Core Insurance, Claims
Business Wire | August 09, 2023
One Inc, the leading digital payments network for the insurance industry, announced today that National Indemnity Company (NICO), a leading property and casualty insurance company based in Omaha, Nebraska, has selected One Inc’s inbound payments solution PremiumPay® to deliver a faster and easier payment experience for their policyholders.
NICO becomes One Inc’s first insurer to select Guidewire BillingCenter and Guidewire PolicyCenter on Guidewire Cloud as its core system. The Guidewire platform is designed to offer the flexibility and agility to design and deliver new products to best-fit policyholder needs and support enhancements to the policyholder experience.
One Inc and Guidewire expanded their relationship in 2022, announcing a strategic partnership that empowers insurers to deliver a modern payments experience. NICO and its users will be able to accept payments using PremiumPay products from One Inc. PremiumPay, which natively includes Apple Pay®, Google Pay™, PayPal®, and Venmo, amongst other options, will make payment processes a more cohesive and seamless experience.
“Our integration with One Inc’s PremiumPay solution will help build a strong digital payments infrastructure for the National Indemnity Company to deploy innovative solutions to improve the policyholder experience. Leveraging One Inc’s digital platform with Guidewire will help us modernize and strengthen our core systems,” said Tracy Gulden, Senior Vice President of NICO.
“Today’s policyholders expect enhanced digital speed and convenience, and we are thrilled that National Indemnity Company will be processing its policyholders’ payments on the One Inc network,” said Ian Drysdale, CEO of One Inc. “We are humbled by the company’s vote of confidence in our digital payment solutions and capabilities, and we applaud NICO’s mission of providing the best service to their customers.”
About One Inc
One Inc is modernizing the insurance industry through a unified and frictionless payment network. Focusing only on the insurance industry, One Inc helps carriers transform their operations by reducing costs, increasing security, and optimizing customer experience. The comprehensive end-to-end digital payments platform provides expanded payment options, multi-channel digital communications, and rapid digital claim payment, even for the most complex insurance use cases. As one of the fastest-growing digital payments platforms in the insurance industry, One Inc manages billions of dollars per year in premiums and claim payments. For more information, please visit www.oneinc.com.
About National Indemnity Company (NICO)
Located in the heart of downtown Omaha, Nebraska, and backed by decades of experience, National Indemnity Company specializes in commercial auto and general liability insurance. We are proud to be part of the Berkshire Hathaway group of insurance companies, boasting the highest possible financial strength rating of A++XV by A.M. Best.* We are Berkshire Hathaway’s oldest insurance company and established our roots in Omaha more than 80 years ago with the strength, stability, and integrity which remain today. *As of February 3, 2023. For the latest rating, access www.ambest.com.
Risk Management, Insurance Technology
GlobeNewswire | August 23, 2023
Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, is delighted to announce its partnership with Risk Control Technologies (“RCT”), a frontrunner in risk data management software for underwriting and loss control teams. Duck Creek will be a silver sponsor of RCT’s Loss Control Summit conference for loss control professionals from August 21-23, 2023, to kick off their partnership in Toronto, Canada.
At the heart of Duck Creek's core solutions is Duck Creek Policy, a cutting-edge platform that offers low-code tools through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. This platform facilitates the entire lifecycle of insurance operations and seamlessly integrates with esteemed industry collaborators. Through these synergies, insurers gain access to solutions that enhance underwriting performance, customer satisfaction, and operational efficiency.
The essence of loss control management resides in preemptive risk mitigation and extended risk assessment coverage. RCT enables carriers to optimize and significantly increase their risk data coverage across their entire book of business. In addition to mitigating more claims, it positively impacts their renewal rates while also creating efficiencies for underwriters within Duck Creek. All of this helps carriers improve their loss ratios, strengthen their customer engagements, and drive impactful operational efficiencies.
“Our partnership with a pinnacle player in loss control management equips Duck Creek's customers to optimize both the quality and extent of coverage extended to policyholders,” said Robert Fletcher, Sr. Partner Manager, Duck Creek Technologies. “RCT’s data-driven risk management solution is paramount, especially for insurers engaged in underwriting property, casualty and workers comp lines of business. We look forward to continuing to cultivate our partnership and engaging with RCT’s customers at the upcoming Loss Control Summit in Toronto.”
“The strength of our business at RCT rests firmly with our innovative customers and our industry-leading partners,” said David Da Costa, CEO, Risk Control Technologies. “We’re excited to work with Duck Creek, one of the most transformative leaders in the insurance solutions market today. In addition to efficiencies gained by integrating, combining loss control data with data already in Duck Creek, such as claim data, creates significant value from being able to better predict claims or optimize pricing within your book. We’re excited to continue our partnership with a leading partner like Duck Creek.”
About Risk Control Technologies
Risk Control Technologies Inc. (RCT) is the leading provider of Risk Management and Loss Control software to the insurance industry. RCT’s RiskHub platform helps underwriting assess risk, and leverage the appropriate risk assessment tool based on the risk’s complexity. RCT helps over 150 insurance organizations improve their loss ratios, increase customer retention, implement operational efficiencies, and harness powerful data insights to enable better business decisions. RCT’s customers include a wide range of insurance organization types, operating across a broad variety of lines of business. For more information, visit www.riskcontroltech.com.
About Duck Creek Technologies
Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand.
Core Insurance, Risk Management
GlobeNewswire | August 31, 2023
Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today announced that it has acquired Benefit Design Group LLC, a retail agency specializing in health, life and retirement solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Based in Portland, Oregon and led by Joel Biernat and Dennis Warneke, Benefit Design Group (BDG) is an independent insurance agency specializing in health insurance solutions for businesses, individuals and seniors. With a client base across Oregon and Washington, the firm serves businesses seeking tailored employee benefits programs across a wide range of industries, including aged care, education, hospitality and manufacturing, as well as individuals and seniors.
“As a national specialist in the increasingly complex world of employee benefits, we’re always seeking new partners who can add to both our geographic presence and expertise,” said John Greenbaum, National Employee Benefits Practice Leader, Risk Strategies. “It’s why we’re excited to bring Joel, Dennis and the BDG organization into the Risk Strategies family.”
BDG offers a broad array of products to its individual and group insurance clients including medical, dental, life insurance, Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, among others. BDG as constituted today, was formed in 2017 when Biernat merged the firm with Warneke’s company, The Warneke Group, LLC. That firm primarily specialized in providing services and products for employers offering group employee benefits to their employees.
“We’re extremely excited to join Risk Strategies,” said Biernat, President, Benefit Design Group. “We know that being part of a true specialty brokerage with national scale will bring a myriad of benefits to our people, business and especially our clients.”
The purchase of BDG adds to Risk Strategies’ presence in the Pacific Northwest. It builds upon the firm’s previous acquisition of the Fournier Group, a full-service commercial and personal lines retail insurance agency.
About Risk Strategies
Risk Strategies is the 9th largest privately held US brokerage firm offering comprehensive risk management advice, insurance and reinsurance placement for property & casualty, employee benefits, private client services, as well as consulting services and financial & wealth solutions. With more than 30 specialty practices, Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, nonprofits, public entities, and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Risk Strategies has over 100 offices including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Grand Cayman, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco. RiskStrategies.com.