Guidewire Software Announces Hubio as New Solution Alliance Partner

Hubio publishes its first Ready for Guidewire accelerator to help Canadian insurers fulfill regulatory requirements

TORONTO & FOSTER CITY, Calif., November 6, 2017 – Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers, today announced that Hubio, a provider of technology solutions for P&C insurers, has joined the Guidewire PartnerConnect™ program as a Solution member.

A newly available Hubio regul8 for PolicyCenter Ready for Guidewire accelerator makes it easier for an insurance company using Guidewire PolicyCenter® to avoid the costs, time and challenges involved with building a custom solution to meet the data filing requirements of Canadian regulators. The regul8 accelerator helps to ensure accurate and complete data is provided for all regulatory reporting. Data from policy transactions is extracted from Guidewire PolicyCenter® and when combined with Hubio’s regul8 is automatically formatted to meet regulatory requirements.

“Regulatory reporting is important in any new core system replacement, and is often a complex, time-consuming process,” said Phil Henville, CEO with Hubio Exchange. “The addition of the regul8 for PolicyCenter accelerator to the Guidewire Marketplace will benefit our mutual customers, making a pre-built solution available to ensure regulatory requirements are addressed cost-effectively, reliably and accurately.”

Hubio’s regul8 for PolicyCenter Ready for Guidewire accelerator supports insurers by:

  • Automating the extraction of full policy lifecycle data from PolicyCenter and formatting it to meet regulatory requirements;
  • Ensuring data is accurate and complete and improving submission quality; and
  • Allowing business users to oversee regulatory submissions.

This first integration accelerator from Hubio has successfully completed the Ready for Guidewire validation process and is eligible to use the Ready for Guidewire mark. This mark designates that the accelerator has been through a rigorous review process that supports readiness for integration with Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ products.

“Hubio’s regul8 for PolicyCenter accelerator gives insurers access to a software solution that helps them meet their regulatory reporting needs,” said Neil Betteridge, vice president, Strategy, Guidewire Software. “We are pleased to welcome Hubio as a PartnerConnect Solution partner and to provide Ready for Guidewire designation for the regul8 for PolicyCenter accelerator.”

About Hubio Exchange

Hubio digital solutions connect P&C insurers to the outside world, communicating with brokers, policy holders, and third parties through technology to drive growth, reduce costs and pursue improved customer interaction. Hubio has provided industry leading solutions to Canadian insurers for over 15 years. For more information, please visit: www.hubio.com/exchange.

About Guidewire PartnerConnect and Ready for Guidewire

Guidewire PartnerConnect™ is a global network of select companies that provide consulting services and solutions to enhance, extend, and complement the capabilities of Guidewire products. Our worldwide community helps contribute to the success of our mutual customers in the P&C insurance industry by delivering Guidewire software implementations, value-add solution and technology offerings, and guidance on insurance industry best practices.

Ready for Guidewire accelerators developed by PartnerConnect Solution members have been rigorously reviewed by Guidewire, adhere to Guidewire software design principles, and meet established criteria. The accelerators are published on Guidewire Marketplace and are available for download by Guidewire customers at no charge.

Guidewire PartnerConnect is an invitation-only program. For more information about Guidewire PartnerConnect please visit www.guidewire.com/partners/.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire delivers the software that Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers need to adapt and succeed in a time of rapid industry change. We combine three elements – core operations, data and analytics, and digital engagement – into a technology platform that enhances insurers’ ability to engage and empower their customers and employees. More than 300 P&C insurers around the world have selected Guidewire. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com. Follow us on twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

Why insurers are investing in digital broker experiences

Earlier this year, we asked our customers and prospective customers why they were making investments in their New Business Platform. We covered one of the reasons, improved response times, in the first part of this blog series.

One of the top three reasons we keep hearing was the need to support broker partners with the right tools that empower them to better serve policy holders. In this second blog, we explore why this is important and what the right tools are.

Why is broker technology a top priority for insurers?

The answer lies in the complexity of insurance products. Many policies, especially commercial and specialty products, are complex financial instruments. Consumers want to understand what they are purchasing and make sure they have the right coverages. This is especially important where the costs represent a significant investment for the policy holder. Consumers want advice from a trusted source and brokers are the face to many consumers.

From an insurer’s perspective, they want to validate their customers, ensure accuracy and adequate coverage. Brokers typically perform this initial assessment, and can screen poor risks from the selection process.

In a recent Willis Towers Watson survey, 94% of insurers said that distribution would be the area where technology would make the biggest difference over the next 5 years. Investment in brokers clearly helps to future-proof their business.

Brokers represent the insurer. Providing them with a technology platform ensures they can:

  • Educate and inform customers;
  • Explain all options available;
  • Ensure all policy holder risks are addressed; and
  • Match the insurer risk profile with the customer.

This ultimately builds a positive brand image for the insurer. 

To stay competitive, brokers need the right technology with access to a broad array of products online and quick, easy to use functionalities. When asked on panel if brokers, with the right tools, could re-obtain consumers who had chosen other distribution channels, Karim Hirji, Senior VP, International & Ventures, Intact Insurance said:

“There is a huge mushy middle group of consumers (outside those committed to broker distribution or those who prefer self-servicing) that don’t care how they buy their insurance. They just want to be able to connect quickly, find a fair price and a good product.”

Combine these benefits, and the important role played by brokers for so many insurers, it is no wonder investment to support broker partners is a top priority.

What are the key technology investments?

With such a range of available insurance software, it’s difficult to pinpoint what the “right” investment is for the insurer. We share our analysis from customer feedback and our ~20 years of experience delivering technology solutions. 

Online Services

Brokers today need to be mobile to serve customers wherever they are, including small and large business owners, farmers or personal lines risks. Providing brokers with access to online tools, that can be presented on mobile devices at the point of sale is critically important. They need quick and accurate policy, price, rating, and product information to establish their reputation as trustworthy partners.

Data Collection, Analysis and Distribution

Michael Lyman of Accenture recently wrote about 8 emerging technology trends impacting brokers. One of the top trends is the establishment of Intelligent Enterprises: Greater data flows from a rising number of sources, coupled with increasingly powerful analytics systems, are enhancing the speed and quality of decision-making within organizations.

Insurers that fit this designation should invest in technology that makes this information available to brokers in their customer servicing and new business roles. Such investment will serve both carriers and brokers, but only if carriers share the information.

The result: Improved productivity and lower costs. 

Connect Broker, Underwriter and Consumer

A 2014 study by Morgan Stanley and Boston Consulting Group found consumers interacted less with their insurance provider than any other industry. This lack of interaction limits insight into consumer behaviour, consumer needs, and inhibits the creation of customized solutions. The insertion of a broker channel can exacerbate this problem, but with technology, it can instead act to improve interaction.

Technology platforms connecting the insurer and broker to serve the needs of policy holders can enhance customer loyalty.

Insurers have many segments of customers, some of which are better suited to be led by knowledge worker interaction. Karim Hirji commented that millennial customer expectations provide a space for brokers to thrive: “Advice, customized products, customized relationships and experience – these are all things brokers do well.” And things millennials want.

Cross-Channel Consistency

Platforms connecting business partners, services and customers across multiple digital ecosystems, are integral to protect existing businesses and enable the launch of new value-added services to customers. Research from Accenture has shown 83% of insurance executives expect platform businesses to be part of their growth strategy over the next three years.

Consumer satisfaction can be eroded if brokers, underwriters, claims adjusters and others do not access the same information. The goal should be to provide brokers with the same level of detail about customer practices as underwriters – at the same time.

All brokers’ duties – sales, marketing, working with underwriters, processing client requests, and reviewing products – boil down to relationship management: that means collaboration and communication.

Tools that help brokers communicate and collaborate are thus invaluable.

Security

In an era where hacking incidents are increasingly sophisticated, insurers’ access to brokers and consumers needs to be secure. Insurers highlight this as a priority but more needs to be done. The recent data breach at Equifax showcases just how serious we need to take cybersecurity.

Security adds time and costs to every project, but just like insurance, it is critical when major troubles arise.

Hubio’s New Business Platform adapts to an insurers internal security, to follow protocols already established: it’s ready, tested and checked.

Portals and Upload Tools

Brokers are not a homogeneous group. Many wish to start and end transactions in their broker or agency management system and upload them to the insurer. Others wish to go online and submit new information via an insurer portal, updating their systems by a download if a policy is bound.

As a result, insurers need to accommodate multiple points of entry. This is a cost beyond that faced by direct writers, and should be undertaken when the benefits of broker participation exceed these costs.

As consumers wish to do more and more research and purchasing online, the portal is essential for both the broker and the consumer. Broker portals can be developed for an audience that understands the diction and phrasing of insurance whereas consumer-facing portals need to conduct much of the analysis behind the scenes, and use “user-friendly” language.

Portals such as sonnet.ca demonstrate such user-friendly interfaces.

Uploading information from core broker systems can be another value-added technology investment. Enhancements to add product lines, improve error detection, or to present a UI to allow edits for missing or incorrect information are also value-add for many insurers. Each enhancement improves the process. In particular, speeding-up decision making so that customers can receive answers much quicker.

Hubio is working with several insurers on their upload technology. These insurers are seeking faster performance, more comprehensive application of underwriting rules, and increasing the rates of straight-through processing.

Insurers must decide where to allocate their technology investments. For many, investing in broker technologies offers the highest return on investment. If that is the case for your company, the question is then, what technology, and when?

If you’re interested in addressing your need for broker technologies, please contact David Gallagher, SVP Marketing.

 

Sources:

  1. Willis Towers Watson Survey – Insurers under pressure to go digital
  2. Michael Lyman – Eight big technology trends
  3. Morgan Stanley and BCG research

Connected Insurance: The time is now

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Why the next generation New Business Platform matters

By David Gallagher, SVP Marketing 

We are excited to launch the next generation of our insurance portal offering, collabor8 cloud.

As I was preparing to write this blog, I asked myself – Why do our readers care? Why is this of any interest, let alone have importance to you? Can a new business platform help you in any way?

With that in mind, I reviewed my notes from conversations with our customers who are migrating to collabor8 cloud, to see why they opted to upgrade and why it was important to their organizations.

They identified three core reasons:

  • Improve response times – brokers, like everyone in this world, want the fastest web response possible. Waiting even for micro-seconds takes away from the ease of use and our customers wanted us to push this faster and faster.
  • Support their broker partners with the best technology – enabling brokers to access a broad array of products online and making it easy-to-use, empowers brokers to better serve policy holders.
  • Enable nimble response to market changes – insurers need to deploy new products quickly, introducing new lines of business and more customised offerings to stay competitive. Existing products must also be easily modified without months of coding and testing.

That’s a lot to cover, so for today, let’s start with the first reason.

Why improve response time?

Personalization has a cost

Older portals, including those from Hubio, enabled customers to add features, functions, products, services, underwriting rules, what-if-analysis, auditing, record keeping – all actions that enhanced their capability to create unique experiences with their brokers and customers. But this has one significant drawback – additions were easy, lots of additions were made, and these additions drew lots of processing power –  and over time the response times started to lag.

We knew our next version had to address this problem. The existing breath of functionality and flexibility had to stay, but response times had to improve and be developed so they could stay fast over time. To do this, we could not make incremental changes, we had to transform our technology to be the most modern, advanced platform.

So, we moved to new technology that represents the leading edge in web development tools, and is faster than anything we’ve seen before on the market. Using the MEAN stack, which is a combination of leading edge JavaScript-based technologies used on web applications, we ensured extremely fast load times for high loads.

With new insurtech disruptors emerging on the scene, our customers do not want technology to hold them back, but to enable them to be responsive and help their competitive position. That’s why we’re continuously updating our technology, to help our customers stay ahead.

How speed impacts abandonment rate

Imagine the last time you tried to visit a website and left when it took too long to load. Sounds familiar? You’re not alone, DoubleClick’s study found that 53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if pages take longer than 3 seconds to load. To match user expectations (1 in 2 expect a load time of 1-2 seconds), insurers need to ensure their platform is fast and user friendly. Today’s consumer won’t wait for you.

Every second counts as Google takes into account loading speed as a ranking factor in displaying search results. Google rates it as important, but most importantly, so do your users. Having a slow and unresponsive platform is not just inefficient, it’s costing your business. Kissmetrics survey found that a 1 second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.

To compete with direct writers and new insurance disruptors, our insurance customers need the best user experience. Brokers need to interact with underwriters smoothly and efficiently, and face no technological impediments. Even with data-heavy new business quotes, complex rating, and large commercial businesses, brokers need fast processing times, or they will move their business elsewhere.

Insurance Software as a Service

collabor8 cloud uses Amazon Web Services, always ensuring secure access so your business can run anywhere 24/7 without interference.

We’ve also used the cloud service to improve performance. We use multiple database servers to ensure requests are not bottlenecked at the database read/write level. Plus our use of Asynchronous and event driven processing; Native bindings; and Node.js distribution of a small heap per connection, ensures top performance.

Our new collabor8 cloud is faster and significantly more responsive, enabling our customers to be future ready. Are you ready?

If you are interested to learn more and see how our platform can transform your business, please contact David Gallagher: david.gallagher@hubio.ca

 

Sources:

  1. DoubleClick – The Need for Mobile Speed
  2. Search Engine Land – Google Now Counts Site Speed As A Ranking Factor
  3. Kissmetrics – How Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line

The 2017 IASA conference in review

By David Gallagher, SVP Marketing

I’m back at the 10th annual IASA conference and it’s been a good few days speaking to and learning the latest in P&C insurance technology.  

Being here, it’s clear that top priorities for insurers are focused on growth and profitability initiatives. Regulatory compliance may not be on the top of insurers’ agenda but is a critical element of insurer profitability.  The process of submission has traditionally been labour-intensive, slow and expensive. From my conversations with insurers at IASA, it’s a big problem they’d like help with.

The problem is, development of an accurate, timely solution is time-consuming, complex and uses many of the people you’d wish to deploy elsewhere. For many insurer’s implementing new core systems, they wish to use their resources on those projects, not regulatory reporting. 

An easy approach to stay compliant and cut risk

At Hubio, our market-leading regulatory reporting solution offers carriers complete control over the reporting process, enhancing accuracy, saving management time and reducing operating costs. 

We are partners with Guidewire to help carriers simplify the statistical/bureau/regulatory reporting process. The automation of the submission process, the reduction in errors, and the enabling of users to configure the system, combine to reduce costs and avoid deficiency fees.

Insurers trust in Hubio to automate their regulatory reporting process. Our solution is operational and proven with numerous insurers – trust a partner who has done it countless times. 

My key takeaways from IASA 2017

1. Insurtech is not slowing down

2. True partnerships with vendors can solve many of the problems faced by insurers

3. 520 days in space sure helped Captain Scott Kelly deliver a fantastic keynote address

Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company Goes Live with eDocs, Obtaining CSIO Certification for Personal and Commercial Lines of Business

Hubio, a provider of technology solutions for P&C insurers, is pleased to announce that Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company has obtained CSIO Certification for both Personal and Commercial Lines eDocs. They are now able to download Personal and Commercial Lines electronic documents to multiple broker management systems including Applied TAM/EPIC, Keal, CIMData, CSSI The Broker Workstation and PowerBroker.

Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company provides commercial, farm, personal property and liability insurance, as well as excess auto insurance. Exclusively broker-based, they have invested in a download solution in order to assist brokers in managing their customers’ needs. Now that CSIO has provided certification for Personal and Commercial Lines, Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company is now able to offer brokers eDoc capabilities across all their lines of business.

Laura Wiebe, President of Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company stated, “Over the past several years we have been making major investments to upgrade our technology, and promote broker ease-of-doing-business. We completed the upgrade to our enterprise system and now are able to deliver solutions to help our broker partners compete. eDocs download represents one element of our investment, and we are planning further efforts to ensure we remain competitive.”

Matina Kipouros, Vice President Underwriting & Marketing at Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company added, “Our team was able to take eDocs live quickly, and we are pleased with the effort from Hubio. They are a leader in broker connectivity technology, and we are very happy with the solution.”

The eDocs download meets CSIO standards and is CSIO certified. Catherine Smola, President & CEO at CSIO commented, “I am very pleased that Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company has successfully implemented an eDocs solution that follows CSIO standards, and provides eDocs for both Personal and Commercial lines of business.”

Hubio technology is in use in many eDocs projects across Canada. Hubio technology connects brokers with insurers to improve competitiveness, enhance policyholder satisfaction, and gain overall efficiencies.

About Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company

Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company is a federally licensed insurer operating successfully in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Head Office is located in Saskatoon, with service offices in Calgary, Regina and Winnipeg. As a mutual property and casualty company, Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance is owned by its policyholders and its profits are reinvested to help keep premium rates low. The Company has remained successful over the years and has never lost sight of its primary objective set out in 1908 – to provide the best service it possibly could to its policyholders.

About Hubio

Hubio digital solutions connect P&C insurers to the outside world, communicating with brokers, policy holders, and third parties through technology to drive growth, reduce costs and pursue improved customer interaction. Hubio has provided solutions to Canadian insurers for over 15 years.

About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

CSIO is Canada’s industry technology association of property and casualty insurers, software providers and over 36,000 brokers. CSIO is committed to improving the consumer’s ease of doing business within the broker channel by overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of technology standards and solutions such as eDocs, Telematics, eDelivery and eSignatures. In addition, CSIO operates CSIOnet, a secure, industry-owned platform for the efficient exchange of policy information for the broker channel. CSIO maintains offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information, visit www.csio.com.

For more information about Hubio, contact David Gallagher:
david.gallagher@hubio.com

For more information about CSIO Certification, contact Sarina Visram:
svisram@csio.com

Broker-based insurers need to modernize and upgrade their portals

For the past few years, Broker Owners, Producers, and CSRs have made their insurer partners aware of their needs for new, better technology solutions that:

1. Enable them to start and end transactions within their broker management system
2. Provide a better portal experience

Upload and download solutions linking brokers and carriers have been the outcome of the first need. For personal lines including home and auto policies, most insurers have invested to better integrate systems.

Direct writers have invested a much larger percentage of their time and funding to create a better portal experiences creating new policyholder portals that are fast, intuitive, and connected to multiple third-party sources to pre-populate and accelerate much of the information collection process. This technology has been a critical element in their strong growth in recent years and has helped direct writers gain competitive advantage and grow their personal lines book. In particular, they have been able to secure new younger policyholders, and develop loyal, satisfied customers.

At the recent Insurance-Canada Technology Conference, Hubio spoke about how broker-based insurers can gain back lost momentum.

What are three essential steps for broker-based insurers to successfully compete?

1) Establish a Digital Strategy

Broker-based insurers need to clearly articulate how they can meet their business goals in a digital domain. It is much more than a response to brokers requests (although that is part of the answer), instead it is a need to establish how to meet their competitive, growth and profitability goals digitally.

Broker-based distribution strategy is more complex, with more moving parts so the digital strategy must support multiple audiences, multiple views and access points, and have efficient, streamlined integration between systems.

2) Align with your brokers

Digital strategies help to improve business operation and can positively impact insurers’ relationships with policyholders and distribution channel partners. Brokers will have greater flexibility and opportunity to change their product focus, and may want to change the basis of the existing partnership.

As policyholders expect digital access, any strategy must address these needs and technology solutions must work for all parties in an integrated manner.

3) Focus on your areas of strength

Direct writers have established dominance in commoditized lines of business. Broker-based insurers can challenge this dominance by focusing on their areas of strength that may include non-commoditized markets where:

  • pricing is variable;
  • coverages can vary;
  • multiple products need to be grouped; and
  • where end-users want interaction, assistance and explanation.

It also means focusing on areas where brokers are strong, and can differentiate insurers’ solutions. For instance, for many commercial and specialty lines in which the sales and customer service components are a priority, the broker-based insurers have a distinct advantage.

Digitization is an opportunity for all levels of the insurance supply chain, if you would like to hear about our presentation, please contact David Gallagher: david.gallagher@hubio.com

How portal adoption can accelerate your digital strategy #ICTC2017

Agent and Broker Portals are critical components in P&C insurers’ digital strategy. As insurers work to provide an enhanced digital experience across the entire distribution management life cycle, portals are at the centre of the experience.

While almost every insurer has an agent portal in place, we are seeing a rise in modernization as they now seek to replace and upgrade first generation technology that provided only a partial solution to their needs. As noted in EY’s whitepaper entitled Beyond the Agency Portal, “Agent portals have become a hot technology in P&C insurance circles after years of relative neglect.”

At the upcoming 2017 Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference on February 28th, Hubio’s Phil Henville, the Head of Canadian Operations, will speak on the topic in What Lessons Can Broker-Based Insurers Draw From Direct Carriers?”. One of the key lessons pertains to the direct writer’s creation of a superior digital experience, anchored by a portal that responds to the needs of brokers, policyholders, and potential new customers.

What lessons can we learn from direct carriers?

In the North American market, independent agents and brokers have seen their market share steadily decrease over the past 20+ years as direct writers have invested heavily in their digital presence, and grown their market share.  Phil will expand on what are they doing right, and how insurers with an independent  broker or agent distribution channel can use technology to compete. He will explore how direct writers have created effective business processes that engage prospects, provide policyholders superior service, and offer the right policies to the right people at the right time and price.

Improve your digital experience

Digital insurance leaders are providing the broker channel with choices that fit with how producers, and CSR’s want to interact with them. This includes technology to handle uploads and downloads from their systems; the creation of staging and viewing areas for review and edit; and a user interface that is user-friendly, easily processed, refined and enhanced.

Our team will be exhibiting at the conference, ready to learn and discuss the importance of new portal technology. Come stop by and discover how Hubio is developing the next generation solution to deliver speed, integration, and an easy-to-use solution.

More than 70% of insurers are replacing or upgrading their portals in order to improve the ease of doing business for an agent [1] – stay ahead, speak to Hubio.

Contact us or call  +1 416 649 0305

Sources:

[1] Celent report: 2016 North American PC Portal Solutions

How can Hubio help Guidewire Customers?

As a new Guidewire Solutions partner, we recently attended the Guidewire Connections 2016 conference in San Francisco, California. Everyone we met wanted us to explain what it meant to be a Guidewire partner, and how it could help them.

So what does it mean to be an insurance solution partner?

Alongside our core insurance solutions, we also have award-winning modular solutions that can surround core platforms and work to enhance their capabilities, making life easier and smooth for insurers. Our solutions empower insurers to drive their business growth and work effectively with third-party core solutions like Guidewire’s Insurance suite.

As a result, Hubio sought partnerships, so that these products and services could be used with other vendors. We recently partnered with Guidewire to develop pre-built accelerator solutions for two products – Regulatory Statistical Reporting and Usage Based Insurance (UBI) solutions.

1. Regulatory Statistical Reporting:

Hubio has developed the number one solution for the Canadian market that works with core Policy and Claims systems, and transforms and manages the data to meet regulatory statistical reporting obligations. As market leader, the Hubio solution is proven, reduces risk, and allows insurers to focus on other core activities. Collaborating with Guidewire, Hubio is developing an accelerator that works with native Guidewire code to ensure accurate, timely, fast reporting. With the integration to Guidewire’s platform complete, customers need only worry about the data transfer to the third party system, something Hubio understands completely.

2. Usage Based Insurance:

Having been recognised by PTOLEMUS as a top global telematics provider, we are working with Guidewire to develop an accelerator that enables insurers with Guidewire PolicyCenter to take advantage of Hubio’s award-winning telematics platform.

Telematics is transforming the insurance industry

During his keynote speech at Guidewire Connections, David Stevens, Chief Executive Officer at Admiral hailed telematics as a game changer. He has already seen the impact of telematics data on pricing models and claims experience with Admiral’s UBI program and said: “Never have I come across anything as fundamentally transformative as this.” At Hubio, we understand that this technology has the ability to change every aspect of the insurance value chain as we know it – read our analysis here: Usage based insurance (UBI): a game-changer for insurers

Partnerships help us grow

At the conference, Marcus Ryu, CEO at Guidewire highlighted the importance of partnerships for Guidewire and Hubio is very excited to be working with them to develop solutions that help insurers better meet their needs. The partnership currently applies for North America customers but we have already gained interest from global insurers for broader coverage so watch this space!

If you want to learn more, why not get in touch? We’ll explain how the Hubio – Guidewire accelerators can provide enormous value to almost every insurance carrier. Contact us today.

Hubio is attending Guidewire Connections 2016

Having recently joined the Guidewire PartnerConnect program, we are excited to be attending our first Guidewire User Conference – Connections 2016 in San Francisco on October 24th-27th.

The conference brings together insurance companies who use Guidewire applications as well as representatives from technology suppliers such as Hubio, who provide solutions that complement and enhance the Guidewire core offerings.

Faster, smarter, easier for insurance carriers

This partnership enables Guidewire and Hubio to work together in two distinct areas:

The first addresses insurance carriers’ needs to complete their regulatory filing requirements using a pre-built accelerator integrating Guidewire PolicyCenter and ClaimCenter with Hubio’s reporting solution.

The second enables carriers to deploy Hubio’s award-winning telematics program through the development of a pre-built accelerator to integrate Hubio’s UBI solution with Guidewire PolicyCenter.

Integrating core insurance systems with the outside world is one of Hubio’s strengths, and we’re excited to be able to help Guidewire customers in North America develop faster, cost-effective, more complete solutions. We’re developing pre-built accelerators that will take Hubio’s proven technology and integrate it with Guidewire, to give insurance customers a tried and tested solution.

The first accelerator will provide measurable improvements to previous practices, and deliver insurers higher degrees of accuracy, completeness and reliability. As the accelerator is pre-built, and vetted by both Guidewire and Hubio, customers can rest easy that it delivers exactly as promised.

Talk to us at Guidewire Connections 2016

Phil Henville, who heads our Hubio Canada Group, and David Gallagher of our sales team, will be attending the conference. Why not get in touch and schedule a meeting? We’d love to talk to you about growth opportunities with this partnership and how we can make your life easier!

 

Contact

Phil Henville

philip.henville@hubio.com

David Gallagher

david.gallagher@hubio.com