CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Simplicity Group and Insurance Designers of America | March 06, 2023
Simplicity Group Holdings, Inc. (Simplicity) recently informed that it has acquired Insurance Designers of America (IDA), a leading insurance marketing organization (IMO), in order to provide a comprehensive range of services.
As a result of this merger, Simplicity and IDA will now provide their respective members with a market-leading, tech-enabled distribution platform along with an unrivaled range of sales and marketing services.
Bruce Donaldson, Simplicity's President and CEO, expressed, "We have known the partners of IDA for many years and have always admired the spirit of true, equitable partnership, which was one of the founding characteristics of the group."
He continued, "Simplicity was founded on the premise that all our partners should be treated equitably and enjoy all the aspects of our growing platform. We recognize that independent distributors have a choice with whom they wish to affiliate and we are thrilled that IDA has chosen Simplicity to be its long-term partner."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Ethan Emmett, Executive Director of IDA remarked, "Partnering with Simplicity is a natural evolution in the growth of IDA and the furthering of our mission to best serve our member agencies and ultimately provide consumers access to the best insurance solutions across life, annuity, LTC and DI."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Simplicity Group
Simplicity Group offers holistic financial professionals and their clients a full range of products and services for every stage of life, guided by education, value, and cooperation. The company offers its advisor, agent, broker-dealer, and financial institution partners best-in-class and proprietary guaranteed income, life insurance, wealth management, long-term care products as well as operational support. Besides, it also provides sales, marketing materials, and training to help its partners build businesses and serve their clients.
About Insurance Designers of America
Founded in 1986, IDA is one of Georgia's oldest, largest, and most-esteemed IMOs. The company was founded by former agency heads of a national insurance carrier that was quitting the agency distribution system to fill the void as insurance companies focused entirely on product manufacturing and sought alternative distribution channels. Currently, it has over 50 agencies and $250+ million in yearly premiums, giving it the capacity and resources to support over 85,000 financial professionals with their client's insurance needs.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Exavalu and Topa Insurance Company | February 06, 2023
Topa, an insurance company, has recently announced its implementation of Exavalu's digital engagement platform for agents to enhance the productivity and experience of insurance agents and increase its business growth. In addition, it will provide a user-friendly interface with quick quote generation, eligibility checks for multiple lined businesses, and first notice of loss (FNOL) features.
With a history of about 30 years, Topa Insurance Company specializes in casual and commercial property insurance, serving quality products to managing general agents (MGAs), general agents, and wholesale brokers.
Exavalu, a leading digital and advisory insurance solutions provider, integrates with different insurance platforms, rating engines, and third-party services, supporting insurance agents and policyholders. With its build on Amazon Web Services (AWS), it integrates with Topa's Guidewire InsuranceNow system through MuleSoft AnyPoint's application programming interface (API) gateway, offering necessary tools to enhance productivity.
Global Insurance Solutions and Delivery Leader at Exavalu, Goutam Kanjilal, said, "Exavalu's Digital Engagement Platform offers insurers a modern and intuitive portal to engage with their agents and customers through flexible and feature-rich agent and customer portals. We are delighted to partner with Topa to provide exceptional digital experiences for its agents."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Exavalu, a digital transformation advisory and solutions provider in the insurance industry, partners with top insurance companies, InsurTechs, TPAs, and MGAs worldwide by combining technology with insurance knowledge to automate the business of insurers' clients. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, it has been building long-term relationships with clients and companies through innovation since 2018. It specializes in Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, SAP, ERP, GDPR, CCPA, business and technology strategy, technological solutions, innovation, strategic advisory, data privacy, GRC and digital GRC, healthcare and life sciences, banking and financing services, and insurance.
About Topa Insurance Company
Topa Insurance Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Topa Insurance Group and a member of Anderson Holdings, offering insurance products across the wholesale market and enhancing agility, operations, and profit for continuous growth. Headquartered in Calabasas, California, it specializes in property, specialty and casualty insurance with writing commercial, personal lines, and programs since 1984. In addition, it helps businesses to grow and distribute commercial and personal insurance products through its network of insurance agents and brokers.
RISK MANAGEMENT, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Embroker | February 24, 2023
Embroker, a digital insurance platform that makes it easy to insure a business, just released a new malpractice and cyber bundle that is specifically made for legal practices.
This package, the company's first vertical offering built on its new ONE by Embroker platform, makes it easy for law firms to obtain customized malpractice and cyber coverage.
Ben Jennings, Chief Revenue Officer at Embroker, stated, "Regardless of size, law firms don't just want to 'tick' the insurance box; they need a strategic partner to create products where risk is dynamically modeled and tailored to their biggest exposure areas."
He further added, "This law liabilities and cyber bundle does exactly that, and represents the first of multiple vertical-specific bundles we'll be launching on ONE by Embroker in the coming months."
(Source – Business Wire)
Law companies' databases include massive volumes of personal and sensitive customer data, making cybersecurity breaches severe. After answering a few questions, law firms can identify their coverage needs and receive customized liability and cyber policy quotations. Custom product packaging, level pricing transparency, and one application for various coverages let them receive the proper coverage faster and easier.
ONE by Embroker uses AI and machine learning to synthesize and mix business insurance solutions depending on industry demands, simplifying the insurance buying process. Embroker's ONE by Embroker universal application and strong vertical expertise create a unique, streamlined shopping experience for legal professionals in this law package. It's suitable for companies of all sizes, but those with 25 attorneys or fewer are the most underserved by conventional brokers and carriers.
Due to these expanding concerns, many organizations are now carefully assessing their cyber exposure and adding cyber insurance to their cyber hygiene activities.
Embroker simplifies smart business insurance. It saves time and money by integrating technology and broker knowledge. Embroker, the largest internet insurance broker, wants to improve the $800 billion P&C insurance market. The company services customers in all 50 states from its San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston headquarters. According to Goldman Sachs and CB Insights, it is one of the innovators shaping the future of finance.