ClarionDoor Aligns Product Suite to Market Demand

The shift in positioning moves products away from complex naming conventions to enable insurers, MGAs, and program administrators to more easily find solutions.

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ClarionDoor (Santa Barbara, Calif.), a Zywave company, has announced a strategic repositioning of the company’s entire product suite to better align with market demand. The vendor says this shift in positioning moves the ClarionDoor products, including standalone rating, comparative rating, product distribution, and policy management, away from complex naming conventions to enable insurers, managing general agents (MGAs), and program administrators to more effectively find solutions that solve challenges.

“The insurance industry is over-saturated with technology products hidden behind vague naming conventions that don’t align with their function,” comments Michael DeGusta, general manager at ClarionDoor. “We encountered similar challenges before deciding to transition to a solutions-focused approach. It’s really a better way to connect insurers to our products and to simplify how they are presented to the industry.”

Michael DeGusta, CEO, ClarionDoor.

Founded in 2010 and acquired by Zywave in late 2021, ClarionDoor provides cloud-only, API-architected insurance technology. Today, ClarionDoor’s solutions include the following as described by the vendor:

Standalone Rating: ClarionDoor has re-imagined the classic rating and pricing engines with a flexible, modern engine that empowers insurers to be innovative in product design and capable of auto-scaling with the needs of the business.

Comparative Rating: Designed to modernize and enhance the MGA quoting experience, ClarionDoor’s comparative rating solution cuts quoting time and speeds policy delivery while expanding distribution channels for carriers and MGAs with options for leveraging an established E&S carrier network or creating a private network.

Product Distribution: ClarionDoor’s complete distribution solution provides a powerful product engine for configuring and distributing insurance products, as well as an intuitive underwriting and distribution interface with modular capability ranging from rating, quoting, and binding to full policy issuance.

Policy Management: ClarionDoor’s intelligent alternative to traditional policy administration can be configured to focus only on the immediately needed aspects of the policy lifecycle with the appropriate degree of automation demanded by the targeted product and market.

“By moving to a solutions-based approach, we hope to make it easier for insurers to identify and select our solutions that best meet their unique needs,” adds DeGusta.

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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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