RISK MANAGEMENT, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Cybercube | January 24, 2023
Accretive Insurance Solutions, a consortium of top-tier, nationally-recognized independent specialty and wholesale insurance carriers and administrators, announced on January 23, 2023, that it has partnered with top-tier cyber analytics firm CyberCube to provide better risk transfer counseling.
Accretive is licensing CyberCube's Broking Manager to assist retail agents and their clients in making better risk transfer decisions. CyberCube's Broking Manager is the company's first software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution designed exclusively for the insurance brokerage sector. It provides a streamlined approach to evaluate potential financial exposure implications from cyber catastrophes, allowing clients to make informed coverage and limit decisions.
CyberCube Sales Manager Nate Brink remarked, “Today, CyberCube's market-leading analytics are helping thousands of insurance buyers quantify their cyber risk exposure. This partnership with Accretive will drive better-informed risk transfer decisions when clients are considering buying cyber insurance."
(Source – Business Wire)
Meanwhile, Rob Roth, Executive Vice President of Wholesale at Accretive, stated, "Accretive is focused on propelling growth for our agencies by providing the best resources and expertise in the industry. CyberCube's analytics will enable us to support our retailers and their insureds in making data-driven decisions and help grow our cyber business."
(Source – Business Wire)
CyberCube provides the insurance industry's best cyber risk analytics. The company's cloud-based technology helps insurance companies place insurance, underwrite cyber risk, and manage cyber risk aggregation by providing best-in-class data access and advanced multi-disciplinary analytics. CyberCube's enterprise intelligence layer gives information on millions of enterprises worldwide and models thousands of technology failure spots. In 2015, Symantec launched the CyberCube platform, which now functions as a standalone insurance firm with an unprecedented data partner ecosystem with support from ForgePoint Capital, HSCM Bermuda, MTech Capital, and Stone Point Capital individuals.
CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Alera Group | January 05, 2023
Alera Group, a national insurance, wealth, and retirement plan services provider, has acquired The Ascent Group and allied firms. The deal adds $1.5 billion to Alera Group Wealth Services' RIA business and $1.3 billion to Alera Group Retirement Plan Services.
The Summit Group in Virginia and Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group in Pennsylvania are connected to the Ascent Group. The Ascent Group has 42 employees, 15 of whom are financial advisors. By the end of 2022, Alera Group Wealth Services had $7.5 billion in assets, which included $1.5 billion in RIA assets and about $6 billion in AUM.
One of the most fundamental components of the Ascent Group's investment infrastructure is the turnkey asset management program (TAMP), which was created to lower the overall client expenses by bringing crucial operations in-house and eliminating vendors.
According to Alera Group, The Ascent Group is a good fit for the company's strategy of providing synergies and strategic benefits across its employee benefits and property and casualty verticals. It lets the company offer more complete solutions to clients, which can really help plan sponsors and participants come together. The organization is delighted to have the team join its expanding division in a role that will serve as a cornerstone.
Meanwhile, the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Alera Group
Alera Group serves thousands of clients, offering various services such as employee benefits, P&C, wealth, and retirement plans. It merged 24 dynamic US offices. The organization blends national experience and resources with local, tailored service. It is the nation's 7th largest privately-held employee benefits firm, 15th-largest independent insurance agency, and 16th-largest privately-held insurance firm.
WORKERS COMPENSATION,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Insurity | November 29, 2022
Insurity, a leading provider of cloud-based software for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs, today announced that it had launched a Payroll Validator feature for workers’ compensation carriers leveraging Sure Premium Audit. The Payroll Validator will automate payroll data collection from over 100 payroll service providers and streamline the audit process for both workers’ comp carriers and policyholders. The Payroll Validator feature is available for immediate purchase for existing Sure Premium Audit users.
Sure Premium Audit enables P&C carriers to uncover additional premiums by automatically screening a carrier’s entire book of business to generate audits based on business-defined rules without human intervention. For example, a top 25 P&C carrier recently presented at Insurity’s customer conference, Excellence in Insurance Innovation, that Sure Premium Audit’s automation tools have allowed them to reduce the operational time of their audit staff by over 24,000 hours a year.
Now, with the new Payroll Validator feature, workers’ compensation carriers can further automate their audit process by transferring raw payroll data from over 100 payroll service providers, decreasing wait times as payroll data is imported directly to the field audit tool. Policyholders can log in once and provide permission to pull payroll data throughout the policy period or shortly after.
Sure Premium Audit’s Payroll Validator also reduces the opportunity for fraud. Carriers can increase security by eliminating the sending of sensitive data through email or other unsecured channels and minimize fraud by having the unaltered payroll data come directly from the source of the payroll system.
“The faster and more efficient workers’ comp providers can make their premium auditing process, the faster they can send out bills, and more likely they are to collect payments, Sure Premium Audit’s Payroll Validator automates a historically time-consuming process for workers’ comp providers by capturing that payroll data directly from the payroll service provider. Not only does this eliminate the time auditors must spend obtaining messaging and payroll data from policyholders, but it creates a more streamlined experience for your policyholders.”
-Sylvester Mathis, Chief Insurance Officer at Insurity
Insurity is a leading provider of cloud-based software for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs. Insurity is trusted by 15 of the top 25 P&C carriers and 7 of the top 10 MGAs in the US and has over 400 cloud-based deployments. Through its best-in-class digital platform and with unrivaled industry experience and the industry’s most robust analytics offerings, Insurity is uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional value, empowering customers to focus on their core businesses, optimize their operations, and provide superior policyholder experiences. Insurity is a portfolio company of GI Partners and TA Associates.