GlobeNewswire | September 26, 2023
Applied Systems® today announced that Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc. has selected Applied Pay to make their business units more efficient across all workflows and simplify the payment process for their customers. The agency is taking advantage of Applied Pay’s integration with Applied Epic to automate payment collection, processing, and reconciliation, while providing an effortless, modern checkout experience that internet-savvy clients have come to expect.
“We’ve used other payment solutions in the past but didn’t get the buy-in we expected because the process was too cumbersome for our customers,” said Tiffany Johnston, Senior Vice President, Technology Operations Manager, Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc. “We’ve been long-time customers of Applied, so migrating to Applied Pay was the obvious choice. Not only do we get that ease of client payment through a link, but our accounting staff can streamline their back-end processes, a benefit that really made Applied Pay stand out.”
Applied Pay is a cloud-based electronic payments hub that enables agents and brokers to provide their clients with a secure, online way to pay new and recurring premiums. Directly integrated into Applied Epic®, Applied CSR24® and EZLynx Client Center, Applied Pay provides intuitive, branded checkout pages where policyholders can pay premiums via credit card or ACH. It automatically handles payment authorization and tokenizes sensitive information to increase security and ensure compliance. The solution also reconciles receivables at the account level, reducing manual workflows and improving the accuracy and timeliness needed to reconcile payments.
“In today’s e-commerce climate, consumers can make a purchase with just the click of a button, and paying for an insurance premium shouldn’t be any different,” said Chase Petrey, president of Applied Pay, Applied Systems. “It’s always a win-win when one solution can simplify processes for both customers and staff at once, something Applied Pay will allow Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc. to do by offering their customers an intuitive payment hub that models the modern online shopping cart experience while providing a speedy and secure reconciliation process for their accounting staff.”
About Applied Systems
Applied Systems is the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in insurance automation and the innovation leader, Applied is the world’s largest provider of agency and brokerage management systems, serving customers throughout the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied’s people and products enable millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.
Core Insurance, Risk Management
PR Newswire | August 03, 2023
CCIG, a leader in risk management and insurance solutions for business and individual clients nationwide, has announced a dedicated partnership to support the growth of an established group captive insurance program for companies across the country.
Instead of navigating the volatile traditional insurance market to obtain coverage, group captives unite companies with a shared commitment to safety, risk management and financial oversight to create and fund their own insurance program.
When business leaders embrace this approach as a long-term business strategy, they achieve greater stability in their annual insurance costs by partnering with other like-minded owners. The opportunity to earn a return on premiums allows companies to drive down net costs every year.
"Group captives are an extension of our clients' entrepreneurial spirit, and we're proud to partner with a captive manager that provides an established track record of successful, profitable and stable group captives which we can now offer to clients," CCIG President Andrew Mahoney said. "Clients who already take the initiative to manage their costs through robust safety programs and risk management strategies can further capitalize on additional savings not available in the traditional marketplace."
A successful group captive contains highly vetted members whose stability builds a peer group environment. The group's members have the benefit of sharing best practice ideas and learn from other highly profitable and safe firms that a traditional insurance relationship cannot provide.
Mahoney said that CCIG's exclusive captive manager partnership includes a myriad of industry-specific group captives. He added that a construction-specific group captive has gained attention from clients already, having produced approximately 27% of returns on premium and distributed more than $45 million in premiums back to captive members in its 20 years of existence.
CCIG's practice area leader of safety, Gary Glader, was instrumental in creating the construction captive offering in 2003.
"The historical knowledge he has gained throughout this period results in safer companies and our ability to deliver fast, proactive solutions that others cannot," Mahoney said.
Glader said group captives can be a game-changer for participating businesses.
"Group captives provide a competitive edge for sophisticated companies who are ready to maximize their financial investment in insurance," Glader said. "Not only do companies benefit from a built-in network of peers with a common goal, it can also drive phenomenal business results for participating companies."
Since 1985, CCIG is a fiercely independent, rapidly growing insurance brokerage, delivering risk management and insurance solutions to their clients. They represent clients nationally and have offices in Denver, CO and Austin, TX. Living up to their "curious broker" philosophy, their Advisors are relentlessly focused on understanding the needs and evolving landscape within their respective industry verticals. CCIG has an award-winning culture, being named Max Performer of the Year and a "Best Practices" Insurance Broker by The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. CCIG lives by the acronym of RISE: Relationships, Innovation, Strategy, Excellence, and this is the foundation on which all decisions are made.
Risk Management, Insurance Technology
GlobeNewswire | August 23, 2023
Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, is delighted to announce its partnership with Risk Control Technologies (“RCT”), a frontrunner in risk data management software for underwriting and loss control teams. Duck Creek will be a silver sponsor of RCT’s Loss Control Summit conference for loss control professionals from August 21-23, 2023, to kick off their partnership in Toronto, Canada.
At the heart of Duck Creek's core solutions is Duck Creek Policy, a cutting-edge platform that offers low-code tools through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. This platform facilitates the entire lifecycle of insurance operations and seamlessly integrates with esteemed industry collaborators. Through these synergies, insurers gain access to solutions that enhance underwriting performance, customer satisfaction, and operational efficiency.
The essence of loss control management resides in preemptive risk mitigation and extended risk assessment coverage. RCT enables carriers to optimize and significantly increase their risk data coverage across their entire book of business. In addition to mitigating more claims, it positively impacts their renewal rates while also creating efficiencies for underwriters within Duck Creek. All of this helps carriers improve their loss ratios, strengthen their customer engagements, and drive impactful operational efficiencies.
“Our partnership with a pinnacle player in loss control management equips Duck Creek's customers to optimize both the quality and extent of coverage extended to policyholders,” said Robert Fletcher, Sr. Partner Manager, Duck Creek Technologies. “RCT’s data-driven risk management solution is paramount, especially for insurers engaged in underwriting property, casualty and workers comp lines of business. We look forward to continuing to cultivate our partnership and engaging with RCT’s customers at the upcoming Loss Control Summit in Toronto.”
“The strength of our business at RCT rests firmly with our innovative customers and our industry-leading partners,” said David Da Costa, CEO, Risk Control Technologies. “We’re excited to work with Duck Creek, one of the most transformative leaders in the insurance solutions market today. In addition to efficiencies gained by integrating, combining loss control data with data already in Duck Creek, such as claim data, creates significant value from being able to better predict claims or optimize pricing within your book. We’re excited to continue our partnership with a leading partner like Duck Creek.”
About Risk Control Technologies
Risk Control Technologies Inc. (RCT) is the leading provider of Risk Management and Loss Control software to the insurance industry. RCT’s RiskHub platform helps underwriting assess risk, and leverage the appropriate risk assessment tool based on the risk’s complexity. RCT helps over 150 insurance organizations improve their loss ratios, increase customer retention, implement operational efficiencies, and harness powerful data insights to enable better business decisions. RCT’s customers include a wide range of insurance organization types, operating across a broad variety of lines of business. For more information, visit www.riskcontroltech.com.
About Duck Creek Technologies
Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand.