CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Idelic | January 19, 2023
Idelic Inc. recently announced the launch of Idelic Insurance Agency, LLC, a technology-driven managing general agent (MGA) aimed at providing commercial fleets with tailored insurance coverage. The insurance pricing will reflect the fleets’ risk improvement by using the Idelic Program, a comprehensive approach to improving driver safety and reducing crashes.
Idelic Insurance Agency also aims to provide a modern approach to improving insurance outcomes by allowing fleets to use technology and processes to reduce losses. The insurance agency will price renewals based on the fleets’ successful adoption and results.
The Idelic Program consists of two major components: Safety Suite® and Driver Safety Playbook. Safety Suite® is the best driver performance management platform in the trucking industry. It collects driver risk data and uses machine learning algorithms to identify high-risk drivers. Meanwhile, the Driver Safety Playbook is an excellent guide to engaging drivers, providing coaching and step-by-step professional development plans made by working with insurers and trucking's safest fleets.
On average, fleets utilizing Idelic Program can witness a 20% decrease in preventable crashes in the first year.
"Commercial auto fleet insurance is inherently complex with a multitude of nuances from fleet to fleet. The process of evaluating risks has traditionally relied on underwriter experience and judgment, but insurers are increasingly looking for a more data-driven way to evaluate risks. Idelic Insurance Agency will do just that," stated Michael Gramm, Senior Vice President of Insurance at Idelic Insurance Agency. "By working closely with fleets that choose to use the Idelic Program, we can better leverage critical driver behavior data to quote policies that reflect their reduced crash risk," he added.
(Source – Business Wire)
The Idelic Program and Idelic Insurance Agency are timely solutions to help fleets combat rising insurance rates and reduce losses significantly. However, fleet insurance costs and availability are once again among the Top 10 motor carrier executive concerns listed by American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).
About Idelic Inc.
Pittsburgh-based Idelic is a software provider dedicated to delivering the best insurance outcomes for fleets. The Idelic Program combines process and technology in a tool designed for and proven successful among fleets and insurers alike. Additionally, the program uses predictive analytics to identify risky drivers and professional development plans to help change behavior patterns and provide insurers with evidence of long-term improvements in crash reduction to negotiate lower rates. The company's experienced technical and industry experts understand the trucking and insurance industries' needs and provide tailored solutions to clients' real problems.
CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Alera Group | January 05, 2023
Alera Group, a national insurance, wealth, and retirement plan services provider, has acquired The Ascent Group and allied firms. The deal adds $1.5 billion to Alera Group Wealth Services' RIA business and $1.3 billion to Alera Group Retirement Plan Services.
The Summit Group in Virginia and Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group in Pennsylvania are connected to the Ascent Group. The Ascent Group has 42 employees, 15 of whom are financial advisors. By the end of 2022, Alera Group Wealth Services had $7.5 billion in assets, which included $1.5 billion in RIA assets and about $6 billion in AUM.
One of the most fundamental components of the Ascent Group's investment infrastructure is the turnkey asset management program (TAMP), which was created to lower the overall client expenses by bringing crucial operations in-house and eliminating vendors.
According to Alera Group, The Ascent Group is a good fit for the company's strategy of providing synergies and strategic benefits across its employee benefits and property and casualty verticals. It lets the company offer more complete solutions to clients, which can really help plan sponsors and participants come together. The organization is delighted to have the team join its expanding division in a role that will serve as a cornerstone.
Meanwhile, the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Alera Group
Alera Group serves thousands of clients, offering various services such as employee benefits, P&C, wealth, and retirement plans. It merged 24 dynamic US offices. The organization blends national experience and resources with local, tailored service. It is the nation's 7th largest privately-held employee benefits firm, 15th-largest independent insurance agency, and 16th-largest privately-held insurance firm.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Citizens Inc. | February 27, 2023
Citizens, Inc., a diversified financial services company that offers life, final expense, and limited liability property insurance, recently announced that it entered into a new distribution agreement with Amerus Financial Group to expand its white-label program.
As part of the agreement, Amerus will distribute Citizens' life and ultimate expense insurance policies under the Amerus Silver Shield brand. Meanwhile, CICA Life Insurance Company of America, also owned by Citizens, will be responsible for marketing and selling these policies.
The company's goal is to be the market leader in custom-made white-label products and also, Amerus' first-choice partner. Citizens' product experience, service, and capacity to quickly develop new products in several languages make it an excellent white-label partner. Citizens' white-label product, Amerus Silver Shield, will service the life and ultimate expense market with Amerus' experience and dedication to seniors.
"Our partnership with Amerus represents a tremendous opportunity to leverage our unique strengths and shared drive to deliver on the life insurance promise," said Gerald W. Shields, Vice Chairman and CEO of Citizens Inc. He continued, "Both companies are passionate about preparing people for the uncertainty of tomorrow with solutions for today. It is very exciting to work with the top IMOs and agencies to meet the needs of this underserved population. We look forward to working with Tim and his team to develop tailor-made product solutions that address the unique needs of clients."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Tim Baggott, Amerus CEO, expressed, "Citizens, Inc. is the perfect partner with whom to white label our own suite of life and final expense products which fill an ever-widening gap in the market. Beginning with our Silver Shield final expense product offering, Amerus will now be able to offer outstanding coverage for seniors who would otherwise not be able to afford to leave a financial endowment for their loved ones. We are looking forward to expanding our offerings even more going forward as our partnership with Citizens develops."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Citizens Inc.
Through its insurance company subsidiaries, Citizens, Inc. provides life, ultimate expense, limited liability property insurance, and other financial products to people as well as small businesses in the United States, Latin America, and Asia. The company’s unique goods are available in Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin as part of the company's customer-centric expansion strategy. Its Life Insurance division is a prominent name in Latin America for whole life cash value insurance policies denominated in U.S. dollars, while the company's Home Services division is a pioneer in the Gulf Coast region of the United States.