CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
PRnewswire | April 06, 2023
Falvey has partnered with Canopius U.S. and is now accepting inland marine submissions following the recent appointment of the dedicated team at Falvey Insurance Group.
"Since onboarding the team about 30 days ago, we have implemented a fully functional and customized underwriting system, which includes invoicing and claims filing, and have secured paper with Canopius U.S.," says Jack Falvey, Chief Operating Officer at Falvey. "Our team worked tirelessly to make this launch quick-to-market as we wanted to make the inland marine product available to our broker partners as soon as possible."
Mike McKenna, Chief Underwriting Officer at Falvey, adds, "This partnership with Canopius will allow Falvey to expand into new lines of business and offer complementary products to our clients. We look forward to working together to provide top-tier service to our clients."
Inland Marine products offer broad terms and conditions that cover many risk types emanating from a wide range of commercial business applications that may not be covered in the standard property market. The many insurance needs considered in the Inland Marine market include the following: property moving over land, property that is stored at a third-party location, builders' risk, care, custody and control of others property in warehouses, infrastructure and/or individual high valued properties. These are just a few examples of the many Inland Marine insurance coverage needs that Falvey Insurance Group will consider.
About Falvey Insurance Group
At Falvey Insurance Group, our value starts with the strength of our products, but we believe that your premium should provide more than just great coverage. With Falvey Insurance Group, you receive a breadth of additional value-added services at no additional cost. We have spent decades developing a reputation in the industry for commitment to going the extra mile for our clients and broker partners, providing solutions that put your needs first and exceed expectations. If you have a broker agreement with Falvey, you have access to all Group products and a universal claim handling and loss control experience. Plus, you can expect World-Class service from any one of our underwriting teams.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Businesswire | April 28, 2023
Zinnia, a life and annuity insurance technology and digital services company, today announced it is acquiring Policygenius, a digital insurance marketplace. The acquisition lays the foundation for the industry’s first front-to-back architecture to power the entire insurance value chain and better serve carriers, advisors, and policyholders.
The transaction expands Zinnia’s reach into digital distribution solutions, creating new opportunities to service carriers and distribution partners. Together, Zinnia and Policygenius will offer products and services spanning life and annuities, disability, and property and casualty insurance. At the heart of Policygenius is a platform that simplifies the process for consumers to buy insurance, and an extensive data analytics capability that, combined with Zinnia’s growing tech capabilities and well-established third-party administrator (TPA) infrastructure, lays the groundwork for exceptional experiences for those who buy, sell, manufacture or administer insurance policies.
Zinnia will continue to offer Policygenius’ full suite of online services under the Policygenius brand. These capabilities will connect with Zinnia’s new system of record to further develop the Open Insurance architecture. The acquisition opens growth opportunities for Zinnia’s and Policygenius’ combined 60+ carrier clients, 350 distributors and partners, and 2M+ policyholders.
“At Zinnia, we want to provide solutions that simplify the process of buying insurance and deliver an exceptional experience for consumers from purchase to claim,” said Michele Trogni, Zinnia Chief Executive Officer. “Policygenius has always put consumer experience at the heart of their business, and their capabilities will accelerate our journey. We look forward to welcoming Policygenius clients, an experienced leadership team, and approximately 450 new team members to Zinnia, and are excited to power growth in our industry.”
“We are thrilled to have a partner in Zinnia, that shares in our vision to transform the industry through technology and a consumer-first approach,” said Jennifer Fitzgerald, Policygenius Co-founder and CEO and newly appointed Zinnia board member. “Their depth of insurance expertise and entrepreneurship has resulted in more than $170B in assets under administration and the launch of 170+ new carrier products. Together, we will expand the reach of our carrier and distribution partners, helping even more consumers achieve financial protection. The promise of Open Insurance is huge, and we are excited to embark on this journey with Zinnia together.”
“This strategic combination positions Zinnia and Policygenius to deliver great benefits for carriers and consumers, and we believe there is enormous unmet demand in the market for a seamless digital experience underpinned by a compelling, end-to-end insurance offering,” said Jake Heller, Partner at KKR and newly appointed Zinnia board member. “We look forward to serving as an investor in the combined business alongside Eldridge and supporting Michele, Jennifer, and these talented teams in their next chapter of growth.”
KKR, through its Technology Growth strategy, was a lead investor in Policygenius and will remain an investor in the combined company.
Sidley Austin LLP and WilmerHale served as legal counsel to Zinnia. Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal counsel to Policygenius.
Zinnia, an Eldridge business, combines a rich history of insurance expertise and product capabilities to create simplified and digitized outcomes that deliver better value and foster more seamless, secure, and efficient experiences for carriers, advisors, consumers, and reinsurers. The Company’s vision for Open Insurance empowers clients through intuitive technology solutions that decrease processing time, drive product innovation, and bring new products to market faster, enabling more people to protect and enrich their financial futures.
Founded in 2014 by Francois de Lame and Jennifer Fitzgerald, Policygenius transforms the insurance journey for today’s consumer, providing a one-stop platform where customers can compare options from top insurance carriers, get unbiased expert advice, buy policies, and manage their insurance portfolio, in one seamless, integrated experience. Our proprietary technology platform integrates with the leading life, disability, and home and auto insurance carriers and delivers an exceptional digital experience for both consumers and insurance carriers. Since 2014, our content, digital tools, and experts have served as a resource for millions of people on their insurance journey, and we have sold more than $200 billion in coverage.
RISK MANAGEMENT, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Globenewswire | April 19, 2023
Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management and consulting firm, today announced its acquisition of HollandStivers Employer Solutions, a specialist in employee benefits located in Paducah, Kentucky. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tracing its roots back to 1994, HollandStivers Employer Solutions marks the first acquisition by Risk Strategies in Kentucky. The firm brings several complimentary capabilities to the Risk Strategies National Employee Benefits Practice, including expertise in group medical, individual medical, group life and dental. HollandStivers also offers clients payroll administration and other HR services.
“We acquire firms that match in terms of culture and approach to our specialist focus,” said John Greenbaum, Risk Strategies National Employee Benefits Practice Leader. “The team at HollandStivers are great people and expand our geographic presence while adding expertise in integrated human capital management and payroll administration to our rapidly growing repertoire of client services.”
With almost 30 years of experience in the benefits insurance industry, HollandStivers has established deep, trusted relationships with its clients. The firm’s strong client-focused approach builds great loyalty among its customers, with many having been with the firm for over 20 years.
“In seeking a firm to help expand our capabilities and reach, we saw Risk Strategies specialist, client-first approach as being a great fit for our people and our clients,” said Jody Stivers, Founder & President, HollandStivers. “We’re excited to become part of a true national-scale specialty brokerage and practice.”
Along with customized employee benefits solutions, HollandStivers offers clients an array of value-added services including data analytics, carrier rate negotiation, compliance assistance, and employee communication and education. The payroll administration services directly provided by the firm include product selection and implementation of a payroll HCM (Human Capital Management) system as well as ongoing technical support for their payroll HCM.
About Risk Strategies
Risk Strategies is the 9th largest privately held US brokerage firm offering comprehensive risk management advice, insurance and reinsurance placement for property & casualty, employee benefits, private client services, as well as consulting services and financial & wealth solutions. With more than 30 specialty practices, Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, nonprofits, public entities, and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Risk Strategies has over 100 offices including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Grand Cayman, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco. RiskStrategies.com.