CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Covr and Smart Choice | January 25, 2023
On January 24, 2023, Covr Financial Technologies and Smart Choice announced that they have teamed up to make Covr Pro available to 9,500 Smart Choice agencies thereby, enabling independent advisers to access Covr's cutting-edge digital solution.
Covr Pro is a digital platform for independent advisers that gives them a number of benefits, such as an easy-to-use interface, competitive pay, help with application intake, and full case management (including electronic signatures and document delivery). With industry-proven transporters, there is no output requirement, and access is also immediate.
Ron Alexander, Covr President and Chief Innovation Officer, said, "Covr Pro offers instant access to leading technology and comprehensive support that streamlines insurance transactions and improves client experiences." He further expressed, "We're thrilled that our digital BGA solution is now available to Smart Choice agencies and their advisors to help grow their insurance businesses."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Covr Pro also comes with expert help from the Covr team as well as self-service tools and real-time rates from top insurance companies. Independent advisers who aren't insurance specialists can direct clients to Covr Assist for assistance with all aspects of coverage.
Joe Fisher, Chief Operating Officer of Smart Choice, remarked, "Smart Choice is thrilled to bring Covr's state-of-the-art digital insurance platform to our agencies." He further remarked, "Insurance solutions are an important part of building business, and the Covr Pro platform makes the process fast & simple."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Covr is a web-based insurance platform that makes it simple to safeguard the relationships that matter most. The company's embedded insurance technology enables financial advisors and their clients to research and purchase insurance from well-known life insurance companies without the hassles of the traditional process and, in some cases, in a matter of minutes. This is made possible through partnerships with financial institutions and other national brands.
About Smart Choice
Smart Choice has over 9,000 independent agents and 100 insurance carriers. It is the only no-fee program that provides independent insurance agents with top-rated markets, product training, and sales and marketing support. The company supports and markets new, former captive, and seasoned agents. Meanwhile, its no-fee program gives Smart Choice Agents access to its bimonthly magazine and business solutions center.
RISK MANAGEMENT,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Vouch | December 27, 2022
Vouch, known as the 'Insurance of Tech,' recently launched the first insurance solution for Web3 companies. Under this, it will cover Web3 companies with insurance policies, including smart contract vulnerabilities, DAOs, crypto, and more.
"The global insurtech market size is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 51.7% from 2022 to 2030."
- Grand View Research
In the past year and a half, about 3,000 startups have raised almost $40 billion. Many of these are run by founders who are building strong companies that solve real problems for real users. Till now, Web3 companies had to settle for insurance that didn't meet their needs or make do with what they already had, which eventually slowed their growth.
Vouch has become the most trusted partner by getting $160 million from the best companies in Silicon Valley. Its newest market includes Web3 companies, while Ansible Labs, Bitwave, Stardust, and Utopia Labs are some of its launch clients.
Traditional policies tend to leave crypto out, but Vouch's Web3 Protection Policy covers that. In addition, the policy includes four coverages that can be expanded to cover key Web3 risks based on the needs of the client:
Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance helps protect the company and the personal assets of its founders, officers, and board members from claims of wrongdoing, such as misrepresentation or breach of fiduciary duty, as well as the costs of responding to or defending against the claims.
Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance protects the company when a customer claims that the company's services caused them to lose money.
Cyber: It helps pay for data breaches caused by mistakes, hacking, and social engineering. It also protects against privacy violations, security failures, and system failures.
Crime: Helps protect the company from employee theft, forgery, and fraud, as well as some digital assets.
Vouch has built a strong partner network to meet the needs of its Web3 customers in addition to its coverage. In the partner network, Fireblocks is responsible for direct custody technology, Silicon Valley Bank for banking, Upside for token management, and Tactic for accounting.
Vouch Insurance is a new type of insurance platform for startups that is trusted by the startup industry's biggest names, including Y Combinator and Silicon Valley Bank. Everything has been designed for startups by experienced founders, from onboarding to claims. The company, which has offices in San Francisco and Chicago and whose fully digital coverage can be activated in minutes, assists clients in managing, mitigating, and avoiding risks.
Risk Strategies | February 14, 2023
On February 13, 2023, Risk Strategies, a national specialty insurance, risk management and consulting firm, announced its acquisition of Bullen Insurance Group, bringing the expertise and services for the specialized needs of high-net-worth individuals and families.
Bullen Insurance Group is a specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm designed for the insurance needs of successful family offices and businesses, individuals, and families, protecting valuable assets and property worldwide. In addition, it customizes insurance programs, addressing the complex risks of properties like automobiles, yachts, aircraft, and art collections exposed to natural disasters. With a personalized service approach, it has been helping industries, financial institutions, historic properties, and non-profit organizations, developing trust and loyalty for generations of clients and renowned commercial businesses.
National practice leader for Private Client Services at Risk Strategies, Alison Murphy, said, "Effectively addressing the many complex risks faced by highly successful individuals and families requires deep expertise and dedicated specialization." She added, "Bullen Insurance Group has a well-earned, long-established reputation for excellence in serving high-net-worth clients and this provides us with a unique opportunity to expand our high-net-worth practice in a key market. I'm thrilled to welcome Matt and his team to Risk Strategies."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
President and CEO Matthew C. Fox said, "Given the firm's long history, and the trust our clients place in our service and knowledge, we wanted to be sure we were choosing the right partner to scale and perpetuate our business." He added, "The quality of the people and the operational platform we saw at Risk Strategies and their specialist approach to client service and collaboration gave us great confidence that we have found a partner that is aligned with our vision and will support our unwavering commitment to our clients."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
About Risk Strategies
Risk Strategies, an insurance service provider, has been offering financial benefits and protecting assets since 1997. It is a privately held National Specialty Insurance Brokerage and Risk Management Advisor, minimizing liabilities of its assets. Headquartered in Boston, it is one of the oldest firms in the private equity industry, investing in the insurance sector and offering financial benefits, compensations, and employment. It provides solutions in specialty insurance, brokerage, private clients, transportation, surety, captives, group benefits, risk management, high-net-worth, employee benefits, property, and casualty.