Insureon News

Small Business Insurance Digital Distributor, Insureon, Expands Leadership Team in Chicago

Insureon, a Chicago-based digital distributor small business insurance, has created a new leadership team comprised of experts across the insurance, insurtech, and technology industries. Dan Kazan, CEO and member of the board of directors: Kazan previously served in executive positions …

National Flood Services Names Insureon Solution’s Blust as New CEO

National Flood Services, which offers processing, claims and customer service for flood insurance programs, has named Ralph Blust as chief executive officer. Blust will replace interim CEO George Ruhana, who will continue in his role as operating partner. Blust has …

Why Insurance Industry Should Embrace, Not Fear, Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence isn’t the cold, job killing disruptor many fear it to be – at least it won’t be for many years to come, says Jeff Somers, president of Insureon. Insureon, a bit of a disruptor itself, is a national …

Insureon CEO on Growth, Hockey Pucks and the Perils of Complacency

A major online provider of commercial insurance for small businesses in the United States keeps track of its growth milestones with hockey pucks. OK, that might be a bit of a stretch but Chicago-based Insureon definitely has found hockey pucks …

Too Often, Small Businesses Learn Insurance Lessons After Disaster Strikes

A fire at the gun shop next door never reached Kathy Laurienti’s sausage and specialty food store, but the water and smoke damage was enough to shut her business down. Because Laurienti didn’t have enough insurance, it’s still closed — …

Insureon Turns to Silicon Valley Executive Somers to Head Retail Unit

Online small business insurance agency Insureon said it has added Silicon Valley veteran Jeff Somers as president and head of retail. Somers was most recently chief product officer at Ticketmaster. Somers has also held leadership positions with eBay, Microsoft, Zillow …

Online Agency Insureon Secures $3B in Capacity from Lloyd’s to Launch MGA for Small Business

Insureon, an online agency for small business insurance, has formed a new managing general agency (MGA), Insureon Underwriting Managers, which will operate as a division of Insurance Noodle, the company’s wholesale brokerage subsidiary. The new MGA will target hard-to-place coverage …

Online Agency Insureon Adds Hartford, PwC Execs to Leadership Team

Insureon, an online agency for small business insurance, said it has expanded its leadership team to include Brandon Hickey as president of Insureon Brokerage and Mark Thompson as senior vice president, Product Excellence. A 30-year veteran of the insurance industry, …

Insureon Lands $31M Investment from Oak HC/FT

Chicago-based online provider of small business insurance, Insureon, announced $31 million in new funding led by Oak HC/FT, a venture capital fund investing in financial technology companies. Also participating in the round of funding was the private investment firm, Accretive, …

Insureon Hires Utkin as Chief Marketing Officer

Insureon, an online provider of small business insurance, has added Andrei Utkin as chief marketing officer. He is based in Chicago. Utkin previously was with information and analytics firm Neustar. He also formerly worked at Capital One where he led …