PolicyGenius is swapping Brooklyn for NYC

The online insurance broker has signed a five-year lease for an office space located on 19th St. between 5th and 6th Ave., in the Flatiron District; just a 3-minute walk from…

Stealth mode is looking good on Lemonade

Here’s a look at stealth insurer Lemonade’s web traffic according to SimilarWeb. Don’t read too much into this.

Next Insurance Finds a Friend

Next Insurance, which recently announced a $13 million round of funding to launch a small business insurance platform, has partnered with Hiscox. Customers visiting the Next-Insurance website are prompted to enter basic data elements (business profession,…

New: VC to VC

Fortune posted its first piece of ‘VC to VC’; a monthly series that features conversations between veteran venture capitalist Phil Wickham and other leaders in the investment world. The Gist: there’s…

On-demand requires special attention

Founding CEO of telemedicine provider Doctor on Demand Adam Jackson will be replaced by Hill Ferguson, a former PayPal executive, because the company needs “a leader with a different set of skills to…

Zenefits’ David Sacks is bringing in some good old vibes

Yesterday Zenefits announced a five-year pledge to hire veterans to fill 10% of its positions as part of a special White House initiative called Joining Forces. Bottom Line: Tag under ‘reputation repairing’

A Salute to Craftsmanship

Chubb CEO Evan Greenberg says reception to the new Chubb has been terrific. Now, look at Chubb’s “C” – that’s hot.

A word with Lemonade CEO

“There’s an inherent contradiction in trying to find people who are at once insiders to an industry and at the same time outsiders to it. It’s profoundly difficult, perhaps even…

The times they are a changing…

Not only will 25% of insurance professionals will retire by 2018 but also the overall participation in golf continues to drop. File under ‘coincidences’. Assistant Underwriters and Senior Claims Adjusters report low levels of…

Esurance is up to something

Director of research and innovation at Esurance Haden Kirkpatrick took the stage at INN’s Inaugural DigIn Conference, which took place May 2-3 in Austin. The Gist: the Allstate Company claims to be betting…

Vertafore, sold. So what?

Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners will jointly acquire insurance technology company Vertafore from TPG Capital for what some say is a deal worth $2.7 billion. Recall: Vertafore recently acquired…

Driverless; where less is more

Driverless cars may reduce car accidents, which may prompt a “false sense of security” among consumers, which may prompt some to have ‘a lot more sex’ (while riding, not driving), which may be bad for Geico but good for…

Huge profit in the horizon for Starr

Private-equity firm Hellman & Friedman is in talks to buy health-insurance agency MultiPlan from Starr Investment Holdings for $7.5 billion. Not too shabby given Starr bought MultiPlan for $4.4 billion back in 2014.

Am I covered?

MassMutual is introducing a new mobile app called BeneClick! to answer the question, “Am I covered?” with the press of a button, because “74% of American workers say having enough…

PolicyBazaar’s ambitious goal

PolicyBazaar recently launched mutual funds on its platform. Now CEO Yashish Dahiya says he’s targeting 20 million active users by end of 2020. Recall: last year the Indian online insurance aggregator raised $40…

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