CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Globenewswire | May 17, 2023
World Insurance Associates LLC (“World”), a Top 50 Insurance Brokerage, announced today that it acquired the business of Morris Insurance Group, Inc. (“Morris Insurance”) of Clinton Township and Rochester, MI on April 1, 2023. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Morris was founded over 60 years ago, and is a full-service agency providing personal insurance, commercial insurance and health and life insurance.
“At Morris Insurance Group, we dedicate ourselves to answering our clients’ questions and providing solutions for their specific needs,’ says Bruce Morris, Owner, Morris Insurance Group. “Our reputation is built on integrity, expertise, and exceptional customer service and we are thrilled to be joining World, a company that exemplifies these same principles.”
“I’d like to welcome Morris Insurance to the World family,” says Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of World. “They are a knowledgeable group of insurance professionals, and I know they will be successful as part of World.”
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel and TAG Consulting advised World on the transaction. MacElree Harvey provided legal counsel and Sica Fletcher advised Morris Insurance on the transaction. No other advisors, diligence firms or legal counsel were disclosed.
About World Insurance Associates LLC
World Insurance Associates LLC (World) is headquartered in Iselin, N.J., and is a nationally ranked, full-service insurance organization providing individuals and businesses with top products and services across personal and commercial insurance, employee and executive benefits, retirement and financial services and human capital management solutions. Since its founding in 2011, World has completed over 190 acquisitions and serves its customers from more than 250 offices across the United States. World is ranked #34 on the 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list by Business Insurance, ranked #3 on the Fastest Growing Brokers list by Business Insurance, ranked #3 on the Fastest Growing Benefits Brokers list by Business Insurance, ranked #24 on the Top 100 P&C Agencies by Insurance Journal, and ranked #20 on the Top 50 Personal Lines Agencies by Insurance Journal.
LIFE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | May 26, 2023
Sproutt, the life insurance company that modernizes life insurance for agencies, agents, and their customers, has announced the development of a groundbreaking AI engine, currently available only to limited groups, to boost its SmartLife platform. The platform's capabilities will be supercharged by generative AI technology, empowering agents and agencies with more predictive product fulfillment and "first in the industry" client engagement capabilities based on Large Language Models (LLM) technology. The introduction of AI will revolutionize the way agents interact with clients and marks a significant milestone for Sproutt, further demonstrating its commitment to providing cutting-edge technology solutions within the life insurance ecosystem.
Sproutt's SmartLife platform is leveraging the power of generative AI to create unique and personalized client communications based on multiple data sources and previous interactions with clients. By evaluating this data, the platform will generate relevant and timely content that agents can utilize to enhance customer engagement and sales. Events such as a client's policy anniversary, renewal date, birthday, and even local sports team news can be factored in to trigger precise communications. SmartLife's user-friendly interface enables agents to easily navigate and access the information they need to be successful.
The platform will also be boosted by AI driven product recommendations, employing multiple data sources to deliver tailored product solutions for each client. Predictive modeling capabilities will enable agents to anticipate future client needs, further elevating their potential. Leveraging AI for product fulfillment will overhaul the insurance sales process, increase STP rates, and effectively transform agents into experts.
"The goal is to arm agents with the best tools and technologies to help them build strong client relationships and supercharge their sales efforts," said Craig Shigeno, CEO of Shigeno Consulting. "By employing generative AI, agents will have instant access to personalized content that resonates with their clients, generating more effective outreach and saving valuable time."
"As we continue to expand our offerings, we see the SmartLife platform as a game-changer for the life insurance industry," said Yoav Shaham, CEO of Sproutt. "With the integration of AI, agents will have the ability to sell more effectively and communicate more efficiently with their clients, ultimately leading to greater customer satisfaction and increased sales."
Sproutt is a life insurance company that modernizes life insurance distribution for agencies, agents, and their customers. Leveraging data and AI, the Sproutt SmartLife platform is set to reshape Life insurance distribution. The platform empowers insurance producers to efficiently assess risk, tailor policies, and enhance customer experience in the most effective and scalable way. Sproutt sells its policies through agents and brokers via its SmartLife for Agents and Agencies. Backed by State of Mind Ventures, Moneta VC, FinTLV, Guardian Life, MS&AD Ventures, MoreTech Ventures, Harel Group, Menora Mivtachim, Raptor Group, and Falcon Edge Capital, Sproutt's business operations are based in New York with an R&D center in Tel Aviv.
PRweb | May 11, 2023
Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) and Transcard announced that Transcard’s new Ready for Guidewire validated accelerator is now available to ClaimCenter users in the Guidewire Marketplace.
Customer expectations surrounding claims, specifically claims payments, continue to rise. Now, according to Aite-Novarica, customers expect to receive funds not only in a manner that is convenient to them, but also as quickly as possible. In fact, many customers want the option of “real-time payments” to “receive funds instantly” from their insurer. These high, modern expectations need to be met with modern solutions.
Transcard’s SMART Suite is a secure, all-in-one payments platform that helps insurers meet their customers’ modern payment needs. It allows policyholders to choose their preferred payment method from a wide variety of modern payment types, from ACH and card to PayPal and Zelle.
With the Transcard Accelerator for Claims Payments, insurers can:
Easily access the SMART Hub dashboard within ClaimCenter;
Quickly make or schedule payments to customers or suppliers; and
Automatically reconcile payments in Guidewire in real-time without manual labor.
Transcard’s technology works with any existing bank account, so insurers aren’t required to set up or pre-fund new bank accounts to disburse funds electronically. Additionally, it offers pre-configured workflows for claim payouts, lienholder payments, and other business applications. SMART Hub is Transcard’s all-in-one portal for managing payments. SMART Hub’s dashboard provides access to payment insights in real-time and insurers can track all incoming and outgoing activity via the SMART Hub dashboard.
“Our embedded payment solutions extend the value of Guidewire by making it easier for insurers to make, receive, and manage payments of any type from a single platform, without having to set up or pre-fund a new bank account,” said Greg Bloh, CEO, Transcard. “Connecting our technologies helps our shared customers drive operational efficiency and improve customer satisfaction.”
“We applaud Transcard on the release of its new ClaimCenter app,” said Will Murphy, Vice President, Global Solution Alliances, Guidewire. “Transcard’s SMART solutions enable better payment control and visibility for insurers, while fulfilling policyholders’ modern payment needs and enhancing their experience.”
We make frictionless payments a reality with comprehensive global payment solutions designed for banks, fintechs, and businesses of any size and in any industry. We deliver solutions for B2B payments, C2B payments, B2B2C payments, A2A automation, BaaS.
Our solutions combine unmatched multi-rail capabilities, embedded workflows, best-in-class integration, effortless reconciliation, and bank-grade security. These are some of the reasons that 550 businesses and more than 200 banks trust us with their payments.
About Guidewire PartnerConnect ecosystem and Ready for Guidewire
Guidewire’s solution ecosystem is the largest in the P&C industry, with over 180+ solution partners providing over 195+ integrations in the Guidewire Marketplace. Guidewire PartnerConnect Solution partners provide software, technology, and data solutions as well as insurance support services. Our Solution partners help drive business value and innovation for insurers by developing and delivering integrations, extensions, apps, and other complementary solutions for Guidewire products. All of our Ready for Guidewire partner solutions are validated for security, quality, and compatibility with Guidewire, and can be found on the Guidewire Marketplace.
About Guidewire Software
Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We combine digital, core, analytics, and machine learning to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 500 insurers in 38 countries, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.
As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record, with 1,000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.