SOURCE: Insurance Solutions Group

January 26, 2015 18:23 ET

Accident Support Services International Partners With Insurance Solutions Group for U.S. Market Entry

TORONTO, ON and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - January 26, 2015) - Accident Support Services International Ltd. ("ASSI") is excited to announce that it has partnered with Insurance Solutions Group ("ISG") to bring its unique and innovative accident reporting service to the U.S. auto insurance market.

Stephen Applebaum, managing partner of Insurance Solutions Group, is a subject matter expert and thought leader providing consulting, advisory and strategic M&A services to participants in all segments of the North American property and casualty insurance ecosystem. Stephen has a strong focus on innovation, information technology, claims process improvement, supply chain and vendor and performance management.

Mr. Applebaum observed that "The U.S. auto claims process has been gradually improved through the implementation of technology-enabled information management and workflow enhancements, however the front-end of the process -- from the moment of an accident through to carrier initiation of claim and related support services -- continues to be highly inefficient, protracted and not particularly customer friendly. The ASSI accident reporting model resolves these issues with an innovative and highly effective solution and I am proud and excited to be working with ASSI to introduce their service to the U.S. market."

ASSI's success over 22 years in Canada has been driven by a unique and innovative approach to vehicle accident reporting and insurance claims management in which ASSI establishes and manages public-private partnerships with police departments at company owned co-located Collision Reporting Centers and within police stations in smaller markets. In addition to providing carriers with more comprehensive, virtually real-time accident notification, damage images and reports, this model relieves police forces of the prohibitively high cost of attending and reporting from accident scenes while still having access to accident data. ASSI's custom reporting software accelerates claim and first notice of loss reporting and provides carriers and law enforcement with powerful claims, underwriting and road safety analytics data. 

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Stephen and Insurance Solutions Group. We are confident that this relationship, combined with our expertise and proven service will bring tremendous value and benefit to the U.S. market," said Steve Sanderson, founder and President of ASSI Inc.

ABOUT Accident Support Services International, Inc.

Accident Support Services International, in partnership with local police forces, operates collision reporting centers across Canada. The company provides superior customer service to the public while delivering significant cost containment to both police and carriers. The program incorporates powerful fraud deterrent measures and an efficient information management and communication system connecting the reporting centers and insurance company claims offices which provides extensive accident, vehicle damage, passenger and third party information.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Accident Support Services International Ltd.
    Steve Sanderson

    Insurance Solutions Group
    Stephen Applebaum
    Managing Partner