LIFE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Businesswire | June 01, 2023
Majesco, a global leader of cloud insurance software solutions for insurance business transformation, today announced a new partnership with Empathy, the innovator behind the leading platform that helps families navigate the emotional and logistical challenges of loss. This partnership will provide life insurers with tech-powered services to aid them in delivering comprehensive bereavement support to beneficiaries.
Empathy’s recently published installment of its annual Cost of Dying Report sheds light on the financial and emotional demands of loss, finding that the average bereaved family spends close to $5,000 on all legal matters, yet under 15% of these families have access to life insurance or dedicated funds to settle the estate. The strain faced by bereaved families presents both a challenge and an opportunity for life insurance carriers, as they work with families struggling through these burdens every day. Insurance providers are in a unique position to go beyond a financial payout and act as a source of support, guidance, and information for grieving beneficiaries.
“If you want to build a relationship of trust and generational loyalty with beneficiaries, the first step is providing valuable support that acknowledges the nature and significance of the burden they face,” said Ron Gura, Co-Founder & CEO of Empathy. “Our experience has taught us that the burden of loss is both broad and deep, and life insurers can play a leading role in supporting bereaved families as they navigate emotional and logistical challenges. Partnering with industry leaders like Majesco further simplifies the implementation of our services with insurers of all sizes, meeting beneficiaries where they are. Together, we are transforming transactions into relationships and sticking around with families in the days, weeks, and months following their loss.”
Both Empathy and Majesco provide unique solutions for insurance companies seeking to better support their beneficiaries. Over 350 insurers, from startups to some of the world’s largest insurance companies, use Majesco’s SaaS solutions to anticipate what’s next and deliver customized experiences that customers rely on. Empathy’s bereavement care platform accentuates that support, ensuring that beneficiaries have access to comprehensive grief care and helping them wind down their loved one’s affairs with full administrative assistance.
“The life, annuity and health market is evolving in its understanding of ways in which insurance providers can improve operationally and create long-term value for beneficiaries especially during their most difficult and critical moments,” said Ray Law, SVP & GM of Products at Majesco. “As a company focused on delivering outstanding experiences for customers, we pride ourselves on selecting innovative partners like Empathy to maximize the support we are able to offer to the people we serve.”
Empathy is the comprehensive support system for loss, offering bereaved families holistic guidance and care for all of the administrative, emotional, legal, and financial challenges they face after their loved one passes away. Empathy's award-winning app and care team are trusted by leading employers and insurance carriers to support their employees and beneficiaries through life's greatest challenges, saving them time, money, and stress. Headquartered in New York and recognized as a Top Digital Health Company by CB Insights, as well as a Most Innovative Company by FastCompany, Empathy has raised $43 million in funding from leading investors including General Catalyst, Aleph VC, and Entrée Capital. To learn more about Empathy, visit us at empathy.com.
Majesco is the partner P&C and L&AH insurers choose to create and deliver outstanding experiences for customers. We combine our technology and insurance experience to anticipate what’s next, without losing sight of what’s important now. Over 330 insurers, from greenfields and startups to some of the world’s largest insurers, rely on Majesco’s SaaS platforms solutions of core, data, analytics, digital, and rich ecosystem of partners to create their next now.
As an industry leader, we don’t believe in managing risk by avoiding change. We embrace change, even cause it, to get and stay ahead of risk. With 825+ successful implementations we are uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between a traditional insurance industry approach and a pure digital mindset. We give customers the confidence to decide, the products to perform, and the follow-through to execute.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Globenewswire | May 22, 2023
Applied Systems® today announced that VP Custom Insurance Solutions has selected Applied Digital Agency to digitally transform their business and customer service models. The agency will leverage Applied Digital Agency to connect the digital roundtrip of insurance and automate day to day operations to increase staff productivity and enable their ambitious growth agenda beyond California.
“As a woman-owned business in a male-dominated field, we’re excited to make a name for ourselves with our forward-thinking approach,” said Ashlynne Vega, Co-Owner, VP Custom Insurance Solutions. “The insurance industry continues to become more tech-focused, so agencies need to keep up or risk getting left behind. Partnering with Applied will elevate our agency and help us stay ahead of the curve.”
Applied’s Digital Agency solution consists of a foundational management system, online customer self-service and mobile technology, commercial lines application digitization and automation, and insurer connectivity, all hosted in the cloud. The fully integrated solution enables agencies to create higher-value business transactions and deliver superior customer experiences throughout the entire insurance lifecycle. By leveraging integrated applications that enable agencies to manage their entire business and eliminate duplicative work typically caused by multiple, disparate systems, digital agencies operate more efficiently, improve customer service, and accelerate growth and profitability across all lines of business.
“Growth-minded agencies are smartly turning to technology more and more to modernize their sales and marketing efforts while automating low value tasks,” said Anupam Gupta, Chief Product Officer, Applied Systems. “Applied’s Digital Agency software will enable VP Custom Insurance Solutions to simply their staff’s daily tasks and make the customer lifecycle – from prospecting to quote, bind, service, and renewals – more modern at each touchpoint.”
About Applied Systems
Applied Systems is the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in insurance automation and the innovation leader, Applied is the world’s largest provider of agency and brokerage management systems, serving customers throughout the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied’s people and products enable millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Globenewswire | April 10, 2023
Westland Insurance, one of Canada’s largest independently owned brokerages, continued its expansion on April 1 with the announcement of three acquisitions. Between them Haggett & Rogers Group of Companies, BMT Insurance Brokers Limited, and Dimensions Insurance Management bring additional insurance expertise to Westland’s existing P&C verticals.
With six locations across Ontario, BMT Insurance brings over 65 years of P&C insurance experience, life & benefits, and financial services. This acquisition takes Westland into three new communities and further enhances its commitment to serving clients in Northern Ontario.
With roots that go back to 1905, Dimensions Insurance is a commercial and specialty P&C brokerage based in Winnipeg, MB and that is focused on serving clients across Western Canada.
Established in 1978, Haggett & Rogers is a family-owned brokerage that offers personal and commercial insurance solutions and vehicle registry services. They have locations in Calgary and Lethbridge, AB.
“It’s with much excitement that we welcome Haggett & Rogers, BMT Insurance, and Dimensions Insurance to the Westland team,” says Jamie Lyons, Westland’s President & CEO. “With these three outstanding companies joining our family, we’re taking a significant step forward in our goal to become Canada’s favourite insurance broker. Their collective depth of expertise and experience in the industry, as well as strong entrepreneurial cultures, will allow us to continue delivering even better service to our clients and communities across the country.”
About Westland Insurance Group Ltd
Award winning Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent property and casualty insurance brokers in Canada. With a national network of 195 locations and over 2,100 employees, the company continues to expand coast to coast. Westland's brokers provide expert advice to home, business, and auto insurance clients. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained a family-owned company that is committed to supporting its local communities. As a leading insurance brokerage in Canada, our scale and pace of growth allow us to continually invest in our platform and to deliver on our promise to be your most trusted commercial advisor. Our Commercial team has developed unique partnerships with national and international insurers and reinsurers, with whom we have established pre-committed capacity and underwriting authority. This is a model that no other broker in the country has been able to replicate at scale. Our expert Commercial advisors get to know you and your business, so that they can tailor a policy to your exact needs.