CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Canal Insurance Company | February 16, 2023
Canal Insurance Company has recently announced its partnership with CLARA Analytics to accelerate the resolution of commercial insurance claims with an artificial intelligence interface. CLARA Analytics will optimize commercial insurance claims with the technology of AI.
There is a tremendous increase in claims outcomes of commercial transportation, burdening insurers of the trucking industry. They are forced to search for innovative ways of managing claims so that they can produce better outcomes for their clients. Through the partnership, Canal will access CLARA’s Triage and Litigation modules for its commercial auto claims.
The AI-based insights will monitor these claims and filter those claims which are on the verge of escalation. The Triage module assists insurance claim managers with the best path for the resolution, whereas the Litigation module provides insights for clients to acquire amicable settlements and reduce complicated processes and the cost of litigation.
President and CEO of Canal, Paul Brocklebank, said, “At Canal, we consistently explore innovative ways to drive profitable performance, sustainable growth, and shareholder value.” He added, “As a well-established insurance specialist in commercial transportation, Canal is addressing many of the same challenges facing commercial auto insurers at large. Through advanced data analytics, CLARA provides the expertise and track record to help Canal drive better and more efficient claims outcomes, and this benefits both our customers and the Canal enterprise. We are excited about CLARA as a critical new business partner and extension of the Canal team as we join forces to embrace future opportunities in motor carrier insurance.”
(Source – Business Wire)
CEO of CLARA Analytics, Heather H. Wilson, said, “Canal is experiencing tremendous results, in large part because they’re led by a visionary CEO and proactive about finding innovative ways to tackle the problems facing the industry. CLARA will help them to resolve claims in ways that serve their policyholders.” She added, “With our AI technology, innovators like Canal can drive measurable loss cost and expense savings.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About Canal Insurance Company
Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Canal company has been providing insurance solutions for commercial trucking and specialty transportation operations since 1939. It offers insurance products and services like auto liability, physical damage, transportation insurance, insurance claims, underwriting, trucking insurance, specialty transportation insurance, motor truck cargo, trucker’s general liability coverages and risk management services. It distributes its insurance products nationwide through professional general insurance agents. It connects shareholders, employees and partners with innovation and expertise for insurance protection and coverage.
RISK MANAGEMENT,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Insurity | January 13, 2023
Insurity, a leading cloud-based software and analytics provider for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs, announced the launch of Sure Premium Audit Analytics on January 12, 2023.
This product is a part of its Sure Premium Audit solution that integrates robust predictive analytics from Insurity Predict into the auditing process to enhance operational efficiency by up to 15%.
Identifying exposure risk in the premium auditing process remains arduous for many P&C carriers. It may be hard or even impossible for premium audit departments to check all of their business. Instead, many carriers' current premium auditing process is highly responsive and based on standard policy features such as premium, location, and industry.
Sure Premium Audit Analytics addresses these issues with robust predictive models and machine learning built on Insurity's 20+ years of industry experience in premium auditing. Carriers can use Sure Premium Audit Analytics to improve their audit workflows with embedded AI and machine learning, allowing them to optimize the premium audit process by forecasting audit results before the audit is even ordered. Additionally, users can simplify the auditing process by developing custom predictive models on a low-code, configurable interface.
Existing Sure Premium Audit customers and P&C carriers can quickly get started with Insurity's turnkey analytics system, which has been fully integrated into the Sure Premium Audit platform. In addition, customers can synchronize these predictive models into any workflow or in-house tool using Insurity Predict.
Chief Insurance Officer at Insurity, Sylvester Mathis, said, "Premium audits can be a time-consuming process, resulting in carriers leaving hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars of missed premium on the table." He added, "Sure Premium Audit Analytics takes the guesswork out of identifying premiums to audit by proactively flagging policies possessing the characteristics to generate exposures outside initial estimates. Audit costs are reduced, or practically eliminated and time-consuming processes are removed by leveraging the most efficient audit methods."
(Source – Businesswire)
Hartford-based Insurity is a top cloud-based software provider for brokers, insurance carriers, and MGAs. Insurity has over 400 cloud-based deployments and is recognized by 7 of the top 10 MGAs and 15 of the leading 25 P&C carriers in the United States. The company is uniquely equipped to offer exceptional value through its unrivaled industry experience, best-in-class digital platform, and the industry's most robust analytics offerings. With Insurity, customers can optimize their operations, focus on their core businesses, and provide superior policyholder experiences.
CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Alera Group | January 05, 2023
Alera Group, a national insurance, wealth, and retirement plan services provider, has acquired The Ascent Group and allied firms. The deal adds $1.5 billion to Alera Group Wealth Services' RIA business and $1.3 billion to Alera Group Retirement Plan Services.
The Summit Group in Virginia and Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group in Pennsylvania are connected to the Ascent Group. The Ascent Group has 42 employees, 15 of whom are financial advisors. By the end of 2022, Alera Group Wealth Services had $7.5 billion in assets, which included $1.5 billion in RIA assets and about $6 billion in AUM.
One of the most fundamental components of the Ascent Group's investment infrastructure is the turnkey asset management program (TAMP), which was created to lower the overall client expenses by bringing crucial operations in-house and eliminating vendors.
According to Alera Group, The Ascent Group is a good fit for the company's strategy of providing synergies and strategic benefits across its employee benefits and property and casualty verticals. It lets the company offer more complete solutions to clients, which can really help plan sponsors and participants come together. The organization is delighted to have the team join its expanding division in a role that will serve as a cornerstone.
Meanwhile, the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Alera Group
Alera Group serves thousands of clients, offering various services such as employee benefits, P&C, wealth, and retirement plans. It merged 24 dynamic US offices. The organization blends national experience and resources with local, tailored service. It is the nation's 7th largest privately-held employee benefits firm, 15th-largest independent insurance agency, and 16th-largest privately-held insurance firm.