Core Insurance, Risk Management
Newswire | July 25, 2023
ALKEME, a Top 50 Insurance Brokerage, announced the acquisition of the Paul Kinan Insurance Group and Wiggins Farha Insurance Group, both full-service insurance agencies operating out of Placentia, California, and Wichita, Kansas, respectively.
Tracing its roots back to 1986, Paul Kinan Insurance Group has a long track record of success in Southern California built on its strong customer service philosophies. The company provides a wide variety of property and casualty insurance solutions to individuals, families and businesses.
Wiggans Farha Insurance Group is an independent insurance agency serving the state of Kansas and the Midwest region as a subsidiary of Paul Kinan Insurance Group.
"Paul Kinan Insurance Group and Wiggans Farha add more industry-leading insurance brands to our growing platform" said Curtis Barton, CEO of ALKEME. "They have an amazing, highly experienced team and an approach to customer service that fit in perfect with the ALKEME culture."
"We are excited to join forces with a national-scale partner to expand the resources and capabilities of our group," said Paul Kinan and Greg Locy of Paul Kinan Insurance Group and Wiggans Farha, respectively. "As the insurance industry is changing every day, it made perfect sense to take advantages of the many benefits we can pass along to our clients by working with ALKEME."
ALKEME helps insurance brokerages realize sustainable growth and success through the creative use of innovation, shared services, consultation, and marketing. Our proven methodology, unmatched expertise, and externally validated results have quickly propelled us into the top-50 privately held insurance agencies in the U.S. Partners across the country rely on ALKEME's proven platform coupled with experience, resources, and long-term perspective to help them realize sustainable growth and success in a rapidly modernizing insurance world. Based in Ladera Ranch, California, and backed by GCP Capital Partners, ALKEME serves thousands of clients with a wide range of offerings including P&C, Benefits, Surety, Risk and Wealth Management.
Risk Management, Intellectual Property
Globenewswire | July 27, 2023
Betterview, the insurtech company Property & Casualty insurers rely on to identify and manage real property risk, and EagleView, the leading provider of aerial imagery and accurate property measurements, today announce a strategic alliance. EagleView's imagery will be integrated into Betterview's property intelligence platform to help insurers better understand a customer’s total property risk by providing broader, data-driven intelligence for both underwriters and claims professionals. Additional benefits of the alliance will include the ability for EagleView customers to gain direct access to Betterview’s property insights, scores, and data.
“EagleView chose to join forces with Betterview and their cutting-edge property analytics," said Piers Dormeyer, CEO of EagleView. “We’re launching an alliance that leverages the expertise of both companies to scale our innovative solutions and deliver unparalleled property intelligence to our customers.”
Customers across both product platforms will benefit from these advanced capabilities:
Greatly Expanded Imagery Coverage: Imagery coverage now encompasses 94% of the US population with over 1 billion ultra-high resolution property images.
AI Detections: Access to property condition attributes, including Roof Age, from the most advanced computer vision and machine learning in the industry.
Predictive Risk Scores: From roof conditions to weather-related perils and vulnerability, insurers will get the most accurate predictors of loss—pre-filled in many states.
Historical Image Library: Access to nearly 20 years of historical imagery will deliver expanded intelligence on property changes over time. A significant beneficiary will be Betterview’s new Roof Age product.
Rapid Post-CAT Event Imagery: When a storm strikes, EagleView mobilizes its fleet to capture imagery of the impacted areas, quickly producing before and after views of the event. This imagery will power Betterview’s CAT response solution, further supporting fast decisions and early assistance for homeowners.
Predictive CAT Response Capabilities: Customers will access solutions to remotely identify vulnerability, predict impact, quantify damage, and help homeowners recover faster from severe weather events.
“At Betterview we are continuously looking for ways to improve our customer’s ability to accurately assess property risk,” said David Lyman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Betterview. “EagleView’s extensive, 20-year library of high-quality aerial imagery paired with our AI-powered property insights greatly expand our customers’ total understanding of property risk, both pre- and post-claim.”
The combined strength of EagleView and Betterview represents a major leap forward for insurance companies in their transition from repair and replace to predict and prevent.
“The addition of EagleView imagery is not just great for our customers in the short-term, but also will lead to long-term enhancements and benefits for our customers and the insurance market,” says Dave Tobias, COO and co-founder of Betterview. “EagleView’s ultra-high-resolution imagery allows us to continue to develop the most accurate AI models, risk scores, and overall property insights. Ultimately, we can build the most innovative tools to solve tough problems for insurance.”
Betterview is the Property Intelligence & Risk Management Solution the insurance industry depends on to identify and mitigate property risk, improve underwriting and inspection efficiency, and build a more transparent customer experience. Applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer vision to aerial imagery and geospatial data, Betterview generates the most accurate property information insurers trust to automate pricing, underwriting, and renewals while focusing strategic action on critical properties. For more information, please visit www.betterview.com
EagleView is a leader in geospatial technology, providing solutions that transform the way our customers work. EagleView has the largest geospatial data and imagery library ever assembled, encompassing 94 percent of the U.S. population. EagleView’s unique technology portfolio comprises more than 300 patents, enabling our highly-differentiated offerings of software, imagery, and analytics products for multiple industries.
Core Insurance, Risk Management
Business Wire | August 16, 2023
Insurity, a leading provider of cloud-based software for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs, today announced that it has partnered with Web Connectivity Limited (WCL), a Zywave company, a provider of ACORD standards-based solutions for the commercial insurance industry. This partnership will empower carriers, brokers, and syndicates to leverage Insurity's Sure Underwriting platform while expanding access to tools related to London Market insurance operations by adding a London Market messaging function.
WCL aims to make it easier for insurance organisations to exchange critical information and simplify workflows to improve accuracy, accelerate business, and reduce risks. As a longtime ACORD Messaging Gateway provider to the London Market, WCL allows organisations to streamline processes by automating the electronic transfer of data and documents between brokers and insurers and central services to improve client service, increase process efficiency, and decrease cost.
Insurity is the largest provider of cloud-based insurance software solutions, with over 400 of its 500 customers deployed successfully in the cloud. Sure Underwriting recently became available for insurance organisations in the London Market. The cloud-native solution enables insurers to gain 50% faster risk assessment with real-time insights to increase underwriting accuracy and efficiency.
"Our partnership with Insurity allows us to offer a variety of interconnected solutions through collaborations and integrations," said James Willison, Managing Director at Web Connectivity Limited. "By delivering solutions like Insurity's Sure Underwriting to our clients, we can speed up implementations and help our clients achieve significant operational efficiencies."
"Through this partnership, Insurity customers can take advantage of WCL's integrated products, including rapid deployment of ACORD standard-based London Market messaging," said Sylvester Mathis, Chief Insurance Officer at Insurity. "This partnership marks a significant milestone for the London insurance market and solidifies our commitment to providing cutting-edge software for London Market carriers, MGAs, and brokers to capitalise on new opportunities quickly."
Insurity is a leading provider of cloud-based software for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs. Insurity is trusted by 22 of the top 25 P&C carriers and 7 of the top 10 MGAs in the US and has over 400 cloud-based deployments. Through its best-in-class digital platform and with unrivaled industry experience and the industry's most robust analytics offerings, Insurity is uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional value, empowering customers to focus on their core businesses, optimize their operations, and provide superior policyholder experiences. Insurity is a portfolio company of GI Partners and TA Associates. For more information, visit www.insurity.com.
About Web Connectivity Limited, a Zywave Company
WCL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zywave, Inc. Zywave leads the insurance tech industry, fueling business growth for its partners with cloud-based sales management, client delivery, content and analytics solutions. Offering a technology platform embedded with robust data and the most comprehensive content portfolio available, we empower smarter business decisions throughout the entire customer lifecycle. More than 6,000 carriers, HCM service providers, agencies and brokerages worldwide—including all of the top 100 U.S. insurance firms—use Zywave solutions to enhance client services, achieve business growth and promote greater health, wellness and safety. For more information about Web Connectivity Limited, visit www.webconnectivityltd.com