CLAIMS, RISK MANAGEMENT
Shift Technology | March 16, 2023
Shift Technology, a leading provider of AI-driven solutions for the insurance industry, announced on March 15, 2023, that General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) would be expanding its use of Shift Claims Fraud Detection to assist its member insurers in detecting travel insurance fraud.
This strategic expansion is a testament to the success of General Insurance Association of Singapore's (GIA) Fraud Management System (FMS). This move comes at an opportune time, with global travel gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels. Shift and GIA have been working together since 2017 to combat insurance fraud. Initially, the collaboration involved the use of Shift Claims Fraud Detection to identify suspicious motor and travel insurance claims. However, due to the significant success achieved in both areas, the solution's use has been expanded to include the detection of various types of travel insurance fraud.
Kai Weng Ho, Chief Executive of GIA, stated, "Recent significant successes in insurance fraud detection using FMS resulted in the conviction of multiple insurance fraudsters. This planned expansion allows us to maximize the potential of the travel module and comes at an opportune time of rising global travel."
He added, "Our collaboration with Shift gives us an important way to detect and manage fraudulent claims at scale. It also augments our sector's existing fraud detection and management efforts."
(Source - Cision PR Newswire)
Jeremy Jawish, CEO and Co-Founder of Shift Technology, remarked, "Fraud is not simply a problem for individual insurers, but rather a challenge for the entire insurance industry, which is why industry-level solutions like ours are so impactful."
He added, "Bad actors do not limit themselves to a single target, especially in the case of organized fraud networks. By providing associations like the GIA with a comprehensive view of what's happening with claims across their membership, fraud detection and mitigation activities are scaled exponentially, to the benefit of all."
(Source - Cision PR Newswire)
About Shift Technology
Shift Technology offers AI decisioning solutions to insurance companies and their clients as one of its many services. These solutions automate and optimize decision-making processes from underwriting through claims, resulting in improved client satisfaction, higher operational efficiency, and lower costs for insurance companies.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Globenewswire | June 06, 2023
Westland Insurance, Canada’s leading independently-owned brokerage, today announced that it acquired MYCOR Insurance Solutions Inc. and Murphy Insurance Services Inc. effective June 1. With these acquisitions, Westland continues to grow across Canada.
MYCOR Insurance is a Toronto -based, full-service P&C brokerage with seven locations across Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. They focus on providing unique insurance and risk management solutions to the Commercial marketplace, with a distinctive niche in a variety of commercial specialty programs with high client retention rates.
Serving the Simcoe and Muskoka areas in Ontario since 1981, Murphy Insurance is a boutique full-service P&C insurance brokerage that specializes in advisory-based solutions across a number of key Commercial segments, as well as VIP Personal Lines.
“It’s with much excitement that I welcome MYCOR Insurance and Murphy Insurance to Westland,” says Jamie Lyons, President & CEO of Westland Insurance. “Both brokerages have tremendous leadership, entrepreneurial cultures, and offer unique value to their clients. The opportunity to better serve Canadians through dedicated, client-first brokerages like these is what drives us to continue expanding from coast to coast. We’re thrilled to have the MYCOR and Murphy Insurance teams join the Westland family.”
Westland continues to invest in and grow its business in Canada, both organically and through strategic acquisitions.
About Westland Insurance Group
Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent insurance brokers in Canada. Trading over $3 billion of premium, Westland continues to expand coast to coast. Westland's brokers provide expertise and advisory-based services across commercial, personal, employee benefits, farm, and specialty insurance segments. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained committed to supporting its clients, industry partners and local communities. For more information, please visit westlandinsurance.ca.
CLAIMS, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | April 27, 2023
Clearcover Insurance Company, the next-generation car insurance company, today announces it has launched an innovative embedded insurance solution in which consumers receive final, bindable quotes when they shop via Experian's® auto insurance comparison shopping service. This initiative supports Clearcover's strategy to fuel growth in its distribution channels and complements Experian's consumer-centric approach to its products.
"We're redesigning the insurance playbook by streamlining processes and building new experiences and capabilities," said Clearcover CEO Kyle Nakatsuji. "We are grateful to Experian for putting their trust in us to develop solutions that improve their users' experiences."
Clearcover is investing in technology to meet market demand and support its mission to become the digital auto insurer of choice for modern drivers. Its partner-centric API allows users to comparison shop for auto insurance to find better rates without leaving the Experian site for final quotes. Launched last year, Experian's auto insurance offering furthers its mission to financially empower consumers by helping them potentially save hundreds of dollars on their current policy.
"Working with a tech-enabled carrier is a win-win," said Rakesh Patel, General Manager of Experian Insurance Services™ at Experian. "Clearcover is uniquely positioned to tailor the underlying embedded experience so that our customers can quickly and easily shop for auto insurance policies all in one place. When we can empower consumers to make positive changes effortlessly, Experian is achieving its goal of financial power for all."
"This integration is part of our customer-centric mission to provide hassle-free insurance," said Clearcover Chief Product and Innovation Officer Adam Fischer. "Our goal to empower consumers to make the smartest decisions at every step aligns with Experian's mission to help its customers improve their financial well-being."
On the heels of securing $153 million in Series E financing last November, Clearcover ramped up efforts to invest in and integrate new technologies and business strategies.
"Experian and Clearcover have a long-standing relationship," said Clearcover Head of Partner Distribution Chris Ritter. "This collaboration is a natural progression and we're looking forward to ensuring they have some of the smartest solutions on the market."
Clearcover, which currently offers auto policies in 19 states, is advancing an industry that continues to adapt and change. The company ranked No. 50 on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list and was named by InsurTech Magazine as a "Top 10 Insurtech Platform to Watch in 2022."
Clearcover is the next-generation insurance company that provides customers with the technology they need to confidently make the smartest decisions at every step. Clearcover is challenging the status quo with hassle-free insurance that redefines what it means to put the customer first, delivering affordable car insurance with one of the industry's fastest claims experiences. Clearcover includes Clearcover, Inc., which was founded in 2016 by Kyle Nakatsuji and Derek Brigham, Clearcover Insurance Company (NAIC #16524) and Clearcover Insurance Agency. Clearcover has raised more than $480 million in funding to date. In 2022, the insurance fintech ranked No.50 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ and No. 151 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America. Clearcover has also been featured by Glassdoor as one of the nation's "Best Places to Work." For more information, visit Clearcover.com.