TORONTO — November 23, 2020—Parachute Digital Solutions Inc., a Munich Re company, announces the launch of Parachute 2.0, a turnkey product and carrier agnostic online insurance platform for carriers, brokers, employers, associations, and retailers to offer life and supplemental health protection plans in an easy-to-use, secure and streamlined digital environment.
“Parachute 2.0 reinforces our core philosophy and commitment to making insurance simpler for all involved, whether that’s carriers or brokers who want to make life easier for their clients, or Canadian families who want coverage that fits their lifestyles and the current reality,” said Richard Letarte, Head of Parachute Digital Solutions. “The new platform takes the realities of COVID-19 and the evolving needs of the online insurance consumer into account.”
The initial Parachute 1.0 platform was launched in December 2017 to improve the insurance buying experience and brought the life and supplemental health insurance application/buying process into a virtual environment by converting leads to sales with an immediate underwriting decision.
Parachute 2.0, which was launched in Canada in June 2020, takes it a step further. From marketing to purchasing, policy issuance, administration, and analytics, Parachute 2.0 is a fully digital end-to-end solution. The platform is available to any insurance carrier, broker or retailer wishing to offer life and supplemental health insurance products to their customers. Once access is granted, customers can purchase a policy in ten minutes or less from any computer or mobile device in a fully digitized online experience. All products sold through Parachute 2.0 are reinsured by Munich Re.
“The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for a long time. Continuous innovation, industry resilience and adaptable creativity are core to our value proposition,” said Letarte. “The Parachute 2.0 platform offers new levels of service to our clients, while shaping the future of our industry.”
About Parachute Digital Solutions Inc.
Parachute Digital Solutions Inc., a Munich Re company, is an insurance agency that offers a fully digital, end-to-end platform, hosting an array of insurance and protection solutions with our partners. The company’s platform, Parachute, provides carriers, brokers, employers, associations, and retailers with all the tools and tactics they need to future-proof their insurance business and offerings.
About Munich Re
Munich Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. Since it was founded in 1880, Munich Re has been known for its unrivalled risk-related expertise and its sound financial position. The company is playing a key role in driving forward the digital transformation of the insurance industry, and in doing so has further expanded its ability to assess risks and the range of services that it offers. Its tailor-made solutions and close proximity to its customers make Munich Re one of the world’s most sought-after risk partners for businesses, institutions, and private individuals.
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Head of Corporate & Business Communications
Munich Re Life US
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