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Insurance Techknowledgy: Vertafore Unleashes Analytics for Agencies; MGA Mile Auto Raises $10.3M, Partners With Ford

Insurance agency technology firm Vertafore has released a product it says puts the power of data and analytics into the hands of independent agencies. The new offering, MarketTrends, helps agencies identify coverage trends, cross-sell opportunities and appropriate markets in an …

Insurance Techknowledgy: Bold Penguin and Thimble, Vertafore and Nationwide, eMaxx

Catching up with insurance technology developments involving Thimble and Bold Penguin, Vertafore and Nationwide, and eMaxx …. Insurtech Bold Penguin is making it easier for agents and small business customers to secure to coverage by the month or by the …

Insurance Techknowledgy: InsurTech NY Winners; $3M in GloveBox; Hippo’s Claims Partners; AXIS-Elpha Cyber Service

The Winners Are InsurTech NY announced the winners of its 2021 Early-Stage InsurTech Competition at the InsurTech Spring Conference on March 10. The winners received prizes worth $200K in total. Winners were selected by judging panels grouped by their background—angel …

COVID-19 Cast as a Catalyst for Change. Now What?

Look around the corner, what do you see? Answering that question is the most important part of my job as an author, speaker, advisor and VC investor. It’s a role that requires a hint of arrogance, since peering around the …

As Attacks Rise, Paladin Offers Cybersecurity Platform Free to Insurance Agencies

Paladin Cyber is offering independent agents and brokers throughout the U.S. free one-year enrollment in its Paladin Shield cybersecurity platform. The offer is in response to more employees working at home and a sharp rise in cyber attacks related to …

Captive Insurance Agents Turning Independent: How to Choose New Software

There’s a storm brewing for many captive insurance agencies and their agents, and that storm may be lengthy. As an example, Nationwide is one of a number of captive insurance companies actively converting their captive agents to the independent model. …

Insurance Technologies Corp. Acquires Ohio’s Smart Harbor

Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a provider of websites, marketing, comparative rating and management software and services, has acquired Columbus, Ohio-based Smart Harbor, which provides digital technology products and services to insurance agents. Smart Harbor is owned by The Shipyard, a …

What to Expect in Agency Technology

To say the agency technology space is robust is an understatement. Right now, the industry is seeing an “onslaught of technology available to enable agents and brokers to better manage, not only their business, but also their customer base,” says …

Applied Systems Names Rhodes New CEO as French Steps Down

Reid French has stepped down as CEO of the insurance agency technology firm Applied Systems, and cloud technology executive Taylor Rhodes has joined as Applied’s new chief executive officer. French, who served as CEO for eight years, will continue to …

Insurance Agency Management System Tech Firm Veruna Raises $6 Million

Veruna, a Massachusetts-based insurance technology developer of an agency management system built on the Salesforce platform, said it completed a $6 million Series A funding round. Founded in 2015, Veruna offers a cloud-based agency management system that targets independent agents. …