Risk Strategies | February 14, 2023
On February 13, 2023, Risk Strategies, a national specialty insurance, risk management and consulting firm, announced its acquisition of Bullen Insurance Group, bringing the expertise and services for the specialized needs of high-net-worth individuals and families.
Bullen Insurance Group is a specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm designed for the insurance needs of successful family offices and businesses, individuals, and families, protecting valuable assets and property worldwide. In addition, it customizes insurance programs, addressing the complex risks of properties like automobiles, yachts, aircraft, and art collections exposed to natural disasters. With a personalized service approach, it has been helping industries, financial institutions, historic properties, and non-profit organizations, developing trust and loyalty for generations of clients and renowned commercial businesses.
National practice leader for Private Client Services at Risk Strategies, Alison Murphy, said, "Effectively addressing the many complex risks faced by highly successful individuals and families requires deep expertise and dedicated specialization." She added, "Bullen Insurance Group has a well-earned, long-established reputation for excellence in serving high-net-worth clients and this provides us with a unique opportunity to expand our high-net-worth practice in a key market. I'm thrilled to welcome Matt and his team to Risk Strategies."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
President and CEO Matthew C. Fox said, "Given the firm's long history, and the trust our clients place in our service and knowledge, we wanted to be sure we were choosing the right partner to scale and perpetuate our business." He added, "The quality of the people and the operational platform we saw at Risk Strategies and their specialist approach to client service and collaboration gave us great confidence that we have found a partner that is aligned with our vision and will support our unwavering commitment to our clients."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
About Risk Strategies
Risk Strategies, an insurance service provider, has been offering financial benefits and protecting assets since 1997. It is a privately held National Specialty Insurance Brokerage and Risk Management Advisor, minimizing liabilities of its assets. Headquartered in Boston, it is one of the oldest firms in the private equity industry, investing in the insurance sector and offering financial benefits, compensations, and employment. It provides solutions in specialty insurance, brokerage, private clients, transportation, surety, captives, group benefits, risk management, high-net-worth, employee benefits, property, and casualty.
AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Cover Whale | March 02, 2023
On March 1, 2023, Devron, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and machine learning for distributed and private data, announced its cooperation with Cover Whale Insurance Solutions, Inc., a top commercial trucking insurer and a rapidly expanding insurtech.
Using Devron's federated data science platform, Cover Whale will build and train AI models that can quickly add new and different data sources to estimate risk better, offer to coach drivers, and align premiums.
The Driver Safety Program offered by Cover Whale uses data science and AI to analyze risk and develop strategies to reduce it, making roads safer. The platform provided by Devron simplifies the process by enabling access to additional datasets and doing away with the requirement, cost, and privacy risk associated with relocating data. This federated method enables Cover Whale to design, train, and run more effective models to identify unsafe driving behaviors or circumstances more efficiently.
In the past, for businesses to extract, duplicate, and move large amounts of data to get insights, they were required to develop complicated infrastructures. Devron gets around this requirement, so Cover Whale can build and train machine learning models on datasets where they are already stored. These datasets may include, for example, claims information, various vehicle telematics, external data related to highways, weather conditions, and other such information to acquire a more informed perspective on risk.
Cover Whale has commissioned Devron to speed up ongoing data science projects, lay the groundwork for the future development of its operations, and enable faster access to various data sources, formats, and types while producing richer insights with less effort.
About Cover Whale
Cover Whale is an insurtech founded by industry veterans and tech entrepreneurs that provides cutting-edge policies for commercial vehicles through AI, sophisticated underwriting, and extensive data integration. Coverage, telematics, dash cams, and real-time driver teaching are part of its innovative Driver Safety Program, which aims to reduce claims, improve road safety, and save lives in the United States. The company also provides over 5,000 agencies with the quickest and most user-friendly online quote system.
CORE INSURANCE, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
Branch | February 13, 2023
Branch®, a full-stack insurance business that uses technology, data, and automation to make home and vehicle insurance more accessible and affordable, has introduced condo insurance, increasing its selection of instantly bindable products. Condo insurance will be launched across Branch's accessible states, beginning with Ohio, in the coming months.
Branch transformed the purchasing process by needing just a consumer's name and address to get an instant estimate for combined home and vehicle insurance. The National Association of Realtors reports that more than 10% of existing home sales in the last three years were condos. By offering a condo product, Branch can provide quick bundling to millions of more homeowners.
Branch co-founder and CEO, Steve Lekas, said, "Bundling has always been at the core of what Branch can do, so we're thrilled to offer another product to help consumers quickly and easily bundle their insurance." He added, "By enabling more people to access Branch's bundle, and the deep savings that come with it, we're taking meaningful steps towards our mission of getting more people insured."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Including a condo product adds tremendous value to Branch's rapidly expanding independent agency channel, allowing Branch-appointed agents to meet their customers' insurance requirements better. Moreover, by increasing its product offerings, Branch provides its partners with a seamless, integrated experience. On the Branch website, consumers can rapidly acquire condo insurance with only a few pieces of information and bundle it with vehicle insurance.
Branch®, is a company that provides home and car insurance that is easy to purchase and designed to save money. Through its groundbreaking instant-bind capabilities, Branch eliminates all of the hassle involved with obtaining coverage, making it simple for clients to combine home and vehicle insurance. The Branch Insurance Exchange was designed as a reciprocal exchange to make insurance more accessible and inexpensive for everybody. Branch is a public benefit corporation and a certified B corporation dedicated to achieving the highest levels of social and environmental performance and responsibility.