RISK MANAGEMENT, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Embroker | February 24, 2023
Embroker, a digital insurance platform that makes it easy to insure a business, just released a new malpractice and cyber bundle that is specifically made for legal practices.
This package, the company's first vertical offering built on its new ONE by Embroker platform, makes it easy for law firms to obtain customized malpractice and cyber coverage.
Ben Jennings, Chief Revenue Officer at Embroker, stated, "Regardless of size, law firms don't just want to 'tick' the insurance box; they need a strategic partner to create products where risk is dynamically modeled and tailored to their biggest exposure areas."
He further added, "This law liabilities and cyber bundle does exactly that, and represents the first of multiple vertical-specific bundles we'll be launching on ONE by Embroker in the coming months."
(Source – Business Wire)
Law companies' databases include massive volumes of personal and sensitive customer data, making cybersecurity breaches severe. After answering a few questions, law firms can identify their coverage needs and receive customized liability and cyber policy quotations. Custom product packaging, level pricing transparency, and one application for various coverages let them receive the proper coverage faster and easier.
ONE by Embroker uses AI and machine learning to synthesize and mix business insurance solutions depending on industry demands, simplifying the insurance buying process. Embroker's ONE by Embroker universal application and strong vertical expertise create a unique, streamlined shopping experience for legal professionals in this law package. It's suitable for companies of all sizes, but those with 25 attorneys or fewer are the most underserved by conventional brokers and carriers.
Due to these expanding concerns, many organizations are now carefully assessing their cyber exposure and adding cyber insurance to their cyber hygiene activities.
Embroker simplifies smart business insurance. It saves time and money by integrating technology and broker knowledge. Embroker, the largest internet insurance broker, wants to improve the $800 billion P&C insurance market. The company services customers in all 50 states from its San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston headquarters. According to Goldman Sachs and CB Insights, it is one of the innovators shaping the future of finance.
CORE INSURANCE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
NSM Insurance Group | March 21, 2023
NSM Insurance Group, the nation's leading specialty insurance provider with more than $1.5B in premium across 25+ niche insurance programs in the U.S. and U.K., today announced the completion of its acquisition of Sequoia Reinsurance Services, LLC, IOA Re, LLC and its divisions Rockport Benefits and Insurance Resources and Auditing Services, LLC, subsidiaries of ELMC Risk Solutions, LLC ("ELMC"), a portfolio company of J.C. Flowers & Co. ("J.C. Flowers"). J.C. Flowers is a leading private investment firm dedicated to investing globally in the financial services industry.
"We're entrepreneurs at heart and we seize compelling opportunities to partner with high-performing companies with a proven track record of profitability," said Bill McKernan, President of NSM Insurance Group. "We're excited about the synergies we have with the individual teams and the significant growth potential for each business. Our team is committed, motivated and laser focused on driving the continued growth and innovation of these three businesses."
"J.C. Flowers is proud to have supported ELMC's growth over the years to include some of the most well-respected managing general underwriters in the industry," said Eric Rahe, Managing Director and Co-President of J.C. Flowers. "This is a positive outcome, and we believe these companies will continue to thrive as part of NSM."
Richard Fleder, CEO of ELMC added, "Sequoia Re, IOA Re and Rockport are remarkable MGUs with terrific management teams. We are very happy to have found a great home for them!"
The acquired businesses are industry leaders in the field of medical stop loss insurance and managed care insurance — delivering robust and innovative insurance solutions to their clients and broking partners.
"We're thrilled to join the NSM family of best-in-class insurance offerings that truly lead the way in delivering comprehensive products to our distribution partners," said John Parker, President and CEO of IOA Re. "NSM is well respected throughout the industry for building successful businesses and their unparalleled expertise, resources and capacity will help take our collective businesses to new heights."
Dan Bolgar, President and CEO of Sequoia Reinsurance Services added, "The Sequoia team is delighted to join forces with NSM. Not only is this validation of what the team has built over our short history, but we are joining a firm whose very foundation is delivery of product and consistent value to its risk partners. We know NSM can help us navigate marketplace change while we continue to enhance and innovate our product offerings."
Rockport Benefits is co-led by managing directors Amy Argeros and Heidi Herlihy, industry veterans with extensive experience in the medical stop loss industry. "We are truly energized about partnering with NSM to expand our presence in the marketplace," said Ms. Argeros and Ms. Herlihy. "As a highly-respected and reliable managing general underwriter known for delivering unparalleled service and creative stop loss solutions, we believe the future is very bright with NSM."
Over the past 32 years, NSM has developed a winning formula for building the industry's most successful and sustainable programs, consistently outperforming competitors and driving industry-leading growth and profitability over the last four years. These acquisitions complement NSM's robust portfolio of specialty insurance programs and brands for the commercial P&C industry and consumer insurance — backed by the company's state-of-the-art resources, including IT, operations, marketing, HR and finance.
About NSM Insurance Group
NSM Insurance Group is the nation's leading specialty insurance provider, exclusively focused on building successful insurance programs. For more than 30 years, NSM has been committed to delivering industry-specific insurance programs that help agents meet the unique needs of their customers and fuel market growth through innovative development, underwriting, distribution and claims expertise. The company has built more than $1.5 billion in premium across 25+ specialty insurance programs and brands in the U.S. and U.K. focused on collector cars; pets; social services and behavioral health; addiction treatment; coastal condominiums; towing and garage; trucking; sports and fitness; professional liability for contractors, architects and engineers; habitational; staffing; and workers' compensation. For more information on NSM, visit nsminc.com.
About J.C. Flowers & Co.
J.C. Flowers is a leading private investment firm dedicated to investing globally in the financial services industry. Founded in 1998, the firm has approximately $4 billion of assets under management. J.C. Flowers has offices in New York, London and Palm Beach with a 21-person investment staff who have a combined 300+ years of experience. Over its 25-year history, J.C. Flowers has invested more than $17 billion of capital in 65 portfolio companies in 18 countries across a range of industry subsectors including banking, insurance and reinsurance, securities firms, specialty finance, and services and asset management. For more information, please visit www.jcfco.com.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
PCF Insurance Services | February 02, 2023
On February 1, 2023, PCF Insurance Services informed that it has acquired Oak Point Risk Advisors, a risk management and insurance agency for the construction, gas, oil, and maritime industries, to expand its capacity.
This integration will bring a collaborative experience, an extended relationship with local clients, and accelerated coverage, pricing, and financial solutions for unique business risks. The reason behind its success is its data-driven strategies, innovation, standard practices, entrepreneurial mindset, strong local relations, and best customer experience. Its Agency Partners will harness its strong market, shared services, and more possible solution choices for clients.
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of PCF Insurance, Peter C. Foy, said, "We are excited to welcome Oak Point Risk Advisors to our PCF Agency Partner network." He further added, "Oak Point is a growing agency with a unique and deep understanding of the risks businesses along the Gulf Coast face, and their expertise in mitigating risks in the hazardous industries that they serve will be invaluable to our partner network."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
President of Oak Point Risk Advisors, Ronny Sternfels, said, "At our very core, Oak Point Risk Advisors is a client service organization that prides itself on being a trusted advocate for our clients." He further added, "By joining the PCF Agency Partner network, we are empowered to build upon and expand our risk management and insurance packages to protect the workforce and business continuity of our clients."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About PCF Insurance Services
PCF Insurance Services is a brokerage, risk management, and insurance services company that, through its Agency Partner network, has provided unparalleled financial solutions to its clients since 1987. It works in the fields of travel insurance, captive insurance, transportation insurance, home and auto insurance, professional liability insurance, marine insurance, sports and entertainment insurance, risk management, cyber liability, employee benefits, general and excess liability insurance, agriculture and crop insurance, commercial insurance, natural catastrophe insurance, shared services, an insurance agency network, mergers and acquisitions, workers' compensation, property, casualty, and surety bonds.