Shefi Ben-Hutta

Editor, Coverager

The World is Your Oyster

Under the category of ’emerging WC players’, have a look at Oyster:     According to its site, the Waltham, MA-based intermediary is offering WC coverage in NY and NJ, underwritten by Lancer…

Joslin Diabetes Center Partners With American Well

Joslin Diabetes Center and American Well recently announced a collaboration to explore how to best use telemedicine to treat diabetes in the US – and eventually, around the world. Initially, American Well’s technology…

Generali to Sell Belgian Operations for €540M

Athora Holding, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management, has agreed to acquire Generali Belgium for a cash consideration of ~€540m ($668.5m).   “This deal underlines our continuing efforts to…

Roomi Partners With Lemonade to Offer Renters Insurance

Roomi, a P2P marketplace for room rentals, sublets and roommates, recently announced a partnership with Lemonade to offer renters insurance.     “Lemonade’s ability to make renters insurance so simple is exactly what the Roomi…

Citizens Board Approves Policy Language Changes

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s Board of Governors approved a slate of policy language changes that will protect consumers while addressing rising costs of non-weather water loss claims and related litigation…

DOXA Files Form D With The Securities Exchange Commission

MGA-focused holding company DOXA filed its Form D with the SEC in connection to an equity round totaling $4.1M. Have a look here.     The Fort Wayne-based company, established in 2016, is led by…

“They Are Amazing Until You File a Claim”

USAA Auto Insurance is an absolute joke.For the nonbelievers: Yesterday I hit a pothole, a pretty egregious one. It… Posted by Josey Wales on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Collective Health Partners With Uber Health

Collective Health, the San Mateo-based healthcare platform, recently announced it is a launch partner with Uber Health. The company is piloting the integration of Uber Health’s services into The Collective Health Platform,…

Swiss Startup Pula Announces Seed Round

Insurance startup Pula announced that it has closed a seed funding round to provide insurance to farmers in Africa and South Asia. The round was led by Accion Venture Lab,…

Marsh Subsidiary Jelf To Acquire Clark Thomson

Bristol-based insurance broker Jelf that’s part of Marsh, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Clark Thomson, Scotland’s largest independent insurance broker. The transaction is expected to close…

BBVA-Backed Denizen Eliminates Time & Cost of International Banking

BBVA-backed Denizen, which launched on March 26, 2018, is on a mission to allow customers to receive money in one country and pay it out in another immediately, avoiding international transfer fees and eliminating…

Aviva Teams Up With Payroll Software Provider BrightPay

Aviva has teamed up with payroll software provider BrightPay to help smaller businesses who have their workplace pension with Aviva manage their payroll and auto-enrollment responsibilities.     Now, Aviva’s…

Washington State Partners With Finhabits On Online Retirement Marketplace

NYC-based Finhabits, an online investing service, was selected by the Washington State Department of Commerce as a Roth and Traditional IRA provider for its Small Business Retirement Marketplace. The marketplace officially launched…

HiRoad Deploys EIS Group’s Insurance Platform

State Farm’s HiRoad is powered by EIS Group’s digital insurance platform; the insurer deployed the EIS Suite™ components PolicyCore®, BillingCore® and ClaimCore® in conjunction with EIS® DXP™ as its platform for policy…

Everest Launches Online Portal For Special Event Coverage

Specialty Insurance Group (SIG), a unit of Everest Insurance and a member of the Everest Re Group companies, announced the release of an online portal for brokers and clients to…

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