Willis Towers Watson: Insurtech investment is still 'buoyant' in Q2

Willis Towers Watson | July 26, 2019

The latest report from Willis Towers Watson (WTW) found that investment in insurance tech – “insurtech” – companies for the second quarter of 2019 remains at high levels. The new Quarterly InsurTech Briefing report from WTW found that for the quarter, there were 69 insurtech deals announced with a total value of $1.41 billion. This, the report noted, makes Q2 2019 the fourth consecutive quarter wherein total new funding commitments exceeded $1.2 billion. WTW also found that the value of investments in P&C-focused firms spiked by 283%, compared to Q2 2018. Life and health deals also surged similarly, seeing a 259% year-over-year increase in investment value. Additionally, the number of strategic investments by (re)insurers hit a record high of 36 for the second quarter of this year. The report found that the continued “predominance” of later-stage, typically larger investments helped push down transaction volume by over a fifth, while the number of early-stage investments sank to its lowest point since Q3 2017. WTW suggests that this displays increased maturity in the insurtech sector.

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Wright National Flood Insurance Company announces agreement with IAT Insurance Group

Wright National Flood Insurance | November 02, 2022

Wright National Flood Insurance Company, the nation's leading provider of federal flood insurance, has announced an agreement to acquire the flood insurance policy book from IAT Insurance Group Inc. and its affiliate Occidental Fire and Casualty Company of North Carolina ("IAT"). Wright Flood will service, administer and issue flood coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for IAT policyholders and agents. Additionally, Wright will also assume the servicing of IAT Insurance Group's private flood business. Wright Flood has more than 40 years of experience exclusively in the flood insurance industry. It is widely recognized for its industry-specific knowledge, claims response and long-standing commitment to partner with agents and policyholders, especially at the time of a flood loss. Wright Flood takes pride in user-friendly technology, exceptional claims reputation and providing the service customers deserve. Patricia Templeton-Jones, Wright National Flood Insurance Services president, said she is excited about the partnership with IAT agents. "IAT Insurance Group has provided flood coverage solutions for the past 15 years for its agent partners and policyholders, We look forward to continuing their long history and providing their agents with our experience in the flood insurance industry. Since the inception of the NFIP, Wright Flood has been a premier provider of flood coverage and private flood options for homeowners and business owners." - Templeton-Jones Wright has a well-established reputation of providing excellent service to customers and agents, especially at the time of a flood loss, We are confident customers will continue appreciating the peace of mind that comes with having flood coverage, said Joe Tracy, IAT's executive vice president of inland marine, property and aviation. Beginning in early 2023, Wright Flood will manage IAT's NFIP flood placements. Wright National Flood Insurance Company, which is AM Best-rated as A (Excellent) for financial strength, will issue all new policies and renewals. For retail agents accessing flood coverage through IAT, there will be minimal change in the process to continue to provide NFIP coverage for policyholders. About Wright National Flood Insurance Company Wright National Flood Insurance Company, the largest flood insurance provider in the nation, offers federal, excess, and private flood insurance with leading industry experience, rated A (Excellent) by AM Best. Wright Flood takes pride in its exceptional claims reputation, providing superior service customers deserve and its user-friendly technology. About IAT IAT Insurance Group is a privately-owned, specialty insurance group providing property-casualty and surety insurance products for niche markets. With more than 900 employees and office locations across the country, IAT Insurance Group's specialty units include Commercial Transportation, Excess and Surplus, Inland Marine, Reinsurance, Surety and Management Liability. The IAT Insurance Group companies are rated A- (Excellent) by AM Best.

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Inszone Insurance Services Continues Expansion in Texas with the Acquisition of Proctor Insurance

Inszone | October 20, 2022

Inszone Insurance Services: a rapidly growing, national provider of benefits, personal and commercial lines insurance, announced today the acquisition of Proctor Insurance, providing the fifth acquisition in the state of Texas. Founded by Jeff Proctor in 1988, Proctor Insurance has been a pillar in the Houston area. Jeff started in his community founding two grocery stores in the Houston area, but when those were sold to a local chain, he begun looking for a change of pace which would allow him to provide for his wife and three small children and lead him away from the 7-day work week. After consulting with a friend in the insurance industry, Jeff decided to open his agency and built it from the ground up. He built a reputation of success among small hotels and motels, who appreciated the honesty and dedication of him and his team. Getting ready to retire, Jeff knew he wanted to find a company to provide opportunity for advancement and further education to his employees while also providing great resources to his clients. Proctor Insurance customers will continue to receive the service they are accustomed to, under the Inszone Insurance brand. “Jeff of Proctor Insurance told us his team was his true success story, and he was 100% right, we couldn’t be happier to provide them with the resources to continue their great work under the Inszone brand, We are excited to see our service footprint grow in the state of Texas and look forward to many years of success with the team from Proctor Insurance.” -Norm Hudson, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services Inszone Insurance is expected to announce a number of important acquisitions in the upcoming months as it continues to build its national presence. About Inszone: Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sacramento, California, Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage firm which provides a broad array of property & casualty insurance, along with employee benefits solutions. With a strong, experienced management team, Inszone continues to grow organically, as well as through acquisitions. With 31 locations across California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Texas and Illinois, the company is looking to further expand throughout the United States.

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Riskonnect Named in Business Insurance’s Best Places to Work in Insurance Program for Second Consecutive Year

Riskonnect | September 17, 2022

Riskonnect, the leader in integrated risk management (IRM) solutions, today announced it has been named in Business Insurance’s annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work, and help their companies grow. “It’s a huge honor to be recognized once again as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance. The accolade is a testament to our team’s dedication to creating an incredible and empowering work environment at Riskonnect, Every day we aim to foster a positive culture where our team is inspired, encouraged, and poised to deliver the best service to customers and help them manage risk under one roof.” -Kevin Crow, chief human resources officer at Riskonnect Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual program that highlights the agents, brokers, insurance companies, and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. The leading employers in the insurance industry are identified through a two-part assessment of each company. The first part is a questionnaire completed by the employer about company policies, practices, and demographics. The second part is a confidential employee survey on engagement and satisfaction. This achievement follows several others for Riskonnect, including being named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women and certified as a Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom by Great Place to Work®. The Company was also named a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® by the U.S. National Association for Business Resources in Atlanta and Chicago for the fourth consecutive year. About Riskonnect Riskonnect is the leading integrated risk management software solution provider. Our technology empowers organizations with the ability to anticipate, manage, and respond in real-time to strategic and operational risks across the extended enterprise. More than 2,000 customers across six continents use our unique risk-correlation technology to gain previously unattainable insights that deliver better business outcomes. Riskonnect has more than 800 risk management experts in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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