CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Businesswire | March 17, 2023
Inszone Insurance Services: a rapidly growing, national provider of benefits, personal and commercial lines insurance, announced today the acquisition of Larry Fu Insurance Agency, Inc. The addition of Larry Fu Insurance Agency to the Inszone Insurance team is a strategic move that brings together two trusted insurance providers with a shared commitment to exceptional customer service.
Founded in 1979, Larry Fu Insurance Agency has built a strong reputation as a family-owned and operated business, providing exceptional service to its clients for over 40 years. Larry and Shirley Fu started their business from the ground up, and their dedication and hard work have earned them a loyal clientele from all over the Bay Area and Southern California.
"Larry Fu Insurance Agency has a long-standing reputation for exceptional customer service and market expertise, making them a perfect fit for Inszone Insurance," said Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services. "Their values align with ours, and we are excited to welcome the Larry Fu Insurance team to the Inszone Insurance family."
As part of the acquisition, clients of Larry Fu Insurance Agency can expect to receive the same exceptional service and care they have come to expect from Larry Fu Insurance Agency, now under the Inszone Insurance brand. This acquisition is just one of many that Inszone Insurance Services plans to make as it continues to expand its national footprint and serve clients with exceptional insurance placement capabilities and personalized service.
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, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, and Illinois, the company is looking to further expand throughout the United States.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Simplicity Group and Insurance Designers of America | March 06, 2023
Simplicity Group Holdings, Inc. (Simplicity) recently informed that it has acquired Insurance Designers of America (IDA), a leading insurance marketing organization (IMO), in order to provide a comprehensive range of services.
As a result of this merger, Simplicity and IDA will now provide their respective members with a market-leading, tech-enabled distribution platform along with an unrivaled range of sales and marketing services.
Bruce Donaldson, Simplicity's President and CEO, expressed, "We have known the partners of IDA for many years and have always admired the spirit of true, equitable partnership, which was one of the founding characteristics of the group."
He continued, "Simplicity was founded on the premise that all our partners should be treated equitably and enjoy all the aspects of our growing platform. We recognize that independent distributors have a choice with whom they wish to affiliate and we are thrilled that IDA has chosen Simplicity to be its long-term partner."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Ethan Emmett, Executive Director of IDA remarked, "Partnering with Simplicity is a natural evolution in the growth of IDA and the furthering of our mission to best serve our member agencies and ultimately provide consumers access to the best insurance solutions across life, annuity, LTC and DI."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Simplicity Group
Simplicity Group offers holistic financial professionals and their clients a full range of products and services for every stage of life, guided by education, value, and cooperation. The company offers its advisor, agent, broker-dealer, and financial institution partners best-in-class and proprietary guaranteed income, life insurance, wealth management, long-term care products as well as operational support. Besides, it also provides sales, marketing materials, and training to help its partners build businesses and serve their clients.
About Insurance Designers of America
Founded in 1986, IDA is one of Georgia's oldest, largest, and most-esteemed IMOs. The company was founded by former agency heads of a national insurance carrier that was quitting the agency distribution system to fill the void as insurance companies focused entirely on product manufacturing and sought alternative distribution channels. Currently, it has over 50 agencies and $250+ million in yearly premiums, giving it the capacity and resources to support over 85,000 financial professionals with their client's insurance needs.
CLAIMS, RISK MANAGEMENT
Shift Technology | March 16, 2023
Shift Technology, a leading provider of AI-driven solutions for the insurance industry, announced on March 15, 2023, that General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) would be expanding its use of Shift Claims Fraud Detection to assist its member insurers in detecting travel insurance fraud.
This strategic expansion is a testament to the success of General Insurance Association of Singapore's (GIA) Fraud Management System (FMS). This move comes at an opportune time, with global travel gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels. Shift and GIA have been working together since 2017 to combat insurance fraud. Initially, the collaboration involved the use of Shift Claims Fraud Detection to identify suspicious motor and travel insurance claims. However, due to the significant success achieved in both areas, the solution's use has been expanded to include the detection of various types of travel insurance fraud.
Kai Weng Ho, Chief Executive of GIA, stated, "Recent significant successes in insurance fraud detection using FMS resulted in the conviction of multiple insurance fraudsters. This planned expansion allows us to maximize the potential of the travel module and comes at an opportune time of rising global travel."
He added, "Our collaboration with Shift gives us an important way to detect and manage fraudulent claims at scale. It also augments our sector's existing fraud detection and management efforts."
(Source - Cision PR Newswire)
Jeremy Jawish, CEO and Co-Founder of Shift Technology, remarked, "Fraud is not simply a problem for individual insurers, but rather a challenge for the entire insurance industry, which is why industry-level solutions like ours are so impactful."
He added, "Bad actors do not limit themselves to a single target, especially in the case of organized fraud networks. By providing associations like the GIA with a comprehensive view of what's happening with claims across their membership, fraud detection and mitigation activities are scaled exponentially, to the benefit of all."
(Source - Cision PR Newswire)
About Shift Technology
Shift Technology offers AI decisioning solutions to insurance companies and their clients as one of its many services. These solutions automate and optimize decision-making processes from underwriting through claims, resulting in improved client satisfaction, higher operational efficiency, and lower costs for insurance companies.