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Lockton AffinityLockton Affinity designs property and casualty insurance plans that are custom-tailored to the needs of affinity groups such as nonprofits, professional organizations, and trade associations. Its understanding of the nuances of each group allows it to more effectively structure solutions with insurance carriers that deliver competitive rates and protection to group members. Because it delivers its affinity programs through custom-branded websites to groups ranging from hundreds of members to millions, Lockton Affinity needed a technology platform that would support quick implementation and cost-effective scalability, while requiring a minimum of maintenance. To meet the needs of both carriers and group members for flexibility, scalability, and stringent security, it chose Microsoft Azure coupled with the Instec Policy system. In so doing, it shortened site implementation from months to weeks and eliminated maintenance associated with those sites.
Union Insurance CompanyLed by some of the most experienced and respected professionals in the industry, Union Insurance is an innovative, superior-value insurance coverage provider. Union Insurance Company (UIC) offers individuals, corporate and government entities an array of insurance products with better risk coverage, combined with a friendly, efficient and reliable customer experience. The company also offers a comprehensive range of retail and commercial insurance products to clients in the UAE and the Middle East.
AXA Global P&CAXA Global P&C manages reinsurance programs for the AXA Group, a global insurance provider based in Paris, France. To create complex catastrophe models for floods and other natural disasters, a team of actuaries created a high-performance computing (HPC) solution based on the Microsoft Azure platform and Azure HPC Pack. Now, AXA Group can improve insurance services with more accurate, detailed information about events ranging from floods to hurricanes.
Risk Management SolutionsRMS is a leading global risk modeling and data analytics firm providing software and solutions used by the insurance industry — insurers, reinsurers and brokers — financial markets, corporations, and public agencies to evaluate and manage risk throughout the world. RMS selected Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud hosting partner to deliver a next generation approach to exposure and risk management. RMS clients can now access an expansive suite of RMS(one)® modeling and analytical tools using Azure. In addition, to offer customers improved disaster recovery (DR) for their RMS-hosted applications and data, RMS is using Microsoft Azure Site Recovery. With cloud-based protection of its on-premises VMware-based workloads, RMS can much more easily test DR setups, which improves protection of customer data. RMS also migrated dev/test and production workloads into Azure, accelerating infrastructure deployment dramatically.
VitalityVitality, one of the most distinctive life and health insurers on the British market, has revamped its entire lead management process via an intensive business process redesign linked to the introduction of leading-edge CRM techniques with Dynamics. The project has doubled the team’s contribution to group income in just seven months and even higher targets for the team are now feasible, says the business owner.
Swiss ReBased in Zurich, Switzerland, Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance and insurance. The second-largest reinsurance company in the world, Swiss Re has offices in more than 25 countries and reported revenue of US$33 billion in 2016. To break away from traditional business models, the company created a digital platform based on Microsoft Azure and launched a pioneering micro-insurance service that automatically reimburses airline passengers for delayed flights. More innovative projects are underway as the company takes advantage of a DevOps workflow combined with Azure platform-as-a-service offerings.
GeicoBy adopting a DevOps development strategy and transitioning development to Microsoft Azure, GEICO is working to engage customers more personally and dynamically. With the help of partner Applied Information Sciences, GEICO is moving to the cloud with a focus on increased efficiency, greater application availability, and lower costs.
Stichting De PoliskluisThe mijnverzekeringenopeenrij.nl portal provides millions of Dutch consumers one consolidated location to find all of their insurance information. All policies for any insurance provider are presented in an easy-to-use interface via one single overview page. The portal, running Linux Virtual Machines on Microsoft Azure, is built in Java. It uses an array of open source technologies including Spring Boot, Akka, Docker, and Scala.
MetLifeVoted the most admired life and health insurance company by Fortune magazine in 2015, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. MetLife offers its customers many financial products tailored to meet their unique needs, and critical to its success is the ability to perform complex actuarial modeling of business data. To this end, the company shifted some of the high-performance computing and data processing this modeling requires to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. MetLife benefited from the flexibility and scalability of Azure data processing capabilities to achieve faster, more accurate actuarial calculations and save significant infrastructure costs, which resulted in more value for the company, its customers, and other stakeholders around the world.
Rand Mutual AssuranceThe Rand Mutual Assurance Company, a South African non-profit mutual assurance company, moves to the cloud to drive improved efficiencies and reduced infrastructure costs.