CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Vouch | January 12, 2023
Vouch, an insurance company trying to change the way business insurance works for the tech industry, informed on January 11, 2023, that it acquired the lending startup Level and its team of engineers.
The lending startup has created a tech-driven underwriting process for early-stage fintech startups. This makes the process of getting financing faster and easier than it used to be.
Sam Hodges, CEO and Co-Founder of Vouch, stated, "Level's unique expertise in building and scaling underwriting systems will bring additional knowledge to our team as we continue to effectively underwrite and support complex insurance policies." He further expressed, "The team at Level demonstrated their ability to solve complex problems in a highly regulated space, and as we got to know them, we discovered many similarities in our vision to build a value-driven company. We're thrilled to bring the Level team on board."
(Source: PR Newswire)
Post this acquisition, Vouch will be able to underwrite and support complicated insurance policies with the help of the Level team, who are experts in developing rapid and efficient underwriting systems.
"Joining the Vouch team was an easy decision for us," said Vladimir Korshin and Asa Schachar. They continued, "We were impressed by Sam and the team's pace of development within this exciting market opportunity and look forward to contributing our expertise to the company's growth."
(Source: PR Newswire)
Meanwhile, the details of the transaction were kept confidential.
Located in San Francisco and Chicago, Vouch Insurance is a new way for startups to get insurance. Its fully digital coverage, which only takes minutes to activate, was made by founders for founders. The company is trusted by the biggest names in the startup economy, like Y Combinator and Silicon Valley Bank. These companies work with Vouch because everything from onboarding to claims is made for startups by experienced founders. Vouch works with its clients to manage, reduce, and avoid risks because it is an insurance platform, not a broker. The company's founders have built and backed high-growth companies like FundingCircle and Root Insurance, while its team of technologists and risk experts comes from places like SVB Capital, NerdWallet, Travelers Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, Lyft, Google, and more.
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Inszone Insurance | March 08, 2023
On March 7, 2023, Inszone Insurance Services announced the conclusion of its acquisition of Donna Ledwick Insurance Services, previously owned and operated by Donna Ledwick. The move is part of Inszone Insurance's plan to increase its national reach and solidify its position as one of the best insurance companies in the United States.
Donna Ledwick expressed, "I'm excited to join forces with Inszone Insurance, which will enable us to better meet the demands of our clients in every way." She continued, "Inszone Insurance places great importance on serving each client, especially those with extremely specialized needs, which aligns perfectly with the values we hold dear."
(Source – Business Wire)
Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services, remarked, "Donna has been a strong leader in the insurance industry, and we are thrilled to have her on our team." "Our clients can expect the same personalized care they are used to, with the added benefit of extra resources offered by a larger agency. We look forward to working together to help streamline efficiencies, add resources, and continue expanding throughout the state," he concluded.
(Source – Business Wire)
Besides, Inszone Insurance Services is set to announce several high-profile acquisitions in the coming months. Even though the company has grown quickly, it is still committed to giving customers excellent nationwide service and new insurance options.
About Inszone Insurance Services
California-based Inszone Insurance Services has developed substantially in the insurance industry since 2002. It covers all 50 states, with offices in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Missouri, Texas, and Illinois. Inszone Insurance Services, which offers both personal and business insurance, has expanded by prioritizing customer satisfaction and agent-customer relationships. Its edge in the insurance industry comes from its professional, disciplined agents and its partnerships with many different carriers. The competitive benefits of these long-standing ties allow Inszone to use its expertise and access to provide actual value to its customers.
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Citizens Inc. | February 27, 2023
Citizens, Inc., a diversified financial services company that offers life, final expense, and limited liability property insurance, recently announced that it entered into a new distribution agreement with Amerus Financial Group to expand its white-label program.
As part of the agreement, Amerus will distribute Citizens' life and ultimate expense insurance policies under the Amerus Silver Shield brand. Meanwhile, CICA Life Insurance Company of America, also owned by Citizens, will be responsible for marketing and selling these policies.
The company's goal is to be the market leader in custom-made white-label products and also, Amerus' first-choice partner. Citizens' product experience, service, and capacity to quickly develop new products in several languages make it an excellent white-label partner. Citizens' white-label product, Amerus Silver Shield, will service the life and ultimate expense market with Amerus' experience and dedication to seniors.
"Our partnership with Amerus represents a tremendous opportunity to leverage our unique strengths and shared drive to deliver on the life insurance promise," said Gerald W. Shields, Vice Chairman and CEO of Citizens Inc. He continued, "Both companies are passionate about preparing people for the uncertainty of tomorrow with solutions for today. It is very exciting to work with the top IMOs and agencies to meet the needs of this underserved population. We look forward to working with Tim and his team to develop tailor-made product solutions that address the unique needs of clients."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Tim Baggott, Amerus CEO, expressed, "Citizens, Inc. is the perfect partner with whom to white label our own suite of life and final expense products which fill an ever-widening gap in the market. Beginning with our Silver Shield final expense product offering, Amerus will now be able to offer outstanding coverage for seniors who would otherwise not be able to afford to leave a financial endowment for their loved ones. We are looking forward to expanding our offerings even more going forward as our partnership with Citizens develops."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Citizens Inc.
Through its insurance company subsidiaries, Citizens, Inc. provides life, ultimate expense, limited liability property insurance, and other financial products to people as well as small businesses in the United States, Latin America, and Asia. The company’s unique goods are available in Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin as part of the company's customer-centric expansion strategy. Its Life Insurance division is a prominent name in Latin America for whole life cash value insurance policies denominated in U.S. dollars, while the company's Home Services division is a pioneer in the Gulf Coast region of the United States.