WSIB of Ontario Moves Guidewire Core Systems to the Cloud

The workers’ compensation insurer will leverage Guidewire Cloud to increase business agility and deliver more value to customers.

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Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB, Toronto), a workplace compensation board, has selected Guidewire Cloud to power the company’s underwriting, policy administration, and billing management operations, simplify its IT operations, adapt more quickly to changing market demands, and deliver more value to its customers, according to a statement from the San Mateo, Calif.-based vendor. The WSIB is planning to simultaneously migrate its current self-managed installations of Guidewire PolicyCenter and Guidewire BillingCenter onto Guidewire Cloud.

“We’ve been a Guidewire customer since 2012 so we know that this mission-critical system is reliable, secure, and stable for us,” comments Greg Morreale, Executive Director, Employers Technology Services, Information Technology Cluster, WSIB. “By moving to the cloud, we will be able to transfer responsibility of system maintenance to Guidewire so we can modernize and stay current with its technology and innovations to future-proof our organization.”

Guidewire Cloud will also help the WSIB with business continuity and risk mitigation so the company can focus its attention on delivering more value to its business and customers, such as self-service capabilities, according to the vendor statement. The WSIB also will be able to leverage Guidewire Cloud’s enhanced data and analytics capabilities, as well as its integration framework to easily connect with third-party, best-in-class InsurTechs that are part of the Guidewire PartnerConnect ecosystem.

John Mullen, President and Chief Revenue Officer, Guidewire Software.

Balancing Innovation and Reliability

“We thank the WSIB for its continued trust in Guidewire and our platform and welcome the company to the Guidewire Cloud,” comments John Mullen, President and Chief Revenue Officer, Guidewire. “We are pleased to work with WSIB across underwriting, risk selection and pricing, and core operations to provide the balance of relevant innovation and reliable operations. We are pleased to work alongside the team to help achieve the vision of making Ontario one of the healthiest and safest places to work.”

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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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