CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Falvey | February 28, 2023
On February 27, 2023, Falvey Insurance Group (Falvey) launched inland marine coverage to its existing product offering. With the natural extension, it has on board an experienced team to establish this inland marine product in the insurance market.
The list of the experienced team members and their respective designations in the company is as follows:
Ed Helfers – Principal, Inland Marine
Lisa Uzzo – Principal, Inland Marine
Joanne Stewart – Cicero – Vice President, Claims, Inland Marine
Maureen Connelly – Associate Vice President, Inland Marine
Thomas Helfers – Associate Vice President, Inland Marine
Bob Sundberg – Manger Underwriting Operations, Inland Marine
Its premium product provides excellent coverage with additional value-added services at no extra charge. With its experience in the insurance market, it has developed relationships with its customers and brokerage partners. It has always addressed the urgent needs of the clients and offered solutions that are beyond their expectations. With one broker agreement, clients have access to complete Falvey Insurance Group's products with the universal claim and loss control experience. In addition, clients experience similar quality service from any of its underwriting teams.
Chief Underwriting Officer of Falvey, Mike McKenna said, "We are excited to have Ed, Lisa, Maureen, Thomas, Joanne, and Bob join Falvey to lead our newest product offerings in the Inland Marine marketplace. This group is uniquely qualified with substantial experience across underwriting, policy administration as well as claims enabling a fast-to-market launch." He added, "We are excited for the opportunity to join Falvey and build a product from the ground up especially with an organization that has an aligned passion for success and strong work culture. As Falvey is already growing in marine and transportation markets; expanding into Inland Marine and related property products will assist in continuing the expansion in the specialty space."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Falvey, an insurance services provider, has connected insurance brokers, clients and agents worldwide since 1995. It provides services for insurance claims, underwriting, loss prevention, cargo insurance, pollution insurance, shipper insurance, stock throughput, transportation, and logistic liability. In addition, its wholesale division offers supplement products like a product recall, motor truck cargo, and builder's risk. It specializes in solutions for freight, supply chain, logistics and transportation. Its underwritings include three significant segments; general cargo, life sciences, and technology. In addition, it offers full-value, all-risk domestic and international shipping insurance through an API integration with the client's existing shipping software.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Businesswire | March 17, 2023
Inszone Insurance Services: a rapidly growing, national provider of benefits, personal and commercial lines insurance, announced today the acquisition of Larry Fu Insurance Agency, Inc. The addition of Larry Fu Insurance Agency to the Inszone Insurance team is a strategic move that brings together two trusted insurance providers with a shared commitment to exceptional customer service.
Founded in 1979, Larry Fu Insurance Agency has built a strong reputation as a family-owned and operated business, providing exceptional service to its clients for over 40 years. Larry and Shirley Fu started their business from the ground up, and their dedication and hard work have earned them a loyal clientele from all over the Bay Area and Southern California.
"Larry Fu Insurance Agency has a long-standing reputation for exceptional customer service and market expertise, making them a perfect fit for Inszone Insurance," said Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services. "Their values align with ours, and we are excited to welcome the Larry Fu Insurance team to the Inszone Insurance family."
As part of the acquisition, clients of Larry Fu Insurance Agency can expect to receive the same exceptional service and care they have come to expect from Larry Fu Insurance Agency, now under the Inszone Insurance brand. This acquisition is just one of many that Inszone Insurance Services plans to make as it continues to expand its national footprint and serve clients with exceptional insurance placement capabilities and personalized service.
About Inszone Insurance Services
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sacramento, California, Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage firm that provides a broad array of property & casualty insurance, along with employee benefits solutions. With a strong, experienced management team, Inszone continues to grow organically, as well as through acquisitions. With 40 locations across California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, and Illinois, the company is looking to further expand throughout the United States.
CORE INSURANCE, COMPLIANCE
Napier and Utmost Group | February 01, 2023
On January 31st, 2023, Utmost Group, which offers insurance and savings solutions, enhanced its financial compliance capabilities in collaboration with Napier, a customizable anti-financial crime compliance provider.
Napier's client screening solution, which started operations in just 21 days, was implemented to bolster the company's existing compliance strategy and to facilitate future expansion. The Napier team met these stringent deployment deadlines to meet the time constraints imposed by the expiration of licenses held by the outgoing partner.
The Client Screening solution from the company will enhance existing systems by automatically screening clients against sanctions, PEP (Politically Exposed Persons) lists, and other essential watchlists at appropriate intervals. In addition, the AI capabilities will allow for faster screening and help lower the number of false alarms.
Paul Smith, Chief Risk Officer at Utmost International Isle of Man, shared, "We needed to rapidly migrate and then implement our existing screening protocols to the new system, so we were delighted that Napier was able to merge two legacy systems neatly into a single hosted instance while levelling up our capabilities. This really made the difference when managing the upgrade of systems that were being made end-of-life earlier than expected." He added, "Compliance requirements inevitably evolve over time as risks also change and criminals become more sophisticated, so we are delighted to have a robust system now in place that will keep us one step ahead of our obligations and enhance our overall services."
(Source – Business Wire)
London-based Napier is a compliance technology specialist that operates a platform based on extensive experience and in-depth knowledge. Combining big data technologies with AI and machine learning, the company offers products that improve efficiency and reduce risk. Its strategy underpins the client's policy, process, and procedure, allowing them to concentrate on specific outcomes. The compliance platform is quick, scalable, easily configurable, and intuitive. It rapidly bolsters AML defense and trade compliance capabilities while achieving the compliance requirements and challenges of any industry.
About Utmost Group
Utmost Group, headquartered in London, is a leading insurance and savings solutions provider. The company offers innovative, adaptable solutions that help clients secure their financial futures. The main divisions of the Group are Utmost International, Utmost Life and Pensions. The key business lines of Utmost International consist of Utmost Corporate Solutions and Utmost Wealth Solutions. The Group has approximately £58 billion in AUA and 550,000 customers as of June 30th, 2022, with over 1,500 employees across all its businesses.