CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Idelic | January 19, 2023
Idelic Inc. recently announced the launch of Idelic Insurance Agency, LLC, a technology-driven managing general agent (MGA) aimed at providing commercial fleets with tailored insurance coverage. The insurance pricing will reflect the fleets’ risk improvement by using the Idelic Program, a comprehensive approach to improving driver safety and reducing crashes.
Idelic Insurance Agency also aims to provide a modern approach to improving insurance outcomes by allowing fleets to use technology and processes to reduce losses. The insurance agency will price renewals based on the fleets’ successful adoption and results.
The Idelic Program consists of two major components: Safety Suite® and Driver Safety Playbook. Safety Suite® is the best driver performance management platform in the trucking industry. It collects driver risk data and uses machine learning algorithms to identify high-risk drivers. Meanwhile, the Driver Safety Playbook is an excellent guide to engaging drivers, providing coaching and step-by-step professional development plans made by working with insurers and trucking's safest fleets.
On average, fleets utilizing Idelic Program can witness a 20% decrease in preventable crashes in the first year.
"Commercial auto fleet insurance is inherently complex with a multitude of nuances from fleet to fleet. The process of evaluating risks has traditionally relied on underwriter experience and judgment, but insurers are increasingly looking for a more data-driven way to evaluate risks. Idelic Insurance Agency will do just that," stated Michael Gramm, Senior Vice President of Insurance at Idelic Insurance Agency. "By working closely with fleets that choose to use the Idelic Program, we can better leverage critical driver behavior data to quote policies that reflect their reduced crash risk," he added.
(Source – Business Wire)
The Idelic Program and Idelic Insurance Agency are timely solutions to help fleets combat rising insurance rates and reduce losses significantly. However, fleet insurance costs and availability are once again among the Top 10 motor carrier executive concerns listed by American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).
About Idelic Inc.
Pittsburgh-based Idelic is a software provider dedicated to delivering the best insurance outcomes for fleets. The Idelic Program combines process and technology in a tool designed for and proven successful among fleets and insurers alike. Additionally, the program uses predictive analytics to identify risky drivers and professional development plans to help change behavior patterns and provide insurers with evidence of long-term improvements in crash reduction to negotiate lower rates. The company's experienced technical and industry experts understand the trucking and insurance industries' needs and provide tailored solutions to clients' real problems.
Relation Insurance Services | November 17, 2022
Relation Insurance Services, Inc. (“Relation”) acquired the assets of Garrity Insurance (“Garrity”). The transaction went into effect on November 1, 2022; terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We joined Relation knowing that this partnership would enable us to better serve our customers, Partnering with Relation will allow us to tap into great resources of specialized expertise and a broad network of carrier relationships to truly offer our customers the very best coverage.”
-Bill Garrity, President of Garrity Insurance
Serving Massachusetts individuals and businesses for more than 100 years, Garrity has five office locations including Cambridge (headquarters,) Dedham, Marblehead, Salem and Belmont. Bill Garrity, President, will continue running the day-to-day operations at the Garrity offices as part of the Relation family of brands.
Tim Hall, Executive Vice President and Head of M&A for Relation said, By partnering with such a reputable and experienced company as Garrity, Relation has greatly enhanced its footprint in the East, Garrity brings tremendous experience in risk management solutions to Relation, and we are excited to welcome their team to ours.
About Relation’s Mergers & Acquisitions
Relation Insurance Services is actively seeking partnerships to expand its offerings, industry expertise, and geographic footprint. Relation offers a seat at the table to insurance entrepreneurs with equity ownership opportunities and a people-first approach that optimizes outcomes for employees and clients.
About Relation Insurance Services, Inc.
Relation Insurance Services is an insurance brokerage that offers superior risk management and benefits consulting services across the United States. It is ranked by Insurance Journal within the top 25 largest agencies in the country by revenue and has approximately 1,350 employees across more than 137 locations nationwide. Relation is a privately held corporation backed by Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York and London investing in businesses globally across financial services and technology.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Covr and Smart Choice | January 25, 2023
On January 24, 2023, Covr Financial Technologies and Smart Choice announced that they have teamed up to make Covr Pro available to 9,500 Smart Choice agencies thereby, enabling independent advisers to access Covr's cutting-edge digital solution.
Covr Pro is a digital platform for independent advisers that gives them a number of benefits, such as an easy-to-use interface, competitive pay, help with application intake, and full case management (including electronic signatures and document delivery). With industry-proven transporters, there is no output requirement, and access is also immediate.
Ron Alexander, Covr President and Chief Innovation Officer, said, "Covr Pro offers instant access to leading technology and comprehensive support that streamlines insurance transactions and improves client experiences." He further expressed, "We're thrilled that our digital BGA solution is now available to Smart Choice agencies and their advisors to help grow their insurance businesses."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Covr Pro also comes with expert help from the Covr team as well as self-service tools and real-time rates from top insurance companies. Independent advisers who aren't insurance specialists can direct clients to Covr Assist for assistance with all aspects of coverage.
Joe Fisher, Chief Operating Officer of Smart Choice, remarked, "Smart Choice is thrilled to bring Covr's state-of-the-art digital insurance platform to our agencies." He further remarked, "Insurance solutions are an important part of building business, and the Covr Pro platform makes the process fast & simple."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Covr is a web-based insurance platform that makes it simple to safeguard the relationships that matter most. The company's embedded insurance technology enables financial advisors and their clients to research and purchase insurance from well-known life insurance companies without the hassles of the traditional process and, in some cases, in a matter of minutes. This is made possible through partnerships with financial institutions and other national brands.
About Smart Choice
Smart Choice has over 9,000 independent agents and 100 insurance carriers. It is the only no-fee program that provides independent insurance agents with top-rated markets, product training, and sales and marketing support. The company supports and markets new, former captive, and seasoned agents. Meanwhile, its no-fee program gives Smart Choice Agents access to its bimonthly magazine and business solutions center.