Hiscox Selects Talage Wheelhouse to Improve Small Commercial Digital Distribution

Using Wheelhouse, agents will be able to more rapidly build targeted landing pages and digital applications which will facilitate faster booking of new business.

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Hiscox USA (New York), a small business insurer subsidiary of Hiscox (Hamilton, Bermuda), has successfully integrated with Talage’s (Reno, Nev.) Wheelhouse technology to improve the digital distribution of small commercial insurance products through the company’s network of independent agents, according to a vendor statement.

Kevin Kerridge, EVP, Small Business Insurance, Hiscox USA.

Talage pitches its digital distribution software solution for commercial insurance, Wheelhouse, as fundamentally changing the insurance quoting process for agents and carriers by empowering property/casualty agents to sell small business coverages via any channel. Wheelhouse also allows carriers, like Hiscox, to more effectively use APIs through a single integration, and automates manual processes for increased efficiency, productivity, and growth, according to the vendor.

“COVID has accelerated the already existing trend of insurance agents embracing digital trading,” said Kevin Kerridge, EVP, Small Commercial, Hiscox USA. “Using Wheelhouse, agents looking to access small business insurance products through a digital platform will be able to more rapidly build targeted landing pages and digital applications which will facilitate faster booking of new business. Through this integration, we look forward to improving the experience for both agents and customers.”

Adam Kiefer, CEO, Talage.

Empowering Agents

“Hiscox, one of the most trusted names in small business insurance, and Talage, a specialist in streamlining the insurance purchasing process through technology, share a passion for serving the small business community,” comments Adam Kiefer, CEO, Talage. “Together, we are empowering agents to digitally access Hiscox’s insurance products for small businessowners in a quicker and simpler process, which will result in greater protection for small business customers.”

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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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