NFP | November 09, 2021
NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides business and personal insurance, group benefits, retirement, and individual solutions today announced its acquisition of Foster Park Brokers Inc. (Foster Park). The transaction closed on November 1, 2021.
With the addition of Foster Park, one of Western Canada's largest independent insurance brokerages, NFP is adhering to its strategic plan of building a unified national platform that provides superior expertise and advice to clients and reinforcing our people first culture for all employees. Foster Park has 135 employees in four offices (Edmonton, Calgary and Grande Prairie, Alberta, and Langley, British Columbia) who provide expertise and solutions in commercial and individual P&C insurance, life and group benefits, private client services, and bonding and surety to clients across Western Canada.
Foster Park's highly respected and strong leadership team will play an active role in the integration and growth of the business, collaborating with NFP leaders across Canada to cultivate new client relationships and identify additional growth opportunities. Mark Wiens will serve as managing director of Commercial Lines for NFP in Canada's Western region, reporting to John Haas, president, NFP in Canada. Executive Partners Andre Charrois, Steven Whitehouse, Roger Roebuck, Denise Theberge, Hugh Watt, along with all other shareholders and employees of Foster Park will join NFP.
We are elated to join NFP and work with such a talented team of industry leaders. This transaction will bring immense value to our existing clients and future opportunities. Accessing new resources products, services, expertise will allow our staff to continue to be in a position of providing industry leading solutions and service. We're also looking forward to contributing to a culture that values people and proactively creates opportunities for them to grow and thrive.
- Mark Wiens
Sequeira Partners served as exclusive financial advisor, and DLA Piper (Canada) LLP and Bryan & Company LLP acted as legal counsel, to Foster Park and its affiliates. Dentons served as legal counsel to NFP.
NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant providing specialized business and personal insurance, group benefits, retirement and individual solutions through its licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. NFP enables client success through the expertise of over 800 employees based in Canada, more than 6,000 employees globally, investments in innovative technologies, and enduring relationships with highly rated insurers, vendors and financial institutions. NFP is the 5th largest benefits broker by global revenue (Business Insurance), 10th largest property and casualty agency (Insurance Journal) and 13th largest global insurance broker (Best's Review).
Health Gorilla | October 01, 2021
Atidot, the next-generation AI and predictive modeling platform for understanding policyholder needs, and Heath Gorilla, the leading provider of healthcare data, have announced a strategic partnership focused on providing data access and management tools that life insurers use to overhaul their customers' journey from underwriting to portfolio management.
The partnership will improve the experience of Atidot's life insurance customers during key stages of their journey. Health Gorilla's access to and connectivity with health and wellness data sources, coupled with Atidot's proprietary technology to understand and predict policyholder needs and preferences, will allow top insurers to engage, measure, and proactively manage risks of their new and existing business.
Atidot is a Silicon Valley startup that provides a data-driven platform for life insurers, powered by AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics.
Health Gorilla, the largest aggregator of health data in the United States and Latin America, securely provides life insurance underwriters with HIPAA-compliant, permission-based access to streamlined health data through its FHIR-based clinical data APIs allowing insurers to make more informed decisions when assessing underwriting risks.
Atidot is pleased to partner with Health Gorilla in the life insurance space to provide a complete view of the customer-driven opportunities we see in this business, Health Gorilla's data is a crucial piece of the puzzle. Together we are capable of transforming the insurer's ability to maximize the value and provide additional benefits for their customers.
- Dror Katzav, Founder and CEO of Atidot.
We are excited to partner with Atidot and support the life insurance industry as we expand our product offering for life insurance customers, This creates a strong market relationship for two transformational organizations who together can streamline and improve how new business is underwritten and managed - placing the customer first.
- Steve Yaskin, CEO and Co-founder of Health Gorilla.
About Health Gorilla
Health Gorilla is a secure interoperability platform that allows insurers to completely streamline and scale how medical records are retrieved and analyzed. Through the Health Gorilla platform, insurers leverage structured, complete medical records into their internal solutions to inform risk assessments, streamline underwriting workflows, and enhance the policyholder experience.
Atidot is a cloud-based, SaaS platform tailored specifically to the needs of the life insurance industry, which uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to enable life insurers to make data-driven business decisions.
Sentry Insurance | August 30, 2021
Sentry Insurance has launched Sentry Risk Factor, its proprietary risk management tool. By gathering detailed information through quality conversations with dealers, the tool helps evaluate, identify, and measure a dealership's potential risks that could lead to a large loss, and potentially, temporary business closure.
"We know how hard dealerships work to build their business and reputation, and we want to do our part by actively helping them reduce their risks," said John Hyland, president of direct writer at Sentry Insurance. "With Sentry Risk Factor we can help a business measure risks, including the ones that are less obvious and often unforeseen, to help prevent devastating loss at a dealership."
The first, and most important, step in the process is to have an in-depth conversation with a Sentry representative to discuss current operations and the safety culture at a dealership. The conversation allows a Sentry representative to identify risks across five different categories: safety culture, auto risk, building and inventory risks, service practices, and premises observations. Based on information gathered during this initial conversation, Sentry representatives use Sentry Risk Factor to assign a dealership one of three rankings—best in class, average, or red flag.
Based on the overall rankings, Sentry Risk Factor generates a report that details the results and proposes steps to help a dealership mitigate risk. An additional benefit for customers includes recommended safety resources that dealerships can access via their online accounts. Sentry Risk Factor is available for current and prospective customers.
Sentry is a leading provider of commercial insurance programs to more than 3,000 dealers throughout the country. Sentry is also endorsed by John Deere and Harley-Davidson as the preferred provider of commercial insurance for their dealerships. Visit the Sentry Risk Factor page to learn more.
Sentry Insurance is a part of one of the largest and most financially secure mutual insurance groups in the United States, holding a Financial Strength Rating of A+ (superior) from AM Best, current as of June 2021. See ambest.com/ratings/guide.pdf for rating information. Sentry and its subsidiaries and affiliates sell property and casualty insurance, life insurance, annuities, and retirement programs for business and individuals throughout the country. Headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Sentry employs more than 4,300 associates across the country.