CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Inszone | February 15, 2023
On February 14, 2023, Inszone Insurance services announced its acquisition of Sonora Insurance Agency. This acquisition will allow Inszone Insurance Services to grow within California and broaden its national footprint while continuing its steady growth.
Headquartered in Sonora, California, Sonora Insurance Agency has been delivering insurance solutions in its location since 1987. It developed through organic reach and established its prominent place within the Sonora community. It specializes in Auto, Business, Home, and Worker's compensation. This transaction will enable Sonora Insurance Agency employees to serve Inszone Insurance clients through their current Sonora location without interruption. Additionally, it provides personal and commercial insurance, auto, group benefits, umbrella, motorcycle, condo, and boat insurance.
Kristina Eaton took over Sonora Insurance as a second-generation agency owner in 2004. With about 25 years of experience, she expanded the agency's commercial insurance space and served Sonora and the surrounding areas. She is specialized in commercial and personal lines insurance with both NV and CA license.
CEO of Inszone Insurance Services, Chris Walters, said, "We are excited to continue growing our footprint in the central region of California with the acquisition of Sonora Insurance Agency. The work Kristina and team have done in the region is incredible, we look forward to supporting them with the vast resources available through Inszone."
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Inszone, a full-service insurance brokerage firm, has provided property and casualty insurance with employee benefits solutions since 2002. It continues to grow organically through acquisitions due to the support of an experienced management team. It is working at different locations across California and expanding its enterprise throughout the United States. It provides services like group dental and vision insurance, umbrella insurance, group health and life insurance, special event insurance, landlord insurance, renters' insurance, motorcycle insurance, auto insurance, commercial property insurance, general liability insurance, workers' compensation, homeowners insurance, pet insurance, disability insurance, employee benefits, personal and commercial insurance.
AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Cover Whale | March 02, 2023
On March 1, 2023, Devron, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and machine learning for distributed and private data, announced its cooperation with Cover Whale Insurance Solutions, Inc., a top commercial trucking insurer and a rapidly expanding insurtech.
Using Devron's federated data science platform, Cover Whale will build and train AI models that can quickly add new and different data sources to estimate risk better, offer to coach drivers, and align premiums.
The Driver Safety Program offered by Cover Whale uses data science and AI to analyze risk and develop strategies to reduce it, making roads safer. The platform provided by Devron simplifies the process by enabling access to additional datasets and doing away with the requirement, cost, and privacy risk associated with relocating data. This federated method enables Cover Whale to design, train, and run more effective models to identify unsafe driving behaviors or circumstances more efficiently.
In the past, for businesses to extract, duplicate, and move large amounts of data to get insights, they were required to develop complicated infrastructures. Devron gets around this requirement, so Cover Whale can build and train machine learning models on datasets where they are already stored. These datasets may include, for example, claims information, various vehicle telematics, external data related to highways, weather conditions, and other such information to acquire a more informed perspective on risk.
Cover Whale has commissioned Devron to speed up ongoing data science projects, lay the groundwork for the future development of its operations, and enable faster access to various data sources, formats, and types while producing richer insights with less effort.
About Cover Whale
Cover Whale is an insurtech founded by industry veterans and tech entrepreneurs that provides cutting-edge policies for commercial vehicles through AI, sophisticated underwriting, and extensive data integration. Coverage, telematics, dash cams, and real-time driver teaching are part of its innovative Driver Safety Program, which aims to reduce claims, improve road safety, and save lives in the United States. The company also provides over 5,000 agencies with the quickest and most user-friendly online quote system.
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.