High Street Insurance Partners | December 14, 2021
High Street Insurance Partners ("HSIP") announced today that it has acquired Nebraska-based GTA Insurance Group.
GTA Insurance Group provides comprehensive insurance and risk management solutions across Nebraska. It has an extensive agricultural practice and offers business and personal insurance, as well as benefits.
"We are thrilled to have GTA Insurance Group join HSIP, This represents over 30 new offices across Nebraska, which greatly expands our footprint in communities across the Midwest. More importantly, this partnership allows us to provide deep agricultural expertise to our clients."
-Scott Wick, CEO of HSIP.
We are excited to join HSIP. Together we will be able to better serve our clients, our employees, and our communities. We'll also be able to add new clients who will benefit greatly from this partnership and its shared, community focused philosophy.
- Krae Dutoit, President, GTA Insurance Group
HSIP is one of the fastest growing insurance brokerages in North America. The firm has now completed 83 acquisitions since forming the company in mid-2018.
About High Street Insurance Partners
High Street Insurance Partners (HSIP) is a full-service, independent insurance brokerage firm. Founded in 2018, the Traverse City, Michigan-based company provides a broad array of business insurance & risk management; employee benefits & human capital management; financial & retirement services; and personal insurance solutions delivered through community-focused agencies. HSIP employs over 1,700 insurance specialists & consultants in offices based in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, & Washington.
Business Wire | October 14, 2020
OWIT Global, a provider of insurance-specific microservices solutions for the global insurance industry, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its new version of the Integration microservice which is designed to support the industry’s need to create and manage system integration needs. The OWIT Global Integration microservice contains insurance-specific, pre-programmed interfaces to popular insurance services, such as CoreLogic MSB, Experian, Google Geo, Maprisk, and OFAC. The microservice also has pre-programmed interfaces to popular industry solutions. OWIT Global’s Integration microservice provides the ability to configure the connection to any relational database, for example, OneDrive, Excel, and external rating engines. The microservice supports XML, JSON, Value, Excel, CSV, with SQL data scheduled. The data elements are managed through the integrated OWIT Global Rules microservice and through a “no-code” tool to define the massaging, conversion, and transformation of all incoming and outgoing data. All OWIT Global microservices use the integration microservice to connect with each other and with external systems. Additionally, by leveraging the OWIT Global Integration microservice, insurers can configure and alter integrations between internal and external systems.
Snapsheet | August 18, 2021
Snapsheet, the pioneer of virtual appraisals and an emerging leader in cloud-native claims management software, today announced that Branch Insurance, the first insurer to offer instantly-bundled home and auto insurance, selected Snapsheet Claims software to deliver the modern claims experience to its rapidly-growing community.
By leveraging innovative technology, Branch has made the insurance-buying process quicker and easier than ever before. Using just a few pieces of information, Branch created a way to instantly bundle home and auto insurance. This technological superpower enables the insurtech to provide a frictionless experience and even offer insurance through its partners in the mortgage, home building, auto, and home security industries. Branch now looks to extend that same ease, speed, and convenience to its claims process, with the goal of delivering a seamless, digitally-driven member experience.
"We recognize that our members increasingly prefer digital-first experiences. With Snapsheet's technology, we are providing our members with enhanced capabilities, increased transparency into the claims process, and, above all, a delightful claims experience," said Charlie Wendland, Head of Claims at Branch. "The automation and flexibility powered by Snapsheet's software provides our claims team with tremendous efficiency and relieves them of administrative tasks so they can spend more time helping our members when they need us most."
Snapsheet's SaaS platform provides all the tools required for fully digitized, end-to-end claims management in one system—from the automated assignment of work, to optimized digital communications to effective workload management to digital payments and settlement—driving speed and results for insurers. With Snapsheet Claims, customers can harness the true power of data and automation to make better, faster claims handling decisions, improve agility and increase profitability. Snapsheet Claims software seamlessly integrates with modern, legacy, or multiple core systems with business line configurations to support multiple brands.
"A fast-growing startup and a pioneer in bundled insurance, Branch Insurance is part of a new class of digital insurance companies that leverages innovative tech to enhance the customer experience," said Andy Cohen, President and Chief Operating Officer of Snapsheet. "We are proud to equip Branch Insurance, along with our clients across the globe, with a platform that allows them to build a claims operating model for the digital world."
Snapsheet is the pioneer in virtual appraisals and a leader in cloud-native claims management software, enabling the most innovative claims organizations to deliver the best experiences for customers. With a focus on engagement, digitization, and intelligent automation, Snapsheet provides unmatched software and processes to improve customer experience, drive greater organizational agility, and deliver transformational benefits through its Snapsheet Cloud software suite and Appraisal Services offerings. Snapsheet leads the industry in claims innovation including the deployment of the fastest digital auto insurance claims process in the United States. As a trusted innovation partner, Snapsheet works with more than 125 clients, including many of the largest insurance carriers, third-party administrators, MGAs, insurtechs and sharing economy disruptors.
About Branch Insurance
Branch Insurance is on a mission to make insurance more accessible and affordable for everyone by tapping into the power of community. Utilizing innovative technology, Branch has made bundling home and auto insurance online quicker and easier than ever before. Branch was founded in 2017 by insurance veteran Steve Lekas and tech entrepreneur Joe Emison, and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Branch is underwritten by the Branch Insurance Exchange and General Security National Insurance Company (GSNIC) and backed by SCOR SE, all A-rated insurance entities.