northshore Insurance serves the insurance needs of individuals, families and businesses. As an independent insurance agency, NorthShore represents many top-rated insurance companies. NorthShore is centrally located on the Northshore of Chattanooga, Tennessee.