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,RISK MANAGEMENT
Inszone Insurance Services | January 09, 2023
Inszone Insurance Services, a national provider of personal and commercial lines insurance, acquired Carmichael Associates, Inc., a long-time employee benefits insurance company.
Inszone will gain from the acquisition of Carmichael because it is well-known among the locally-owned businesses in the Los Angeles area. In addition, the company is popular for its eased and simplified services in managing human resources and determining appropriate insurance plans for the employees and workers of the local business owners.
Carmichael's customers will continue to receive the same level of service under the Inszone Insurance Services brand, located in Lakewood (California). The company offers customers a genuine one-stop buying experience designed to simplify and streamline a complex process.
Employee benefits remain a crucial area of growth for Inszone Insurance Services. As a rapidly growing and expanding insurance service provider in all 50 states of the United States, the company looks forward to the work that will help it achieve its goals and acquire more benefits-focused agencies in the future.
"Carmichael's team of professionals have been exceptional in the field, and we are thrilled to incorporate their innovation into the Inszone's framework,"
- Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services
About Inszone Insurance Services
Founded in 2022, Inszone Insurance Services is a full-service insurance brokerage firm that offers a wide range of property, casualty insurance, and employee benefits solutions. With an experienced management team focused on the goals, it grows organically through acquisitions. With 35 locations in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and Missouri, the company is looking to expand further across the country. It is focused on helping each customer understand and make sense of their insurance needs, the coverage they need, and the policy they are buying.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Falvey | February 28, 2023
On February 27, 2023, Falvey Insurance Group (Falvey) launched inland marine coverage to its existing product offering. With the natural extension, it has on board an experienced team to establish this inland marine product in the insurance market.
The list of the experienced team members and their respective designations in the company is as follows:
Ed Helfers – Principal, Inland Marine
Lisa Uzzo – Principal, Inland Marine
Joanne Stewart – Cicero – Vice President, Claims, Inland Marine
Maureen Connelly – Associate Vice President, Inland Marine
Thomas Helfers – Associate Vice President, Inland Marine
Bob Sundberg – Manger Underwriting Operations, Inland Marine
Its premium product provides excellent coverage with additional value-added services at no extra charge. With its experience in the insurance market, it has developed relationships with its customers and brokerage partners. It has always addressed the urgent needs of the clients and offered solutions that are beyond their expectations. With one broker agreement, clients have access to complete Falvey Insurance Group's products with the universal claim and loss control experience. In addition, clients experience similar quality service from any of its underwriting teams.
Chief Underwriting Officer of Falvey, Mike McKenna said, "We are excited to have Ed, Lisa, Maureen, Thomas, Joanne, and Bob join Falvey to lead our newest product offerings in the Inland Marine marketplace. This group is uniquely qualified with substantial experience across underwriting, policy administration as well as claims enabling a fast-to-market launch." He added, "We are excited for the opportunity to join Falvey and build a product from the ground up especially with an organization that has an aligned passion for success and strong work culture. As Falvey is already growing in marine and transportation markets; expanding into Inland Marine and related property products will assist in continuing the expansion in the specialty space."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Falvey, an insurance services provider, has connected insurance brokers, clients and agents worldwide since 1995. It provides services for insurance claims, underwriting, loss prevention, cargo insurance, pollution insurance, shipper insurance, stock throughput, transportation, and logistic liability. In addition, its wholesale division offers supplement products like a product recall, motor truck cargo, and builder's risk. It specializes in solutions for freight, supply chain, logistics and transportation. Its underwritings include three significant segments; general cargo, life sciences, and technology. In addition, it offers full-value, all-risk domestic and international shipping insurance through an API integration with the client's existing shipping software.