AlaCOMP Seeks Competitive Edge with Valen Analytics

The self-insurance fund aims to improve risk selection and pricing on workers’ compensation policies.

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AlaCOMP, a Montgomery, Ala.-based workers’ compensation self-insurance fund has selected the Predict application of Valen Analytics’ (Denver) InsureRight Platform to support underwriting decisions with increased business intelligence to create a competitive advantage in the markets it does business in, according to a vendor statement.

“In the complex market of workers’ compensation, companies look for every valuable tool to make an educated decision on pricing policies, therefore maximizing profits,” comments Stephen Marino, President, AlaCOMP. “Implementing a proven, robust analytics platform like InsureRight gives us a leg up on our competition and enables us to grow in the markets we serve.”

Valen reports that it will provide AlaCOMP with a predictive model customized to its unique needs. The model, built and hosted on Valen’s InsureRight Platform, combines AlaCOMP’s data with Valen’s contributory database, the largest and most robust purpose-built consortium for predictive analytics. Risk quality insights are provided to underwriters at the point of decision, offering increased visibility into risk selection and pricing, and additional support in instances of uncertainty, according to Valen.

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“As insurance businesses grow in size and complexity, it becomes imperative to find ways to support and validate the decisions made by underwriters,” comments Dax Craig, CEO, Valen Analytics. “AlaCOMP now has access to a powerful tool set that offers assurance and maximizes profitability.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For over a decade he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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