Pinpoint | April 21, 2022
Pinpoint Predictive is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, through which the two organizations will use applied data and analytics to more accurately predict and evaluate loss risk for the mutual insurer.
Industry experts estimate that the average U.S. family pays up to $700 in extra insurance premiums each year to account for the $80 billion in losses experienced due to fraud and premium leakage (underpriced policies due to both intentional and inadvertent mischaracterization of a customer’s insured risks).
Pinpoint Predictive offers a unique, turnkey solution that allows carriers to leverage the predictive power of behavioral economics, big data, and deep learning for risk selection and determination of customer journey, while maintaining the highest standards in privacy safeguards. These cutting-edge capabilities enable insurers to more precisely identify loss and other unreported/underreported risk, and to create more satisfactory customer experiences for the majority of customers.
This new tool offered by Pinpoint Predictive is a promising approach, and we believe it’s an innovative way for us to be even more precise in our identification and mediation of circumstances where loss is more likely to occur. Through the thoughtful application of this technology, we hope to ultimately create even more equitable experiences and products for our members.”
Ohio Mutual Chief Analytics Officer Susan Kent.
We are excited about working with Ohio Mutual and deploying the predictive power of Pinpoint to identify premium leakage and avoid unnecessary loss, We are proud to add a forward-thinking organization such as Ohio Mutual to our growing list of insurers and MGAs who are leveraging the Pinpoint platform for unmatched risk selection.”
Scott Ham, CEO of Pinpoint Predictive.
About Ohio Mutual Insurance Group
Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, founded in 1901 and based in Bucyrus, OH, partners with nearly 400 independent agencies to distribute quality property and casualty insurance products throughout Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Ohio Mutual has maintained a rating of “A / Stable” from A.M. Best Co. for 29 consecutive years and has been named to the Ward’s 50® eight times since 2009.
About Pinpoint Predictive, Inc.
Pinpoint Predictive brings individualized intelligence to insurers by applying deep learning, big data and behavioral economics to accurately predict risk propensities at the top of the funnel and pre-renewal process. This AI-powered platform has revealed $100s of millions in bottom-line value for Top 10 insurers by assessing key actionable areas for loss ratio improvement, including predictions of loss cost, premium leakage and SIU referral as well as an individual’s likelihood of early cancellation, likelihood to commit fraud, or litigiousness.
Insurance Information Institute | April 28, 2022
The Black Insurance Industry Collective (BIIC), a newly-formed non-profit organization affiliated with The Institutes, today announced its launch. The BIIC is focused on accelerating the advancement of Black insurance professionals.
BIIC's mission is to empower Black insurance professionals to expand their leadership development opportunities by emphasizing mentorship and sponsorship while collaborating with other organizations that are also working toward those goals. The group will provide customized programs that address the unique needs and experiences of these professionals to tangibly improve the representation of Black insurance industry talent.
This initiative, created under the leadership of four insurance industry diversity and human capital leaders, has been two years in the making, and included input from over 50 participants from insurance, talent development, and academia.
BIIC will partner with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business to create a specialized leadership development program focused on developing skills necessary for career progression. The leadership program at Darden, part of BIIC's suite of offerings, will provide insurance professionals with the benefits of a supportive community of colleagues.
Insurance is an ever-changing industry. No one should have to navigate it alone. With a strong network of peers who share similar interests, BIIC offers the support to learn from executive leaders in the insurance industry while developing critical skills through our strategic partnership with the Darden School of Business at The University of Virginia."
Ronald Reeves, Chief Diversity Officer at AIG.
The Institutes are excited to contribute to the formation of the BIIC as part of our overall DEI initiative. We look forward to working with the BIIC Leadership Council as they cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion for all who work in and are served by the risk management and insurance community."
Peter L. Miller, CPCU, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Institutes.
A lack of exposure to the insurance industry and professional networks are the top two barriers for Black professionals, according to a study conducted by Marsh, The Journey of African-American Insurance Professionals.
BIIC is built from the ground up by insurance leaders, We are focused on spotlighting top talent to key leaders and insurance industry role models who share similar cultural experiences."
Susan Johnson, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at The Hartford.
Obstacles for Black insurance professionals are greater than for other people of color, according to the Marsh study. These obstacles impact individuals and have far-reaching business impacts. Black employees are also nearly twice as likely as other people of color to perceive their race will make it harder to achieve their goals, according to a recent study by McKinsey, Race in the Workplace: The Black Experience in the U.S. Private Sector.
This initiative was named as a collective because we believe we can achieve more together than separately, We seek to address the unique, cultural, mental, and psychological experiences and challenges encountered by Black insurance professionals in achieving their career aspirations."
Ivy Kusinga, Chief Culture Officer at Chubb.
BIIC is committed to empowering and positioning Black professionals to lead and inspire excellence across the industry by bringing together top talent, mentors, sponsors, and allies, Although we have more work to do, by working together, we can equip leaders with a developmental roadmap, putting them on a path to success."
Tony Steadman, Managing Director, Accenture.
BIIC invites organizations to join as Founding Year Sponsors in order to grow this critical program. Sponsorship will facilitate funding for BICC's key education and leadership development initiatives.
Arthur J. Gallagher | March 25, 2022
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. today announced the acquisition of Springfield, Missouri-based Commercial Insurance Underwriters, Inc. (CIU). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1984, CIU is a surplus lines agency offering commercial, personal and professional lines coverages for businesses and individuals with complex, unique or hard-to-place risks, primarily throughout the upper and lower Midwest. Kim Moore and her associates will remain in their current location under the direction of Matt A. Lynch, head of Central Region-Binding for Risk Placement Services, Inc., Gallagher's U.S. wholesale brokerage, binding authority and programs division.
CIU is a widely known, well-managed agency that enhances RPS's existing presence in the Springfield region, I am very pleased to welcome Kim and her associates to Gallagher."
J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 68 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
Medlogix | February 17, 2022
Five Sigma, an emerging leader in cloud-native Claims Management Solutions (CMS), today announced the launch of native integration with Medlogix, LLC, a national leader in U.S. medical claims management solutions. This innovation connecting the two platforms will help insurers to improve decision making, maximize efficiencies, increase ROI and enhance outcomes in medical claims management.
Five Sigma's cloud-native claims management solutions enable property and casualty (P&C) carriers, MGAs, Insurtechs, and self-insurers, to simplify their claims process from first notice of loss to resolution. The partnership with Medlogix provides Five Sigma US-based customers with an out-of-the-box integration to itemize, assess, and aggregate special and general damages for bodily injury claims - to ensure proper, timely settlement and accurate reimbursement while complying with regulations that differ state-by-state.
"Five Sigma is on a mission to simplify the claims journey. Our flexible SaaS solution and open APIs allow us to quickly add new partners and integrations to our claims management ecosystem," stated Oded Barak, Co-founder and CEO of Five Sigma. "We are proud to partner with Medlogix to provide our customers a more comprehensive, accurate and efficient claims process."
According to Craig Goldstein, President of Medlogix, "Our partnership with Five Sigma represents a strategic combination of two technology-driven organizations that share a dedication to providing innovative, streamlined claims management solutions that exceed the expectations of our customers."
Medlogix is a technology-driven, clinically-based medical claims management provider specializing in managed care solutions that deliver exceptional outcomes. Medlogix offers an end to end, integrated medical management solution powered by MyMedlogix™ proprietary technology. Through an exception-based workflow, recommendations from highly qualified medical professionals, and access to a directly contracted network of premier health care providers, Medlogix delivers an efficient, disciplined, and scalable medical claims process suite of solutions. Medlogix develops technology which achieves savings you can measure and see by eliminating redundancies and reducing manual processes. Learn more about the Medlogix story at: www.medlogix.com
About Five Sigma
Five Sigma is a cloud-native, data-driven Claims Management Solution (CMS) with embedded AI/ML capabilities to allow intelligent claims processing for the insurance industry. Five Sigma optimizes claims management by adding automated claims processing workflows, using data modeling and AI to provide smart recommendations, improving adjuster's decision-making, and reducing errors. Leading insurance carriers, Insurtech, TPAs and Self-Insured companies use Five Sigma's CMS to modernize their claims management operations, reduce claims leakage, enhance compliance and improve their customers' experience.