Anchor Insurance to Modernize on ISCS SurePower Innovation

The insurer cites ISCS’s typically fast implementation timeline, robust claims management functionality, built-in portals, and the mobile capabilities as criteria in its decision.

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Anchor Insurance (St. Petersburgh, Fla.), a writer of homeowners and related policies in 13 states in the Southern U.S., has selected ISCS’s (San Jose, Calif.) SurePower Innovation core insurance system suite to replace its existing legacy system.

Rads Mydam, CIO, Anchor Insurance.

Rads Mydam, CIO, Anchor Insurance.

Anchor’s system needs are influenced by the fact that the company, like many regional P&C carriers, competes with larger, national insurers with extensive marketing and advertising budgets for new business, and turned to technology to gain an advantage, according to an ISCS statement. With a business strategy of providing stable, comprehensive and affordable insurance options to people living in catastrophe-prone areas, Anchor needs to deliver high levels of customer service and satisfaction, the vendor reports.

“We found ourselves with a core system that actually inhibited our ability to roll out lines and states in a timely manner,” comments Rads Mydam, CIO, Anchor Insurance. “As core system integrations are often difficult, we decided to find a well-integrated, all-in-one system.”

Impressive Implementation Timeline

Anchor embarked on a rigorous search for a core system replacement, according to Mydam. “ISCS and SurePower Innovation met all of our requirements,” he relates. “We were especially impressed by ISCS’s typical implementation timeline, as well as the robust claims management functionality, the built-in portals, and the mobile capabilities of SurePower Innovation.”

Andy Scurto, president, ISCS.

Andy Scurto, president, ISCS.

Anchor’s initial implementation of SurePower Innovation will first be pushed live in Texas, Louisiana and Florida, with plans to extend the implementation to the other states in which Anchor is licensed, including South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Arizona, Kentucky, New Mexico, Indiana, Missouri and Oklahoma, ISCS says.

“Anchor Insurance rightly recognized the limitations of their legacy technology and moved quickly to find a solution,” comments Andy Scurto, president, ISCS. “Modernization initiatives like this one are becoming more critical for insurers, so as to not wind up behind the curve, unable to take advantage of new insurance technology, unaware of the potential of new data sources, and unprepared to meet the needs and demands of today’s insurance consumer. We look forward to working with Anchor as a customer and partner.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, 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 or (503) 936-2803.

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