Insuretech News

Coalition, a Cyber Insurer and Cybersecurity Firm, Makes Its Debut

Coalition is making its formal debut into the cyber insurance space, but with a twist. The San Francisco-based startup is also a cybersecurity firm. Founded in March 2017, Coalition is co-founded by technology entrepreneurs John Hering and Joshua Motta, and …

Stand Out by Making It Easy for Consumers to Choose You

This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation). What drives consumers to buy from and recommend certain companies? There are a few factors, but the biggest reason is how easy it is to research and …

Insurtech Startup Debuts with $6M and Proactive Cyber Risk Product

A California insurtech startup with a new cyber product has launched today to offer brokers and their clients what it calls “redesigned insurance, with cyber security expertise at its core.” Mountain View, Calif.-based At-Bay launched out of stealth mode along …

Insurtech Startup Buys MGA in California with Product for Agents in Mind

Insurtech startup Bridger has purchased Pleasanton, Calif.-based SCJ Insurance Services in a step toward launching what the firm contends will be “simpler, cheaper, and easier-to-manage automotive insurance.” Bridger CEO Kimo Winterbottom talked about the acquisition with Insurance Journal on Thursday …

Startup Decisely: Insurtech ‘For Brokers, By Brokers’ Targets Small Business Benefits

Some see insurtech as the enemy. Others see it as a sign of things to come. Then there’s EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, which is clearly embracing the insurtech craze while soliciting brokers to join them. San Francisco, Calif.-based EPIC …

Willis Towers Watson, Tech Firm Roost to Form Home Telematics Testing Consortium

Global insurance consultant Willis Towers Watson is partnering with technology firm Roost to establish a claims data sharing consortium to help insurers test the effectiveness of water and fire smart home technologies. The two companies said the consortium will be …

Insurtech Slice Now Offering Homeshare Insurance in California

Slice Insurance Technologies, an insurtech company offering on-demand, short-term insurance coverage, is now selling its commercial lines insurance product for homesharing hosts in California. The California Department of Insurance said that the surplus lines broker is coming into the market …

Hippo Launches with Promise of 60-Second Homeowners Insurance Quote

An insuretech company launched in California today with the promise of providing online homeowners insurance quotes in 60 seconds in what the Mountain View, Calif.-based company is calling “the most fundamental redesign of home insurance in recent times.” Hippo Insurance …

CoverHound Launches Online Rideshare Insurance Offering

CoverHound is getting into the rideshare insurance business. The online insurance comparison shopping platform has partnered with several large carriers to offer auto insurance quotes in 24 states for people who drive for rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. The …

Flintstones vs. Jetsons, a Broker Success Story, and How Agencies Can Survive Insurtech

“If we survive the next five to 10 years and improve the way we do things, we can be well-positioned into the future.” James Keating, founder, chairman and CEO of The Keating Group, offered those positive words amid the din …