CLEVELAND, February 18, 2020 – Insurance Board, which administers property and casualty insurance for more than 4,500 churches throughout the U.S., has selected the insurance administration system of Origami Risk to streamline its underwriting process and provide its network of independent agents with real-time access to policy and coverage information on their individual church clients participating in the program.
“Insurance Board has grown steadily over the years and we wanted to upgrade and consolidate our systems for gathering and analyzing underwriting information and generating policies for our members and participants,” said Joe K. Boyd, director of Underwriting for the Insurance Board. “Origami’s platform simplifies our underwriting process and drives efficiencies by streamlining workflows, increasing automation, and enhancing accuracy. At the same time, it enables us to enhance service to our increasing number of program participants and expanding agency network.”
Through its Core Solutions division, Origami Risk offers property-casualty insurance carriers, managing general agents, managing general underwriters, and third-party administrators a wide range of end-to-end solutions for underwriting and policy management, claims administration, and internal and external reporting, as well as a suite of analytical tools and protected-access online portals for policyholders, brokerages and agencies.
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Leading Risk Technology Firm Gains National Honor for Fourth Consecutive Year
CHICAGO, February 11, 2020 — Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, has been recognized as one of “the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). In gaining national recognition by NABR for the fourth consecutive year, Origami Risk now has earned nearly two dozen workplace awards in recent years. The honors reflect its ongoing commitment to hire and retain the insurance industry’s top talent to provide the highest level of service to its customers.
According to NABR, the 2019 national winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work for winners are not ranked. The Best and Brightest Program honored 540 national winning organizations from across the country out of 5,000 nominations.
“At Origami, our focus on helping our clients succeed calls for recruiting and retaining the best people who are fully engaged and motivated by our distinctly collaborative and supportive culture,” said Carla Murphy, director HR and Recruiting, Origami Risk. “As a result, we’re consistently able to deliver on our promise to clients, which has been the key to our sustained, rapid organic growth over the years.”
“With the war on talent hitting the doorsteps of the Best and Brightest, this achievement means even more than it did a year ago. As we continue to raise the bar, these companies rise to the challenge through cultural innovation, maximizing their workforce potential,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.
The companies that have been selected to be recognized nationally as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® are being featured in the February online edition of Corp! Magazine.
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In line with Origami’s recent expansion to the UK and EMEA, an article written by Neil Scotcher, a senior leader at Origami Risk, was published, in the Jan-Feb 2020 issue of Continuity, Insurance & Risk (CIR) Magazine, a UK report for risk management, commercial insurance, and business continuity professionals.
The article, A solution to data silos, examines how isolated clusters of data contributes to an inability to see the big picture. For risk managers and brokers, working with incomplete or inconsistently formatted data gathered in the values collection process can increase the likelihood of errors or omissions and lead to the overpaying of premiums or being underinsured. For insurers, eliminating data silos can streamline processes and greater accuracy in the pricing of renewals.
Download the full report here.
Origami Risk, an insurance industry risk, safety, and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, today announced the appointment of David Duden as strategic relationships executive in the firm’s Core Solutions division. In this new position, he will provide account management, business and product development and implementation support services for Core Solutions clients, including risk pools, third party administrators (TPAs), property/casualty insurance companies, managing general agents (MGAs), and entities with large self-administered workers’ compensation plans.
A widely respected insurance industry thought leader and innovator, Duden has more than three decades of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry and with related consulting and technology solution providers, including risk management information systems (RMIS). Most recently, he was managing director and National RMIS Practice leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP.
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London-based Team Additions Address Firm’s Rapid Growth Across Region
LONDON, November 26, 2019 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety, and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, announced the expansion of its operations in the UK and EMEA with the London appointments of Mary Upshaw as head of Professional Service -EMEA and Daniel Efting as client executive. The appointments address the rapid growth of Origami’s client base throughout the region.
“A growing number of businesses throughout the UK, Europe and Middle East now rely on Origami to provide efficient and versatile risk technology solutions for their complex data/analytics needs as they strive to operate safely and efficiently and meet heightened governance, risk and compliance requirements,” said Robert Petrie, CEO, Origami Risk. “Many Origami clients in the UK and EMEA have been working directly with Mary for several years, and Dan has helped numerous clients operating in all regions with complex risk technology needs. Together, they enhance our ability to deliver superior results for our clients throughout the region.”
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CHICAGO, November 11, 2019 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, has been awarded Top Workplaces 2019 honors by The Chicago Tribune. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”
In addition to a #6 ranking on the list of Chicago-area organizations with 249 or fewer employees, Origami Risk was also recognized with a special award for work-life flexibility based on standout scores for helping employees balance work and personal life.
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Leading Risk Technology Firm Attributes 248% Revenue Growth To Outstanding Talent, Collaborative Culture and Excellent Client Service
CHICAGO, November 7, 2019 — Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, has been ranked among Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America now in its 25th year. Origami Risk grew 248% from 2015 to 2018.
Origami Risk’s chief executive officer, Robert Petrie, credits Origami’s industry-leading talent, along with a uniformly steadfast commitment to delivering superior client service and unique culture with the company’s 248% revenue growth.
At Origami, our focus on helping clients succeed is facilitated by the fact that we have the best people who are fully engaged and motivated by our distinctly collaborative and supportive culture,” Petrie said. “We’re consistently able to deliver on our promise to clients, which has been the key to our sustained, rapid organic growth over the years.
Along with Deloitte’s ranking, Origami Risk has been recognized by Inc. magazine for each of the past two years as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies. In addition, the firm has received more than 20 awards in the past decade for service excellence, innovation, workplace and technology. For each of the past two years, Inc. magazine listed Origami among its “Best Places to Work.”
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Versatile Tool Supports Risk Management, Patient Safety, and High-Reliability Initiatives
CHICAGO, October 23, 2019 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, today announced the addition of a versatile new survey tool to its integrated cloud-based healthcare risk management platform.
“As healthcare organizations across the country focus on enhancing the patient experience and developing a high-reliability organization, risk management, safety and quality professionals need timely and efficient feedback mechanisms to spot potential issues and assess any corrective measures,” said Bill Schwacke, a senior sales executive at Origami Risk specializing in healthcare. “Whether it’s used to gather feedback from patients or staff, our survey tool streamlines the process, enabling healthcare professionals to quickly obtain and analyze results and report key findings.”
Using Origami’s survey tool, healthcare professionals and their staff can create and deploy surveys across specific locations to reach targeted staff, employee and patient populations quickly and effectively, as well as to collect, aggregate and report response data. In building their feedback systems, healthcare team members can choose from several pre-configured surveys, modify and deploy them, or use other features to customize surveys to their own needs.
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Strategic Market Alignment Positions Risk Technology Firm for Targeted Expansion
CHICAGO, October 1, 2019 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, today announced the formation of two operating divisions – Risk Solutions and Core Solutions – in a strategic market alignment that positions the firm to accelerate its growth in key business segments and reinforces its related service capabilities. The company appointed Earne Bentley and Christopher Bennett to lead the divisions.
Both executives – Bentley, president, Origami Risk Solutions, and Bennett, president, Origami Core Solutions – report directly to Robert Petrie, CEO, Origami Risk.
“As we continue to develop our talent and build out our solutions to address the evolving, varied and increasingly complex needs of our diverse client base, we are aligning our operations to drive targeted innovation and maintain a consistent level of service excellence for all of our clients,” Petrie said. “Earne and Chris are proven leaders who have been instrumental to Origami Risk’s success over the years. I’m excited about the impact they will have on our performance for clients in each division, as well as to the growth of our firm across all areas of business.”
The Risk Solutions division of Origami Risk will serve clients in need of risk management information systems (RMIS), healthcare risk management technology, non-workers’ compensation and small workers’ compensation self-administration, environmental health and safety (EHS), and governance, risk and compliance (GRC). The Core Solutions division will focus on serving risk pools, third party administrators (TPAs), property/casualty insurance companies, managing general agents (MGAs), and entities with large self-administered workers’ compensation plans.
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Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry
CHICAGO, September 24, 2019 – Origami Risk today announced it has been named in Business Insurance’s annual “Best Places to Work in Insurance” program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. This is the fourth consecutive year Origami Risk has gained this recognition for having the highest employee engagement and satisfaction.
“We’re honored once again to receive this honor from Business Insurance and Best Companies Group,” said Jonathan Nichols, chief operating officer, Origami Risk. “At Origami, colleague and client satisfaction is paramount. While we have to keep our eyes on software, technology, and markets, we fully understand everything we strive to accomplish for clients every day requires colleagues who are driven, motivated, empowered and happy to be here.”
The recognition from Business Insurance builds on numerous similar honors Origami Risk has achieved in recent years, including more than 20 awards in the past decade for service excellence, innovation, workplace and technology. This year, Inc.magazine again recognized Origami Risk as one of America’s “Best Workplaces,” and Crain Communications ranked Origami Risk among the top companies to work for in Chicago. For several consecutive years, the firm has been recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as one of “The Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For®.”
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