Compliance is vital for cross-border companies

Insurance Business America | May 03, 2019

The business world is constantly evolving. As the world seems to get smaller by the day, due partly to new technology improving geographical connectivity, companies large and small are looking for ways to expand their horizons, target new markets and grow their books of business in new jurisdictions. As countries become increasingly interconnected, so too does the global risk landscape. Multinational corporations require tailored risk management and insurance solutions that can deal effectively with cross-border nuances in exposures, regulation and legislation. Allianz is one insurer that provides global insurance program solutions for corporations with global risk exposures. The Allianz Multinational team offers centrally coordinated insurance programs that deliver locally admitted policies to match clients' own geographic footprint and their specific risk and exposure requirements.

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Spot Pet Insurance Enters the Global Pet Insurance Market

Spot Pet Insurance | April 08, 2022

Spot Pet Insurance, a digital-first pet insurance provider in the United States has strengthened its reach internationally with the launch of its services across Canada. With an estimated 8.3 million Canadian households that own cats, and 8.2 million that include a dog, Spot offers affordable plan options for the pet-centric community to help them secure their pet's well-being so they may enjoy healthier lives together. Only 3% of pet parents have pet insurance for their furry friends in Canada[ii]. Spot's mission is to help protect pet parents while continuing to help build strong communities of pet lovers. Through pet health-focused education, we spread the importance of peace of mind, to enjoy many years of pet health together." Trey Ferro, CEO at Spot. Caring for pet parents is just as much a priority for Spot as caring for their pets. With that in mind, the business focuses on a 'Love Brand' approach to pet health and supports policyholders in the U.S. with personal calls welcoming them to Spot, and bereavement calls when their pet has passed away. The pet insurance provider recognizes the many challenges of pet parenting, and aims to reduce difficult decision-making when it comes to the love for their furry family members. Through a holistic approach to pet health, plan options in the U.S. provide coverage for behavioral problems, alternative therapies for covered conditions, and additional options for Preventative Care coverage at a nominal extra fee. Pet insurance plans provided by Spot in the U.S. feature: Easy claims submission through the Spot App., website or email. 24/7 VetConnect™ telehealth support whenever you need it. Up to 90% reimbursement rate. 30-Day money-back guarantee[1] if the policy is cancelled within the first month. Technology and innovation is at the forefront of Spot's approach to pet wellness, conveniently enabling pet owners to create custom plans and easily manage their entire account on https://spotpetins.com/. Claims submissions are processed fast in a secure, dedicated web platform and mobile app. Assisted by automation processes, the claims team works to speed up reimbursements whenever possible. The user-friendly site is also able to quickly generate a free quote in under 30 seconds, and additional pets receive a 10% multi-pet discount with plans in the U.S. Spot's digital-first, self-service members portal allows pet parents to easily access its cat insurance and dog insurance offerings, and rest assured of reimbursements of covered vet costs. Spot's agile business model allows us to react quickly to market trends and drive technology and innovation, which has helped us enhance critical processes such as the user experience, customer service, and digital claims, As an insurtech our focus on technology, innovation, and people sets us apart from other businesses and helps Spot stand out." Spot President, Scott Taylor. Administering the claims for U.S. pet insurance policies offered by Spot is one of the trusted industry veterans and specialists in insurance policies for cats and dogs, C&F Insurance Agency, Inc. U.S. pet insurance policies offered by Spot are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company. Canadian pet insurance policies offered by Spot are underwritten by Northbridge General Insurance Corporation and administered by PTZ Insurance Services Ltd. About Spot Pet Services, LLC: Spot Pet Services, LLC is an insurance producer founded in Miami and West Palm Beach, Fl. In the U.S., Spot offers plan options that include Accident-Only and Accident & Illness insurance. Spot provides insurance plan options, communications, and employees that support humans in forming the best relationship with their pets over a long, healthy life together. Pre-existing conditions are not covered. Waiting periods, annual deductible, co-insurance, annual limits and exclusions may apply. For all terms and conditions visit spotpetins.com/sample-policy. Preventive Care reimbursements are based on a schedule. Accident and Illness coverage reimbursements are based on the invoice. Products, schedules, discounts, and rates may vary and are subject to change. More information available at checkout. About Spot Pet Insurance Services, ULC: Spot Pet Insurance Services, ULC is a company with an Ontario, Canada-based team that offers products in Canada. In Canada, Spot Pet Insurance plan options include Accident-Only, and Accident & Illness insurance with optional Routine or Preventative Wellness Rider. Spot pet insurance plan options, communications, and employees help support humans in forming the best relationship with their pets over a long, healthy life together.

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Novea Inc. Closes $55 Million Funding for FinTech Jacana Warranty's InsureTech Platform

Newpoint Financial Group SARL. | December 21, 2021

Novea, Inc., ("Novea") a financial technology (fintech) software company founded in 2015, announced today that it has closed $50 million in equity and $5 million debt financing. The equity proceeds will go towards wholly-owned subsidiaries of Novea, Jacana Warranty and Jacana Insurance, to support a proprietary user application platform it developed which is revolutionizing the consumer warranty and service contracts industry. The debt proceeds will support general corporate overhead expenses. The investment is provided by Swiss-based Newpoint Financial Group, a global diversified financial services firm ("Newpoint") with operations located throughout Europe, United States and West Africa. The investment was made through Newpoint's U.S. subsidiary, Newpoint Financial Corp. In exchange for Newpoint's $50 million equity investment, Novea has issued to Newpoint ten percent of its outstanding common stock and convertible redeemable preferred shares. The investment proceeds are being applied as statutory and solvency capital within Novea's insurance division, Jacana Insurance—bolstering its balance sheet for its global insurance underwriting commitments. As part of the transaction, Newpoint has also provided Novea a $5 million, five-year, revolving line of credit which Novea may draw down and use for corporate operational and overhead expenses. In addition, Newpoint was granted a warrant to purchase additional Novea common stock which may be exercised at Newpoint's discretion in an amount up to $50 million over the next ten years, which if exercised in total, increases the transaction value to $105 million. Other investment conditions include Newpoint having board of directors and risk committee representation rights, and Newpoint's reinsurance company, Newpoint RE having first right of refusal on all Novea reinsurance business opportunities as well as other customary covenants and monitoring rights. "We couldn't have asked for a better financial and reinsurance partner than Newpoint Financial. With this funding, we not only ensure moving Novea to the next level, but we are able to reward our existing long-term investors with a significant appreciation of their Novea shares as this transaction imputes a $500 million market value of Novea. Over the past couple of months, we have been closing multiple new customer contracts which represent significant sales growth for 2022 and we are looking to close out this year's sales pipeline with contracts value in excess of $10 million in potential new sales." -Jim Quinlan, CEO of Novea Keith D. Beekmeyer, CEO of Newpoint stated "2021 has been a landmark year for Newpoint having closed $250 million in solvency capital investments into multiple insurance and reinsurance companies throughout Europe and the United States. We're pleased to end the year on a high note with this $50 million investment into Novea. We believe that Novea's technology and proprietary claims processing will redefine the consumer warranty marketplace and we are looking forward to a long term mutually prosperous partnership with them." Iroko Securities, a Newpoint subsidiary, served as financial advisor to Newpoint. NMS Consulting served as strategic advisor to Novea. About NOVEA, INC. Novea Inc.is a financial services technology (FinTech) software company which has launched its proprietary user app, Jacana Warranty fully backed by Jacana Insurance, both wholly owned subsidiaries of Novea, Inc. Jacana Insurance is a captive specialty insurance carrier that offers warranties and service contracts on consumer products and electronics. Jacana Warranty has put the warranty buying power back into the hands of the consumer with the goal of becoming the consumer's ideal choice. About Newpoint Financial Group SARL. Newpoint Financial Group SARL., together with its global affiliates and subsidiaries is a global diversified financial services holding company which operates across multiple business units including insurance, reinsurance, insurance brokerage, investment banking, wealth management and asset management with operations located throughout Europe, United States and West Africa.

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Creative Planning Acquires Rosen Capital Management

Creative Planning | June 14, 2022

Rosen Capital Management has joined forces with Creative Planning LLC, one of the largest Registered Investment Advisers ("RIA") in the country. Rosen Capital Management has $114 million in AUM and brings 2 new employees into the Creative Planning fold, including the firm's CEO, Glenn Rosen. Rosen Capital Management is a third-generation family business that began in 1948 as a life and health insurance agency, ultimately transitioning into a full-fledged financial planning and money management firm. They specialize in complete financial planning to include tax minimization strategies, wealth management, insurance needs and estate planning. Creative Planning is excited to bring on the Rosen Capital Management team who will help us break deeper into the Georgia market, From our first conversations with the Rosen team, we knew that the fit would be perfect due to their work ethic, dedication to clients, and overall core values." Peter Mallouk, CEO of Creative Planning. We are excited to join the Creative Planning team and utilize their expanded resources and talent to better serve our clients, Rosen Capital Management is a family business, and we are excited to join Creative Planning and have our family grow with Peter and the rest of the team!" Glenn Rosen. With its latest acquisition, the second in just two short weeks, Creative Planning manages or advises on over $225 billion in assets across all 50 states and 65 countries with continued plans for growth throughout 2022. Additionally, Incap (Baltimore) served as financial advisor to Rosen Capital Management on the transaction. About Creative Planning Creative Planning, LLC is an independent wealth management firm that provides a financial planning led investment management approach, retirement planning, estate planning, trust services, tax planning and family office services for individuals as well as 401(k) and institutional clients. Creative Planning manages or advises on over $225 billion in assets across all 50 states and 65 countries, as of December 31, 2021.

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Roamly Launches Nationwide Pet Insurance Product

Roamly | March 24, 2022

Today, Roamly, the first embedded insurtech for travel enthusiasts with unique RV insurance offerings, announced it is marking new territory with the launch of its pet insurance product. Roamly will market pet insurance to all U.S. pet owners, including customers of Outdoorsy, the most-trusted online recreational vehicle rental and outdoor travel marketplace. Since Outdoorsy's inception in 2014, we've noticed a glaring disparity in the amount of Outdoorsy guests opting to hit the road with their pets and the percentage of those pets who are covered by insurance." says Roamly's Chief Insurance Officer Aaron Ammar Roamly is now unlocking the ability for American pet owners to purchase the right insurance for their pets. More information on the pet insurance product offered through Roamly can be found online at roamly.com/pet-insurance. According to the most recent RV Industry Association survey, 72 million Americans plan to go RVing over the next year, up from 61 million in 2020. As the number of Americans hitting the road continues to grow, so does the number of travelers taking their four-legged friends on the road with them — and the travel industry is responding by making more accommodations for pet owners. Starting today, pet insurance offered through Roamly will be marketed to Outdoorsy customers as well as all U.S. pet owners, allowing both Outdoorsy guests and hosts to put in place insurance that covers their pets for illnesses, accidents, dental diseases, and behavioral issues. Before we founded Outdoorsy, my co-founder Jen Young and I hit the road in an Airstream with our cockapoo puppy, Lucy, and we've taken her on every road trip since, One of our goals in starting Outdoorsy was to make the road trip experience as stress-free as possible for all guests. Through Roamly, we've been able to bring a product to market that helps insure travelers and now we're thrilled to be able to help them look after the wellbeing of their most loyal companions — their pets." Outdoorsy's Co-founder and CEO Jeff Cavins. Through the Roamly Pet Insurance program, pet parents can select plans for dogs and cats that includes coverage for exam fees, diagnostics, and treatments for accidents, illnesses, cancer, hereditary conditions, behavioral issues and dental disease. Pet parents can also add preventive care coverage for an additional cost to help cover pet care necessities such as vaccines, flea, tick and heartworm medication, and dental cleanings. Other coverage offerings include wellness exams and screenings. This new addition to Roamly's suite of product offerings comes after the insurtech's parent company, Outdoorsy Holdings, received $125M in fresh funding last June to accelerate the company's product innovation and international expansion. In January, Roamly announced it had completed an insurance integration with Wheelbase, the RV industry's most powerful professional software product for fleet operators. In February, the insurtech announced it had booked $40 million in premium in the past year. About Roamly Roamly Insurance Group (Roamly) is the first full stack insurtech for enthusiasts with an embedded offering, unlocking RV insurance to make owners' vehicles 'rent ready.' Roamly provides unique digital insurance products that eliminate the commercial use exclusion clause that prohibits online renting activity. Our insurance provides the clarity that owners need to ensure their vehicles are affirmatively allowed to be rented on platforms like Outdoorsy. About Outdoorsy Outdoorsy is the most trusted on-demand RV rental and outdoor travel marketplace on the planet. Founded in 2015, we have offices worldwide in the U.S., Canada, Australia, France, and the UK. Our mission is to mobilize the 54+ million idle RVs around the world to ensure everyone has the access, choice, and opportunity to safely enjoy outdoor experiences and travel while we empower RV owners to realize life-changing financial benefits.

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