UK drivers with modified cars risk being denied insurance payout - study

Insurance Business America | April 19, 2019

Modifying a car may impact insurance premium, adding an average £95 to car owners’ insurance; yet 45% of UK drivers have not notified their insurer of the modifications, risking being denied a payout if they make a claim, according to new MoneySuperMarket research. The study found that 28% of people with modified cars have been in an accident during the past five years, compared to 22% of those who haven’t made any changes to their vehicle. The most popular alterations include tow bars (20%), alloy wheels (15%), and fitting parking sensors (9%). “While we generally think of modifications as loud exhausts and body kits, something as small as getting a parking sensor installed can count as a modification, so it’s worth notifying your insurer whenever you make any change to your vehicle,” said Tom Flack, editor-in-chief at MoneySuperMarket.

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Noyo, Namely | December 09, 2020

Noyo, the main API platform driving the age of connected insurance, today declared an organization with Namely, the main HR platform for moderate sized organizations. Through this association, Namely will grow and upgrade convenient information trade with driving insurance transporters to additionally advance its advantages organization platform. For some, organizations, benefits organization is a difficult assignment that expects businesses to explore an unpredictable commercial center to choose, interface, and direct a huge number of transporters and plans. Noyo's finished infrastructure arrangement incorporates adaptable, transporter rationalist APIs for sure fire information trade, full circle affirmation conventions that guarantee exchanges happen precisely true to form, and unrivaled examining abilities to proactively recognize enlistment and qualification mistakes before they happen. By collaborating with Noyo, Namely further lifts the client experience through smoothed out and consistent associations with a portion of the business' driving insurance transporters. “Our customers depend on Namely for accuracy, efficiency and reliability,” said Larry Dunivan, CEO of Namely. “Activating Noyo for our platform gives us deeper connections to carriers throughout the industry, which means faster and more reliable services for our members. We are pleased to partner with Noyo to stay on the cutting edge of benefits administration and further our mission to build better workplaces.” “In the age of connected insurance we are setting a new standard, one that unlocks new possibilities for innovative companies searching for better benefits solutions and integrations,” said Shannon Goggin, CEO and co-founder of Noyo. “Through a single integration, Noyo’s infrastructure makes it easier to manage data exchange and carrier connections with unprecedented speed and transparency. We are excited to work with Namely to power an intelligent, modern insurance experience directly within the Namely platform.” About Namely Namely is the #1 HR Software company that empowers mid-sized businesses to build better workplaces. Its cloud-based software brings HCM, benefits, insights, payroll, and time into a single-view platform to help modern HR teams make data-driven decisions about their people and understand what's really going on in their workforce. The Namely ecosystem includes powerful integrations with market-leading applicant tracking, identity management, ERP, compliance, E-Verify solutions, and more. Serving more than 1,400 clients with 230,000 employees globally, the company is backed by leading investors, including Altimeter Capital, GGV Capital, Matrix Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, and True Ventures. About Noyo Noyo is the leading API platform powering the age of connected insurance. Founded by leaders in insurtech and API technology, Noyo is the connections gateway that enables modern, intelligent benefits experiences. Noyo’s complete, integrated infrastructure solution connects health insurance carriers, benefits platforms, and a growing ecosystem of innovators through a new industry standard for fast, accurate, and secure real-time data exchange.

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Majesco Recognized as a Challenger in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, North America

Majesco | August 31, 2021

Majesco, a global leader of cloud insurance software solutions for insurance business transformation, today announced that it has been recognized as a Challenger in the August 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, North America. Per the report, which evaluates 15 vendors, “The pace of policy administration system adoption by life insurers in 2020 continued uninterrupted despite COVID-19. North American life insurance CIOs can use this research to identify vendors that are most relevant to their future.” “The life insurance industry was upended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But through that upheaval, life insurers in North America continued to move forward with legacy modernization and implementation of new policy administration systems at a pace consistent with 2019,” wrote Richard Natale, Senior Director Analyst and Rajesh Narayan, Senior Director Analyst in the report. “This signals that CIOs took advantage of this time to eliminate technical debt and prepare for the future. And the pace could accelerate. Life insurers expect to spend more on legacy modernization in 2021 than they did in 2020.” The report also notes, “As insurers focus on getting ready for the new normal or resetting for new market conditions, they must be adequately prepared with the right foundation for success. As life insurance CIOs execute against their modernization roadmaps, they should be aligning core system characteristics with those needed in what will be a very dynamic and fast-changing market. 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Digital accelerators, including business intelligence (BI) capabilities, with an array of dashboards and key performance indicators (KPIs) that assist with decision making and portal capabilities to deliver a multichannel, intuitive user experience configurable for different distribution channels and devices. Maintaining safeguards around security and compliance.” “We have seen the acceleration of life insurance companies moving to a robust, cloud-based core insurance platform that will position them to compete with new products, services and customers experiences demanded in our new normal,” stated Adam Elster, CEO of Majesco. “We are honored to be recognized as a Challenger and will continue our investment and commitment to our customers and the industry in providing next generation SaaS solutions that keep them ahead of the competition and market changes. We believe that the report showcases not only our robust capabilities, but our Ability to Execute with the tremendous growth momentum over the last year in terms of new wins and our growing strategic partnerships with systems integrators supporting our implementations. In our opinion, this recognition reaffirms that we are helping our customers seamlessly transition to building the future of insurance with digitally enabled solutions.” Majesco L&A and Group Core Suite supports all individual, group and voluntary benefits on a single platform, recognizing that growing and retaining customers, regardless of where they originate, is critical to insurer’s growth strategies. The suite provides essential core system capabilities for policy, billing, and claims across a wide array of products, both traditional and new. 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All rights reserved. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Majesco Majesco is the leading software partner to both the P&C and L&A insurance markets to modernize, optimize and innovate their businesses at speed and scale. 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Progressive Insurance | May 11, 2022

Volly is pleased to announce a partnership with Progressive Insurance, one of the top 15 insurance carriers for homeowners in the United States. Volly is a leading marketing and customer engagement strategy and a cutting-edge lending technology provider. New Capital Partners (NCP) is an Alabama-based private equity firm that collaborates with niche, tech-enabled service providers in the healthcare, financial, and business services sectors. Almost every single family requires home insurance for home purchases and mortgage refinances. In case a borrower fails to provide proof of home insurance before the loan closes, it might be possible for families to get funded. Subsequently, delays like this are costly for lenders and inconvenient for borrowers. Customers applying for a loan through Volly's Lending Solutions platform will now have access to Progressive home insurance quotes. These quotes are based on information about clients that have already entered their loan applications enclosing their public property records. Customers will be able to purchase or use Progressive's network to compare policies and quotes from affiliated and third-party insurers. As a result of such flexibility, borrowers will experience a more cohesive and efficient digital mortgage process. Lenders will benefit from shorter funding timelines and encounter fewer closing issues. We are thrilled to be working with such a well-known brand as Progressive. We admire the Progressive model, which perfectly complements Volly's Lending Solutions platform. This one-of-a-kind integration provides clients with insurance quotes with a single click, making it easier to close their loans with much-needed peace of mind during the lending process." Volly CEO Jerry Halbrook.

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