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.
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RISK MANAGEMENT, COMPLIANCE
PRnewswire | April 03, 2023
Shift Technology, a provider of artificial intelligence-based decision automation and optimization solutions for the insurance industry, and Direct Assurance, the French leader in direct insurance, which offers auto, motorcycle, home and health insurance, and is a 100% subsidiary of the AXA group, today announced their renewed collaboration. Initiated in 2018 to fight auto insurance claims fraud using Shift Claims Fraud Detection, the relationship now extends its scope to cover home insurance claims.
Property and casualty insurance fraud costs the European economy €14 billion annually, and €2.5 billion in France alone. As such, insurers are looking for modern solutions which can more effectively identify and analyze suspicious claims. Working with Shift, Direct Assurance has opted for an innovative approach to this issue. Five years of successful collaboration analyzing motor claims prompted the French leader in direct insurance to extend the use of Shift's solutions to the challenge of mitigating fraud in home insurance claims.
"Fighting against fraud is one of the most effective ways to maintain the competitiveness of our rates and defend the purchasing power of the immense proportion of our bona fide customers," explained Donatien Levesque, director of claims, Direct Assurance.
"In order to identify suspicious claims, we chose to combine artificial intelligence with the know-how of our experts. The enormous amount of information to be processed makes verification and comparison operations extremely difficult," continued Nicolas Vilhelmsen, head of claims business intelligence, Direct Assurance. "That's why we used Shift. Since 2018, this collaboration has allowed us to gain ground on fraudsters in a considerable way. We are very excited to apply this solution to our home claims, which are an increasingly important part of our business."
"From the beginning, Shift's goal has been to put technology at the service of insurance players to help them best serve their customers," concludes Jeremy Jawish, CEO and co-founder, Shift Technology. "We are proud to have contributed for several years to Direct Assurance's strategic initiative to minimize the impact of fraud on its business, and to benefit its legitimate customers."
About Shift Technology
Shift Technology delivers AI decisioning solutions to benefit the global insurance industry and its customers. Our products enable insurers to automate and optimize decisions from underwriting to claims, resulting in superior customer experiences, increased operational efficiency, and reduced costs. The future of insurance starts with Decisions Made Better. Learn more at www.shift-technology.com.
About Direct Assurance
Direct Assurance is the French leader in direct car insurance and also offers motorcycle, home and health insurance products. Today, more than a million customers trust the company. A pioneer since 1992, Direct Assurance is a part of the AXA group.
CORE INSURANCE, LIFE INSURANCE
PRnewswire | May 18, 2023
Estrella Insurance, a leading property and casualty insurance agency and national franchisor, has been acquired by Confie, the largest personal lines insurance distribution company in the U.S. Confie leadership says the move will "greatly expand" the company's presence in Florida, and will fall under Confie's Freeway Insurance division.
Estrella's more than 190 offices and employees across the U.S. will continue to operate under its current brand, and Confie will retain all current employees with the acquisition.
According to Confie CEO Cesar Soriano, "Estrella has built a strong franchising model well-known among Hispanic consumers and business owners alike. Franchising allows us to broaden our customer reach, and accelerate our growth into new markets. Americans are entrepreneurial by nature and we proudly will offer them the choice between three trustworthy brands."
"Our franchise partners are family, and their success is our success. It was important to find the right partner that would support both our brand, customers, and growth plan," said Nicolas Estrella Jr., Estrella's CEO. "Confie is a highly respected organization with years of industry knowledge and forward momentum. It was a perfect fit for Estrella."
Estrella Insurance operates in Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado. For over 40 years, the agency has provided affordable insurance solutions and exceptional service to their customers. Their product portfolio includes auto, home, commercial, business, life, and health.
Confie, which has more than 750+ retail locations in 23 states, introduced franchising opportunities to entrepreneurs in 2022. Their leadership adds the Estrella acquisition is part of Confie's larger growth and development expansion plans.
"Estrella has aggressive growth plans that will only be strengthened through our affiliation with Confie," says Nicolas Estrella, Jr., CEO of Estrella. "We are thrilled to be part of the Confie organization and see great potential ahead."
About Estrella Insurance
Miami-based Estrella Insurance is a property and casualty insurance franchisor and a trusted leader among consumers and insurance companies by providing simple, cost-effective insurance solutions across its auto, home, commercial, business, life, and health insurance portfolios. With more than 190 offices across the U.S., it is consistently ranked as a top franchise opportunity with a proven business model that allows owners to focus directly on customer support and community engagement. For more information on franchise ownership, visit www.estrellafranchise.com.
Established in 2008, Confie is the nation's leading personal lines insurance distribution company. Today, Confie meets customers wherever they are – with more than 750+ retail locations in 23 states, the Bluefire general agency, and a telephone and online shared service center servicing all 50 states. With flexible insurance options, outstanding value, and convenient service, Confie's aspiration is to be the most trusted source of insurance solutions so our customers can have peace of mind. Confie is a portfolio company of Alliant. For more information about Confie, visit www.confie.com.