CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Insurify | March 13, 2023
Insurify, Inc., a leading online insurance agency in the United States that specializes in facilitating insurance comparisons, purchases, and management, has recently announced its plans to acquire Inspop USA, LLC as well as Compare.com Insurance Agency, LLC (Compare.com), a reputed player in the US online auto insurance comparison market. The acquisition is anticipated to be finalized within the first half of 2023.
This collaboration will enable Insurify to leverage the strengths of both brands, platforms, and operations to provide cutting-edge solutions to customers and insurance carriers. It is worth noting that Insurify plans to preserve the Compare.com brand.
Compare.com was established by Admiral Group plc (Admiral), a prominent UK-based auto insurance provider and a member of FTSE 100. In connection with the transaction, Admiral will maintain a minority ownership in Insurify and remain a key strategic investor. Moreover, Allie Feakins, CEO of Compare.com, will join Insurify as Senior Vice President of Insurance, where she will spearhead insurance operations for the newly-consolidated company.
Costantino Moretti, Head of International Insurance, Admiral Group said, "This is a positive outcome for Compare.com customers and employees who will continue to empower more motorists in the U.S. to shop and save on their insurance needs. This transaction will enable Admiral to continue to focus on what we have consistently done well, creating, underwriting and delivering leading financial service products, while also benefiting from the continued momentum being seen in the US price comparison market."
(Source – Business Wire)
Besides, this deal has no bearing on Admiral's US-based insurance venture, Elephant, which operates independently as a separate entity.
Insurify is a prominent virtual insurance agent in the United States, headquartered in Cambridge (Massachusetts). The company provides customers with access to the most accurate estimates for auto and house insurance safely and reliably, along with expert guidance. As a result, Insurify has helped facilitate over $200 billion in insurance coverage and provided over 70 million quotes. Due to its outstanding achievements and contributions, it has been the recipient of several highly regarded awards and recognitions within the insurance industry.
WORKERS COMPENSATION, COMPLIANCE
PRweb | March 23, 2023
Future Capital has announced an exciting new partnership with Ease that enables insurance brokers to offer professional retirement planning services as a voluntary benefit to their clients through the award-winning Ease platform.
A 2021 J.P. Morgan survey showed that 62% of retirement plan participants wish they could completely hand over retirement planning. With this first-of-its-kind partnership, brokers can offer professional retirement planning as a voluntary benefit without the need for special licensing, retirement industry knowledge, or a relationship with an employer’s particular retirement plan.
"We're thrilled to partner with Future Capital to offer retirement planning services through the Ease platform, " said Ease CEO and Co-Founder, David Reid. "We know employers want to provide professional retirement planning to current and prospective employees. We’re proud to make this valuable new financial wellness benefit available to insurance brokers so they can bring even more value to their clients.”
A technology-driven registered investment advisor (RIA) specializing in retirement planning and asset management, Future Capital makes it easy for insurance brokers to offer professional retirement planning services by eliminating the need for technical integrations, special licensing, or existing relationships with retirement plans.
"We're proud to be the first retirement solution to partner with Ease,” said Jay Jumper, Founder and CEO of Future Capital. "We believe that our solution is a perfect fit for the powerful HR and benefits platform Ease has built, and we look forward to helping insurance brokers expand their offerings and grow their businesses."
Ease is the #1 rated benefits administration and HR software for businesses with 2-250 employees, powered by insurance brokers. More than 2,300 agencies trust Ease to help them and their clients grow. Over 85,000 businesses trust Ease to manage benefits & HR for 3.4 million+ employees. Visit ease.com for more.
About Future Capital
For more than 20 years, Future Capital has provided powerful tools, customized services, and professional management of retirement assets to help employees retire with confidence. For more information, visit futurecapital.com.
RISK MANAGEMENT, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | May 03, 2023
Arbol, a global climate risk coverage platform, and The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative, the insurance industry's largest blockchain consortium, announced a strategic partnership to transform the parametric insurance space today. The partnership integrates Arbol into RiskStream's network of industry leaders dedicated to unlocking the potential of blockchain in risk management and insurance. The consortium actively explores insurance-specific blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) applications to reduce operating costs, enhance systems, and improve customer experiences across the $1 trillion insurance industry.
Arbol and RiskStream's collaboration aims to leverage blockchain technology to streamline data flow, increase transparency, and enable rapid payouts in parametric insurance and reinsurance programs, addressing the challenges in managing seasonal and catastrophic climate risks, such as major storms and hurricanes.
The partnership between Arbol and RiskStream Collaborative will initially focus on developing an innovative, blockchain-driven parametric solution for the insurance industry. This solution will enhance trust and collaboration among all parties involved. It could be extended to non-parametric insurance solutions for reinsurance programs, harnessing the unique value of smart contracts and DLTs.
Sid Jha, Founder and CEO of Arbol, said, "Our collaboration with The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative marks an exciting step in bringing innovation to the parametric insurance space. By leveraging smart contracts and distributed ledger technology, we aim to transform how climate insurance and reinsurance deals are managed, introducing unprecedented transparency and efficiency to global climate risk management."
"We are excited to welcome Arbol into the collaborative as a solution provider. Their work in the parametric (re)insurance space opens the door for our producer, carrier/cedent and reinsurer members to leverage their automated solutions," said Patrick Schmid, President of The RiskStream Collaborative. "Arbol's application, which works with external blockchain oracle data for various perils, aims to leverage RiskStream's Canopy platform. The goal is to improve industry-wide operational efficiency and lead to a better overall insurance experience."
The strategic partnership between Arbol and The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative seeks to create significant value for the insurance industry by showcasing the power of blockchain technology and decentralized data storage. The collaboration is committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions that address current industry challenges while paving the way for future advancements in parametric insurance and beyond.
Arbol is a global climate-risk coverage platform and FinTech company offering full-service solutions for any business looking to analyze, manage, and transfer climate risk. Arbol's products offer parametric coverage based on objective data triggers rather than a subjective loss assessment. Arbol's key differentiator versus traditional InsureTech, or climate- analytics platforms, is the complete ecosystem it has built to address climate risk. This ecosystem includes a massive, climate-data infrastructure, scalable product development, automated, instant pricing–using an artificial intelligence underwriter–blockchain-powered operational efficiencies, and non-traditional risk capacity bringing capital from non-insurance sources. By combining all these factors, Arbol brings scale, transparency, and efficiency to parametric coverage in stark contrast to the oligopoly of reinsurers currently dominating the climate-risk insurance space.
About The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative
The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative™ is the risk management and insurance industry's first enterprise-level blockchain consortium that brings together experts and developers to advance insurance-specific use cases via Canopy, a custom blockchain architecture. The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative is committed to equipping organizations to work together to inspire product innovation, enable efficiencies, and open new technological frontiers.