Relation Insurance | May 12, 2022
Relation Insurance Services (“Relation”), one of the largest and fastest-growing national insurance agencies, announced today it acquired the assets of South Carolina-based The Wills Agency (“Wills”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Wills provides personal and commercial lines insurance solutions to clients throughout South Carolina and is headquartered in Batesburg, SC. James Wills will continue to lead Wills as a part of Relation.
The Wills Agency is a great strategic fit for Relation, and we’re excited to welcome James and the entire team, The addition of Wills brings Relation additional strength in both personal and commercial lines products and adds to our existing footprint in South Carolina.”
Tim Hall, Executive Vice President and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Relation.
About Relation Insurance Services
Relation Insurance Services is an insurance brokerage that offers superior risk-management and benefits-consulting services across the United States. It is ranked by Insurance Journal within the top 35 largest agencies in the country by revenue and has approximately 1,200 employees across more than 125 locations nationwide. Relation is a privately held corporation backed by Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York and London investing in businesses globally across financial services and technology.
CCC | August 01, 2022
Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) and CCC Intelligent Solutions (CCC), a leading SaaS platform digitizing the P&C insurance economy, today announced that CCC’s new Ready for Guidewire validated accelerator for ClaimCenter – CCC® Safekeep – is now available to users in the Guidewire Marketplace.
Insurers deploy digital strategies and AI to streamline workflows and improve their customer’s experience. Insurers’ ability to recover payments from third-party entities for claims losses, called subrogation, traditionally has been a time-intensive, manual process requiring in-depth investigations and analyses. CCC Safekeep, an enterprise platform that is part of CCC’s suite of smart digital solutions, is designed to leverage AI to speed and improve subrogation management to monitor, score, and prioritize claims according to an insurer's specific parameters.
The CCC solution removes manual touchpoints to help streamline the recovery process, reduce cycle times and improve accuracy by digitally packaging and automatically sending data, materials and evidence needed for negotiations. CCC Safekeep for Guidewire ClaimCenter integrates subrogation data directly into insurers’ digital workflows according to insurer rules, streamlining recovery identification, referrals, and the investigation process.
Within ClaimCenter, CCC Safekeep enables claims and subrogation adjustors to:
Leverage AI-powered technology to quickly analyze data and evidence, and
Provide near-real time detection of potentially recoverable dollars across the claims process.
CCC Safekeep can be used to help improve subrogation management across auto, property, workers’ compensation, and other insurance lines of business.
“Safekeep’s AI engine applies a combination of machine-learning, natural language processing, rules, and predictive models to score and prioritize claims for more efficient subrogation management,” said Jeff To, senior vice president, CCC Safekeep. “That increases the identification of subrogation opportunities, as well as accelerates time to resolution. We're excited to expand upon the number of integrations that already exist between CCC and Guidewire.”
“We congratulate CCC Safekeep on its accelerator for ClaimCenter,” said Becky Mattick, vice president, Global Solution Alliances.
“We congratulate CCC Safekeep on its accelerator for ClaimCenter,” said Becky Mattick, vice president, Global Solution Alliances. “As an AI-decisioning solution, Safekeep simplifies subrogation and enables insurers to better serve customers and manage their businesses more profitably.”
CCC Intelligent Solutions Inc. (CCC), a subsidiary of CCC Intelligent Solutions Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CCCS), is a leading SaaS platform for the multi-trillion-dollar P&C insurance economy powering operations for insurers, repairers, automakers, part suppliers, lenders, and more. CCC cloud technology connects more than 30,000 businesses digitizing mission-critical workflows, commerce, and customer experiences. A trusted leader in AI, IoT, customer experience, network and workflow management, CCC delivers innovations that keep people’s lives moving forward when it matters most. Learn more about CCC at www.cccis.com.
HealthSmart | June 02, 2022
HealthSmart, one of the nation's largest third party administrators of health plans for employers and plan sponsors, announced the launch of Houston SmartCare™, a comprehensive level-funded health plan that offers market leading discounts to Houston-area small to mid-sized employers. The plan offers significant savings and protection for plan sponsors and features access to leading hospitals, facilities and providers in Greater Houston through Employers Health Network (EHN).
Houston SmartCare delivers a transparent, all-inclusive model that offers predictable costs through a level-funded plan with no additional risk for employers and significantly lower premiums than mainstream fully-insured programs. The program also offers financial security with stop loss coverage to protect plans from catastrophic claims.
In addition to a comprehensive health benefits plan, Houston SmartCare boasts a superior member experience through its Concierge Advisor Team who works to guide members and help them navigate their healthcare journey every step of the way.
This new health plan designed especially for the Greater Houston area is another example of how HealthSmart approaches our organizational mission of reducing costs for plan sponsors and delivering premium healthcare solutions to our members, This program demonstrates an innovative approach to help plan sponsors in the Houston area control their health benefit costs by providing deeply discounted access to the area's top hospitals and providers through EHN. This is big news for small and medium employer groups and Houston SmartCare is truly a game-changer for our broker community in terms of providing quality healthcare options with deep discounts."
Craig Julien, CEO for HealthSmart.
Plan sponsors typically must work with several players to build their health plans, By bringing together experts in the areas of most concern to small and mid-sized plan sponsors, we have created a one-stop solution that offers a top-quality, focused provider network, critical stop loss coverage, and comprehensive third-party administration services, relieving area health plan sponsors of the burden of shopping for these services individually."
Omar Haedo, president of Elan Insurance Group
HealthSmart is one of the largest third party administrators in the country and the premier provider of innovative, customizable and scalable healthcare solutions for employers, brokers and payers. We partner with plan sponsors to provide key services needed to reduce healthcare costs and manage members with dignity and respect. HealthSmart is the one-stop source for health plan needs, including health plan benefit administration, pharmacy benefit management, care management and wellness programs and provider networks.
Employers Health Network (EHN) embraces a high-performance network model that helps employers provide exceptional quality healthcare benefits at lower cost. Our unique network model helps both employers and members save immediately and save over time through a sustainable model with our high-quality and accountable network partners.
About Elan Insurance Group
ELAN Insurance Group is a group of companies headquartered in Miami collaborating to bring competitive, cutting-edge health insurance products to the marketplace. From traditional comprehensive plans to self-funded plans, ELAN tailors its offering to meet the needs of employers and individuals across the Caribbean and the United States.
Roostify | May 18, 2022
Roostify, a leading mortgage technology provider, now supports integration with the Covered Insurance Marketplace to streamline the homeowners' insurance buying process and shorten the loan lifecycle. This integration gives borrowers flexibility to shop and compare quotes from over 30 leading insurance companies and quickly purchase it within the Roostify platform.
Our integration with Covered is a major step in continuing to simplify the home lending process by elevating the customer experience when shopping for home insurance, We're helping lenders to offer greater convenience in their workflow and improve customer satisfaction, further exemplifying Roostify's goal of providing the most customer-friendly, streamlined homeowner journey from start to close."
Roostify co-founder and CEO Rajesh Bhat.
Lenders are able to offer competitive advantages through increased operational efficiency by creating a tailored homeowners insurance buying experience within their workflow. They can deliver a self-service borrower experience by allowing borrowers to see eligible quotes in less than 90 seconds and finalize a policy in just 15 minutes, saving an average 3 days in funding their loan.
Our embedded insurance capabilities are providing a more personalized borrower experience, accelerating transaction timelines and intersecting with the customer when and where they need it most, Roostify's integration with Covered allows both organizations to truly elevate the home lending experience, with customer satisfaction and convenience at its core."
Ross Diedrich, CEO, Covered.
Through this seamless experience within the lender portal, borrowers can explore multiple insurance quotes within minutes and quickly compare the annual premiums, dwelling limits, and deductibles. Within the Roostify platform, users can easily connect with Covered Insurance Advisors for education and support through the communication channel of their choice. This integration expedites the loan lifecycle by giving borrowers the flexibility to shop for the best quotes and choose their path to complete the homeowners' insurance process.
The integration of the Covered Insurance Marketplace is another step forward in the digitization and simplification of the home lending process. It further highlights Roostify's leadership and ingenuity within the space, along with the company's continued commitment to help facilitate a better lending experience for both lenders and borrowers.
Based in San Francisco, Roostify was founded in 2012 to modernize and simplify the manual, inefficient mortgage process and create a more enjoyable experience for the customer and lender. Today, Roostify is helping lenders process more than $50 billion in loans each month, from large enterprise banks to thriving independent brokerages. We empower lenders to accelerate and simplify the lending process to help lenders and customers alike unlock more of life's big moments.
About Covered Insurance Solutions, Inc.
Covered is the leading embedded insurance platform and most trusted partner for lenders, banks, servicers, and fintech companies. As a leading independent, innovative InsurTech, we offer a comprehensive online insurance marketplace with over eight insurance products, personalized quote options from 30+ carriers, and multiple policy purchase methods. We make it easy to compare, shop, and purchase personalized insurance in minutes with the best coverage and rates, while our licensed Covered Advisors add a human touch to the insurance shopping experience by providing tailored service to each customer.