California-based insurtech NEXT Insurance and LegalZoom have announced a partnership to help small business owners create and protect their businesses online.
Under the partnership, NEXT’s fully embedded insurance product, NEXT Connect, will allow small business owners to get a quote for small business insurance and purchase a plan without leaving the LegalZoom platform.
According to a LegalZoom survey, only 9% of entrepreneurs said they already had business insurance when forming their businesses. However, having business insurance is a critical – and sometimes legally required – part of setting up a business, LegalZoom said.
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“LegalZoom is committed to investing in technology that helps support small business owners every step of the way, and embedded integration in LegalZoom’s platform with NEXT helps us deliver on that commitment,” said Kathy Tsitovich, chief corporate development and partnerships officer for LegalZoom. “This technology-first approach we have taken with NEXT allows us to create tailored experiences for our customers while giving them the confidence that they are setting up their business for success.”
In addition to the embedded experience on the LegalZoom platform, customers can consent to have their information automatically populated within NEXT Connect to make exploring their insurance options faster.
“Insurance and legal services are two very complicated, yet critical, aspects of starting a business,” said Guy Goldstein, co-founder and CEO of NEXT Insurance. “NEXT’s partnership with LegalZoom simplifies this process by providing an embedded solution that enables customers to instantly get a quote and purchase insurance without ever leaving the LegalZoom platform. We are thrilled to work with LegalZoom and address the full coverage needs of those looking to form a small business.”
The partnership with LegalZoom is NEXT’s latest effort to help small businesses. In December, the company expanded its employment practices liability insurance for restaurants.
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