Harford Mutual Selects Guidewire Solution for Rating, Underwriting, Policy Administration, Billing,


Harford Mutual Selects Guidewire Solution for Rating, Underwriting, Policy Administration, Billing, and Claims Management

Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ to help commercial insurer increase operational efficiencies, continue to provide high levels of customer service, and quickly adapt to market changes through ISO Electronic Rating Content

BEL AIR, Md. & FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harford Mutual Insurance Companies (Harford Mutual), a provider of Property/Casualty (P/C) insurance products and services for businesses, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYS: GWRE) , a provider of software products to P/C insurers, today announced that Harford Mutual has selected Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ as its new platform for rating, underwriting and policy administration, claims management, and billing. Harford Mutual has also selected Guidewire Reinsurance Management™, Guidewire Client Data Management™, and Guidewire Standards-based Templates.

As part of its technology upgrade strategy, Harford Mutual sought new core systems that would help it increase its operational efficiencies and maintain its high service levels to its customers, both policyholders and agents.

"We receive consistent feedback from our agents that one of our most significant strengths is our responsiveness to their requests and suggestions for system enhancements or new tools to help them do their jobs," said Stephen Fabian, vice president and chief information officer, Harford Mutual. "Guidewire InsuranceSuite will help us continue to provide high levels of service to our agents and support us in reaching our other strategic goals."

InsuranceSuite will enable Harford Mutual to:

  • Gain the ability to quickly adopt new revisions and make rate changes through ISO Electronic Rating Content;

  • Increase the ease of doing business for agents;

  • Easily configure the solution's features and functionality to address the organization's specific requirements; and

  • Enhance operational efficiency across the organization by standardizing policy administration, billing management, and claims handling processes on a common platform.

"We are pleased that Harford Mutual has selected Guidewire InsuranceSuite as well as Guidewire's Rating, Reinsurance, and Client Data Management add-on modules," said Steve Sherry, vice president, The Americas, Guidewire Software. "We recognize Harford Mutual's commitment to strategic growth, and we look forward to working with them to help them achieve their business and IT goals through this project."

Guidewire InsuranceSuite powers the mission-critical operations of property/casualty insurers competing in today's market. The suite was designed using a modular approach, enabling insurers to select individual applications -- Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire BillingCenter®, and Guidewire ClaimCenter® -- or a pre-integrated set, driven by their requirements and priorities. InsuranceSuite provides the flexibility insurers need to deliver insurance the way they want to, by rapidly delivering better products and service to their policyholders and agents, while improving underwriting discipline and lowering operational costs.

About Harford Mutual Insurance Companies

For more than 170 years the Harford Mutual Insurance Companies have been providing their clients with insurance coverage tailored to protect their businesses. The Harford Mutual Insurance Companies have grown from a small local insurer serving homeowners and farmers in rural Bel Air, Maryland, to a regional company that offers a range of programs designed to protect the business assets of clients in seven states and the District of Columbia.The company is represented by more than 400 independent insurance agencies supported by its expert in-house staff of underwriters, claims professionals, and insurance specialists. For more information about Harford Mutual, please visit www.harfordmutual.com.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire Software is a provider of software products for Property/Casualty insurers. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire products enable insurers to deliver excellent service, increase market share, and lower operating costs. Guidewire products include Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, consisting of Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire ClaimCenter® and Guidewire BillingCenter® which span the core functional areas in insurance; Guidewire LiveSM, a cloud-based network connecting peer insurers, core system data and expert tools through instant on apps; Guidewire DataHub™ and Guidewire InfoCenter™ which help insurers address their data management and business intelligence challenges. Guidewire is headquartered in Foster City, California, with offices in Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Warsaw. For more information, please visit http://www.guidewire.com.

NOTE: Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire DataHub, Guidewire InfoCenter, Guidewire Live, Guidewire Live Inside, Before & After, Claim Canvas, ViewPoint, Guidewire PartnerConnect, Guidewire SolutionConnect, Deliver Insurance Your Way, and the Guidewire logo are trademarks, service marks, or registered trademarks of Guidewire Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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