HawkSoft Partners with Certificial to Bring Modern Solution to Revolutionize Insurance Verification

Cision PR Newswire | October 13, 2020

Many interactions between businesses hinge on the ability for one party to provide a proof of insurance to the other. For example, delivering commercial shipments, accessing construction sites, or renting a commercial space each require handing over paper attesting to your insurance coverage. HawkSoft is partnering with the dynamic verification platform Certificial to bring a more modern solution to independent agencies. Never before has insurance coverage data been able to connect and send dynamic updates directly to certificate holders. This end-to-end visibility not only eliminates fraud and the misuse of forms but can improve compliance. Certificial uses cloud technology to offer a digital and dynamic proof of insurance. Instead of the old static point-in-time Certificates of Insurance, Certificial allows companies of all sizes to directly monitor, in real time, that a person or business are properly insured. When integrated with the HawkSoft agency management system, insurance agencies can keep Certificial in sync with their client and policy data automatically.

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Accretive Insurance Uses Cybercube's Broking Manager for Risk Transfer Decisions

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Accretive Insurance Solutions, a consortium of top-tier, nationally-recognized independent specialty and wholesale insurance carriers and administrators, announced on January 23, 2023, that it has partnered with top-tier cyber analytics firm CyberCube to provide better risk transfer counseling. Accretive is licensing CyberCube's Broking Manager to assist retail agents and their clients in making better risk transfer decisions. CyberCube's Broking Manager is the company's first software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution designed exclusively for the insurance brokerage sector. It provides a streamlined approach to evaluate potential financial exposure implications from cyber catastrophes, allowing clients to make informed coverage and limit decisions. CyberCube Sales Manager Nate Brink remarked, “Today, CyberCube's market-leading analytics are helping thousands of insurance buyers quantify their cyber risk exposure. This partnership with Accretive will drive better-informed risk transfer decisions when clients are considering buying cyber insurance." (Source – Business Wire) Meanwhile, Rob Roth, Executive Vice President of Wholesale at Accretive, stated, "Accretive is focused on propelling growth for our agencies by providing the best resources and expertise in the industry. CyberCube's analytics will enable us to support our retailers and their insureds in making data-driven decisions and help grow our cyber business." (Source – Business Wire) About CyberCube CyberCube provides the insurance industry's best cyber risk analytics. The company's cloud-based technology helps insurance companies place insurance, underwrite cyber risk, and manage cyber risk aggregation by providing best-in-class data access and advanced multi-disciplinary analytics. CyberCube's enterprise intelligence layer gives information on millions of enterprises worldwide and models thousands of technology failure spots. In 2015, Symantec launched the CyberCube platform, which now functions as a standalone insurance firm with an unprecedented data partner ecosystem with support from ForgePoint Capital, HSCM Bermuda, MTech Capital, and Stone Point Capital individuals.

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Vouch Acquires Level to Underwrite Complex Insurance Policies

Vouch | January 12, 2023

Vouch, an insurance company trying to change the way business insurance works for the tech industry, informed on January 11, 2023, that it acquired the lending startup Level and its team of engineers. The lending startup has created a tech-driven underwriting process for early-stage fintech startups. This makes the process of getting financing faster and easier than it used to be. Sam Hodges, CEO and Co-Founder of Vouch, stated, "Level's unique expertise in building and scaling underwriting systems will bring additional knowledge to our team as we continue to effectively underwrite and support complex insurance policies." He further expressed, "The team at Level demonstrated their ability to solve complex problems in a highly regulated space, and as we got to know them, we discovered many similarities in our vision to build a value-driven company. We're thrilled to bring the Level team on board." (Source: PR Newswire) Post this acquisition, Vouch will be able to underwrite and support complicated insurance policies with the help of the Level team, who are experts in developing rapid and efficient underwriting systems. "Joining the Vouch team was an easy decision for us," said Vladimir Korshin and Asa Schachar. They continued, "We were impressed by Sam and the team's pace of development within this exciting market opportunity and look forward to contributing our expertise to the company's growth." (Source: PR Newswire) Meanwhile, the details of the transaction were kept confidential. About Vouch Located in San Francisco and Chicago, Vouch Insurance is a new way for startups to get insurance. Its fully digital coverage, which only takes minutes to activate, was made by founders for founders. The company is trusted by the biggest names in the startup economy, like Y Combinator and Silicon Valley Bank. These companies work with Vouch because everything from onboarding to claims is made for startups by experienced founders. Vouch works with its clients to manage, reduce, and avoid risks because it is an insurance platform, not a broker. The company's founders have built and backed high-growth companies like FundingCircle and Root Insurance, while its team of technologists and risk experts comes from places like SVB Capital, NerdWallet, Travelers Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, Lyft, Google, and more.

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AF Group Successfully Acquires AmeriTrust Group

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