CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Arbella Insurance Group and One Inc | December 09, 2022
One Inc, the leading digital payments network for the insurance industry, announced today that Arbella Insurance Group, a customer-focused, regional property, and casualty insurance company based in Massachusetts, has selected One Inc’s best-in-class suite of digital payment solutions with PremiumPay® and ClaimsPay®, for both inbound and outbound payments.
With the implementation of One Inc’s digital platform and the delivery of Duck Creek Technologies’ integrated core systems platform for P&C carriers, Arbella will be fully equipped with the payments features and functionality needed to digitally empower its agents and customers. The result will be the seamless handling of inbound customer payments paired with faster claims disbursal, improved customer service, and reduced operational costs.
“As our customers’ needs continue to evolve, we wanted a modern process payments solution with the flexibility to allow us to quickly adapt and respond, We believe that the integration of One Inc followed by the integration of Duck Creek will provide us a solution for our current needs, while also giving us the runway to scale as our business grows and our offerings become more inventive for our agents and regional customers.”
-Janet Corcoran, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Arbella Insurance Group
We are thrilled to support Arbella’s commitment to enhancing the quality of their products and services through the modernization of their payment solution, We look forward to our partnership as Arbella transforms its business and realizes the benefits of modern digital payments,said Ian Drysdale, Chief Executive Officer of One Inc.
About One Inc
One Inc is modernizing the insurance industry through a unified and frictionless payment network. Focusing only on the insurance industry, One Inc helps carriers transform their operations by reducing costs, increasing security, and optimizing customer experience. The comprehensive end-to-end digital payments platform provides expanded payment options, multi-channel digital communications, and rapid digital claim payment, even for the most complex insurance use cases. As one of the fastest growing digital payments platforms in the insurance industry, One Inc manages billions of dollars per year in premiums and claim payments.
About the Arbella Insurance Group
Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group is an A rated company by AM Best, with more than $800 million in revenue and approximately $1.8 billion in assets. Headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, Arbella is a customer-focused, regional property and casualty insurance company, providing commercial insurance products in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, and personal insurance products in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Recognized as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for 14 consecutive years, Arbella is deeply committed to maintaining high levels of employee satisfaction and supporting a positive and inclusive workplace culture. Arbella attributes its success to their dedicated employees, strong agent partnerships and community focus.
CORE INSURANCE,RISK MANAGEMENT
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. | December 21, 2022
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced an agreement to acquire the partnership interests of BCHR Holdings, L.P., dba Buck. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2023, subject to customary regulatory approvals.
Buck is a leading provider of retirement, HR and employee benefits consulting and administration services. The organization has a long history, dating back more than 100 years, with a diverse client base by both size and industry. With over 2,300 employees, including more than 220 credentialed actuaries, Buck primarily serves customers throughout the US, Canada and the UK.
"Providing a comprehensive suite of products and services that allows employers to attract, engage and retain talent is at the heart of Gallagher Benefit Services' mission and our global Gallagher Better Works value proposition, Through the complementary strengths of Buck's defined benefit offerings, investment consulting, digital employee engagement platform and international footprint, the acquisition will broaden, deepen and enhance our client offerings. I look forward to welcoming the 2,300 new colleagues joining us as part of this transaction to our growing Gallagher family of professionals."
-J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO
Benefits of the acquisition are expected to include:
Expanding Gallagher's value proposition within retirement, benefits & HR consulting, administration, and technology
Enhancing and deepening Gallagher's broad suite of professional services including: defined benefits consulting, plan administration, defined contribution and executive benefit consulting, investment consulting, benefits strategy, compliance, employee engagement consulting and total rewards optimization
Adding "bSuite," a leading, proprietary software platform for benefits administration and employee engagement
Potential cross-selling opportunities across current benefits and property & casualty clients
Combining similar sales cultures, both focused on outstanding client service, employee engagement and innovation
Deepening the employee benefits management team.
Under the agreement, Gallagher will acquire the partnership interests of BCHR Holdings, L.P. and its subsidiaries, for a gross consideration of $660 million or approximately $585 million net of agreed seller funded expenses and net working capital. Gallagher expects to fund the transaction via free cash flow and short-term borrowings. The transaction is estimated to be approximately 2% accretive to adjusted diluted earnings per share over the trailing twelve month period ended September 30, 2022, assuming expense synergies discussed below.
Prior to expected expense synergies of approximately $20 million, Buck's pro forma adjusted trailing twelve month revenues and EBITDAC ending September 30, 2022 were approximately $280 million and $34 million, respectively. Including synergies, the purchase multiple is approximately 10.8x of trailing twelve month September 30, 2022 pro forma adjusted EBITDAC, or 13.1x including expected integration expense of approximately $125 million.
About Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Gallagher provides these services in approximately 130 countries around the world through its owned operations and a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
Angle Health | November 18, 2022
Angle Health, the digital-first, full-stack health insurance company bringing transparency, simplicity, and ease of use to members, employers, and brokers, announced today it is expanding in Indiana. Powered by its integrated, AI-enabled technology platform, Angle Health provides a digital-first navigation experience with fully tailored, comprehensive healthcare benefit plans for employers. Telemedicine, behavioral health, and other digital health solutions – normally sitting outside of the traditional health insurance environment – are core offerings integrated into Angle Health plans at minimal to no cost for members.
"We built Angle Health from the ground up to fundamentally change how people interact with the healthcare system and ensure that access to modern healthcare services isn't limited by a lack of time or understanding of the system, We could not be more excited to announce that access to Angle Health and our digital-first experience will be available to thousands more employers and brokers and millions more members across Indiana."
-Ty Wang, co-founder and CEO of Angle Health
Catering to more than 529,456 small businesses, 99.4% of all of businesses in the state, Angle Health is bringing its unified health benefits services to Indiana-based employers, brokers, and members, as follows:
Personalized, mobile-first member engagement: Angle Health meets members wherever they are on their journey. Angle's chat-first mobile app is a true partner in care. Whether a member has a question about the providers in the network, service costs, or how to navigate a medical concern, Angle Health is always there to remove the burden of access and navigation.
Access to board-certified physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists is always available, anytime and anywhere. On-demand pharmacy benefits are offered through a broad network of pharmacies alongside convenient options for home delivery.
Concierge clinical management: The Angle Health clinical teams guide members on their everyday health questions, including acute and chronic needs, with one-on-one clinical support. Angle nurses prioritize a multidisciplinary approach, ensuring an individualized, tech-forward clinical wellness experience.
For Employers and Brokers
Fully customizable benefits packages to meet the needs of each employer and their employees
Instant quoting and competitive pricing across its level-funded solutions
Streamlined plan administration, delivering seamless employee enrollment and engagement, fully integrated with benefits administration and payroll
Angle Health's level-funded solution gives our employer customers the benefits and flexibility of an independent TPA, with the predictability and seamlessness we have come to expect from national carriers, Their instantaneous quoting cuts, and in some instances eliminates, the standard 10-day turnaround quote window,Eric Dreyfus, Senior Vice President at Assured Partners, broker partner of Angle Health.
Serving small and growing businesses and technology startups and scaleups alike, Angle Health is on a mission to democratize access to healthcare by bringing choice, affordability, transparency, and tailored health and wellness solutions to modern employers and their employees. Co-founded by former Palantir engineers, CEO Ty Wang and CTO Anirban Gangopadhyay, Angle Health was born out of the duo's frustration with their personal healthcare experiences.
About Angle Health
Angle Health democratizes access to modern healthcare by unifying today's fragmented healthcare benefits system into one core coverage and delivery platform. As a full-stack healthcare benefits provider, Angle Health drives efficiencies across the value chain through its digital-first platform—from instant underwriting for brokers and streamlined administration for employers to personalized care navigation for members. With access to a national network of healthcare providers and facilities, Angle Health is the health benefits provider for modern employers, now servicing thousands of employees and members across the country.