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State Auto Insurance Companies Selects Guidewire for Claims Management

State Auto Insurance Companies Selects Guidewire for Claims Management

Guidewire ClaimCenter® provides flexible, configurable claims platform to help State Auto take customer service and claims management to next level
COLUMBUS Ohio and SAN MATEO Calif., January 5, 2011

State Auto has selected Guidewire ClaimCenter as its next generation, end-to-end claims management system. State Auto will deploy ClaimCenter for all its lines of business.

Recognizing the limitations of its existing claims system, State Auto looked for a new one to help the company improve on its high service standards. To best meet growing business and customer needs, State Auto wanted a scalable, configurable system that its IT department could make changes to internally. It wanted assurances that the system would be upgradeable so the company could benefit from future vendor enhancements. The new claims system also needed to be highly functional and easy-to-use.

“Guidewire ClaimCenter best met our overall requirements and will enable us to easily configure system changes on our own, so that we can quickly respond to the needs of our business users,” said Doug Allen, chief information officer, State Auto.

“State Auto associates will enjoy working with one easy-to-use, yet highly functional, claims system,” said Stephen Hunckler, chief claims officer, State Auto. “We’re excited to get our ClaimCenter project underway with the assistance of PwC*, our lead consultant, and Guidewire and we’re looking forward to the service benefits we’ll be able to provide our customers.”

ClaimCenter will enable State Auto to:

  • Use a single system to manage claims for all its lines of business, reducing the number of systems adjusters work with and IT supports - thereby increasing efficiencies;

  • Gain better insight into claim operations to drive process and service improvements;

  • Integrate with any internal and third party systems for a more seamless claims handling approach and customer experience;

  • Configure system changes internally to better keep pace with changing business and regulatory conditions.

“State Auto is a most welcome addition to our customer family,” said Marcus Ryu, chief executive officer, Guidewire Software. “With ClaimCenter’s configurability and clear upgrade path for continuous improvement, State Auto will be well equipped to quickly respond to changing business conditions and customer needs for many years to come.”

Guidewire ClaimCenter® is a leading end-to-end claims management system, built from the ground up to meet the specific needs of today’s property/casualty insurers. ClaimCenter’s flexible business rules enable claims organizations to define, enforce, and continually refine their preferred claim handling practices in order to optimize and monitor their claim processes. ClaimCenter is in use by insurers of all sizes across all product lines to improve speed and accuracy, reduce loss adjustment expense, and enable proactive management of claims. ClaimCenter is available as a standalone system or as part of the Guidewire Insurance Suite™, and can be integrated to an insurer’s legacy systems or third party applications.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. ​We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record, with 1,000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

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