Zurich, Vindati collaborate to provide standalone motor truck cargo insurance

Zurich | December 13, 2019

Zurich Insurance has announced a partnership with the insurtech managing general underwriter Vindati to develop a new standalone insurance product designed to help protect independent truckers from the risks of transporting cargo. The new Motor Truck Cargo (MTC) program – written through an exclusive agreement between Zurich and Vindati – is available for both “for hire” common and contract truckers. The coverage insures against the risks of direct physical loss to covered property while in transit, loading, or unloading. The insurance also provides coverage for when the truck is at a terminal or dock awaiting final distribution.

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EY Announced a Partnership with Fadata to Assist Insurance Firms Enhance their Business Performance

EY | July 14, 2021

EY today announced a partnership between Fadata, a leading software provider specializing in core insurance operational platforms, and Ernst & Young LLP (EY UK) to assist insurance companies in driving improved business performance through technology transformation that provides an end-to-end digital experience. The partnership combines EY UK's insurance sector experience and expertise in enabling large-scale business and technology changes with Fadata's core insurance operational technology. EY UK and Fadata teams will use INSIS, Fadata's insurance process platform, to assist insurers in developing flexible and innovative products, bringing them to market faster, and distributing and servicing them via new digital channels. In addition, teams from EY UK and Fadata's INSIS will assist insurance companies in various business areas, including company management, insurance product lifecycle, and customer journey. Insurance companies are under increasing pressure to prioritize technological advancements to promote company growth, enhance operational efficiency, and satisfy industry standards and regulatory requirements. According to NextWave Insurance: personal lines and small commercial, 37% of European customers would switch insurance if they did not provide cutting-edge technology. Insurance businesses can leverage a single platform for the different kinds of insurance services they provide to customers, such as life, pensions, non-life, and health, by working with EY UK and Fadata teams. In addition, the alliance assists insurers in providing scalable and agile platforms, which support broader business benefits for insurers such as cost efficiencies, automating processes to increase productivity, implementing standardized approaches to compliance, and modernizing outdated legacy systems and technology infrastructure.

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Accenture Named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, North America

Accenture | August 26, 2021

For the eighth consecutive time, Accenture has been named a Leader in the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, North America, for the Accenture Life Insurance and Annuity Platform. “We’re excited and believe that we were again recognized by Gartner for our advanced capabilities and deep industry expertise that are helping life and annuity carriers across North America accelerate their digital transformations and provide seamless experiences for customers and employees,” said Shay Alon, who leads Accenture’s Life and Annuity Products and Platforms business. “In our opinion, our positioning reflects how Accenture’s cloud-first approach is helping carriers combine technology and human ingenuity to bring new products to life and accelerate growth and innovation.” The report’s authors note, “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. They go on to explain that “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.” ALIP is a robust and configurable cloud-native digital insurance platform that offers life insurance carriers and annuity providers advanced capabilities for product development, new-business development, underwriting, policy administration, claims and pay-out, underpinned by data analytics. It is available as an integrated suite of software with modules that can be implemented individually or as part of a broader migration strategy. *Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, North America,” Richard Natale, Rajesh Narayan, August 10, 2021. Gartner Disclaimer 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 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. Gartner and Magic Quadrant are registered trademarks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. About Accenture Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 569,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

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Everest Group Names Accenture a Leader for Application and Digital Services in Life & Annuities Insurance

Accenture | January 06, 2021

Accenture has been named a Leader and Star Performer for application and digital services in the global life and annuities (L&A) insurance sector in another report from industry analyst firm Everest Group. Everest Group analyzed the vision, capability and market impact of 21 leading IT application and digital service providers for the L&A Insurance Application and Digital Services PEAK Matrix® 2021 report. Accenture is positioned as a Leader and Star Performer for Market Impact, which assesses service providers against criteria, for example, market adoption, portfolio blend and value to clients; and for Vision and Capability, which includes measures, for example, strategy, service scope, innovation and investments, and delivery. “We’re thrilled to be recognized for our leading capabilities in helping insurers embrace change and compete with the latest technologies and digital experiences,” said Steve Murphy, a senior managing director at Accenture and global technology lead for its Insurance industry group. “The pandemic has only accelerated the need for convenient and personalized digital services from life and annuity providers. We’re continuing to help insurers modernize their legacy technology systems with cloud-centric business models and reimagine the customer experience with analytics.” Service providers are positioned on Everest Group's PEAK Matrix®, which measures their vision, capability and market impact. The report and PEAK Matrix assessment furnish organizations with a framework to measure the relative market impact and capabilities of service providers around the world. About Accenture Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 514,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

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