small business insurance News

Vindati Platform Looks to ‘Delight’ Brokers Serving Small-Medium Businesses

There will soon be a new specialty insurance site that promises to quicken and simplify transactions for U.S. insurance brokers who are serving small and medium sized businesses. Vindati, a New York-based managing general agency (MGA), will be offering brokers …

Digital Workers’ Comp Agency Pie Insurance Enters 3 More States

Digital agency Pie Insurance has begun selling its low-cost small business workers’ compensation insurance policies online in Colorado, Louisiana and Texas. That brings the total states for Pie to seven as in March it began selling in Illinois, Georgia, Tennessee …

How to Succeed in Today’s Small Business Insurance Market

The small business market is big. The U.S. small commercial market represents about one-third of the total commercial lines market and generates between $99 billion and $103 billion in direct written premium, according to a 2016 McKinsey & Co. report. …

Small Businesses Hampered by Uninsured Damage After 2017 Hurricanes: Fed Reserve

Small businesses in the United States struggled with uninsured damages and lost revenue following a record-breaking year of hurricanes and wildfires, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Tuesday. The report by the Dallas, New York, Richmond, and San …

The Hartford to Acquire Foremost’s Commercial Lines Business

The Hartford has agreed to acquire Foremost Insurance branded small commercial lines business from Farmers. The Hartford is acquiring the renewal rights on $200 million in small commercial lines premium sold through about 5,000 independent agents and brokers. The business …

Small Businesses Want More Self-Service Workers’ Comp Tools: Survey

Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of America’s small business owners believe workers’ compensation carriers could improve their customer service if they offered more online or self-service tools. Better communication and faster claims resolution also topped the list of small businesses’ …

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 …

Internet Insurance Group Launches Online Insurance Platform for Small Businesses

Internet Insurance Group (IIG), a Waltham, Mass., based insurance agency that sells commercial insurance to small businesses, has launched its flagship website, SmallBusinessQuote.com. The firm has been working to build out its product offerings over the past year by building …

Allied World, Great Point Partner on Online Small Business Umbrella Program

Allied World North America has teamed with program administrator Great Point Insurance to offer umbrella coverage in the U.S. and Canada for small businesses through their online portal, UmbrellaPro. Designed for companies with less than $25 million in annual revenues, …

HSB Extends Identity Theft Insurance to Small Business Owners for Employees

The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. (HSB) is extending the availability of its identity theft insurance and services to the employees of small to mid-sized businesses as a standalone policy for employers. HSB Identity Recovery insurance has expense …