CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Sure | March 14, 2023
Sure, a leader in insurance technology recently unveiled its latest product - Retrace. This innovative technology empowers online merchants to offer their customers embedded one-click insurance and protection.
Retrace offers a suite of APIs, enabling online merchants to embed insurance and protection into various use cases such as e-commerce returns, travel insurance, and product warranty protection at any stage of the purchase process.
With the help of Retrace, online retailers are able to grow their customer base by providing an improved customer experience. This results in higher levels of customer satisfaction and generates more brand advocates. Also, they have the ability to diversify their revenue streams while simultaneously increasing their top-line revenue.
Sure is introducing its first e-commerce solution with the launch of Retrace. This innovative technology empowers online merchants to provide return shipping protection to their customers at the point of sale, covering the cost of returning goods. Retrace's embedded Return Shipping Protection is a revolutionary technology that streamlines the online shopping experience for merchants and consumers, reducing friction.
Wayne Slavin, Co-Founder and CEO of Sure, stated, "Retrace is the latest offering of Sure's innovative technology to unlock the potential of digital insurance and protection through frictionless online customer experiences."
He added, "Our technology reaches and engages customers wherever they are on their journey, and with Retrace, we are enabling online merchants to provide customers with embedded insurance and protection tools. We're starting with the first of its kind one-click return shipping protection but the sky's the limit, and we have set our sights on a variety of other products spanning travel insurance to warranty protection and beyond."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Sure is a prominent insurtech company that powers some of the world's most recognized brands and carriers. Its enterprise SaaS infrastructure and embedded insurance programs drive the insurance industry forward, allowing it to reach its full potential in the digital age. Sure's customers use its unified system of APIs to streamline the entire insurance lifecycle, leading to enhanced customer experiences and efficient digital operations. Founded in 2015, the company is based in Santa Monica (California) and has offices worldwide.
CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Globenewswire | April 10, 2023
Westland Insurance, one of Canada’s largest independently owned brokerages, continued its expansion on April 1 with the announcement of three acquisitions. Between them Haggett & Rogers Group of Companies, BMT Insurance Brokers Limited, and Dimensions Insurance Management bring additional insurance expertise to Westland’s existing P&C verticals.
With six locations across Ontario, BMT Insurance brings over 65 years of P&C insurance experience, life & benefits, and financial services. This acquisition takes Westland into three new communities and further enhances its commitment to serving clients in Northern Ontario.
With roots that go back to 1905, Dimensions Insurance is a commercial and specialty P&C brokerage based in Winnipeg, MB and that is focused on serving clients across Western Canada.
Established in 1978, Haggett & Rogers is a family-owned brokerage that offers personal and commercial insurance solutions and vehicle registry services. They have locations in Calgary and Lethbridge, AB.
“It’s with much excitement that we welcome Haggett & Rogers, BMT Insurance, and Dimensions Insurance to the Westland team,” says Jamie Lyons, Westland’s President & CEO. “With these three outstanding companies joining our family, we’re taking a significant step forward in our goal to become Canada’s favourite insurance broker. Their collective depth of expertise and experience in the industry, as well as strong entrepreneurial cultures, will allow us to continue delivering even better service to our clients and communities across the country.”
About Westland Insurance Group Ltd
Award winning Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent property and casualty insurance brokers in Canada. With a national network of 195 locations and over 2,100 employees, the company continues to expand coast to coast. Westland's brokers provide expert advice to home, business, and auto insurance clients. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained a family-owned company that is committed to supporting its local communities. As a leading insurance brokerage in Canada, our scale and pace of growth allow us to continually invest in our platform and to deliver on our promise to be your most trusted commercial advisor. Our Commercial team has developed unique partnerships with national and international insurers and reinsurers, with whom we have established pre-committed capacity and underwriting authority. This is a model that no other broker in the country has been able to replicate at scale. Our expert Commercial advisors get to know you and your business, so that they can tailor a policy to your exact needs.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Globenewswire | May 22, 2023
Applied Systems® today announced that VP Custom Insurance Solutions has selected Applied Digital Agency to digitally transform their business and customer service models. The agency will leverage Applied Digital Agency to connect the digital roundtrip of insurance and automate day to day operations to increase staff productivity and enable their ambitious growth agenda beyond California.
“As a woman-owned business in a male-dominated field, we’re excited to make a name for ourselves with our forward-thinking approach,” said Ashlynne Vega, Co-Owner, VP Custom Insurance Solutions. “The insurance industry continues to become more tech-focused, so agencies need to keep up or risk getting left behind. Partnering with Applied will elevate our agency and help us stay ahead of the curve.”
Applied’s Digital Agency solution consists of a foundational management system, online customer self-service and mobile technology, commercial lines application digitization and automation, and insurer connectivity, all hosted in the cloud. The fully integrated solution enables agencies to create higher-value business transactions and deliver superior customer experiences throughout the entire insurance lifecycle. By leveraging integrated applications that enable agencies to manage their entire business and eliminate duplicative work typically caused by multiple, disparate systems, digital agencies operate more efficiently, improve customer service, and accelerate growth and profitability across all lines of business.
“Growth-minded agencies are smartly turning to technology more and more to modernize their sales and marketing efforts while automating low value tasks,” said Anupam Gupta, Chief Product Officer, Applied Systems. “Applied’s Digital Agency software will enable VP Custom Insurance Solutions to simply their staff’s daily tasks and make the customer lifecycle – from prospecting to quote, bind, service, and renewals – more modern at each touchpoint.”
About Applied Systems
Applied Systems is the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in insurance automation and the innovation leader, Applied is the world’s largest provider of agency and brokerage management systems, serving customers throughout the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied’s people and products enable millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.