Texas Mutual Completes Implementation of Guidewire Core and Data Products

Live on ClaimCenter since 2014, the insurer is now a fully deployed InsuranceSuite customer and has implemented Guidewire DataHub, Client Data Management and Standards Based Templates.

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Texas Mutual Insurance Company (Austin), the state’s largest workers’ compensation insurer, has completed implementation of various core processing and data products from Guidewire Software (Foster City, Calif.) as part of a core replacement and broader modernization initiative, the vendor reports. The insurer announced its selection of the products in Aug. 2015. Now a fully deployed Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ customer, has been in production with Guidewire ClaimCenter since 2014.

Terry Buchheit, VP, Core Digital Solutions, Information Technology Division, Texas Mutual.

To date, Texas Mutual has successfully deployed Guidewire PolicyCenter, Client Data Management, Standards Based Templates, BillingCenter, and DataHub as its underwriting, policy administration, client data, product content, billing and enterprise data management solutions, according to Guidewire. The company in the process of implementing Guidewire InfoCenter as its new business intelligence solution.

“We handle 40 percent of the workers’ compensation insurance market in Texas, so implementing the Guidewire platform represents a significant milestone in our company’s long-term system transformation,” comments Terry Buchheit, VP, Core Digital Solutions, Information Technology Division, Texas Mutual. “This new streamlined foundation will provide us additional tools and flexibility to quickly meet our customer needs and enable future growth for Texas Mutual for years to come.”

Positive Feedback

“Feedback from across the business has been positive so far, especially regarding the systems’ intuitiveness,” Buchheit continues. “We also used this opportunity to update the entire Texas Mutual website, making it more user-friendly for our customers.”

Guidewire reports that its core and Data products are enabling Texas Mutual to:

  • Enhance operational efficiency, employee productivity, and collaboration throughout the organization to transform its business by standardizing on a modern software technology platform;
  • Simplify the underwriting process by automating manual processes;
  • Better map and convert data through the full InsuranceSuite product line; and
  • Increase responsiveness to changing business and technical requirements by bringing new products and product enhancements to market more quickly.

Texas Mutual Adopts Guidewire Data Management and BI Systems

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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