Attune, Hiscox | January 25, 2021
Attune Insurance Services has declared the dispatch of new broad risk and expert obligation items, with Hiscox filling in as the transporter. The organization adds in excess of 180 new classes and two conceded items to Attune's foundation.
“We are removing the friction from small business insurance by enabling brokers to serve their small business customers in minutes,” said James Hobson, CEO of Attune. “We are excited to partner with Hiscox, a company that combines innovation with a leading, specialist approach, to provide our brokers with even more opportunities to grow their businesses.”
Under the partnership, all intermediaries with admittance to Attune's platform will have the option to cite and issue general risk and professional liability products, in addition to business owners, workers’ compensation, and commercial excess liability policies.
“In the COVID era, the trend of small businesses adopting digital trading is only accelerating,” said Kevin Kerridge, executive vice president for small commercial at Hiscox USA. “Attune is at the heart of that shift, and we’re thrilled that brokers will be able to access Hiscox products through their platform, aided by our investment in integration technology. We share a cultural and strategic alignment with Attune, which promises a solid foundation for a successful partnership.”
Attune said that in addition to improving its technology platform, it will likewise keep adding items, extending its craving, and upgrading its client experience consistently.
Unitas Financial Services | September 27, 2021
Lenders Service Corporation (LSC) is excited to announce its merger with Unitas Financial Services (Unitas) whose mission is to provide the nation's simplest portfolio protection to lenders and real estate investors across the country. LSC is a licensed Managing General Insurance Agency that has served the insurance needs of the lending community since 1981. Unitas, pronounced [YOO-ni-tahs], is a Latin word that means "Oneness or Unity". The merger with Unitas serves to provide an even broader range of highly specialized lender and real estate investor protection programs to all clients, backed by exceptional customer service.
The merger of LSC with Unitas brings together a total of 14 insurance carriers and 510 clients across 30 states. LSC is based in Louisville, KY, and Unitas is based in Dublin, OH with offices in Debary, FL, and representatives across the United States. The merger builds upon the "customer first" service philosophy that has guided both companies to success. Clients will also have access to a robust range of new products, including insurance tracking, mortgage settlement solutions, blanket mortgage, blanket consumer protection (VSI), blanket equipment coverage, and more.
In addition, the merger between LSC and Unitas brings unmatched claims handling experience, better coverage for lenders, and a depth of leadership and staff experience that is unmatched in the industry. Previously, LSC had acquired the Financial Products Division of Assured Partners NL, LLC's Lexington, KY office. The merger with LSC is a clear signal of Unitas's dedication to the lender protection market, as well as its commitment to provide the most up-to-date and innovative products, services, and concepts in financial institution coverage.
With the talent, industry knowledge, and carrier access that comes with our combined organizations, we will be able to provide our clients with a more diverse, creative, and comprehensive lineup of products and services. We cannot say thank you enough for your loyalty to our agency over these last 40 years. We will continue to work hard in earning that loyalty as we move into the future as a part of the Unitas family.
- LSC President Gary Criscillis
Unitas was formed in 2020 when Golden Eagle Insurance, founded in 1995, merged with Innovative Risk Solutions, founded in 2005. Unitas provides portfolio protection services for lenders, such as vendor's single interest (VSI), blanket mortgage hazard, blanket commercial equipment, collateral protection insurance (CPI), lender-placed hazard and flood coverage, loan default coverage (Protequity), tax tracking, guaranteed asset protection (GAP), as well as portfolio protection for real estate investors. Lenders in the property and automotive sectors will benefit from a combined 82 years of industry experience from LSC and Unitas. The merged companies will be in a strong market position to offer their services to lenders and real estate investors going forward.
Sapiens | July 23, 2021
Sapiens International Corporation, a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, announced today a collaboration with Munich Re, one of the world's leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance, and insurance-related risk solutions, to provide technology-led consultancy and services to enable primary insurers to serve better the commercial insurance market (small and medium-sized businesses).
The commercial insurance market in the United Kingdom is one of the fastest-growing insurance sectors in the country. However, until recently, this market has been underserved, with few insurance packages suited to the segment's specific demands and expectations. Sapiens and Munich Re will collaborate with insurers to help them better target and address this market promptly. The combined solution aims to provide insurers with a modular, scalable technology refresh that allows them to tailor services to the expanding SME sector and actively participate in the post-COVID-19 recovery period.
The Sapiens/Munich Re collaboration complements the recent rise in government-backed and retail banking SME support initiatives, such as backed-loan schemes, increased infrastructure spending, tax exemptions, and restart grants, which are fueling the recovery. According to aggregated Companies House registrations, over 200,000 new companies have been established in the UK this year, with the bulk centered on retail, business services, and construction. Because of the industry's push toward digital, coverage explanation, flexible offers, verified self-selection, and how commercial insurers adapt their customer journey are all important.
About Munich Re
Munich Re is a global leader in reinsurance, primary insurance, and insurance-related risk solutions. Munich Re has exceptional, innovative strength and is a key driver of the insurance industry's digital transformation. Munich Re is one of the world's most sought-after risk partners for businesses, institutions, and private individuals because of its tailor-made solutions and close connectivity to its clients.
Sapiens International Corporation enables insurers to succeed in an ever-changing industry. Sapiens provides digital software platforms, solutions, and services to the property and casualty, life, pension and annuity, reinsurance, financial and compliance, workers' comp, and financial sectors. Sapiens has over 35 years of expertise delivering to over 600 organizations worldwide, demonstrating a proven ability to fulfill clients' core systems, data, and digital requirements.