GlobeNewswire | September 12, 2023
Matic, a leading digital insurtech platform, and Dart Bank announced today a strategic partnership to provide P&C insurance products to Dart Bank customers. Under the partnership, Matic’s innovative insurance marketplace of 50 A-rated carriers will be integrated into Dart Bank’s customer offerings.
Since its inception, Matic has transformed the landscape of the insurtech industry by embedding insurance into the home and auto ownership experience. Through this exclusive partnership, Matic will deploy home and auto insurance across Dart Bank’s mortgage originations, servicing, and banking channels.
"This partnership represents a significant milestone in our pursuit of delivering meaningful solutions to the clients of Dart Bank that will enhance their daily lives," said Bryan Clark, Sr. Vice President of Mortgage Banking, Dart Bank. "This will be especially beneficial as we continue to incorporate technology innovation and digital solutions into our customer offerings."
"Matic was built to cater to the dynamic nature of the banking industry, enabling a seamless integration of insurance across the customer lifecycle," said Matic CEO and co-founder Ben Madick. "We are thrilled to be an integral part of Dart Bank’s vision to streamline and enhance the banking and lending experiences."
All Dart Bank clients are eligible for P&C insurance through Matic’s proprietary matching technology. In addition to home and auto insurance, Matic will offer umbrella, jewelry, flood, dwelling fire, and other personal lines of insurance to meet customer needs within the Dart Bank banking, lending, and mortgage servicing experience.
Since 2014, Matic has changed the landscape of the insurtech industry by integrating insurance within the home and auto ownership experience. Today, Matic’s digital insurance marketplace has 50 A-rated home and auto carriers, as well as distribution partners in industries ranging from mortgage originations and servicing to banking, real estate, personal finance, and more. With a single-minded focus on advocating for policyholders, Matic has created an easy and transparent shopping process, saving customers hours of work and over 30% in premiums each year. For more information, visit matic.com.
Core Insurance, Risk Management
Globenewswire | June 30, 2023
World Insurance Associates LLC (“World”), a Top 50 Insurance Brokerage, announced today that it acquired the business of M. Adams & Associates, Inc. (“M. Adams”) of Hazlet, NJ on June 1, 2023. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
M. Adams & Associates, Inc. was established in 1991. Their mission is to find quality, competitive insurance products tailored to their customer’s specific needs. They conduct business with their core values of honesty, integrity, respect, and accountability while providing prompt customer service.
“We work hard to earn our customer’s business through practicing our core values and being responsive, reliable, and professional. We are committed to maintaining a high standard of excellence in all that we do. It is our goal to establish a firm business relationship with our clients as their trusted advisor, “says Carolyn G. Pugaczewski, Principal/Owner, M. Adams & Associates, Inc. “We work to reduce insurance expense, improve our client’s cash flow and mitigate threats to their assets and the work process so they can employ their business strategy and grow their business.”
“On behalf of the World family, I’d like to welcome M. Adams & Associates, Inc.,” says Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of World. “They have a history of providing their customers with excellent service, they are extremely talented insurance agents, and I know as part of World, they will continue to be successful.”
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel to World on the transaction. Connell Foley LLP provided legal counsel and The Manhattan Group advised M. Adams on the transaction. No other advisors, diligence firms or legal counsel were disclosed.
About World Insurance Associates LLC
World Insurance Associates LLC (World) is headquartered in Iselin, N.J., and is a nationally ranked, full-service insurance organization providing individuals and businesses with top products and services across personal and commercial insurance, employee and executive benefits, retirement and financial services and human capital management solutions. Since its founding in 2011, World has completed over 190 acquisitions and serves its customers from more than 250 offices across the United States. World is ranked #34 on the 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list by Business Insurance, ranked #3 on the Fastest Growing Brokers list by Business Insurance, ranked #3 on the Fastest Growing Benefits Brokers list by Business Insurance, ranked #24 on the Top 100 P&C Agencies by Insurance Journal, and ranked #20 on the Top 50 Personal Lines Agencies by Insurance Journal.
Workers Compensation, Health Insurance
PRnewswire | July 14, 2023
Hourly.io, a fast-growing startup that is committed to fixing workers' comp for businesses with hourly and mobile workers, has teamed up with insurance and financial services provider Nationwide to expand its workers' comp and payroll service.
In this alliance, Hourly will serve as a Managing General Underwriter (MGU) underwriting skilled trade businesses with mobile and hourly workers using technology and millions of real-time data points from the Hourly platform. While most insurers underwrite workers' comp based on data that is 12-18 months old, Hourly's revolutionary use of big data gives business owners an alternative high-quality insurance partner, fairer and more accurate pricing, with personalized customer service. Businesses that will most benefit from using Hourly include construction, contracted services, transportation and trucking, foodservice, and retail stores among others.
Established in 2018, Hourly offers workers' comp insurance and an integrated platform that connects workers' comp, time tracking, and payroll in real-time—an innovation that ensures premiums are calculated with unprecedented precision. Hourly is first of its kind in the industry to bridge this gap seamlessly with a mobile-first platform.
Through Nationwide, Hourly's platform and advanced underwriting model will help Hourly's network of more than 3,000 appointed independent insurance producers expand their client base, retain more of those clients, generate more revenue, and stand out from competitors.
"We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Nationwide as the next step in Hourly's growth strategy," said Hourly Co-founder and CEO Tom Sagi. "With Nationwide on our side, our growing network of independent insurance agents will finally be able to offer small and medium-sized businesses a service-oriented alternative, ensuring they don't overpay for their coverage. And these same small businesses will better understand their labor costs—including workers' comp premiums—information they can use to bid more accurately on projects and manage their expenses to the penny."
"It's no secret that commercial insurance has been slow to catch up to personal lines in terms of tech," said Jerico Foutch-Vinsonhaler, Chief Underwriting Officer at Hourly. "Insurance companies typically don't have enough data to quote accurate premiums for hourly workers which means that these small businesses are hit with a big audit bill or are overpaying for their coverage. By harnessing more data points than our peers, Hourly is offering a long overdue solution for small business owners."
"We're excited to join forces with Hourly and help hardworking businesses across the country protect their employees," said Nationwide's Vice President Dale Hoppe who leads the company's Excess & Surplus and Specialty WC programs division. "Workers' comp has been hard to appraise in the past because the technology to price risk simply wasn't there. Our collaboration with Hourly's payroll platform sets new industry standards by prioritizing fair pricing, better overall service, and a commitment to continuous innovation. Nationwide and Hourly's much-needed upgrades to the workers' comp space will become the new benchmark for the industry for the mobile workforce, filling a gap that has plagued workers' comp for far too long."
Hourly is appointing select insurance agents across the nation. Please visit hourly.io to learn more and see if your agency qualifies.
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Hourly.io is a data driven insurance startup offering workers' comp insurance and full-service payroll for small and medium businesses with hourly workers. Powered by real-time data, Hourly's platform ensures running payroll is as quick as pressing a button and that you get accurate workers' comp premiums down to the penny. For more information, visit www.hourly.io.
Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities, mutual funds and ETFs; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.