Ascent partners with ProWriters to enhance US distribution reach | Insurance Business America
Ascent Underwriting, a cyber and specialty lines MGA and founding partner of Optio Group, has announced that its flagship CyberPro 2.8 product is now live on online quote comparison firm ProWriters’ Cyber IQ platform following the successful integration of its proprietary underwriting platform, Optio Connect.
ProWriters provides online quote comparisons that allow brokers to compare and access specialty insurance products from leading carriers.
“The addition of Ascent’s flagship cyber product Cyber 2.8 will further broaden the appeal of the Cyber IQ platform for brokers, while enhancing Ascent’s US distribution reach as part of its digital growth strategy,” Ascent said.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ascent to our Cyber IQ platform, which joins AXIS, Chubb, Hiscox, Tokio Marine HCC, CFC, At-Bay, Coalition and Corvus,” said Brian Thornton, CEO of ProWriters. “Ascent’s cyber and tech E&O proposition has enjoyed impressive growth for many years, propelled by its leading underwriting expertise, dedicated broker focus and innovative use of proprietary technology.”
“ProWriters has for some time offered one of the best platforms in the market, and I am delighted to announce our partnership with them,” said John Merchant, Ascent’s managing director of cyber and technology for North America. “The combined strength of Cyber IQ and Optio Connect platforms will further enhance our distribution capabilities.”