CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Businesswire | April 28, 2023
Zinnia, a life and annuity insurance technology and digital services company, today announced it is acquiring Policygenius, a digital insurance marketplace. The acquisition lays the foundation for the industry’s first front-to-back architecture to power the entire insurance value chain and better serve carriers, advisors, and policyholders.
The transaction expands Zinnia’s reach into digital distribution solutions, creating new opportunities to service carriers and distribution partners. Together, Zinnia and Policygenius will offer products and services spanning life and annuities, disability, and property and casualty insurance. At the heart of Policygenius is a platform that simplifies the process for consumers to buy insurance, and an extensive data analytics capability that, combined with Zinnia’s growing tech capabilities and well-established third-party administrator (TPA) infrastructure, lays the groundwork for exceptional experiences for those who buy, sell, manufacture or administer insurance policies.
Zinnia will continue to offer Policygenius’ full suite of online services under the Policygenius brand. These capabilities will connect with Zinnia’s new system of record to further develop the Open Insurance architecture. The acquisition opens growth opportunities for Zinnia’s and Policygenius’ combined 60+ carrier clients, 350 distributors and partners, and 2M+ policyholders.
“At Zinnia, we want to provide solutions that simplify the process of buying insurance and deliver an exceptional experience for consumers from purchase to claim,” said Michele Trogni, Zinnia Chief Executive Officer. “Policygenius has always put consumer experience at the heart of their business, and their capabilities will accelerate our journey. We look forward to welcoming Policygenius clients, an experienced leadership team, and approximately 450 new team members to Zinnia, and are excited to power growth in our industry.”
“We are thrilled to have a partner in Zinnia, that shares in our vision to transform the industry through technology and a consumer-first approach,” said Jennifer Fitzgerald, Policygenius Co-founder and CEO and newly appointed Zinnia board member. “Their depth of insurance expertise and entrepreneurship has resulted in more than $170B in assets under administration and the launch of 170+ new carrier products. Together, we will expand the reach of our carrier and distribution partners, helping even more consumers achieve financial protection. The promise of Open Insurance is huge, and we are excited to embark on this journey with Zinnia together.”
“This strategic combination positions Zinnia and Policygenius to deliver great benefits for carriers and consumers, and we believe there is enormous unmet demand in the market for a seamless digital experience underpinned by a compelling, end-to-end insurance offering,” said Jake Heller, Partner at KKR and newly appointed Zinnia board member. “We look forward to serving as an investor in the combined business alongside Eldridge and supporting Michele, Jennifer, and these talented teams in their next chapter of growth.”
KKR, through its Technology Growth strategy, was a lead investor in Policygenius and will remain an investor in the combined company.
Sidley Austin LLP and WilmerHale served as legal counsel to Zinnia. Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal counsel to Policygenius.
Zinnia, an Eldridge business, combines a rich history of insurance expertise and product capabilities to create simplified and digitized outcomes that deliver better value and foster more seamless, secure, and efficient experiences for carriers, advisors, consumers, and reinsurers. The Company’s vision for Open Insurance empowers clients through intuitive technology solutions that decrease processing time, drive product innovation, and bring new products to market faster, enabling more people to protect and enrich their financial futures.
Founded in 2014 by Francois de Lame and Jennifer Fitzgerald, Policygenius transforms the insurance journey for today’s consumer, providing a one-stop platform where customers can compare options from top insurance carriers, get unbiased expert advice, buy policies, and manage their insurance portfolio, in one seamless, integrated experience. Our proprietary technology platform integrates with the leading life, disability, and home and auto insurance carriers and delivers an exceptional digital experience for both consumers and insurance carriers. Since 2014, our content, digital tools, and experts have served as a resource for millions of people on their insurance journey, and we have sold more than $200 billion in coverage.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Businesswire | April 20, 2023
Inszone Insurance Services: a rapidly growing, national provider of benefits, personal and commercial lines insurance, announced today the acquisition of Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency.
Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency, based in eastern Ventura County, California, was founded in 1985 by Rick Corbett and his father, Robert Corbett. Over the past three decades, the agency has expanded to serve nearly 4,000 families and businesses across California and Arizona, providing tailored insurance solutions for clients in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
In 2015, Weston Corbett joined the agency, preserving its legacy and dedication to providing premium insurance products and exceptional service. Corbett & Associates specializes in personal, high net worth, investment and commercial property, and business insurance.
The agency's success is attributed to its dedicated team, including Operations Manager Kathy Camitses, Agent Kelly Pink, and Senior Account Executive Cindy Warner, as well as a number of other experienced team members at Corbett & Associates. Their team’s success is clear through the agency’s impressive 92% client retention rate.
"We are delighted to welcome Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency to the Inszone Insurance family," said Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance. "Rick and his team have built an outstanding agency, and we are eager to carry on the legacy of exceptional service and personalized insurance solutions for which Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency is renowned."
As a result of the merger, clients of Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency can anticipate receiving the same exceptional service and care they have come to expect, now under the Inszone Insurance brand. The team from Corbett & Associates Insurance Agency will remain intact, and clients will experience no noticeable changes apart from the additional resources this merger provides, such as access to a wider range of insurance carriers and the support and resources of a top national brokerage.
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 42 locations across California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, and Illinois, the company is looking to further expand throughout the United States.
RISK MANAGEMENT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
PRnewswire | April 26, 2023
Sure, the insurance technology leader that unlocks the potential of digital insurance, today announced the launch of Sure's Home Warranty solution, a modern embedded home warranty protection solution for the digital age. Sure's insurance platform and APIs power the digital insurance programs of large brands and carriers. Now, Sure is using its technology to expand its reach to enable partners to offer home warranty protection to their customers through a fully embedded experience.
"With Sure's Home Warranty solution, we are bringing a modern, technology-enabled approach to an age-old protection product," said Wayne Slavin, co-founder and CEO of Sure. "Like our other solutions, Sure's Home Warranty product fits seamlessly into almost any digital experience, making the process of adding home warranty protection to any property management platform or PropTech platform as simple as a few clicks of a mouse. The home warranty market is estimated to reach almost $4 billion in 2023, and we are enabling our partners to capture their share of this growing pie through our modern home warranty protection solution embedded directly into their existing digital experiences."
Using Sure's APIs and white-label platform, Sure's Home Warranty solution is available for distribution to individual homeowners through lenders, mortgage companies, fintechs, insurance carriers, insurance aggregators, and others. For landlords, they can seamlessly add home warranty to their rental properties through the rental management software platforms they already use to manage their rental units. Sure's embedded Home Warranty solution is now available countrywide.
Sure is the global insurance technology leader that unlocks the potential of digital insurance. Global brands and market-leading insurance carriers from the Fortune 500 build and launch sophisticated embedded insurance products on Sure's SaaS infrastructure to distribute, service, and scale digital insurance. Sure's insurance expertise combined with its technology increases revenue streams and accelerates market growth while revolutionizing the customer experience. Visit sureapp.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.