AXA XL1 INSURANCE | January 11, 2022
AXA XL has appointed Thisiani Matsumura-Martins as Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Aerospace. Effective April 1st and based in Sao Paulo, she will report to Nancy Bewlay, Global Chief Underwriting Officer and work closely with the Regional Business Units to develop and assess underwriting strategic direction and profitability for Aerospace.
"Thisiani brings a wealth of technical and market-facing experience. She is a seasoned regional leader prepared to support the Aerospace team in product development, innovation and client and broker engagement across all geographies and markets,"
- Ms. Bewlay.
Ms. Matsumura-Martins brings 27 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. She has previously worked at Allianz and Liberty, and as an underwriter in a variety of business lines including Aerospace, Property, Construction, Marine, Personal Accident and Life. She first joined AXA XL in 2014 as Technical Director for Brazil and was later appointed as Chief of Staff for Latin America. Currently, she serves as the interim Regional Leader for AXA XL in Latin America and Country Manager for Brazil where she is co-leading the integration of AXA's operations in the country.
Additionally, Tom Callahan has been promoted to Global Head of Underwriting Management and CUO of Aviation. Based in New York, Mr. Callahan will be reporting to Ms. Matsumura-Martins.
Mr. Callahan has been a member of the Aerospace team at AXA XL since 2006, most recently serving as the Global Head of Underwriting Management. In his new role, he will have increased responsibility and management of the technical underwriting strategy for Aviation.
Mr. Callahan has more than three decades experience in the business, having worked across all areas of the aerospace insurance and reinsurance sector. He holds a degree in finance from Manhattan College and an MBA from Pace University.
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Vertafore | June 10, 2020
Vertafore today unveiled a slate of new tools, features and products to automate and simplify insurance.
The new enhancements are built on Vertafore's ground-breaking Titan™ technology, which has empowered the company to deliver 50% more features year-over-year.
Titan provides an open architecture for development and integration that not only allows Vertafore to deploy its own new products and features rapidly.
To help thousands of independent insurance agencies modernize and grow their business, Vertafore today unveiled a slate of new tools, features and products to automate and simplify insurance. The new enhancements are built on Vertafore's groundbreaking Titan™ technology, which has empowered the company to deliver 50% more features year-over-year.
Vertafore announced the new offerings during its virtual Summer of Accelerate Kickoff as part of its roadmap to enable agency modernizing through four key areas: client digital experience, agency management, market connectivity and data insights. Data from Vertafore's customers shows that agencies that invest in these areas can see nearly three times the profitable revenue growth compared to industry averages.
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Delivering the Modernizing the Agency vision through rapid product innovation
Vertafore's Modernizing the Agency approach helps independent agencies leverage a comprehensive strategy rather than simply buying and deploying ad hoc software. With a holistic strategy, agencies can trust that the digital tools they choose will not only integrate seamlessly and simplify workflows but also deliver the productivity, customer satisfaction and business gains they need to be more competitive.
Vertafore is unveiling a host of new solutions and enhancements in the four key areas shown to most help agencies thrive, including:
Client digital experience: Payment processing for InsurLink™, available later this summer. InsurLink equips independent agents to offer a branded, integrated self-service portal for their end-insured. Just launched in March, InsurLink has already received industry accolades and the new features illustrate Vertafore's ability to deliver products and enhancements faster than ever before. Agencies that leverage a client engagement platform are renewing customers at up to 5% points higher than those that do not.
Agency management: AMS360 Connect™, available now, and Sagitta Connect™, coming later this summer, to integrate Vertafore's management systems with leading CRM solutions; AMS360 Mobile™ to allow agents to use AMS360® on-the-go; Trust Account Management and more than 20 AMS360 enhancements in accounting, administration, ACORD, customer and policy, and workflow, coming later this summer with AMS360 20R1. Improving end-to-end automation and real-time data synchronization saves time, money and effort for both agents and the end-insured; Sagitta™ enhancements in servicing and accounting workflows with the Sagitta 20R1 release; QQCatalyst™ enhancements in performance and servicing workflows.
Market connectivity: Commercial Submissions, the industry's first AMS-integrated, real-time, end-to-end solution to automate commercial line submissions, coming this fall; AIM™ integration with TransactNOW® for MGAs and Sircon for Agencies™ to enable real-time market connectivity.
Data and insights: RiskMatch For Benefits® with benefits benchmarking, providing the industry's first real-time data platform as a service; and coming later this year, RiskMatch® Retention Prediction, using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help agencies spot at-risk renewals.
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A new approach to InsurTech: Vertafore's Titan technology
These major product updates are just a handful of the 1,000+ new features Vertafore plans to roll out this year, many built upon the company's groundbreaking Titan technology platform. The InsurTech industry's first truly open platform, Titan forms the backbone of the Vertafore solution suite, powering faster innovation, smoother integration and higher quality feature deployment.
Over the past year, we've turned out more value-added features than ever before, and you can expect that rapid innovation to continue, thanks to Titan, We've invested two years in building this open platform that now allows us to offer more capabilities faster, and with a more modern, mobile-first user experience.
- Chad Hawkinson, Vertafore's chief products and data officer.
Titan provides an open architecture for development and integration that not only allows Vertafore to deploy its own new products and features rapidly, but also integrate seamlessly with third-party solutions and other InsurTech tools. Built with bank-level security and data encryption, Titan is designed for real-time data interface and synchronization that empowers independent agencies to finally unlock and leverage their data, reduce redundancies, delight their customers and accelerate agency growth.
For 50 years, Vertafore, the leader in modern insurance technology, has built and supported superior Insurtech solutions to connect every point of the distribution channel. Vertafore's agency management, ratings, regulation, compliance, data and analytics, and connectivity products streamline workflows, improve efficiency and drive productivity for more North American insurance professionals than any other provider – including more than 20,000 agencies, over 1,000 carriers and 23 state governments. Through a continual focus on operational excellence, development of innovative solutions, and alignment with key industry partners, Vertafore is leading the way for customers of all sizes by delivering results that make a difference.
B2Z Insurance | May 17, 2021
B2Z Insurance, an online business insurance provider, has announced the introduction of its full suite of insurance plans, which includes business owners policies (BOP), workers' compensation, cyber insurance, professional liability, and hired and non-owned vehicles.
The pandemic has increased the need for commercial insurance to be offered online and have the same straightforward experience as personal insurance. B2Z provides a fully digital experience for small businesses, allowing them to browse for coverage options, get quotes, purchase coverage, and file claims at any time, from any place, and any mobile device.
Diya (pronounced "dee-ya"), B2Z's AI-powered guide, uses artificial intelligence and data sourcing to assist customers and efficiently determine a business's special coverage needs. Diya also identifies areas of confusion during the application process and intervenes to offer simple explanations to make the process faster, smoother, and less frustrating.
When they enter the market, small business owners now have the resources they need to confidently assess and meet their specific coverage requirements. The complete B2Z product offering includes:
• Business Owners Policy (BOP) - A BOP protects more than just general liabilities; it also covers buildings, structures, customer injuries, and all loss and liability claims.
• Workers Compensation - If an employee is injured on the job, this coverage pays for medical bills and can cover related legal costs.
• Cyber Insurance - Cyber insurance saves small businesses against the crippling costs associated with data breaches and cyberattacks by assisting them in paying for customer notification, fraud monitoring, legal bills, and system damage.
• Professional Liability - Businesses that provide expertise and consultancy services are protected against claims of bad work, such as errors, missing deadlines, and professional negligence.
• Automobile Hired and Non-Owned - Third-party losses including vehicles operated for business purposes but personally owned by workers, or leased by a small business and its employees, are covered.
“In today's business environment, small business owners recognize the value of resilience and the need for comprehensive coverage to protect their assets, staff, and clients. However, today's insurance options are confusing and slow, leaving many businesses with policy gaps—or even uninsured entirely,” said Kuldeep Malik, Founder, and CEO of B2Z Insurance. “The launch of our full suite of policies, together with our customer-centric platform, signals the start of our path to lift the bar for a great insurance shopping experience.”
B2Z Insurance also provides hassle-free cancellations to help small business owners save time and energy while switching from existing coverage. Its licensed customer experience team works closely with customers' current carriers to search for potential penalties, prevent coverage lapses, and make cancellation and registration as simple as possible.
About B2Z Insurance
B2Z Insurance is a five-minute online business insurance provider that covers small businesses. B2Z lets small businesses prosper by providing easy coverage explanations, online quote decisions, same-day coverage purchasing, hassle-free cancellations, and an on-the-go customer portal.
Unlike most business insurance sites, B2Z offers a fully digital experience: exploring policy plans, obtaining quotes, buying coverage, and making claims can all be done online at any time, from any place, from any mobile device.