First Connect hits 100 carrier & MGA milestone

First Connect Insurance Services, the Hippo subsidiary providing independent agents access to carriers and MGAs, has partnered with Hiscox USA, and subsequently hit the 100-carrier and MGA milestone.

Hiscox USA provides same-day coverage for small businesses with $5 million or less in annual revenue. The carrier allows agents to bind General Liability, Personal Liability, Business Owner’s Policy, and Cyber Security.

First Connect also launched a new Appetite Finder feature, making it easier for agents to match their client’s coverage needs with carrier appetites.

“We partnered with First Connect because they go above and beyond for independent agents, making their lives that much easier with an intuitive experience. We share those same priorities for all of our customers, and champion user-friendly tech solutions for small businesses that simplify, rather than overcomplicate.” – Hiscox USA CEO Kevin Kerridge.

“Our growth is the direct result of our ability to attract a variety of carriers to First Connect and provide independent agents with the optionality they need to build their businesses. The value we deliver to agents is even more pronounced in a hard market, with rapid developments across the insurance industry. Appetite Finder addresses those challenges, confirming carrier appetite based on geography and business class without the need for a lengthy quote process.” – First Connect President, Aviad Pinkovezky.