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ALKEME (Ladera Ranch, Calif.), a retail insurance platform, has announced its acquisition of Insurance Online (Newport Beach, Calif.), a digital insurance comparison engine, providing real-time rates and insurance services. InsuranceOnline.com uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to compare the lowest auto and home insurance rates, allowing customers to obtain instant coverage without agent assistance, according to an ALKEME statement. ALKEME characterizes the acquisition as expanding its national reach and technological toolset.
“Insurance Online and their proprietary quote, bind and issue technology is a perfect fit for ALKEME, as we embrace the latest and greatest in insurance technology to help our partner agencies grow,” comments Curtis Barton, CEO, ALKEME. “Chris [Lizarde] and his team at Insurance Online are light years ahead of their peers and we see a tremendous opportunity to deploy this strategy on a larger scale.”
“As part of the ALKEME family, we have the opportunity to expand our resources for our technology, our clients and our employees,” comments Lizarde, CEO of Insurance Online. “This relationship will help expand our reach, our innovation and our passion with more customers and markets.”