Corvus Insurance Raises $32M, Accelerates Development of Smart Commercial Insurance Products

Corvus Insurance | January 09, 2020

Corvus Insurance, a leading provider of commercial insurance products built on advanced data science, today announced it has secured $32 million in Series B venture funding. The round is led by Telstra Ventures with participation from Obvious Ventures and existing Corvus investors including .406 Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and Hudson Structured Capital Management. Marcus Bartram, Partner at Telstra Ventures, will join Corvus's Board of Directors. Corvus leverages unique sets of data which it analyzes with AI techniques to help brokers and policyholders better predict and prevent loss, thereby delivering value to policyholders, brokers, underwriters and reinsurers. With this latest round of funding, Corvus will continue its growth trajectory within existing product lines as well as accelerate the development of new technologies and tools to improve risk management, particularly to meet the needs of larger clients dealing with complex cyber risk.

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The U.S. property and casualty (P&C) insurance market continues to rank among the most competitive in the world, and the competition is only getting stiffer. In an effort to differentiate themselves from the competition, many insurance carriers have turned to aggressive pricing in the form of lower premiums for policyholders. Still others have tried to pull ahead of the pack with self-service claims models or other specialized insurance products.

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The U.S. property and casualty (P&C) insurance market continues to rank among the most competitive in the world, and the competition is only getting stiffer. In an effort to differentiate themselves from the competition, many insurance carriers have turned to aggressive pricing in the form of lower premiums for policyholders. Still others have tried to pull ahead of the pack with self-service claims models or other specialized insurance products.

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Riskonnect Named in Business Insurance’s Best Places to Work in Insurance Program for Second Consecutive Year

Riskonnect | September 17, 2022

Riskonnect, the leader in integrated risk management (IRM) solutions, today announced it has been named in Business Insurance’s annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work, and help their companies grow. “It’s a huge honor to be recognized once again as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance. The accolade is a testament to our team’s dedication to creating an incredible and empowering work environment at Riskonnect, Every day we aim to foster a positive culture where our team is inspired, encouraged, and poised to deliver the best service to customers and help them manage risk under one roof.” -Kevin Crow, chief human resources officer at Riskonnect Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual program that highlights the agents, brokers, insurance companies, and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. The leading employers in the insurance industry are identified through a two-part assessment of each company. The first part is a questionnaire completed by the employer about company policies, practices, and demographics. The second part is a confidential employee survey on engagement and satisfaction. This achievement follows several others for Riskonnect, including being named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women and certified as a Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom by Great Place to Work®. The Company was also named a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® by the U.S. National Association for Business Resources in Atlanta and Chicago for the fourth consecutive year. About Riskonnect Riskonnect is the leading integrated risk management software solution provider. Our technology empowers organizations with the ability to anticipate, manage, and respond in real-time to strategic and operational risks across the extended enterprise. More than 2,000 customers across six continents use our unique risk-correlation technology to gain previously unattainable insights that deliver better business outcomes. Riskonnect has more than 800 risk management experts in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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Selective Insurance Introduces New Privacy Solution to Reduce the Risk of a Data Breach Following a Total Vehicle Loss

Selective Insurance | October 03, 2022

In recognition of October's designation as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Selective Insurance today announced that it will remove personally identifiable information from eligible private passenger vehicles and light duty trucks after they're declared a total loss. This new solution deletes sensitive electronic data, such as GPS addresses, phone contacts, telematics, garage and gate opening capabilities, and other personally identifiable information. Personal and business vehicles that are model year 2012 or newer are eligible for this service. "Technologically-advanced vehicles store a significant amount of personal data, especially in the infotainment and navigation systems, Deleting personally identifiable information after a total vehicle loss prevents it from ending up in the wrong hands. It protects our customers so they can focus on restoring their lives. This service is another way our customers can Be Uniquely Insured® with Selective." -Jim McKeown, Vice President, Mobility and Customer Experience, Selective Insurance About Selective Insurance Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company for 10 property and casualty insurance companies rated "A+" (Superior) by AM Best. Through independent agents, the insurance companies offer standard and specialty insurance for commercial and personal risks and flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program's Write Your Own Program. Selective's unique position as both a leading insurance group and an employer of choice is recognized in a wide variety of awards and honors, including the Fortune 1000 and being certified as a Great Place to Work® in 2022 for the third consecutive year.

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Higginbotham Enters Missouri by Joining Forces with Connell Insurance

Connell Insurance and Higginbotham | December 06, 2022

Connell Insurance is the first agency in the state of Missouri to join Higginbotham, an insurance, financial and HR services firm ranked among the largest independent brokers in the U.S. Connell Insurance is one of the largest and fastest growing locally-owned property/casualty insurance and employee benefits brokers in southwest Missouri. The deal adds a 14th state to Higginbotham's footprint and gives Connell Insurance increased customer support that includes loss control, employee benefit plan services and human resources. Higginbotham is strategically growing to expand its reach and increase its service capability by selectively partnering with other independent agencies that have strong reputations in their local markets, a desire to keep growing by tapping into its single source solution and a strong cultural match. Connell Insurance has two Missouri offices in Branson and Springfield, with a combined 38 employees with immediate plans to hire more to accommodate growth. It's led by practicing insurance and employee benefits consultants Casey Chastain, Jay Hickman, Tom Jensen and Chase Marable. "We see Higginbotham as a larger version of our firm. We position ourselves as 'agents of change,' adapting to new market trends and evolving our model as the business environment changes. To be a long-term partner for our clients, change is essential, and joining Higginbotham is part of that strategy. The value-added services for our clients, the future growth opportunities for our firm and the ability to partner with a privately held organization that offers employee ownership are all welcome changes." -Connell Insurance's leadership, Jensen Higginbotham Chairman and CEO Rusty Reid said, We have offices in the states that border south Missouri, so we had our sight set on finding the right partner to help establish our presence there. Connell Insurance being one of the fastest-growing insurance agencies in the region is what prompted our interest, because obviously they're doing something right. The decision to cement our partnership was driven by their alignment with our people-first culture and forward-thinking attitude. Higginbotham gave the title of managing director to all four of Connell Insurance's leaders, and they will continue guiding their team. About Connell Insurance Connell Insurance is a property/casualty insurance and employee benefits brokerage firm that provides solutions that help companies and individuals manage risk. Established in 1970, Connell Insurance today is one of the largest locally-owned insurance brokers in southwest Missouri. It has concentrated experience in the public entity, manufacturing, transportation, social services, construction and hospitality sectors. About Higginbotham Employee owned and customer inspired, Higginbotham is a single source solution for insurance, financial and HR services. The firm was established in 1948 and ranks by revenue as the nation's 21st largest independent insurance firm. Serving thousands of businesses and individuals through locations coast-to-coast, Higginbotham's approach to finding insurance, employee benefit and risk management solutions is more individual and less institutional. By understanding customer priorities, eliminating inefficiencies and committing to transparency, Higginbotham is a place that leads with values so value leads.

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