CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Coterie Insurance and Vertaforce | January 11, 2023
On January 10, 2023, Coterie Insurance officially launched Vertafore's award-winning Commercial SubmissionsTM platform, which handles business owner’s policies (BOP) and general liability policies. Coterie, the platform's first MGA, will make it easier for independent brokers to bind and quote small commercial insurance.
The time-consuming process of quoting small business insurance lines has been made simpler using Commercial Submissions by independent agencies since it became available last spring. The platform's automated data entry tasks and connectivity with carriers have produced significant results for independent agents, enabling them to offer their business clients a better experience.
Coterie's mission and goals, which focus on revitalizing the business through digital tools, are entirely consistent with those of Commercial Submissions. Using Coterie, agencies will have access to Commercial Submissions and be open to a wider variety of specialized commercial alternatives.
Becky Monfre, Coterie's Director of Digital Partnerships, said, "We are excited to engage with Vertafore's vast network of agents on the Commercial Submissions platform and offer our BOP and general liability quotes to their agents. She further added, "Coterie is uniquely positioned on the platform to offer bindable quotes with minimal questions, as a fully digitally underwritten insurance product. This puts a quote in the agent's hand to present to their clients within minutes, offering unique products and coverage in all 50 states."
(Source: Cision PRnewswire)
"We are thrilled to welcome Coterie Insurance to Commercial Submissions and to further increase connectivity across the entire insurance distribution channel. Coterie's addition expands access to their policy solutions and adds to the platform's momentum, providing participating agents with another communicative, world-class partner who can help them quickly match customers with the product options that are right for them," said James Thom, Chief Product Officer at Vertafore.
About Coterie Insurance
Coterie Insurance helps in getting quotes and buying insurance. Small businesses can get the services they need through their website, through an independent agent, or with help from the company's support team. The company, which started operations in 2018, has its main office in Cincinnati (Ohio).
Founded in 1969, Vertafore is modernizing and streamlining the insurance life cycle and helping its customers prioritize what's truly important to them. As a result, independent agencies, MGAs, and carriers can increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability with the help of Vertafore's solutions. It provides end-to-end connectivity across the distribution channel, enhances the client and agent experience, unlocks data's power, and streamlines essential workflows.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Inszone | January 30, 2023
Austin Insurance was recently acquired by Inszone Insurance Services, a rapidly expanding nationwide provider of benefits, personal, and commercial lines insurance.
Founded by Cole Austin in 2005, Austin Insurance has been providing excellent insurance services to the Grand Prairie (Texas) area for over a decade. Through the years, Austin Insurance has been able to offer a variety of insurance products to the residents of Grand Prairie and contribute to the city's continued economic expansion and new job opportunities.
Inszone Insurance's Dallas office will now handle the day-to-day business previously run by Austin Insurance. As a result, customers may expect the same high quality of service from Inszone Insurance as they have in the past.
Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services, remarked, "Austin Insurance has built a strong reputation across Grand Prairie as a trusted partner for residents to protect their assets." He further added, "This acquisition is another important step in our growth in the Lone Star State as we continue to identify and invest in agencies that will help provide and offer increased services and options to our customer base."
(Source – Business Wire)
Nevertheless, in the coming days, Inszone Insurance is likely to reveal several acquisitions in addition to opening additional facilities.
About Inszone Insurance Services
Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage founded in 2002 with headquarters in Sacramento (California). It offers various insurance products, including property, casualty, and employee benefits. Supported by a strong and experienced management team, it has grown both independently and by buying other companies. The organization currently has 37 sites across the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, and Illinois and hopes to continue expanding across the country.
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.