Press Release

American Modern Selects Guidewire Solution for Underwriting, Policy Administration, Rating, and Billing

Guidewire PolicyCenter® and Guidewire BillingCenter® to help specialty insurer consolidate multiple systems and provide a foundation for growth

AMELIA, Ohio and FOSTER CITY, Calif., August 13, 2013

American Modern Insurance Group (American Modern), a U.S. specialty insurer, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to Property/Casualty insurers, today announced that American Modern has selected Guidewire PolicyCenter® as its new underwriting, rating and policy administration solution and Guidewire BillingCenter® to manage its billing operations including agency and direct bill and commissions calculation and payment. American Modern has also selected Guidewire Client Data Management™.

As part of a broader business transformation initiative that includes the ongoing implementation of Guidewire ClaimCenter®, American Modern selected PolicyCenter and BillingCenter to help it consolidate multiple systems and improve the scalability of its infrastructure for growth at a lower expense. In addition to the robust architecture and flexibility of the systems, the key business drivers for American Modern’s selection included the upgradeability of the solutions as well as Guidewire’s reputation for implementation success. PolicyCenter and BillingCenter will be implemented simultaneously beginning with all of American Modern’s personal lines products.

“The rich, out-of-the-box features of PolicyCenter and BillingCenter were very attractive to us,” said John Spritzky, assistant vice president, Business Enablement, American Modern. “We also appreciated Guidewire’s model of measuring conformance, so that we will know if we are veering away from what we are trying to do with the out-of-the-box functionality and customization.”

PolicyCenter and BillingCenter will enable American Modern to:

  • Increase business agility with product offerings based on a sophisticated rating model and advanced underwriting methods that leverage standardized and consistent processes
  • Improve the ease of doing business for agents by enabling full policy lifecycle servicing along with faster quoting and issuance based on prefill capabilities and the intuitiveness of the systems;
  • Enhance operational efficiency by standardizing underwriting, policy administration, and billing management on a common platform; and
  • Adopt out-of-the-box business best practices immediately while being able to easily configure the solution’s features and functionality to address the organization’s specific requirements.

“We are pleased that American Modern has selected Guidewire PolicyCenter and BillingCenter and is now an InsuranceSuite customer,” said Ken Branson, director, Product Strategy and Guidewire Software co-founder. “We admire American Modern’s dedication to strategically growing their business and transforming their core systems and business processes. We look forward to working with them on this project.”

Guidewire PolicyCenter is a flexible underwriting and policy administration system that enables Property/Casualty insurers to grow business profitably by improving efficiency, while responding with agility to market opportunities and enhancing relationships with agents and customers. Designed to support both commercial and personal lines, PolicyCenter helps insurers streamline front and back office processes, from new business submission and quoting through policy renewals. PolicyCenter is available as a standalone system or as part of Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, and can be integrated to an insurer’s legacy systems or third party applications.

Guidewire BillingCenter is a comprehensive billing and receivables management system built on the core design principles of automation, control and flexibility. BillingCenter allows you to deliver insurance your way by making it easier to automate the billing lifecycle; design flexible billing, payment and delinquency plans; manage agent commissions; and enable rapid integration with external payment systems. BillingCenter is available as a standalone system or as part of Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, and can be integrated to a general (property and casualty) 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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