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IMG | March 01, 2023
On February 28, 2023, International Medical Group (IMG), an insurance services provider, was awarded Forbes Advisor's Best of 2023 Awards in the category of travel insurance companies. Forbes Advisor has recognized it for the second year in a row.
IMG's iTravelInsured Travel LX plan has particularly attracted the attention of Forbes Advisor. It is an excellent travel insurance solution for dog owners and a popular insurance plan of IMG. It provides insurance coverage for additional kennel fees, which a pet needs on a trip delay for an extended stay at a commercial kennel. In addition, it offers trip cancellation and interruption benefits and is applicable only when the service animal or pet suffers an injury, sickness or death during the trip.
Forbes Advisor is a trusted insights provider for finance and businesses through news, reviews and advice, assisting consumers with smart decisions and perfect products for their choice without effort. Forbes Advisor's awards recognize the company after in-depth analysis for being an impartial consumer champion. Its experienced reporters and editors have a keen eye on product features and consumer experience in the industry. With years of dedication, people expect authentic financial news and guidance from it. The recognition from Forbes Advisor represents that the brand has strong support and establishment in the business and consumer finance community.
IMG's Director of International Sales – Travel, Grant Hayes said, "IMG is honored to be recognized once again as one of the best travel insurance companies in the market." He added, "Our iTravelInsured Travel Series is a market-leading line of travel protection plans designed to meet the varying needs of travelers while they're away from home."
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IMG's Chief Commercial Officer, Scott Ackerman said, "At IMG, we understand that pets are like family. Our pet-related benefits set us apart from the competition and are valued greatly by our customers." He added, "Being recognized as a travel insurance company that is great for dog owners is truly a testament to the many unique benefits we offer our customers through our travel protection plans."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, IMG, an insurance company, offers solutions for expatriates, international students, missions organizations, marine crews, corporate group insurance, cost containment, stop loss insurance, medical management, assistance services, medical evacuation, travel insurance, and international medical insurance. It has provided insurance benefits and assistance services worldwide since 1990. Its well-known services are travel and health safety solutions, with insurance programs like international private medical insurance, trip medical insurance, and services like enterprise and insurance administrative services, 24/7 emergency medical, security, and travel assistance.
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Branch | February 13, 2023
Branch®, a full-stack insurance business that uses technology, data, and automation to make home and vehicle insurance more accessible and affordable, has introduced condo insurance, increasing its selection of instantly bindable products. Condo insurance will be launched across Branch's accessible states, beginning with Ohio, in the coming months.
Branch transformed the purchasing process by needing just a consumer's name and address to get an instant estimate for combined home and vehicle insurance. The National Association of Realtors reports that more than 10% of existing home sales in the last three years were condos. By offering a condo product, Branch can provide quick bundling to millions of more homeowners.
Branch co-founder and CEO, Steve Lekas, said, "Bundling has always been at the core of what Branch can do, so we're thrilled to offer another product to help consumers quickly and easily bundle their insurance." He added, "By enabling more people to access Branch's bundle, and the deep savings that come with it, we're taking meaningful steps towards our mission of getting more people insured."
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Including a condo product adds tremendous value to Branch's rapidly expanding independent agency channel, allowing Branch-appointed agents to meet their customers' insurance requirements better. Moreover, by increasing its product offerings, Branch provides its partners with a seamless, integrated experience. On the Branch website, consumers can rapidly acquire condo insurance with only a few pieces of information and bundle it with vehicle insurance.
Branch®, is a company that provides home and car insurance that is easy to purchase and designed to save money. Through its groundbreaking instant-bind capabilities, Branch eliminates all of the hassle involved with obtaining coverage, making it simple for clients to combine home and vehicle insurance. The Branch Insurance Exchange was designed as a reciprocal exchange to make insurance more accessible and inexpensive for everybody. Branch is a public benefit corporation and a certified B corporation dedicated to achieving the highest levels of social and environmental performance and responsibility.
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Coterie Insurance and Vertaforce | January 11, 2023
On January 10, 2023, Coterie Insurance officially launched Vertafore's award-winning Commercial SubmissionsTM platform, which handles business owner’s policies (BOP) and general liability policies. Coterie, the platform's first MGA, will make it easier for independent brokers to bind and quote small commercial insurance.
The time-consuming process of quoting small business insurance lines has been made simpler using Commercial Submissions by independent agencies since it became available last spring. The platform's automated data entry tasks and connectivity with carriers have produced significant results for independent agents, enabling them to offer their business clients a better experience.
Coterie's mission and goals, which focus on revitalizing the business through digital tools, are entirely consistent with those of Commercial Submissions. Using Coterie, agencies will have access to Commercial Submissions and be open to a wider variety of specialized commercial alternatives.
Becky Monfre, Coterie's Director of Digital Partnerships, said, "We are excited to engage with Vertafore's vast network of agents on the Commercial Submissions platform and offer our BOP and general liability quotes to their agents. She further added, "Coterie is uniquely positioned on the platform to offer bindable quotes with minimal questions, as a fully digitally underwritten insurance product. This puts a quote in the agent's hand to present to their clients within minutes, offering unique products and coverage in all 50 states."
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"We are thrilled to welcome Coterie Insurance to Commercial Submissions and to further increase connectivity across the entire insurance distribution channel. Coterie's addition expands access to their policy solutions and adds to the platform's momentum, providing participating agents with another communicative, world-class partner who can help them quickly match customers with the product options that are right for them," said James Thom, Chief Product Officer at Vertafore.
About Coterie Insurance
Coterie Insurance helps in getting quotes and buying insurance. Small businesses can get the services they need through their website, through an independent agent, or with help from the company's support team. The company, which started operations in 2018, has its main office in Cincinnati (Ohio).
Founded in 1969, Vertafore is modernizing and streamlining the insurance life cycle and helping its customers prioritize what's truly important to them. As a result, independent agencies, MGAs, and carriers can increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability with the help of Vertafore's solutions. It provides end-to-end connectivity across the distribution channel, enhances the client and agent experience, unlocks data's power, and streamlines essential workflows.