Insurance Business America | April 23, 2020
The insurance industry has never been known for its speed or agility. Rather, it has been characterized as slow, methodical, and cautious of any sudden movement. Of course, that’s a generalization. There are many insurance firms that break the mold and lead the way in terms of transformative innovation, but, generally speaking, most insurers have opted to spend their time on other things … until now. The global coronavirus pandemic has caused an explosion in firms throwing caution to the wind. COVID-19 has created a situation where the world has shifted in a non-linear way – and it’s shifted much faster than anyone could have anticipated. The global economy has been forced into an induced coma to try and slow down the spread of the virus. As governments call for physical distancing, and in some cases total society lockdown, insurance businesses have been forced to close their offices, ask employees to work remotely, and conduct all of their business through digital and/or virtual channels. The coronavirus has triggered the fastest overnight transformation in the history of the insurance industry.
Grange Insurance, | April 30, 2021
The insurance claims process is commonly regarded as a pivotal point in the customer experience journey. Grange Insurance has enabled next-generation policyholder interactions through the claims journey in response to changing customer expectations in the modern age.
Digital updates include:
• Two-way texting to enable Grange claims associates to connect with policyholders within multiple modes of communication
• Electronic claims payments for faster claims resolution and payment
• Proactive customer texts to keep our policyholders informed of their claim status throughout the claims process.
• These improvements are part of Grange and its associate partner Integrity Insurance's dedication to engaging in new solutions to provide exceptional customer experiences.
Grange has implemented next-generation business technology to provide claims customers with text message services. Policyholders will text pictures of their assigned insurance claims and get real-time answers to their claims questions when they need them the most. This program, which is powered by Hi Marley, an AI-based conversational service interface designed specifically for the insurance sector, needs no IT integration or app to get started.
Grange saw an improvement in its already high customer loyalty scores within months of allowing two-way texting capability. Grange policyholders may connect with their adjuster in a variety of ways, including phone and email.
Paying claims electronically
Grange policyholders can also receive claims payments more quickly due to a secure electronic settlement system built to expedite restitution. Customers who file a home, vehicle, or business claim with Grange will choose to pay their claims electronically. Customers who use this payment method will collect their electronic payment in as little as a few hours by direct deposit to a checking or savings account, direct deposit to a debit card, or instant prepaid virtual cards.
Other advantages of this new capability include the ability to easily navigate payment status in a touchless experience and reduce the chance of fraud through mailed checks.
Grange allows customers to have a say in how they want to receive claims payment in the manner they find most convenient.
Claims status notification
Grange also offers automatic text messages, enabling policyholders to access claim status notifications on their mobile devices quicker than ever before. Grange's mission, with further updates already in the works, is to make the claims experience more manageable and less frustrating, allowing policyholders to get back on their feet as soon as possible. Policyholders do have the option of participating or not, and their choices can be changed at any time.
Grange is deeply committed to protecting individuals and enterprises with exceptional service and takes tremendous interest in consumer loyalty, as shown by strong ratings from J.D. Power and positive customer feedback. The business is dedicated to keeping ahead of user preferences, attitudes, and desires to have a customized and effortless customer experience.
About Grange Insurance
Grange Insurance Company, with $3 billion in assets and more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue, is an insurance provider founded in 1935 and based in Columbus, Ohio. Through its network of independent agents, Grange offers auto, home, life, and business insurance protection. Life insurance is offered by Grange Life Insurance and Kansas City Life Insurance. Grange Insurance Company and its affiliates serve policyholders in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin
Majesco | June 17, 2021
Majesco, a global leader in cloud insurance software solutions platforms, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Utilant LLC, a U.S.-based InsurTech company that offers the industry-leading survey management SaaS product suite for Loss Control and Premium Audit surveys, as well as artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) data and analytics.
Utilant's cutting-edge SaaS solutions, contributory database, and AI/ML models provide the required next-generation technology to address important insurance trends and keep up in today's digital race. This acquisition broadens Majesco's extensive product offering and adds approximately 87 new clients in the P&C sector, including global insurance carriers and top risk engineering companies.
Majesco is launching an innovative Data and Analytics business unit with this acquisition, merging Utilant technology with Majesco's current, market-leading data and analytics offering. Patrick Davis, Founder and CEO of Utilant has joined the Majesco Senior Leadership Team and will lead this new business. With proactive risk management, the new service expands Majesco's digital capabilities, creates operational value for insurers, and ultimately enhances customer experience.
According to Adam Elster, CEO of Majesco, "the recent pandemic has pushed the timeline for insurers to implement essential technologies like AI/ML, digital core platforms, and data and analytics." "We are excited to provide our customers with advanced, embedded data and analytics capabilities, as well as next-generation insurance SaaS products that can provide them with a competitive edge, improve underwriting profitability, and accelerate their digital transformation journey."
Utilant's financial advisor was Raymond James & Associates, whereas Majesco's financial adviser was Nomura Securities International, Inc., and Majesco's legal advisor was Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.
Majesco is the leading software partner for the P&C and L&A insurance industries, helping them to modernize, optimize, and innovate at scale. Majesco's next-generation SaaS platform solutions of core, data and analytics, digital, distribution, absence management, and a rich ecosystem marketplace of established and InsurTech partners are used by over 330 insurers, ranging from greenfields, start-ups, and MGAs to the largest insurers, reinsurers, and brokers, to build the future of insurance.
Our technology, expertise, and leadership assist insurers in innovating and connecting to create their business's future. We have an incredible track record of innovation and real-world results, with over 825 successful installations and over 65% of our clients on Cloud with Majesco platform solutions.