Heffernan Implements Guidewire HazardHub for Faster, More Accurate Risk Assessment

HazardHub data helps the broker’s staff work more efficiently, have more meaningful conversations with prospects, and help customers better understand their quotes and policies.

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Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, and Guidewire (San Mateo, Calif.) have announced that Heffernan has implemented Guidewire HazardHub to provide comprehensive property/casualty risk data in order to better tailor insurance coverages for its customers and grow its business.

Katherine Grasman, CIO, Heffernan Insurance Brokers.

“We selected HazardHub because it offers us the most meaningful data set for property risk in the industry, such as fire hydrant locations,” comments Katherine Grasman, CIO, Heffernan Insurance Brokers. “The way HazardHub accumulates and augments data is by far the best that we’ve seen in the market. We’re able to leverage all the data and functionality for a single reasonable price, unlike other solutions that we looked at in the market that offered add-ons and modules at different price points.”

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, founded in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States providing comprehensive business insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits and financial services solutions to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has a nationwide presence specializing in customized solutions to serve its clients’ different needs in virtually every industry.

Kelly Planeta, Manager, Small Business Operations, Heffernan Insurance Brokers.

“HazardHub data is helping our staff work more efficiently, our brokers to have more meaningful conversations with prospects, and our customers to better understand their quotes and policies,” says Kelly Planeta, Small Business Operations Manager, Heffernan. “It is a welcome departure from our previous system, which was too complex to meet our business needs.”

Critical Insights for P&C Buyers in Personal and Commercial

“Heffernan is a well-respected leader among independent brokerages, and we’re thrilled to partner with them to help deliver critical risk insights to property insurance buyers in both personal and commercial lines,” comments Chris Folkman VP, Product Management, Guidewire. “Customers like Heffernan motivate us to relentlessly improve upon our catalog of more than 1,400 P&C risk factors and scores, and we’re pleased that they’ve joined the hundreds of brokers, insurers, and reinsurers using this valuable data.”

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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 AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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