CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Alera Group | January 05, 2023
Alera Group, a national insurance, wealth, and retirement plan services provider, has acquired The Ascent Group and allied firms. The deal adds $1.5 billion to Alera Group Wealth Services' RIA business and $1.3 billion to Alera Group Retirement Plan Services.
The Summit Group in Virginia and Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group in Pennsylvania are connected to the Ascent Group. The Ascent Group has 42 employees, 15 of whom are financial advisors. By the end of 2022, Alera Group Wealth Services had $7.5 billion in assets, which included $1.5 billion in RIA assets and about $6 billion in AUM.
One of the most fundamental components of the Ascent Group's investment infrastructure is the turnkey asset management program (TAMP), which was created to lower the overall client expenses by bringing crucial operations in-house and eliminating vendors.
According to Alera Group, The Ascent Group is a good fit for the company's strategy of providing synergies and strategic benefits across its employee benefits and property and casualty verticals. It lets the company offer more complete solutions to clients, which can really help plan sponsors and participants come together. The organization is delighted to have the team join its expanding division in a role that will serve as a cornerstone.
Meanwhile, the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Alera Group
Alera Group serves thousands of clients, offering various services such as employee benefits, P&C, wealth, and retirement plans. It merged 24 dynamic US offices. The organization blends national experience and resources with local, tailored service. It is the nation's 7th largest privately-held employee benefits firm, 15th-largest independent insurance agency, and 16th-largest privately-held insurance firm.
PCF Insurance Services | November 16, 2022
PCF Insurance Services (PCF), a top 20 U.S. insurance brokerage firm, has acquired Milwaukee-based Milz Health Group, a full-service health insurance agency providing coverage to Wisconsin Medicare-eligible individuals and coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
Milz provides affordable health care coverage for individuals through an integrated suite of online services. Offering Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplemental Insurance policies (Medigap plans), and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDP), Milz Health Group uses a unique, proprietary process to design plans with top insurance carriers that are affordable and effective.
"PCF Insurance Agency Partners are deep-rooted, trusted advisors for their clients, and with more than 50 years serving Wisconsin with affordable health coverage, the Milz Health Group team was an ideal partner to expand our presence into that market,"
- Peter C. Foy, Chairman, Founder, and CEO of PCF Insurance
The PCF Insurance business model supports and expands on the agency's continued success with its strong market relationships and the efficiencies and economies of scale generated by a shared services approach. PCF Insurance Agency Partners can offer clients enhanced coverage offerings, more competitive pricing, and innovative solutions for protection against even the most unique risks.
Jason Milz, Principal at Milz Health Group, explains that PCF's entrepreneurial focus opens the door to more growth opportunities while allowing us to continue to be who we are, guided by our core values, which are important to the way we conduct our business.
About Milz Health Group
Voted Best Health Insurance Site in Milwaukee in 2021 by Expertise.com, Milz Health Group has over 50 years of experience providing affordable health coverage to individuals. Focusing on Wisconsin Medicare and the Affordable Care Act, Milz's unique process and online services find an affordable, effective plan every time. Milz Health Group represents most national Medicare insurance carriers and several regional companies. Neither Milz Health Group nor its agents are connected with the Federal Medicare program.
About PCF Insurance Services
A top 20 U.S. broker headquartered in Lehi, Utah, PCF Insurance Services is a leading full-service consultant and insurance brokerage firm offering a broad array of commercial, life and health, employee benefits, and workers' compensation solutions. Propelled by its people, PCF Insurance's agency-centric operating model and entrepreneurial environment support its tremendous growth profile, offering partners alignment through equity ownership, significant leadership incentives, and resources to over 3,100 employees throughout the U.S. Ranked #20 on Business Insurance's 2022 Top 100 Brokers and #13 on Insurance Journal's 2022 Top Property/Casualty Agencies, PCF Insurance is a notable leader in the insurance space.
RISK MANAGEMENT,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Insurity | January 13, 2023
Insurity, a leading cloud-based software and analytics provider for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs, announced the launch of Sure Premium Audit Analytics on January 12, 2023.
This product is a part of its Sure Premium Audit solution that integrates robust predictive analytics from Insurity Predict into the auditing process to enhance operational efficiency by up to 15%.
Identifying exposure risk in the premium auditing process remains arduous for many P&C carriers. It may be hard or even impossible for premium audit departments to check all of their business. Instead, many carriers' current premium auditing process is highly responsive and based on standard policy features such as premium, location, and industry.
Sure Premium Audit Analytics addresses these issues with robust predictive models and machine learning built on Insurity's 20+ years of industry experience in premium auditing. Carriers can use Sure Premium Audit Analytics to improve their audit workflows with embedded AI and machine learning, allowing them to optimize the premium audit process by forecasting audit results before the audit is even ordered. Additionally, users can simplify the auditing process by developing custom predictive models on a low-code, configurable interface.
Existing Sure Premium Audit customers and P&C carriers can quickly get started with Insurity's turnkey analytics system, which has been fully integrated into the Sure Premium Audit platform. In addition, customers can synchronize these predictive models into any workflow or in-house tool using Insurity Predict.
Chief Insurance Officer at Insurity, Sylvester Mathis, said, "Premium audits can be a time-consuming process, resulting in carriers leaving hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars of missed premium on the table." He added, "Sure Premium Audit Analytics takes the guesswork out of identifying premiums to audit by proactively flagging policies possessing the characteristics to generate exposures outside initial estimates. Audit costs are reduced, or practically eliminated and time-consuming processes are removed by leveraging the most efficient audit methods."
(Source – Businesswire)
Hartford-based Insurity is a top cloud-based software provider for brokers, insurance carriers, and MGAs. Insurity has over 400 cloud-based deployments and is recognized by 7 of the top 10 MGAs and 15 of the leading 25 P&C carriers in the United States. The company is uniquely equipped to offer exceptional value through its unrivaled industry experience, best-in-class digital platform, and the industry's most robust analytics offerings. With Insurity, customers can optimize their operations, focus on their core businesses, and provide superior policyholder experiences.