Nov 4 - 6, 2020 | Virtual

Agenda

NAMIC has made the decision to move all in-person events for remainder of 2020 to a virtual setting, including the Annual Convention in Boston scheduled for September where we had planned to celebrate NAMIC’s 125th Anniversary. The health and well-being of NAMIC members and staff are the most important factors in considering our options and hosting large event gatherings in these times is just not feasible.

Those who have already registered for an event will receive a separate communication with the details of transferring to a virtual event. All members will soon receive information about exciting new ways to experience what they have come to expect from NAMIC events.

Virtual Agenda

Subject to change without notice
All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Wednesday, November 4
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Pre–Event Networking/Vendor Connections

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

NAMIC Welcome and Update on the State of Insurtech
The event will kick off with an update on the state of insurtech. For many reasons, 2020 has been a unique year. The session will highlight how the insurtech ecosystem has evolved – including some blockbuster IPOs – and where it is heading. It will share examples of insurtech successes, explore how carriers are reacting and which insurtech advances carriers are most interested in, and close with a look toward the future of insurable risk and why carriers need to incorporate it into their forward planning.

Kaenan Hertz
Managing Partner
Insurtech Advisors LLC

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Fastpitch Category: Core Technology Systems – BriteCore
BriteCore is a fully managed core platform for property/casualty insurers that supports digital transformation, emerging technologies, and new business models. Designed as a cloud-native solution, BriteCore is deployed using Amazon Web Services and is continually updated for maximum security, efficiency, and durability at scale. Application programming interface-integration capabilities provide access to third-party solutions, expanding on BriteCore's foundational core, data, and digital offerings. Insurance carriers, managing general agencies and insurtech companies partner with BriteCore to gain a competitive edge through efficient operations, compelling customer experiences, and speed to market.

Phillip Reynolds
Founder & CEO
BriteCore

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Fastpitch Category: Core Technology Systems - Majesco
Majesco provides technology, expertise, and leadership that helps insurers modernize, innovate, and connect to build the future of their businesses – and the future of insurance – at speed and scale. Majesco’s platforms connect people and businesses to insurance in ways that are innovative, hyper relevant, compelling, and personal. More than 190 insurance companies worldwide in property/casualty, life/annuity, and group benefits are transforming their businesses by modernizing, optimizing, or creating new business models with Majesco.

Stacey Malo
Director of Sales, Digital 1st
Majesco

Nishit Shukla
Vice President, Product Management for Digital 1st
Majesco

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Fastpitch Category: Core Technology Systems – SimpleSolve
SimpleINSPIRE, an insurance administration suite, is a fully integrated system with policy, billing, insurance accounting, claims and much more capabilities. The system is based on the latest tech stack taking advantage of disruptive technologies and capable of integrating with artificial intelligence, machine learning, the internet of things, and other such services. SimpleSolve leverages technology to provide the best value and service to their clients.

Antony Xavier
President
SimpleSolve

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Fastpitch Category: Core Technology Systems – Utilant, Loss Control 360
Utilant, Loss Control 360 is an enterprise software company that provides the insurance industry with a survey management software as a service product suite for loss control and premium audit surveys. Utilant’s software development is centralized in Buffalo, New York, with robust professional service implementation capabilities as well as specialized customer-centric resources that partner closely with client or system integrators.

Utilant’s insurtech product suite drives predictive risk insights with intelligent loss control solutions for property/casualty insurance carriers and risk engineering companies. Utilant’s Loss Control 360 platform leverages a repository of survey data, coupled with a suite of work-flow tools designed to inform smarter underwriting decisions.

The Loss Control 360 platform helps insurers effectively survey and score risks for an efficient underwriting process across all lines of commercial and residential business.

Eric Braun
Vice President, Sales Engineering
Utilant, Loss Control 360

Patrick Davis
CEO
Utilant, Loss Control 360

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Closing Comments and Live Q&A

Kaenan Hertz
Managing Partner
Insurtech Advisors LLC

Thursday, November 5
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Pre-Event Networking/Vendor Connections

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

State of the Insurtech Investment Environment
More than $33 billion has been invested in insurtechs the past nine years. Nearly $7 billion was invested in 2019 alone. Join this session for a look at where this money has gone and where smart venture capital firms and carriers have invested. It will highlight shifts in investments and what they mean for the market. The session will wrap up with a look at a new addition to the investment market – brokers.

Kaenan Hertz
Managing Partner
Insurtech Advisors LLC

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Tremor & Pypestream
Fastpitch Category: Reinsurance – Tremor
Tremor is a marketplace technology company powering risk transfer in the insurance and reinsurance industries. The company uses modern trading techniques to find market-clearing prices for syndicated risk placements faster, better and more competitively than traditional placement. Tremor has priced over $2B of reinsurance risk and onboarded over $400B of reinsurance capital. Key clients include W. R. Berkley, Allianz, and Markel.

Sean Bourgeois
Founder & CEO
Tremor

Fastpitch Category: Core Technology Systems – Pypestream
Pypestream is the customer experience automation platform transforming Fortune 500 businesses into fully digital, on-demand brands. Internet 3.0 is here, and it is ushering in the direct-to-consumer economy. Pypestream is the only all-in-one out-the-box solution that large companies use to accelerate their transformation through automation of all customer experience elements. Pypestream uses artificial intelligence to deliver these new customer interactions in a new immersive user interface called the conversational interface. With Pypestream, contact centers, websites, and chatbots are being made obsolete as brands evolve into true on-demand experiences.

Brad Schweibold
Vice President, Sales
Pypestream

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

MedCall Advisors & Flyreel

Fastpitch Category: Claims Processing – MedCall Advisors
MedCall Advisors is a tele-emergent care provider leveraging proprietary technology to connect patients directly to physicians with a focus on workers' compensation. MedCall Advisors owns its own medical practice group, which consists of more than 400 physicians who are board certified in emergency medicine. The company provides immediate intervention and treatment to workers suffering acute injuries. Each call is answered by a medical assistant who documents the incident in a first report of injury. Any worker in need of medical attention is immediately connected to an emergency room physician with no triage or appointment required. Injury intake data can data map directly to MedCall Advisors’ clients claims management system.

Randy Baker
Founder & CEO
MedCall Advisors

Fastpitch Category: Underwriting/Data Analytics – Flyreel
Flyreel is a data-capture solution for property insurance. Using a fully automated mobile artificial intelligence assistant, Flyreel guides users through comprehensive property scans. Flyreel’s proprietary computer vision technology automatically extracts and indexes every detail of the property as it’s scanned, including features, hazards, risks, conditions, and materials. In addition, Flyreel’s AI assistant is able to reason and react, like a human would, with real-time follow-up questions based on what it sees or doesn’t see to ensure complete and comprehensive data capture every time, providing Total Property Understanding for insurance carriers.

Cole Winans
CEO & Founder
Flyreel

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Fastpitch Category: Claims Processing – VPay
VPay delivers better claim payment experiences. Offering the insurance industry’s only total payment solution, the company equips insurers with configurable next-generation digital solutions that streamline every aspect of the payment process. Workers’ compensation, auto, and property insurers; health plans; dental plans; and third-party administrators trust VPay to design solutions that reduce costs, drive higher e-payment adoption, boost efficiency, and improve retention by increasing payee satisfaction.

Kris Herrin
Chief Technology Officer
VPay

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Fastpitch Category: Claims Processing – LossExpress
LossExpress offers a full-service total loss management system for the insurance industry, providing real-time loan payoff and lien release records for personal and commercial auto lines. By reducing the lien release and title procurement cycle time by as much as 70 percent, LossExpress enables adjusters to spend less time with banks, more time with customers, and receive the information needed to process total loss claims in a fraction of the typical time. Adjusters receive the benefit of a frictionless and accelerated process while carriers save money on rental expenses, vehicle storage fees, and other aspects of faster title recoveries.

Brandon Hall
CEO
LossExpress

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Fastpitch Category: Claims Processing – Mason Claim Services
Mason Claim Services is an independent adjuster firm with more than 25 years as a leader in the industry. Its nationwide team of more than 900 vetted, licensed adjusters is comprised exclusively of seasoned professionals with years of experience in working with insureds. The firm provides dedicated daily adjusters, catastrophe adjusters, and desk adjusters who can become a short- or long-term extension of a claims team.

Mason Claim Services’ capabilities are scalable, which allows for claims solutions tailored to the specific needs of mutual carriers, not just some cookie-cutter one-size-fits-most package. The attention to detail and service doesn’t end when our adjusters complete a report; experienced file examiners audit 100 percent of all property claims prior to submitting them to the carrier.

Cody House
President
Mason Claim Services

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Comments and Live Q&A

Kaenan Hertz
Managing Partner
Insurtech Advisors LLC

Friday, November 6
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Pre–Event Networking/Vendor Connections

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Fastpitch Category: Product Development – Epoq
Epoq is part of a growing movement in insurtech. Insurance is evolving from the traditional paradigm of paying premiums and making claims to a much broader and improved customer experience. Epoq’s services fit this trend by providing legal assistance that insureds can take advantage of from Day One. They are also designed to mitigate against a range of risks and solve problems before they develop.

Business Risk Protection is a digital legal service developed for the commercial property/casualty insurance market. BRP uses technology to help businesses and contractors prepare high-quality legal agreements that protect their interests and contain the right risk transfer provisions. Examples include construction contracts, subcontractor agreements, change orders, small job proposals, consulting agreements, and nondisclosure agreements. BRP is also relevant to the habitational risk market, as it contains a full landlord suite with leases, deposit notices, and documents for managing tenants.

Personal Risk Protection is a service developed to help consumers take care of legal matters. PRP includes wills, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, lease agreements, and many more services. The service is based on a successful product from the U.K. property/casualty insurance market.

Both services can be bolted-on alongside policies as paid-for endorsements to generate revenue or embedded in policies as a value-adds to improve loyalty and retention.

Grahame Cohen
Founder
Epoq

Clifford Cohen
Business Development Director
Epoq

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Fastpitch Category: Reinsurance – Relay Platform
Relay Platform is a total risk placement solution offered as an easy, flexible, and innovative cloud-native platform. Among mutuals, it is used by American Family Insurance and CUNA Mutual Group to manage and speed up facultative placements. Relay also boosts placement management and connectivity between insurance brokers and carriers. Relay just launched its program placement platform and will support treaty imminently, inclusive of reinsurance brokers.

This year, Relay was a finalist at the Insurance Insider Honours, Reactions Awards, ACORD Challenge, and Insurtech North; a Top 10 Insurtech 2020 by Plug and Play; and has been featured in multiple insurance media.

Greg Boutin
CEO
Relay Platform

Andrew deGroot
Senior Vice President, Systems Sales
Relay Platform

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Fastpitch Category: Underwriting/Data Analytics – Mutual Capital Analytics
Mutual Capital Analytics was formed in November 2019 to work exclusively with the mutual industry to help them build, implement, and optimize analytics to improve business performance. The company is full of real-world practitioners who have proven how analytics can transform businesses to compete in a rapidly changing marketplace. Mutual Capital Analytics doesn’t get caught up in the buzz words and acronyms of the industry, it provides practical solutions for clients to improve pricing precision to optimize both top-line and bottom line success. Based on historical results, the company has delivered a two- to three-times return on investment in the form of lower combined ratios and greater premium growth.

Kevin Finn, FCAS
President & CEO
Mutual Capital Analytics

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Fastpitch Category: Health Benefits – Prairie States Enterprises, Inc.
Prairie States Enterprises, Inc. is a data-driven, clinically focused third-party administrator of self-funded group health benefit plans. It serves customers in 43 states with group sizes ranging from 50 to more than 10,000 for more than 30 years.

Prairie States Enterprises, Inc. pays medical, dental, vision, and short-term disability claims for self-funded employee benefit plans, custom designing plans to fit the specific cultural and financial needs of its customers. The company is known for its responsiveness and commitment to customer service with money-back performance guarantees that include a higher than 99 percent accuracy rate. Mutual insurers are among its most-valued long-term clients.

Felicia Wilhelm, RN
Founder & CEO
Prairie States Enterprises, Inc.

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break/Vendor Connections

3:30 –3:45 p.m.

Event Wrap Up, Live Q&A, and Grand Prize Drawing

Kaenan Hertz
Managing Partner
Insurtech Advisors LLC

Contacts

Jen Fritsch
Registration & Meeting Coordinator

317.875.5250 x1136

  Jen

Fastpitch Participants:

BriteCore Epoq Flywheel LossExpress Majesco Mason Claims MedCall Advisors Mutual Capital Analytics Prairie States Pypestream Relay Platform SimpleSolve Tremor Utilant VPay