Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance Company selects Guidewire to automate business processes and accelerate growth

Guidewire PartnerConnect Global Premier EY partner to provide implementation, ongoing services and support

CHATHAM, Ontario and SAN MATEO, California, October 19, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance Company, the fifth-largest mutual insurer based in Ontario, and Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) announced that Kent & Essex Mutual has chosen Guidewire to automate and streamline business processes to to manage its growth strategy. Guidewire will be implemented simultaneously across all Kent & Essex Mutual business areas.

Kent & Essex selected InsuranceSuite, Client Data Management, Rating Management and Reinsurance Management as new systems for policy administration, underwriting, client data, pricing, reinsurance, claims and billing management. The company also selected DataHub and InfoCenter as new enterprise-wide data management and analysis systems. Additionally, Kent & Essex Mutual chose EnterpriseEngage to provide a seamless digital omnichannel experience for its brokers and policyholders.

“We chose Guidewire because it has deep roots in the P&C insurance industry and is a proven, flexible platform that enables straight-through processing, contactless underwriting and renewals,” said said Kevin Konecny, President and CEO of Kent & Essex Mutual. “As a broker-focused company, our priority is to automate and simplify workflows to deliver higher quality of service and provide additional functionality in a cloud environment. Guidewire will enable us to adapt quickly to meet broker and customer needs, easily integrate products with new technology partners. With the robust functionality offered by Guidewire, we will be able to focus our teams’ time on improving our already exceptional service, establishing of relationships and the creation of value in the insurance experience of our brokers, insureds and sellers.”

“We salute Kent & Essex Mutual’s more than 130 years of service to the residents of Ontario,” said John Mullen, President and Chief Revenue Officer of Guidewire. “We are delighted that InsuranceSuite on Guidewire Cloud supports their future strategy for growth across all lines of business, and that our partnership enables them to support their brokers and clients with exceptional service and expertise.”

Kent & Essex Mutual will access Guidewire in a private cloud through EY Nexus™ for Insurance. “We are delighted to be working with Kent & Essex Mutual on this implementation project, using our cloud-based and managed service solution which is built around InsuranceSuite – and provides our customers with accelerators which include pre-configured capabilities for the Canadian insurance market,” said Jennifer Baziuk, EY Canada Insurance Business Advisory Leader. “The core systems transformation will provide business agility and the ability to adapt quickly and implement new tools and upgrades. We look forward to supporting Kent & Essex on their journey.”

About Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance Company

Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance Company, located in Chatham, Ontario, has been committed to providing excellent service to its policyholder and broker partners since 1888. A proud member of the Chatham community, as well as the mutual community, Kent & Essex has a long tradition of innovation and service to its mutual policyholders. By building strong relationships within the community, with its broker partners and with our suppliers, Kent & Essex has balanced technology and people to effectively serve our community and successfully grow our business.

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About Guidewire Software

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate and grow effectively. We combine digital, core, analytics and machine learning to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 500 insurers in 38 countries, from start-ups to the world’s largest and most complex, use Guidewire.

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

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Diana Stott
Director, Communications
Guidewire Software, Inc.
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Joanne Tan
Marketing and Branding Specialist
Kent and Essex Mutual Insurance
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