Sun Life U.S. | January 19, 2022
Sun Life U.S. has reached an agreement with ThrivePass to help employers with vaccine and testing verification, including a dashboard for employers to holistically view the vaccination and exemption status of their employee population. The ThrivePass Vaccine Verification Solution is a turnkey solution that offers real-time reporting, automated tracking and ongoing employee communications in a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)-secured platform.
"Employers continue to express interest in employee vaccine and testing, and are seeking out solutions that make their lives easier in maintaining a safe workplace, We are pleased to refer employers to ThrivePass, which can help them ensure the wellbeing of their employees."
-Sheila Sokolski, assistant vice president, Sun Life Product Management.
ThrivePass offers a "self-serve" format for employees to report their vaccination or test results, which are then verified by ThrivePass. Vaccine exemptions can be customized, and testing verification provides employees with personalized profiles that track their results history. Employers can access an administrative dashboard that tracks real-time employee data.
"We are thrilled to have the support of Sun Life, As we broaden our market reach with this important solution that so many employers need right now, working with Sun Life provides us with an opportunity to help more employers navigate this uncertain time."
-Dave George, sales executive, ThrivePass.
About Sun Life
Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients. Sun Life has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2021, Sun Life had total assets under management of C$1.39 trillion. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
ThrivePass is an innovative technology company dedicated to improving the world of employee benefits. Founded in 2014, they work with clients worldwide to provide a holistic benefits suite that supports employee well-being throughout the employment lifecycle. Other ThrivePass offerings include lifestyle accounts, tuition reimbursement, COBRA, HAS, FSA, HRA and commuter benefits.
High Street Insurance Partners | March 30, 2022
High Street Insurance Partners ("HSIP") announced today that it has acquired Michigan based Gemini Risk Partners.
Gemini Risk Partners was founded by attorneys David Kramer and Theodore Nittis to service the insurance needs of law firms. The agency specializes in providing professional liability coverage and other comprehensive insurance solutions exclusively to law firms.
Law firms are turning to Gemini Risk Partners expertise to give them the peace of mind they need to effectively practice law and not worry about professional liability coverage. This partnership continues to build out our specialty expertise in key verticals for our clients."
Scott Wick, CEO of HSIP.
We are excited to join HSIP, together with our client focused philosophies we will be able to provide sophisticated insurance solutions to manage specific and unique risks faced by all our law firm clients."
David Kramer, Principal of Gemini Risk Partners.
HSIP, one of the fastest growing insurance brokerages in North America, has now completed 109 transactions since forming the company in mid-2018.
About High Street Insurance Partners
High Street Insurance Partners (HSIP) is a full-service independent insurance brokerage firm. Founded in 2018, the Traverse City, Michigan-based company provides a broad array of business insurance & risk management; employee benefits & human capital management; financial & retirement services; and personal insurance solutions delivered through community-focused agencies. HSIP employs over 1,800 insurance specialists & consultants in offices based in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas & Virginia.
Stampede Insurance | April 23, 2022
Stampede Insurance Services, an independent insurance agency based in Pasadena, CA, is happy to announce its new partnership with Bliss Drive. Bliss Drive is a well-known digital marketing company specializing in B2B inbound lead generation solutions. One of the key products offered by Stampede Insurance in Pasadena is general liability insurance. They want to point out that every business is exposed to the risk of accidents and injuries happening on the business premises. General liability insurance coverage can provide the protection needed by California businesses in case unexpected events happen where the business is forced to spend on legal fees.
California general liability insurance, along with your property and work comp policies, protects your business if you're sued for personal injury or property damage. A typical policy will cover those accidents or damages that occur on-site or as a result of using goods or services sold by the company. In addition, coverages can be designed to cover additional costs like attorney fees or court costs.”
Rene Rebollo, a spokesperson for Stampede Insurance Services.
Stampede Insurance agents can help clients in taking into account all aspects of the general liability insurance package in order for the client to have the most relevant policy available. These agents will help in customizing a particular plan that works for businesses in Pasadena, including the Long Beach, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Bernardino, and Riverside areas. The company is also licensed to offer its services in Alabama, Arizona, California (#0H18184), Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas.
They can also provide contractors general liability insurance and other coverages that are essential for contractors, such as commercial auto coverage, business risk insurance, and insurance for tools and equipment. California contractors' insurance can be quite confusing at times, which is why their agents are always ready to assist clients during the process of choosing the proper coverage for a particular company.
Meanwhile, Bliss Drive believes that search engine optimization (SEO) is a key component of any successful online marketing strategy. If done correctly, SEO can help in significantly improving a website’s visibility when a potential customer searches for a particular keyword or phrase. And it is vital to maintain high rankings on the major search engines, or else the competition will eventually catch up and surpass the company’s position on the search engine pages. Bliss Drive crafts full-spectrum SEO campaigns after in-depth planning and research, and these are supported by real-world data. They combine proven methodologies and cutting-edge technology with their proprietary approaches for coming up with custom-fitted solutions that are based on the requirements of a particular company.
Pasadena’s population is just over 140,000, which means that businesses can take advantage of the diverse economy mixed with Pasadena’s small-city environment. Doing business in a smaller city means that your reputation is more important than ever. Word-of-mouth travels fast, and the key to securing loyal customers in the area is to establish yourself as a leader in your industry. This is why digital marketing is so important, as it helps spread the word about your business while allowing you to interact directly with your customers.”
Richard Fong, founder, and CEO of Bliss Drive, LLC.
Having started its operation in 2010, Stampede Insurance Services is capable of servicing clients throughout the nation and are licensed in many of the states. Each one of their clients is provided with a dedicated team of experts that work together to expertly all of the client’s concerns. They specialize in general liability, business owners policy, builders risk, bonds, contractors, commercial auto, commercial property, commercial umbrella, and workers compensation insurance and allow clients to save money on their business insurance. They also offer all kinds of personal insurance coverages to clients in all of their licensed states, including homeowners insurance, boat & watercraft insurance, auto insurance, motorcycle insurance, and flood insurance. They also provide condo insurance, earthquake insurance, landlord insurance, renters insurance, and manufactured / mobile home insurance.
Digital Insurance | December 14, 2021
While some insurance providers are turning to fintech to expand agents’ ability to offer financial planning, investment management and even cryptocurrency, at least one is looking to digitize how it sells actual life insurance.
Equitable, a financial services company that was previously owned by AXA Group, has partnered with fintech startup Bestow to launch an entirely digital term life insurance product. Called Term-in-10, the product will only be available through Equitable’s network of financial professionals, including financial advisors on its brokerage, Equitable advisors.
After working with an advisor to determine a client’s specific life insurance needs, Bestow’s technology lets clients apply for a policy entirely online. A medical exam is never required, and if the application is approved, coverage begins immediately, reducing a traditionally weeks-long process down to about 10 minutes while providing a more accurate risk assessment, according to Bestow co-founder and CEO Melbourne O’Banion.
“There are substantial advantages to using a financial professional and life insurance agent who understands the specific requirements each client needs to protect their family and provide them with a comprehensive financial strategy,”
- Dave Karr, chairman of the firm’s brokerage, Equitable Advisors.
This is Bestow’s first deal with a large financial services firm, and it will be the sole infrastructure provider for the entire sale and administration process — from application to underwriting to policy servicing. Launched in 2017, the fintech has raised $150 million in funding and successfully acquired Centurion Life Insurance. The company did not disclose how many clients it serves or its assets under management.
The company is trying to make life insurance more accessible to underserved families by selling directly to consumers, partnering with insurance firms and through financial advisors, O’Banion said. There are 102 million Americans who believe they need to buy life insurance or increase their coverage, according to LIMRA, but there has been a lack of digital innovation to help carriers reach the modern consumer, O’Banion said.