Heritage Insurance taps Guidewire to bolster claims operation

Florida-based Heritage Insurance Company has revealed that it has tapped Guidewire Software to significantly bolster its claims operation.

Florida-based Heritage Insurance Company has revealed that it has tapped Guidewire Software to significantly bolster its claims operation.

The strategic announcement enables Heritage to adapt to the ever-changing market dynamics, while delivering added value to its network of agents and policyholders, by integrating Guidewire’s ClaimCentre.

The Tampa Bay firm has integrated the software seamlessly across all personal lines of business in the 16 states where it operates. The implementation was led by PwC, a Global Premier member of Guidewire PartnerConnect Consulting, and has seen the additional introduction of the Guidewire VendorEngage digital application to empower its vendors with digital capabilities.

Following the successful completion of the ClaimCenter deployment, the company plans to implement Guidewire PolicyCenter and Guidewire BillingCenter. This phased approach will ultimately position Heritage as a fully operational Guidewire InsuranceSuite.

Sai Giridharan, CIO, Heritage Insurance Company, said, “Thanks to Guidewire’s configurability, as well as PwC’s project leadership, we were able to implement ClaimCenter on Guidewire Cloud on time and on budget. We were able to successfully convert nearly 240,000 claims onto ClaimCenter, which is a tremendous achievement.

“Leveraging ClaimCenter on Guidewire Cloud offers us scalability and stability, and we have received positive feedback about the system from our claims department.

“With the implementation for Guidewire ClaimCenter and VendorEngage on Guidewire Cloud, it has improved our first-notice-of-loss (FNOL) intake process and provided greater end-to-end transparency to our claims examiners,” commented Joe Powers, Chief Claims Officer, Heritage. “We now have the systems foundation to focus more on our people to help them better serve our policyholders.”

Imran Ilyas, Partner, PwC, said: “Businesses of all sizes are seeing the value in embracing cloud transformation as a necessary step in their growth and Guidewire Cloud continues to be a leading tool in this journey. We are pleased that Heritage entrusted us with implementing ClaimCenter and VendorEngage on Guidewire Cloud and look forward to continuing their cloud transformation journey with the next Guidewire implementation projects.”

Guidewire Chief Customer Officer Christina Colby also noted: “Heritage is a premier provider of P&C insurance along the U.S. Gulf Coast, and we celebrate the company’s mission to deliver insurance products and services that offer the greatest value in the most challenging markets.

“We’re excited that Heritage is already benefiting from our partnership as they leverage ClaimCenter on Guidewire Cloud to ensure they meet their commitment to provide homeowners with the highest quality property insurance and some of the most competitive rates in the region. We look forward to continuing to strategically partner with them well into the future.”

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