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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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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 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 Hosts 155 High School Students for 2019 Chicago “Hack-a-thon”

Budding Developers Learn Code, and Create Apps, Websites and Games During Frenetic 24-hour Competition

CHICAGO, July 11, 2019 – A group of 155 Chicago-area high school students recently participated a 24-hour Chicago “Hack-a-thon” event held at the headquarters of Origami Risk, the insurance and risk management Software as a Service (SaaS) company.

Known as Windy City Hacks, the event was organized by seven Chicago high school students led by Matthew Stanciu. It involved 42 teams of students who worked 24 consecutive hours through the weekend of June 22-23, competing for prizes in six categories. Nearly 50 programmers, managers and executives from Origami Risk and other leading software and technology firms across the U.S. supported the students, with nine serving as official judges for the event.

“For the students, the Hack-a-thon was a powerful hands-on learning and team building experience,” said Spencer Vadner, client executive, Origami Risk. “And for those of us serving as mentors, it was amazing to see the students not only engaging and sharing their interests, but also striving to solve issues together. We were thrilled to help facilitate this event.”

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