CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Alera Group | January 05, 2023
Alera Group, a national insurance, wealth, and retirement plan services provider, has acquired The Ascent Group and allied firms. The deal adds $1.5 billion to Alera Group Wealth Services' RIA business and $1.3 billion to Alera Group Retirement Plan Services.
The Summit Group in Virginia and Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group in Pennsylvania are connected to the Ascent Group. The Ascent Group has 42 employees, 15 of whom are financial advisors. By the end of 2022, Alera Group Wealth Services had $7.5 billion in assets, which included $1.5 billion in RIA assets and about $6 billion in AUM.
One of the most fundamental components of the Ascent Group's investment infrastructure is the turnkey asset management program (TAMP), which was created to lower the overall client expenses by bringing crucial operations in-house and eliminating vendors.
According to Alera Group, The Ascent Group is a good fit for the company's strategy of providing synergies and strategic benefits across its employee benefits and property and casualty verticals. It lets the company offer more complete solutions to clients, which can really help plan sponsors and participants come together. The organization is delighted to have the team join its expanding division in a role that will serve as a cornerstone.
Meanwhile, the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Alera Group
Alera Group serves thousands of clients, offering various services such as employee benefits, P&C, wealth, and retirement plans. It merged 24 dynamic US offices. The organization blends national experience and resources with local, tailored service. It is the nation's 7th largest privately-held employee benefits firm, 15th-largest independent insurance agency, and 16th-largest privately-held insurance firm.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
RVOS Insurance Group and Guidewire Software | February 09, 2023
RVOS Farm Mutual Insurance Company (RVOS) has recently integrated Guidewire InsuranceNow for agent engagement and business growth.
Guidewire InsuranceNow is for U.S. property and casualty insurers struggling with IT resources, providing core cloud-driven solutions. Through automation and integration, it is easily implemented and quickly upgraded from time to time with operational support and cloud delivery, enabling insurers to focus more on innovation and respond to market demands. In addition, it offers solutions for customer experience, upgrades, less time consumption, business agility, freedom from system maintenance, and risk mitigation.
Vice President of RVOS, Wesley Jackson, said, "We selected InsuranceNow to modernize our systems to deliver better efficiencies to users. We were attracted to its lack of complexities. The screens are straightforward and very easy to work with. InsuranceNow will also provide a more robust interaction with our agents and allow them to have access to more data from the system, making it easier for them to do business with us."
(Source – Business Wire)
General Manager of Claims and InsuranceNow, Guidewire, Zachary Gustafson, said, "We celebrate RVOS' history of serving Texans for more than 120 years and its commitment to acting as 'neighbors helping neighbors'. We look forward to helping the company continue supplying quality property insurance to its membership, improving its current products, and developing new ones, and providing exceptional customer service."
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in Temple, Texas, RVOS, an insurance company that started as a single company offering a basic fire insurance protection program in 1901, is now an established insurance holding of different companies, meeting the needs of property owners, farmers, and ranchers across the state. As policyholders own this company, it meets policyholders' needs, adapting to new budgets and financial circumstances. It focuses on future surplus claims and offsets future premiums rather than profiting from out-of-state parent corporations. It specializes in home, ranch, farm, and personal liability insurance.
Guidewire, a software development company, is dedicated to helping property and casualty insurers engage, innovate, and grow their insurance businesses. It integrates machine learning, data analytics, core and digital services, and cloud services. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, it has assisted over 500 insurers as a partner from over 38 countries to enhance their success worldwide since 2001. It provides integration, localization, and innovation for many applications. In addition, it has completed more than 1,000 projects through the support of research and development and partner networking in the industry.
CLAIMS, LIFE INSURANCE
Constellation Insurance | March 10, 2023
On March 9, 2023, SS&C Technologies Holdings announced that Constellation Insurance, Inc. has chosen SS&C Precision LMTM to assist in handling its expanding portfolio of commercial mortgages.
Precise LM software for loan origination and servicing will help track pipelines, service loans, account for assets, manage regulators, and report on its increasing commercial mortgage portfolio on a single platform.
Vice President of Mortgages and Real Estate at Constellation, Timothy Biggs, expressed, "We were impressed by SS&C's expertise, infrastructure, and continued enhancement to its commercial mortgage technology."
Timothy Biggs added, "Precision LM is a robust and scalable solution, which will provide increased data and automation and improve efficiency and accuracy. Having Precision LM is especially important as additional regulations continue to be implemented."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Constellation thinks the new system will make the lending process faster and more accurate, bring in more money, and help the company manage risks better. Additionally, the cloud-based platform that Precision LM offers will help reduce the workload for Constellation's IT division.
Bhagesh Malde, General Manager and Global Head of SS&C GlobeOp, remarked, "SS&C is committed to providing innovative software and value-added services to commercial real estate lenders and insurance companies."
"This complex industry is evolving with increasingly complex stakeholder expectations. With our deep domain expertise and superior technology, we simplify commercial loan management for clients," he concluded.
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
SS&C's Precise LM software also helps more than 130 banks, insurance companies, real estate investment trusts, and debt funds with lending.
About Constellation Insurance
Constellation Insurance, Inc., a leading insurance holding company, serves consumers and small business owners in the US and Latin America through its insurance subsidiaries - Ohio National Life Insurance Company, Ohio National Life Assurance Corporation, National Security Life and Annuity Company, and other affiliated (re)insurance entities in Latin America and the Cayman Islands. As of September 30, 2022, its insurance firms managed about $34 billion in assets. Furthermore, Constellation's equal partners, CDPQ and Ontario Teachers', oversee a combined net asset of roughly C$660 billion. This includes over C$140 billion in private capital investments.