Huckleberry Now Live in California
“Today we’re releasing the beta version of our workers’ comp product to customers in California, and we’re proud to have the only truly digital, end-to-end online workers’ compensation policy on the market” – Huckleberry blog, Feb. 26, 2018.
Huckleberry, the online MGA offering WC insurance underwritten by Markel Insurance, is now live in California.
The startup, which raised $4.1M late last year, uses external databases to autofill some of the application questions. Shoppers start by entering their company website domain, which allows Huckleberry to access the business name and its potential addresses.
According to Huckleberry, most businesses will receive an instant quote online, and in cases that require extra review, the process can take 30 minutes or less. Once a quote is received, business owners can choose between adding their bank account or credit card, to later receive the contract for signing. The company is led by CEO Bryan O’Connell and CTO Steven Au, with backing from Uncork Capital, Crosslink Capital, Great Oaks, e.ventures and Promus Ventures.
Bottom Line: I can think of a few more similar players.