LIFE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Accesswire | May 08, 2023
Openly, the premium homeowners insurance provider, and Trellis - the technology company simplifying distribution of personal lines of insurance - announced a new partnership. Operating as an independent agent, Trellis will offer Openly's premium insurance to clients through its Savvy platform - the leading embedded insurance solution for financial institutions, fintechs, and other consumer businesses.
Openly joins an increasing number of home insurance carriers and providers leveraging Savvy to acquire profitable, long-term customer relationships with high efficiency and to pinpoint selectivity through a combination of market-leading technologies and proprietary partnerships. Savvy's partners comprise leading financial institutions, fintechs, and other distribution partners with sought-after audiences in trusted, branded contexts. For partners, Savvy simplifies insurance as a one-stop shop with "crawl, walk, run" integration options, end-to-end digital and offline customer journeys, and flexible compensation structures. For consumers, Savvy simplifies insurance by using machine learning to tailor insurance offers to meet clients' needs and by enabling users to transparently compare their existing policies side-by-side with new quotes using just their insurance login.
The partnership provides Savvy users with access to Openly's premium, straightforward home insurance. Openly provides premium insurance by delivering comprehensive coverage through independent agents.
"Trellis and Openly both offer market-leading technology - and share the mission of making insurance as simple as possible," said Ty Harris, CEO of Openly. "Our team is excited to partner with Trellis to deliver our premium home insurance through the Savvy platform."
"Since launching our digital homeowners insurance experience last year, we've curated an amazing panel of carriers to serve Savvy's national user base," said Daniel Demetri, CEO of Trellis. "We're excited to work with Openly to distribute their innovative, tech-driven products in the contexts and platforms where consumers are thinking about their finances every day."
Openly is a premium homeowners insurance provider. Its centralized platform offers comprehensive coverage, market-leading technology, and exceptional service. Founded by industry veterans in 2017, Openly is dedicated to delivering modern and transparent homeowners insurance and empowering independent agents across America.
Trellis provides best-in-class, secure, digital solutions that help consumers get the most value from their insurance. The company makes it easier and safer for insurers and non-insurers to acquire and delight customers with streamlined, personalized experiences, offers, and services. Investors in Trellis include QED Investors, General Catalyst, NYCA Partners, and Amex Ventures.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Businesswire | April 20, 2023
Inszone Insurance Services: a rapidly growing, national provider of benefits, personal and commercial lines insurance, announced today the acquisition of Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency.
Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency, based in eastern Ventura County, California, was founded in 1985 by Rick Corbett and his father, Robert Corbett. Over the past three decades, the agency has expanded to serve nearly 4,000 families and businesses across California and Arizona, providing tailored insurance solutions for clients in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
In 2015, Weston Corbett joined the agency, preserving its legacy and dedication to providing premium insurance products and exceptional service. Corbett & Associates specializes in personal, high net worth, investment and commercial property, and business insurance.
The agency's success is attributed to its dedicated team, including Operations Manager Kathy Camitses, Agent Kelly Pink, and Senior Account Executive Cindy Warner, as well as a number of other experienced team members at Corbett & Associates. Their team’s success is clear through the agency’s impressive 92% client retention rate.
"We are delighted to welcome Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency to the Inszone Insurance family," said Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance. "Rick and his team have built an outstanding agency, and we are eager to carry on the legacy of exceptional service and personalized insurance solutions for which Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency is renowned."
As a result of the merger, clients of Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency can anticipate receiving the same exceptional service and care they have come to expect, now under the Inszone Insurance brand. The team from Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency will remain intact, and clients will experience no noticeable changes apart from the additional resources this merger provides, such as access to a wider range of insurance carriers and the support and resources of a top national brokerage.
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 42 locations across California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, and Illinois, the company is looking to further expand throughout the United States.
WORKERS COMPENSATION, LIFE INSURANCE
PRnewswire | May 02, 2023
Leading voluntary benefits provider Colonial Life has launched Gathr, a cloud platform to transform the way small businesses deliver benefits and address common human resources needs. Gathr enhances and elevates benefits enrollment, administration, and HR experience so employers and their brokers can save time and focus on what matters most.
Gathr combines Colonial Life's proprietary and market proven technology to help workers sign up for medical, voluntary and group benefits, in a secure digital experience.
"Gathr provides an intuitive benefits and HR experience for small and medium-sized businesses," says Tim Arnold, president and chief executive officer of Colonial Life. "Leveraging Gathr eliminates the need to coordinate with each carrier, which saves time and simplifies open enrollment for companies, their employees and our broker partners."
Gathr provides these flexible, digital solutions:
Benefits Enrollment: Centralized portal for open enrollment; custom enrollment communications and easy-to-understand educational materials
Benefits Counseling: Delivers 1-to-1 benefits; available in person, virtually, over the phone, or with a hybrid approach
Digital Documents & Workflows: Digitally sign, complete, and track all benefits and HR documents
Compliance: Centralized recordkeeping helps businesses maintain compliance with the most recent ACA, ERISA, COBRA, HSA, and FSA regulations
Premium Add-on Features –Time tracking, paid time off, performance management, and custom workflows can be added to help businesses manage their HR needs as they scale up
About Colonial Life
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Unum Group, provides financial protection benefits to America's workers and their families when the unexpected happens. The company offers workplace benefits, including disability, life, accident, dental, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. Colonial Life's benefit services, education and innovative enrollment technology supports over 87,000 businesses and 4 million workers. In 2022, Colonial Life paid more than $700 million in benefits to policyholders.