CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Businesswire | March 28, 2023
Insurify, Inc. (“Insurify”), America’s top-rated virtual insurance agent to compare, buy and manage insurance, has completed the acquisition of Inspop USA, LLC and its subsidiary, Compare.com Insurance Agency, LLC (“Compare.com”), a pioneer in the U.S. online auto insurance comparison market.
Compare.com was founded by Admiral Group, plc (“Admiral”), one of the UK’s leading auto insurers and a member of the FTSE 100, which retains a minority stake in Insurify and continues to serve as a strategic shareholder.
“We are thrilled to welcome the talented Compare team, and the well-established brand, and proven technology into Insurify. This combination allows Insurify to realize the benefits of the respective brands, platforms, and operations to effectively deliver next-generation solutions to consumers and carrier partners. Together, our complementary insurance capabilities will continue to strengthen Insurify’s market position as we build the preeminent and most trusted digital insurance agent,” said Snejina Zacharia, founder and CEO of Insurify.
Costantino Moretti, Head of International Insurance, Admiral Group said, “I’m really proud of everything that Compare.com has achieved over the last decade. This acquisition is a positive outcome, but it’s always sad to see valued colleagues leave the Admiral family. On behalf of Admiral, I would like to thank our Compare.com colleagues for their contribution to the Group and their unwavering commitment to customers - and wish them all the best as they enter this new phase.”
This transaction does not impact Admiral’s U.S.-based insurance business, Elephant, which is an entirely distinct business.
Perella Weinberg Partners LP served as financial advisor and Clifford Chance US LLP served as legal advisor to Admiral. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP served as legal advisor to Insurify.
Based in Cambridge, MA, Insurify, America's top-rated virtual insurance agent, provides expert advice and empowers customers to securely compare, buy, and manage their auto and home insurance policies from the largest selection of accurate quotes. With more than 70 million quotes served and $200B in insurance coverage, Insurify has won several insurance industry awards, including Forbes NextBillion Dollar Startups of 2022, WPO’s 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned and -Led Companies 2022, Inc.’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America of 2022 and 2021, Forbes Fintech 50 List for 2021, Stevies’ Gold International Business Award for a Medium-Sized Insurance Company 2021, EY’s 2021 New England Entrepreneur of the Year, and Insurtech Insights’ Future 50 2021.
Compare.com is an online comparison platform that allows consumers to receive side-by-side comparisons on auto insurance quotes with real prices from more than 60 of the country’s top carriers. Since its launch in 2013, Compare.com has helped more than 7 million customers switch and save on their auto insurance, putting over $300 million back in US consumers’ wallets. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Compare.com was founded by Admiral Group, plc, one of the UK's leading auto insurers and a member of the FTSE 100. For more information, visit www.compare.com.
About Admiral Group
Admiral Group plc is an FTSE100 global financial services company offering motor, household, travel and pet insurance as well as personal lending products. Established in 1993 in the UK, the Group now has offices in Canada, France, Gibraltar, India, Italy, Spain, and the U.S.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Globenewswire | April 17, 2023
World Insurance Associates LLC (“World”), a Top 50 Insurance Brokerage, announced today that it acquired the business of Thomas J. Woods Insurance Agency, Inc. (“TJ Woods”) of Worcester, MA on March 1, 2023. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
TJ Woods was founded in 1949, and is a full-service, property and casualty agency, providing personal and business insurance.
“At TJ Woods, we truly care about our customers,” says Jack Woods, CPCU, President, Thomas J. Woods Insurance Agency. “Our customers always come first, and we want to help them make the best decisions regarding their insurance needs. We look forward to offering additional products and services to them now that we are part of World.”
“I’d like to welcome TJ Woods to the World family,” says Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of World. “They are very well regarded and their commitment to their customers has earned them industry accolades. I look forward to their continued success as part of World.”
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel and Optis Partners advised World on the transaction. Ross Law Offices provided legal counsel to TJ Woods. No other advisors, diligence firms or legal counsel were disclosed.
About World Insurance Associates LLC
World Insurance Associates LLC (World) is headquartered in Iselin, N.J., and is a nationally ranked, full-service insurance organization providing individuals and businesses with top products and services across personal and commercial insurance, employee and executive benefits, retirement and financial services and human capital management solutions. Since its founding in 2011, World has completed over 190 acquisitions and serves its customers from more than 250 offices across the United States. World is ranked #34 on the 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list by Business Insurance, ranked #3 on the Fastest Growing Brokers list by Business Insurance, ranked #3 on the Fastest Growing Benefits Brokers list by Business Insurance, ranked #24 on the Top 100 P&C Agencies by Insurance Journal, and ranked #20 on the Top 50 Personal Lines Agencies by Insurance Journal. For more information, please visit www.worldinsurance.com.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
PRnewswire | March 31, 2023
HawkSoft announces that CoverRight is now participating in its Solution Partner program. CoverRight.com is a digital-first concierge platform designed to empower retirees and their families to easily learn about and navigate Medicare health insurance online. The US-based insurtech collaborates with experienced Insurance, Banking, and Healthcare Provider partners nationwide to create new revenue opportunities through a digitally-driven and personalized Medicare navigation and enrollment experience for their clients. HawkSoft is a leading agency management system for independent insurance agencies that serve communities throughout the US.
Given the uncertain economic landscape, many independent agencies are seeking options to capture missed revenue opportunities and protect retention rates in 2023. Adding CoverRight as a Solution Partner will provide Property & Casualty (P&C) focused agencies an option to generate new revenue at no additional cost.
America's workforce continues to age with over 10,000 Americans retiring each day, affecting more personal lines clients than insurance agencies may realize. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans is a silent caregiver and may have to make complex Medicare decisions on behalf of an aging parent. Instinctively, clients turn to trusted channels such as personal insurance, banking, or healthcare providers for advice when transitioning to Medicare but require the additional expert help that CoverRight provides. CoverRight's digital-first concierge-style platform has helped over 14,000 Americans learn about Medicare and offers its partners clients a dedicated licensed Medicare advisor end-to-end – 100% free.
"HawkSoft is built by industry veterans who are exceptionally positioned to understand and help deliver what agencies will require to thrive on an evolving basis," said Karan Narang, Head of Partnerships at CoverRight. "As a Solutions Partner, CoverRight uniquely offers HawkSoft agencies the ability to cultivate a new revenue stream from their existing client portfolios while driving value back to their business. We're excited to grow our alliance with HawkSoft and help enable P&C focused agencies to capture missed opportunities with Medicare."
"Our customers often describe their jobs as 'protecting their community,' which is not limited to just covering their insureds' P&C risks," says Rushang Shah, VP of Marketing at HawkSoft. "They are resources in their communities, offering advice and guidance through some of the hardest situations a person will encounter. CoverRight feels like a natural fit for our efforts to support that pillar position agents find themselves in."
Since 1995, HawkSoft is a leader in management systems for independent insurance agencies that want effective workflows and a delightful experience for staff and policyholders. Created by independent agents, HawkSoft continues to evolve as a cutting-edge system that powers thousands of agencies. HawkSoft offers the following promise to insurance agents: your investment in HawkSoft will pay for itself in the first year. Learn more about HawkSoft's story at www.hawksoft.com/story.
CoverRight.com is the first digital concierge platform designed to empower retirees and their families to easily learn about and navigate Medicare online. The company collaborates with experienced Insurance, Banking, and Healthcare Provider partners nationwide to create a digitally-driven and personalized Medicare enrollment experience for eligible clients. The CoverRight platform pairs technology with human support to simplify a traditionally confusing and complex decision by delivering a concierge-style experience that provides consumers with a delightful and comprehensive Medicare plan selection and enrollment experience. The company's vision is to become the go-to retirement concierge platform to help retirees manage and navigate health and finance in retirement.