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Origami Risk Launches New Solutions to Address COVID-19 Impacts

Leading Risk Software Firm Adds Pandemic Mapping, Tracking, Communication, and Audits To Robust Toolbox On Popular Platform For Pandemics, Disasters and Outages

CHICAGO, April 1, 2020 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, it has added several new solutions to its industry-leading risk management information system (RMIS) to help employers address exposures related to COVID-19.

“As the COVID-19 crisis has spread globally, our client teams have been working closely with individual clients to build new solutions that help address the many ways the virus is impacting business operations and employee health and safety,” said Earne Bentley, president, Risk Solutions at Origami Risk. “These solutions result from our ongoing collaboration with each of our clients to make configurations and build new functionality that meets their emerging needs.”

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Origami Risk to Present Free Webinar on Using New Tech to Address Impact of COVID-19

Online Educational Session Discusses New Applications Clients Use to Manage Risks and Accelerate Responses

CHICAGO, March 23, 2020 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, will host a free webinar for risk managers, human resource executives, EHS managers, IT, operations and business leaders on leveraging new technology to address exposures related to COVID-19. The webinar, “Take Action: Track the Risk and Impact of COVID-19,” will be held Thursday, March 26 at 1 p.m. EDT.

“Today, many employers in the U.S. and U.K. are using a wide range of new risk technology-based solutions to monitor the varied and often widespread impacts of COVID-19 on their organizations,” said Christian Schiavone, director of Professional Services-Risk Solutions at Origami Risk, who will co-lead the webinar. “Besides tracking employee incidents, exposures, absences and leaves related to COVID-19, employers are using different tools and functions to provide real-time information and continual updates for decision-makers at all levels on their crisis response, business continuity management, supply chain resiliency, facility closures and operational curtailments, as well as compliance with rapidly evolving government requirements on operations, employee compensation and benefits.”

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Origami Risk Appoints Scott Plummer as Director of Strategy, Core Solutions Division

Exec Brings Vast Experience Driving Tech Innovation on Behalf of P/C Insurance Carriers

CHICAGO, March 3, 2020 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, today announced the appointment of Scott Plummer as director of Strategy for the firm’s Core Solutions division.

In this new role at Origami Risk, Plummer, who has nearly three decades of management experience in insurance technology, will lead the Core Solutions product management team. He will drive product delivery for Origami’s policy lifecycle administration capabilities across policy, billing and claims, including fully integrated portals, dashboards and analytics. Today, these product capabilities serve not only insurers, but also risk pools, third party administrators (TPAs), managing general agents (MGAs), and self-insureds.

“Our goal is to become well-known to CIOs and other key decision-makers at P&C insurers for SaaS policy, billing and claims administration as our industry-leading risk management information system and related services are among corporate risk managers,” said Chris Bennett, president of Origami Risk’s Core Solutions division. “As we continue to enhance our resources and capabilities to meet diverse and complex needs in P&C insurance, Scott brings extensive experience in developing and delivering products that can help these clients achieve efficiencies, enhance performance and embrace the new digital era. We look forward to his contributions to our clients and our firm.”

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Insurance Board Selects Origami Risk for Automation & Apps to Streamline Underwriting Process

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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Origami Risk Named Among Nation’s Best & Brightest to Work For

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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Origami Risk Featured in Continuity Insurance & Risk Magazine

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 Names David Duden as Strategic Relationships Executive, Core Solutions Division

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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Origami Risk Expands UK/EMEA Operations

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 Tribune Names Origami Risk a Winner of Chicago Top Workplaces 2019 Award

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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Origami Risk Ranked Among Deloitte’s 2019 Fastest Growing Companies

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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