LV= General Insurance named best insurance provider

insurancebusinessmag | June 25, 2019

Were barely halfway 2019 but its already looking to be a momentous year for LV= General Insurance (LV=GI).The general insurance business, which will be wholly owned by Allianz UK once the purchase from Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society completes, has bagged a major accolade at the 2019 Which? Awards. LV=GI beat shortlisted companies John Lewis Financial Services, M&S Bank, and NFU Mutual and was named insurance provider of the year.

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A recent roundtable hosted by Insurance Post in association with LexisNexis Risk Solutions saw an expert panel discuss how data enrichment can be used from a post-loss perspective and what this change could mean for the future of property claims. This article provides a summary of the discussion.

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A recent roundtable hosted by Insurance Post in association with LexisNexis Risk Solutions saw an expert panel discuss how data enrichment can be used from a post-loss perspective and what this change could mean for the future of property claims. This article provides a summary of the discussion.

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Inszone Insurance Services Acquires Austin Insurance

Inszone | January 30, 2023

Austin Insurance was recently acquired by Inszone Insurance Services, a rapidly expanding nationwide provider of benefits, personal, and commercial lines insurance. Founded by Cole Austin in 2005, Austin Insurance has been providing excellent insurance services to the Grand Prairie (Texas) area for over a decade. Through the years, Austin Insurance has been able to offer a variety of insurance products to the residents of Grand Prairie and contribute to the city's continued economic expansion and new job opportunities. Inszone Insurance's Dallas office will now handle the day-to-day business previously run by Austin Insurance. As a result, customers may expect the same high quality of service from Inszone Insurance as they have in the past. Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services, remarked, "Austin Insurance has built a strong reputation across Grand Prairie as a trusted partner for residents to protect their assets." He further added, "This acquisition is another important step in our growth in the Lone Star State as we continue to identify and invest in agencies that will help provide and offer increased services and options to our customer base." (Source – Business Wire) Nevertheless, in the coming days, Inszone Insurance is likely to reveal several acquisitions in addition to opening additional facilities. About Inszone Insurance Services Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage founded in 2002 with headquarters in Sacramento (California). It offers various insurance products, including property, casualty, and employee benefits. Supported by a strong and experienced management team, it has grown both independently and by buying other companies. The organization currently has 37 sites across the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, and Illinois and hopes to continue expanding across the country.

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Covr and Smart Choice | January 25, 2023

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