Gallagher enters global partnership with Special Olympics

Gallagher | March 04, 2020

Gallagher has announced a partnership with the Special Olympics to help the sports organization expand its programs across the world. The brokerage giant enters into a multi-year partnership as a Platinum Partner of Special Olympics International. As an official sponsor of Special Olympics sport and coach programming, Gallagher will support the movement’s mission to provide coaching and sporting experience to over five million athletes in over 240 local programs around the world, a release said. “We are thrilled to partner with Gallagher and are grateful for their support for Special Olympics coaches around the globe as they prepare athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete at their best on and off the playing field,” said Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis. “Their generous investment comes with an affinity for our mission of inclusion and an opportunity for our two organizations to learn from each other.”

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Analytics sophistication has increased over time. In today’s insurance industry, technological and social advances like driverless cars, wearables, mobile devices and others are generating massive amounts of data and changing the way insurers interact with customers and think about risk. Organizations that leverage advanced analytics are better able to flex to a dynamic marketplace.

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Zywave and DataCrest Announce Digital Forms Integration Between Partner Platform and AppEase

Zywave and DataCrest | September 29, 2022

Partner Platform, a Zywave company, and DataCrest, a leading P&C insurance tech provider, today announced a new integration between Partner Platform and AppEase digital forms to digitize the process of data collection for forms and supplemental applications. The integration of Partner Platform, a leading provider of web-based agency management systems and customer relationship management solutions for P&C insurance agencies, with AppEase, enables agents to increase efficiency to attract and retain more clients. "A top concern for agency owners is the efficiency of their teams, As their business partners, we continually look for ways to help them eliminate roadblocks and improve their processes across the entire lifecycle of selling and servicing policies. We are excited to announce this integration, which improves the experience for both the agent and insured." -Vice President of SIS Revenue Operations Michael Doran Tom Young, DataCrest's founder, adds, Supplemental applications and other documents slow down deal flow, are redundant and are not specific to the insured's operations. We are thrilled by the value this integration can bring to all involved and are confident we can help solve longstanding communications and application issues for agents and their clients. About Zywave Partner Platform was acquired by Zywave in June 2022. Zywave leads the insurtech industry, fueling business growth for its partners with cloud-based sales management, client delivery, content and analytics solutions. Zywave's all-in-one platform provides customizable, user-friendly options that enable insurance professionals to build a unique solution to fit their specific growth goals—their own Modern RevOps Machine. More than 15,000 carriers, agencies and brokerages worldwide—including all of the top 100 U.S. insurance brokerages—use Zywave solutions to enhance client services, achieve business growth and promote greater health, wellness, risk management and safety. About DataCrest DataCrest is a technology company built by P&C veterans to solve inefficiencies they have recognized in various roles over their careers. Those include solutions for commercial supplemental applications, Quote Bind Issue wizards, and claims probability analytics.

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AXA UK&I Selects Cognizant as a Technology Partner to Support part of its IT Operations

Cognizant and AXA | August 04, 2022

Cognizant today announced that it has been selected by AXA UK & Ireland as a technology partner to help consolidate, modernize and manage part of its IT operations. AXA UK & Ireland is transforming its technology ecosystem to create a more digitally-enabled, modern and agile IT environment that is data-rich, secure and sustainable with lower overall cost. Under the new multi-year agreement, Cognizant will provide multi-faceted managed services and cloud migration services, helping AXA UK & Ireland to create a platform to continually improve its customer experience with more intuitive and secure digital channels. Cognizant will provide integrated IT services spanning service desk support and maintenance, end-user computing, application development and maintenance, cloud operations, and IT infrastructure management. "AXA UK & Ireland's priority is providing customers with the choice and flexibility that meets their insurance needs. The foundation to deliver that is a modern, digital IT infrastructure that enables us to make data-driven business decisions, Cognizant's track record, expertise and behaviors in helping organizations simplify delivery and manage IT environments were the primary factors in choosing them as a technology partner." -Shali Vasudeva, chief operating officer, AXA UK & Ireland Digitally-enabled IT is critical for delivering better customer experience, bringing innovations to market faster and reducing overall cost, We're honored to have been selected by AXA UK & Ireland to help transform their legacy environment and to support them in enabling technology to achieve better business outcomes. This new partnership builds on our strong momentum as a leader in helping global insurance clients meet their ambitions,said Rob Walker, president, Global Growth Markets, Cognizant. Global analyst firms continually recognize Cognizant for its industry leadership across sectors. Analysts highlight the company's client partnerships, scalability, digital capabilities and expertise as key drivers of Cognizant's leadership. Learn more about Cognizant's insurance services here. About AXA We’re continuously striving to make your life better and safer. We work tirelessly to turn innovations into improvements in people’s lives, by exploring, learning and playing with new ideas. Because we always believe things can be better. That’s why we support visionary startups shaping the future of healthcare technology, research to help people live longer healthier lives and even driverless car projects to revolutionise road safety. We challenge the way things are. We push boundaries. And the reason for this uncompromising approach - to help make our customers’ lives better and safer. About Cognizant Cognizant engineers modern businesses. We help our clients modernize technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they can stay ahead in our fast-changing world. Together, we're improving everyday life.

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Chubb Acquires Cigna’s Life and Non-Life Insurance Companies in Asia Pacific

Chubb | July 04, 2022

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