Slice, a technology company with an on-demand insurance platform and products to protect small businesses, has partnered with First Connect Insurance Services.

First Connect is an InsurTech platform for independent agents and an operating subsidiary of Hippo Holdings Inc., and it has made Slice’s contractors general liability small business insurance available to its network of independent agents.

Agents working with First Connect can quote and bind Slice’s CGL insurance in under five minutes, all online. Coverage is available for two of Slice’s CGL products – a specialty excess and surplus offering backed by Philadelphia Insurance Companies and an RRG offering backed by American Builders Insurance Company.

Slice Labs Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in New York City.


Simply Business LLC, a Boston, Massachusetts-based digital insurance company focused on small businesses, announced an association with Cerity, a provider of digital-first, direct-to-consumer workers compensation insurance policies.

Customers can receive quotes for Cerity’s workers’ compensation insurance on the Simply Business website, bind their policies online, or connect with a licensed insurance agent.

Cerity is a subsidiary of Employers Holdings Inc., a workers compensation specialist with a more than 100-year history. This offering is currently available to small business owners in Washington D.C. and all 46 states where private carriers are eligible to operate.


InsurTech Send Technology Solutions Ltd has partnered with ACORD Solutions Group, a digital solutions provider subsidiary of global insurance standards-setting body ACORD, to create an underwriting process for Lloyd’s and London Market customers.

In alignment with Blueprint Two, Lloyd’s program to deliver a digitized marketplace for its members, Send is utilizing ADEPT, or ACORD Data Exchange Platform and Translator, via API to enable standardized communication from placing platforms and other parties in the insurance ecosystem.

ADEPT allows Send’s customers to send and receive ACORD Standard accounting, claims, and placing transactions. The partnership will allow London Market insurers to leverage the benefit of Lloyd’s Blueprint Two digital services and enable eMessaging capabilities for placing, accounting, and claims data exchange.

Send has also become a member of ACORD.

Sources: Slice Labs Inc., Simply Business LLC, Send Technology Solutions Ltd.