Erie Insurance | September 20, 2022
The Erie Insurance (ERIE) Future Focus internship program has been named to the Rising Insurance Star Executive (RISE) list of the insurance industry's 50 best internship programs in 2022. This is the second consecutive year that ERIE has been honored.
ERIE's summer internship program offers opportunities for college students to gain relevant and real-world business experience in the insurance industry and at a Fortune 500 company.
"We're excited to be included on the RISE Elite 50 list for the second consecutive year. Our interns often tell us that our program is a premier offering in the industry, and this recognition is certainly a bonus, Year after year, the most impactful feedback comes directly from our interns, who, through an overwhelming response to our end-of-program survey, gave our 'Future Focus' program an average satisfaction rating of 4.8 out of 5 this year."
-JR Wilwohl, talent acquisition partner and ERIE's internship program coordinator
ERIE's internship program, which began more than 20 years ago and has helped launch the careers of hundreds of current ERIE employees, offers paid, competitive internships across several areas of the company.
According to Jon O'Camb, talent acquisition manager, ERIE's Future Focus internships are one of the company's largest pipelines for early career talent and ERIE is committed to growing diversity within its talent pool.
Our commitment to celebrating and valuing diversity continues, and our internship program is an extension of that. We're widening our talent pipeline by strengthening relationships with historically Black colleges and universities across ERIE's footprint and working with ERIE's affinity networks and DEI leadership to help further reach diverse candidates, Once our interns are hired, we also provide them with multiple opportunities to engage with our company's DEI and community outreach teams and encourage them to become active in ERIE's nine employee affinity networks during their internship with us,said O'Camb.
In 2022, more than 100 ERIE interns worked in ERIE's IT, Underwriting, Risk Control, Actuarial, Data, Sales & Marketing, Claims, Corporate Services, Customer Service, Finance, Accounting, Internal Audit, Investments and ERIE Experience departments.
Rising Insurance Star Executive (RISE) is an industry group founded to help bridge the talent gap by recognizing and advancing the best young talent in the insurance industry.
There is nothing more impactful to building the talent pipeline for the Insurance Industry than our internships, Companies can test drive talent, learn from fresh perspectives, expose young professionals to their brand, foster leadership in current employees, and the list goes on. Interns gain real world experience, learn about their strengths and weaknesses and gauge whether a job or industry is the right career for them,read an announcement of the annual list from RISE.
About Erie Insurance
According to A.M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is the 11th largest homeowners insurer, 13th largest automobile insurer and 13th largest commercial lines insurer in the United States based on direct premiums written. Founded in 1925, Erie Insurance is a Fortune 500 company and the 19th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premium written. Rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, ERIE has more than 6 million policies in force and operates in 12 states and the District of Columbia.
MULBERRI | July 29, 2022
Mulberri, the business insurance platform for modern PEOs and brokers, announced it has raised a $4 million Series Seed led by a consortium that includes Hanover Technology Management, MS&AD Ventures, and Altamont Capital Partners (via insurance enterprises in its portfolio). A shared platform that makes business insurance easier to access and manage, Mulberri will use the funding to continue to expand its infrastructure and data modeling to help make business insurance more simple, efficient, and transparent.
“For far too long, business insurance has been stuck in the 20th century, and that has had major ramifications for PEOs and brokers who have wanted modern solutions, but lacked access to them,” said Hamesh Chawla, CEO and co-founder of Mulberri.
“For far too long, business insurance has been stuck in the 20th century, and that has had major ramifications for PEOs and brokers who have wanted modern solutions, but lacked access to them,” said Hamesh Chawla, CEO and co-founder of Mulberri. “We’ve been gratified by the enthusiastic response to Mulberri from investors and insurtechs alike. Looking towards the future, we’re excited to continue building out our technology so we can help even more PEOs and brokers reach their highest potential.”
The process of buying, selling, and managing business insurance has always been complex, but increasingly it has become too slow. With manual workflows, archaic processes, and low-tech solutions, business insurance processes have lagged behind other insurance sectors, which have embraced automation and data-first approaches. But that’s where Mulberri comes in.
Launched in 2021, Mulberri is the first business insurance solution purpose-built for PEOs and brokers. Mulberri’s technology enables PEOs, brokers, and carriers to come together to write business and helps them make intelligent data-driven decisions.
“Business insurance processes have been long overdue for an overhaul,” said Jon Soberg, Managing Partner at MS&AD Ventures. “Mulberri recognized this problem and has developed an innovative, streamlined solution.”
Mulberri delivers on the speed, transparency, and efficiency that PEOs and brokers have been asking for. The platform provides smart submission intake, automated quote and bind, data-driven insurance management, and easily accessible protection and monitoring services. It also optimizes PEO business workflows, speeds up client acquisition, and provides risk analytics by integrating with multiple systems like HRIS, Payroll and others.
“Mulberri’s embedded platform empowers each one of the critical parties –– the SMB, the PEO, the broker, and the carrier –– while meaningfully leveling up automation and ease of doing business for the industry as a whole. Mulberri uses the sort of convolutional neural networks that we have successfully deployed in other industries, from energy to defense,” said Joseph Malchow, founding partner of Hanover Technology Investment Management. “Ultimately, that means a faster-growing book of business and happier customers. Hanover is proud to partner with Hamesh and the Mulberri team to transform business insurance.”
Mulberri is a pioneering embedded insurtech that is revamping the way insurance is delivered. Launched in 2021, Mulberri is the first business insurance solution purpose-built for PEOs and brokers. Mulberri’s technology enables PEOs, brokers, and carriers to come together to write business and helps them make intelligent data-driven decisions. To learn more, visit https://www.mulberri.io/.
Intellagents and Sapiens | August 20, 2022
Sapiens International Corporation, a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, announced today an agreement with Intellagents, a no-code, hybrid cloud, independent insurance marketplace platform provider.
The partnership expands the Sapiens CoreSuite for P&C ecosystem and connects agents and insurers to a new digital marketplace with best-in-class insurtech solutions, data sources, AI providers and more. The new solution eliminates the costly friction of integrating legacy and modern systems and orchestrates agile and efficient performance over a single dynamic API marketplace.
"We are pleased to partner with Sapiens. Part of our success is due to our diligence in bringing together tried-and-true technologies and services so users can be confident they are working with secure applications from trustworthy, stable vendors. We look forward to working with Sapiens to equip its P&C solutions with unprecedented reach,"
- Mark Stender, CEO of Intellagents
The partnership grants insurers access to hundreds of data and insurtech providers and thus reducing insurance cycle times, increasing efficiency, and collaborating transparently while enhancing user experience.
Sapiens is incredibly excited to announce this partnership. The marketplace is massive and for our customers, it means the ability to leverage all the best-in-class insurtech technologies without having to embark on costly, time-consuming integration projects, says Jamie Yoder, Sapiens President & General Manager, North America.
Intellagents' platform will integrate with Sapiens CoreSuite for P&C solution to deliver a vast data marketplace on a single adapter, thereby eliminating the need to build additional integrations for new interfaces. Sapiens CoreSuite for P&C is a customer-centric, low-code enterprise suite that empowers insurers to rapidly meet evolving business and customer needs.
Founded in 2019, Intellagents is the only no-code, hybrid cloud, independent insurance integration platform, connecting agents, insurers, and new digital marketplaces and ecosystems with best-in-class insurtech solutions, data, and AI providers, core and legacy systems to power "Real Change" in the insurance industry. Intellagents removes the costly friction of integrating old and new solutions, and orchestrates agile, efficient performance through one dynamic API marketplace.
Sapiens International Corporation empowers the financial sector, with a focus on insurance, to transform and become digital, innovative and agile. Backed by more than 35 years of industry expertise, Sapiens offers a complete insurance platform, with pre-integrated, low-code solutions and a cloud-first approach that accelerates customers' digital transformation. Serving over 600 customers in 30 countries, Sapiens offers insurers across property and casualty, workers compensation and life and pension markets, the most comprehensive set of solutions, from core to complementary, including Reinsurance, Financial & Compliance, Data & Analytics, Digital, and Decision Management.