One Inc | September 14, 2021
To ensure that individuals, families, and businesses have near-instant access to insurance funds in the face of emergency, One Inc, a leading digital payments network for the insurance industry, today announced plans to disburse claims through Mastercard virtual cards and Mastercard Send ®. Powered by One Inc's flagship product, ClaimsPay ®, the partnership builds on a shared vision to deliver near-instant, secure payments that deliver needed cashflow for claimants and vendors and reduce cycle time and expenses for insurers.
The partnership is One Inc's latest initiative aimed at digitalizing the entire insurance payments stack with an alternative to checks. It arrives at a time when virtual card adoption is expected to accelerate to over $5 trillion in transaction value by 2025, more than triple its $1.6 trillion value in 2020, according to Juniper Research.
"This partnership with Mastercard empowers insurers to offer greater peace of mind to claimants in the face of unexpected accidents or disaster," said One Inc CEO Ian Drysdale. "Together, we have the ability to transform and facilitate the delivery of funds in near real-time via Mastercard's virtual cards, providing unique benefits to our vendor network and ever-growing roster of insurance customers. It is another sign of the fast-moving digital evolution in the insurance industry."
Despite managing trillions of dollars in claims payments per year, the US insurance industry still relies upon outdated payment methods like checks, which lack transparency, are ten times more expensive for insurers to manage, and take an average of six to ten days to reach claimants. Adoption of virtual cards will solve for each of these critical issues.
"Mastercard is focused on improving the ways people and businesses pay and get paid, providing more choice, security and convenience," said Marie Aloisi, senior vice president, Business Development, North America, Mastercard. "Through our collaboration with One Inc and by providing virtual card solutions and near real-time payments with Mastercard Send, we're helping insurance providers digitize payments so people and businesses can receive their claim payments quickly, securely and into the financial accounts of their choice."
About One Inc
One Inc is modernizing the insurance industry through a unified and frictionless payment experience. Focusing only on the insurance industry, One Inc helps carriers transform their operations by reducing costs, increasing security, and optimizing customer experience. The comprehensive end-to-end digital payments platform provides expanded payment options, multi-channel digital communications, and rapid digital claim payment, even for the most complex insurance use cases. As one of the fastest growing digital payments platforms in the insurance industry, One Inc manages billions of dollars per year in premiums and claims payments.
JAB Holding | June 22, 2022
On June 20, JAB Holding Company and Fairfax Holdings Limited announced a strategic partnership. JAB’s pet insurance business has agreed to acquire all of Fairfax’s interests in the Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group™ (“C&F Pet”) and Pethealth Inc., including all of their worldwide operations. Fairfax will also make a $200 million investment in JCP V, JAB’s latest consumer fund.
“Fairfax is very happy to partner with Olivier Goudet and JAB Holding Company,” said Prem Watsa, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Fairfax. ”JAB has had an outstanding track record over the past 10 years and we expect this to continue. While we have sold our pet insurance business to JAB, we will invest $200 million in their JCP V to become their partners. We expect JAB to soon become leaders in pet healthcare and pet insurance globally. We wish them much success.”
“We are extremely excited to partner with Prem and his organization on this transformational transaction, and to welcome them as a partner in our fund,” said Olivier Goudet, Managing Partner and CEO of JAB. “Prem has an incredible multi-decade track record of building great businesses and compounding returns, and we look forward to accelerating the growth of their pet insurance business as part of our focused pure-play pet insurance platform.”
“Today’s transaction is a major milestone for us in our mission to become a global leader in pet insurance and the pet health ecosystem,” said Dirk Beeckman, CEO of JAB’s pet insurance portfolio. “It also significantly advances our mission of providing the leading health and wellbeing ecosystem for pets through the offering of affordable, comprehensive pet products and brands throughout a pet’s lifecycle. C&F Pet‘s long history of disciplined omni-channel underwriting fits perfectly with our culture, and we look forward to working with the team.”
“We are extremely proud of what we have built and accomplished together in the animal welfare community and the pet insurance ecosystem,” said Gary McGeddy, President of Crum & Forster A&H. “We are confident that JAB will continue to invest and focus on pets and pet parents while growing their global presence and we are excited about the future and our partnership.”
The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022, subject to customary closing conditions, including various regulatory approvals.
EY | July 14, 2021
EY today announced a partnership between Fadata, a leading software provider specializing in core insurance operational platforms, and Ernst & Young LLP (EY UK) to assist insurance companies in driving improved business performance through technology transformation that provides an end-to-end digital experience.
The partnership combines EY UK's insurance sector experience and expertise in enabling large-scale business and technology changes with Fadata's core insurance operational technology. EY UK and Fadata teams will use INSIS, Fadata's insurance process platform, to assist insurers in developing flexible and innovative products, bringing them to market faster, and distributing and servicing them via new digital channels. In addition, teams from EY UK and Fadata's INSIS will assist insurance companies in various business areas, including company management, insurance product lifecycle, and customer journey.
Insurance companies are under increasing pressure to prioritize technological advancements to promote company growth, enhance operational efficiency, and satisfy industry standards and regulatory requirements. According to NextWave Insurance: personal lines and small commercial, 37% of European customers would switch insurance if they did not provide cutting-edge technology. Insurance businesses can leverage a single platform for the different kinds of insurance services they provide to customers, such as life, pensions, non-life, and health, by working with EY UK and Fadata teams. In addition, the alliance assists insurers in providing scalable and agile platforms, which support broader business benefits for insurers such as cost efficiencies, automating processes to increase productivity, implementing standardized approaches to compliance, and modernizing outdated legacy systems and technology infrastructure.