CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | May 12, 2023
Guaranteed Rate Insurance LLC, one of the fastest growing national insurance brokers, today released a proprietary digital insurance API. This new platform provides Guaranteed Rate Insurance business partner customers an immediate way to compare and purchase home, auto, life and other insurance policies at the point of sale.
Guaranteed Rate Insurance's new API provides a method for its business partners to cater to its customers' insurance needs by seamlessly connecting storefronts with authorized insurance agents who have already prepared a range of preliminary coverage choices. This innovative tool ensures consumers can access, review and purchase competitive insurance policies precisely when protection is required or highly recommended.
"As part of our commitment to providing the best possible products and service to our customers, we are continually increasing our reach by expanding our partner network and ensuring we are the easiest independent fintech insurance platform to work with," said Jeff Wingate, Head of Guaranteed Rate Insurance and Executive Vice President. "Our API is fully secure, so customers can trust that their personal information is safe and protected throughout the insurance purchasing process."
The Guaranteed Rate Insurance proprietary API is a "win-win" for customers and business partnerships. Business partners can offer insurance solutions as part of their product offering which creates a user-friendly, hassle-free and beneficial purchasing experience. Customers win by insuring and protecting their home, auto and major purchases at the point of sale in a fully secure, easy-to-use manner.
"With the introduction of the partner API, we move closer to achieving fully embedded digital insurance marketplace offerings," said Ryan Haggard, Guaranteed Rate Insurance's Vice President and Head of Insurance Product and Technology. "When a customer is transferred to Guaranteed Rate Insurance, the API has all the data needed for our agents to deliver instantaneous insurance quotes."
Guaranteed Rate Insurance looks forward to expanding this insurance offering to as many business partners as possible, including real estate brokerages, mortgage servicers, auto dealers and home inspection companies. To learn more about Guaranteed Rate Insurance business partnerships, contact email@example.com.
About Guaranteed Rate Insurance
Guaranteed Rate Insurance is a national insurance brokerage, licensed in all 50 states, that offers comprehensive personal, commercial, specialty, and life insurance products. Founded in 2008, Guaranteed Rate Insurance is owned by Guaranteed Rate, the second largest retail mortgage lender in the country. Guaranteed Rate Insurance has built a reputation on providing customers with impeccable service as demonstrated by its 98% customer satisfaction rate*. Combining a growing team of insurance agents and a robust digital platform, Guaranteed Rate Insurance searches for great rates from more than 50 top-rated insurance carriers, while providing a "personal shopping" experience. Visit rate.com/insurance for more information.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Businesswire | March 28, 2023
Insurify, Inc. (“Insurify”), America’s top-rated virtual insurance agent to compare, buy and manage insurance, has completed the acquisition of Inspop USA, LLC and its subsidiary, Compare.com Insurance Agency, LLC (“Compare.com”), a pioneer in the U.S. online auto insurance comparison market.
Compare.com was founded by Admiral Group, plc (“Admiral”), one of the UK’s leading auto insurers and a member of the FTSE 100, which retains a minority stake in Insurify and continues to serve as a strategic shareholder.
“We are thrilled to welcome the talented Compare team, and the well-established brand, and proven technology into Insurify. This combination allows Insurify to realize the benefits of the respective brands, platforms, and operations to effectively deliver next-generation solutions to consumers and carrier partners. Together, our complementary insurance capabilities will continue to strengthen Insurify’s market position as we build the preeminent and most trusted digital insurance agent,” said Snejina Zacharia, founder and CEO of Insurify.
Costantino Moretti, Head of International Insurance, Admiral Group said, “I’m really proud of everything that Compare.com has achieved over the last decade. This acquisition is a positive outcome, but it’s always sad to see valued colleagues leave the Admiral family. On behalf of Admiral, I would like to thank our Compare.com colleagues for their contribution to the Group and their unwavering commitment to customers - and wish them all the best as they enter this new phase.”
This transaction does not impact Admiral’s U.S.-based insurance business, Elephant, which is an entirely distinct business.
Perella Weinberg Partners LP served as financial advisor and Clifford Chance US LLP served as legal advisor to Admiral. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP served as legal advisor to Insurify.
Based in Cambridge, MA, Insurify, America's top-rated virtual insurance agent, provides expert advice and empowers customers to securely compare, buy, and manage their auto and home insurance policies from the largest selection of accurate quotes. With more than 70 million quotes served and $200B in insurance coverage, Insurify has won several insurance industry awards, including Forbes NextBillion Dollar Startups of 2022, WPO’s 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned and -Led Companies 2022, Inc.’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America of 2022 and 2021, Forbes Fintech 50 List for 2021, Stevies’ Gold International Business Award for a Medium-Sized Insurance Company 2021, EY’s 2021 New England Entrepreneur of the Year, and Insurtech Insights’ Future 50 2021.
Compare.com is an online comparison platform that allows consumers to receive side-by-side comparisons on auto insurance quotes with real prices from more than 60 of the country’s top carriers. Since its launch in 2013, Compare.com has helped more than 7 million customers switch and save on their auto insurance, putting over $300 million back in US consumers’ wallets. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Compare.com was founded by Admiral Group, plc, one of the UK's leading auto insurers and a member of the FTSE 100. For more information, visit www.compare.com.
About Admiral Group
Admiral Group plc is an FTSE100 global financial services company offering motor, household, travel and pet insurance as well as personal lending products. Established in 1993 in the UK, the Group now has offices in Canada, France, Gibraltar, India, Italy, Spain, and the U.S.
CORE INSURANCE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Businesswire | May 15, 2023
CCC Intelligent Solutions Inc. (CCC) and Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Verisk) announced today a strategic partnership to leverage the two providers’ market-leading technologies to bring new innovations to P&C insurance claims. CCC is a leading cloud platform for the P&C insurance economy and Verisk is a leading global data analytics and technology provider.
The first project announced through the partnership is the planned integration of anti-fraud analytics from Verisk’s claims fraud detection solution with CCC’s claims platform. This integration will help P&C insurers fight the rising threat of fraud in auto physical damage (APD) claims. When fully integrated, insurers will be able to quickly and easily identify potential fraud in real-time within existing CCC-powered workflows.
“Working with Verisk we can leverage the strengths of both companies to create new opportunities for our shared customers,” said Marc Fredman, chief strategy officer at CCC. “Mitigating fraud is a priority for insurers. By bringing the right data elements to adjusters’ fingertips, we can help them reduce fraud risk.”
The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud estimated the cost of insurance fraud in America at more than $308 billion per year. According to the FBI, fraud costs the average family between $400 and $700 a year in premiums. With the increasing adoption of technology and the emergence of new capabilities like generative AI, the threat of fraud is expected to increase.
“With macro-economic pressures like inflation and supply chain constraints, coupled with increasing criminal sophistication, it’s become necessary for insurers to quickly and accurately detect and defend against fraudulent claims,” said Shane Riedman, general manager of anti-fraud solutions at Verisk. “Verisk’s work with CCC will enable insurers to leverage robust analytics and powerful technology to not only reduce fraud loss but also accelerate the resolution of meritorious claims, thus providing better, faster service to policyholders.”
This partnership builds upon an existing integration between the two companies. Auto insurers can currently use CCC’s platform to access insights from Verisk’s Liability Navigator to help assess damages in bodily injury claims.
CCC Intelligent Solutions Inc., (NASDAQ: CCCS), is a leading SaaS platform for the multi-trillion-dollar P&C insurance economy powering operations for insurers, repairers, automakers, part suppliers, lenders, and more. CCC cloud technology connects more than 30,000 businesses digitizing mission-critical workflows, commerce, and customer experiences. A trusted leader in AI, IoT, customer experience, network, and workflow management, CCC delivers innovations that keep people’s lives moving forward when it matters most. Learn more about CCC at www.cccis.com.
Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) is a leading strategic data analytics and technology partner to the global insurance industry. It empowers clients to strengthen operating efficiency, improve underwriting and claims outcomes, combat fraud and make informed decisions about global risks, including climate change, extreme events, ESG and political issues. Through advanced data analytics, software, scientific research and deep industry knowledge, Verisk helps build global resilience for individuals, communities and businesses. With teams across more than 20 countries, Verisk consistently earns certification by Great Place to Work and fosters an inclusive culture where all team members feel they belong. For more, visit Verisk.com and the Verisk Newsroom.