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InsurTech Startups Must Grasp Industry Ecology | March 16, 2017

During a panel discussion at The Insurance Insider's InsiderTech event, Insureon CEO Ted Devine noted that the wave of InsurTech ventures must apply experience, insurance knowledge, and an understanding of how the industry functions if they are to succeed.

Want Good Cyber Insurance? Read the Fine Print | March 16, 2017

Robin Gottschalk, insurance producer on Insureon's technology desk, explains why Cyber Liability costs vary from carrier to carrier.

Insureon Looks to Serve the 75% of Small Businesses that Are Underinsured | March 15, 2017

To showcase the companies with the most impressive technology that are paving the future in fintech, Benzinga profiled Insureon and spoke with CEO Ted Devine.

6 Risks Small Business Owners Face When they Grow

PropertyCasualty 360 | February 13, 2017

Insureon found that 82 percent of small businesses are planning at least one type of growth in 2017 – and with that growth comes risks.

Insureon Targets Small Business Market with Diagnostic Tool | January 24, 2017

Insureon created the software tool Policy Buddy to allow users to identify their business insurance requirements based on basic facts relating to their operations, company type, the nature of business, clientele, and work location.

Policy Buddy Embeds Business Insurance Wizard on Your Site

SmallBizTrends | January 23, 2017

Insureon’s Policy Buddy is a two-minute diagnostic tool that helps business owners identify their commercial insurance needs with easy-to-answer questions.

Let the Numbers Tell Alt-Lending's Story | December 19, 2016

82% of SMEs plan to grow in 2017, which is likely to mean their borrowing demands will increase, according to Insureon’s 2017 Small Business Outlook survey.

11 Incredibly Helpful Websites for Entrepreneurs | December 8, 2016

Insureon help small business owners save time and money by simplifying the insurance quote comparison process.

Insureon CEO on Growth, Hockey Pucks and the Perils of Complacency

Insurance Journal | December 6, 2016

Insureon’s CEO Ted Devine shares his strategy for growth and how he motivates his team.

At Risk: Many Companies Don't Have Enough Disaster Insurance

Associated Press | November 23, 2016

Belen Tokarski, a senior vice president at Insureon, explains why business owners should focus on the coverage their policy offers, not just the cost.

Who's Who in the Rise of Small Business Insurance Tech Startups

CB Insights | November 22, 2016

Insureon makes the list of top small business insurance tech startups after raising a $31M growth round in October 2015, generating close to $18M in revenue in 2014, and brokering policies for over 175,000 small businesses.

7 Ways to Protect Your Ecommerce Site from Fraud, Hacking, and Copycats

CSO Online | November 7, 2016

Ted Devine, CEO of Insureon explains how Cyber Liability coverage protects ecommerce sites when data breaches happen.

Be a Better Leader: Avoid the Power Trap

The Economist | October 17, 2016

Ted Devine, CEO of Insureon, shows that being open to a wide range of opinions and sharing information broadly have served them well.

Insurance Journal |

Great efforts have been made recently to disintermediate the insurance process. One prevalent example of this is by routing insureds directly to the carrier, bypassing the independent agency distribution channel.

Insurance Journal |

US online insurance agency Insureon has launched a managing general agent backed by $3bn of capacity from Lloyd's syndicates to provide coverage for coastal homeowners, including for named storms.

Security Magazine |

There has been an explosion in the interest for cyber liability insurance, particularly in the United States. A recent study by Insureon found that nearly 90 percent of policies are being purchased by American businesses.

Brand Channel |

For the first time, March Madness may have become a powerful enough platform that it is prompting Super Bowl-like thinking by smaller brands such as Insureon, a Chicago-based online insurance provider. Insureon has chosen the tournament to launch its first national TV ad, "Choose Easy," fresh off last year’s $31 million round of investment funding.

Chicago Inno |

Introducing the 2016 Tech Madness Bracket: a friendly competition designed to generate awareness and excitement for the Chicago tech ecosystem. The bracket is compiled of 64 local tech companies and startups. Each matchup will be determined by community voting, with readers just needing to answer one question to decide who moves on to the next round - Who do you think will have the greater impact in five years?

Business Management Daily |

As president of Aon Risk Services, Ted Devine ran a company with $5 billion in annual revenue and 28,000 employees. Yet, despite his prestigious post, he had career misgivings...

Inc. |

As a small-business owner, you may not think you have much in common with Elon Musk, the ultra-billionaire behind Tesla Motors. But we all should learn something from the way he runs Tesla's customer referral program.

Philanthropy Journal News |

Online fundraising is convenient but is also opens the door for data breaches, which can damage an organization’s reputation and impact future funding. However, with the proper cyber security measures, executive directors may not lose more sleep over their digital fundraising efforts.

Business News Daily |

If you've never had any type of business insurance policy, you may not know where to start. Regardless of the type of insurance you're looking for, there are websites that can help you compare rates and get the best coverage at the best prices.

ABL Advisor |

Security breaches such as physical, network, system security and data breaches can happen to any company, regardless of industry or size.


A recent high-profile court case illustrates that the failure to read the fine print in a cyber insurance policy could cost an organization big money

Chicago Tribune |

Chicago-based small-business insurance broker Insureon moved into a space at 30 N. LaSalle in mid-2013. Ted Devine, CEO, and Lou Friedmann, senior VP for strategic partnerships and customer excellence, took Blue Sky for a tour.


Placing No. 2 on the list is Chicago. In the Windy City, an abundant technology talent pool has helped drive the growth of entrepreneurship, according to Ted Devine, CEO of Insureon, a small-business insurance provider based there that has grown to 183 employees since it was founded in 2000.

Retail Merchandiser |

One of the biggest challenges for many small retailers is knowing how to protect what they've built — after all, it only takes one unplanned disaster to bring a thriving business to a screeching halt.

Realty Times |

In any profession, the top 15%, or even top 10%, are the ones consistently reaping the rewards, and real estate is no different. Regardless of who is making big money, all real estate professionals are vulnerable to lawsuits.

Restaurant Report |

Now that "gluten-free" awareness has gone mainstream, restaurants have started catering to those on gluten-free diets and finding new customers in the meantime. But advertising that an item is "gluten-free" — or free from any allergen — comes with specific risks...

Taxing Subjects |

Insureon, a leading online insurance platform for small businesses and the fastest-growing insurance company in Inc.'s annual "Inc. 500" report for 2014, suggests that there are six types of insurance policy that every tax preparation firm should have...

Landscape Management |

When you're caught up in the day to day of managing a landscaping business — scheduling jobs, juggling employee availability, keeping an eye on aging equipment — it's easy to overlook longer-term issues that only crop up once in a great while...

Construction Executive |

While reviewing policies and policy requirements may seem like a bothersome part of the job, it's something that should never be given short shrift. Two recent cases highlight the importance CGL has to construction projects...

Guerrilla Freelancing |

News flash, freelancers: you might need business insurance. That comes as a surprise to a lot of freelancers, who often don't think of their work as a "business." But the IRS considers you a business and legally, you can be liable for the same types of things as giant corporations...

Restaurant Startups and Growth |

While most restaurant owners may consider fees to be the biggest headache associated with cashless payments, data breaches are a much bigger — and potentially costlier — threat, according to Ted Devine, CEO of small-business insurer insureon...

Central Desktop |

Even though no one wants to be in a position to need the insurance policy, it is in everyone's best interest to have something that is going to cover your specific needs, allowing the business to keep operating during and after that worst case scenario...

Insurance Journal |

If you write policies for small businesses, there are two big stories for 2015 that you should be tracking: the trajectory of the so-called "sharing economy" and the rise of cyber liability...

Insurance Business America |

Devine recommends agents looking to build their books of business begin by asking existing clients about any work they do on the side. A good rule of thumb is looking for any work that requires filling out a 1099 form for the IRS...

Fox Business Small Business Center |

"It's a huge deal," says Ted Devine, the CEO of Insureon, an insurance company focused on small businesses. "Sixty-percent of small businesses that are hacked go out of business within six months."

Backing America's Backbone |

Think your business is safe from a cyber attack? Most businesses do, especially smaller ones, but according to a recent report from the National Small Business Association, almost 45 percent of all small businesses will have some sort of computer security breach...

Small Business Trends |

If you're like most small-business owners, time is your most valuable resource. Figuring out how and where to spend your time to yield the biggest payoff can be one of the most difficult and stressful things you do.

Bank of America: Small Business Community |

You've firmed up firewalls, strengthened passwords, and locked up hardware — all in the name of securing company computer systems from malicious hackers. But what if you're breached anyway?


Whether you're embarking on something as small as replacing cabinets or as large as building an addition, there's a good chance you're putting your most valuable asset in the hands of someone you don't know.

Small Business Trends |

For small-business owners, conducting a mid-year check-in is an essential part of staying on track for meeting annual revenue and growth goals. But a mid-year review can also be an effective risk-management tool to help keep your business safe.

The American Genius / AGBeat |

Let's face it, real estate is a hotbed for lawsuits, both reasonable and frivolous. For some reason, many believe that a real estate license on the wall means endless wealth, although more agents barely scrape by than those that thrive.

Money Under 30 |

Considering striking out on your own? If you're thinking of starting a small business, or have just started one, then you need to know three things, each of which break down roughly into the global, the social and the financial.

Small Business Trends |

With the latest unemployment numbers showing that U.S. businesses are steadily adding new jobs and the Dow Jones breaking records, the economic outlook in much of the country is brighter than it's been in years.

Entrepreneur |

The question is eternal: What makes a good leader? Predictably, we have no definitive answer. But one thing is certain: As business technologies and processes evolve, hot industries come and go and employee demographics shift, the best leaders are those who can change with the times. They're the ones with foresight and adaptability, who don't rule from a manual but rather customize a culture that's specific to each company, its mission and the personality of its work force.

Fox Business Small Business Center |

BYOD is a way of life for many small businesses, but that doesn't mean it has to cost you a fortune if your network is infiltrated or your employee's devices are lost or stolen. Increasingly insurers around the country are offering insurance to protect a business from those and many other cyber risks.


Insurance experts say many restaurateurs, including quick-service operators, will be hit with significant increases to their property and casualty insurance premiums when they renew this year, with some policies rumored to go up by as much as 75-100 percent.

Small Business Trends |

The winter of 2010 was tough for Zalmi Duchman, founder and chief executive of Fresh Diet. His company, which has a Brooklyn office, delivers prepared meals to a customer's home. Twice, winter storms prevented drivers from delivering meals in New York City. All told, it cost the profitable 250-employee company, which has about $30 million in annual revenue, about $50,000.

American Express Open |

Entrepreneurs on the East Coast are struggling through the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy - and, unfortunately, the chances that you could someday be in their shoes are rising. "The number and cost of natural disasters are increasing dramatically," says Ted Devine, CEO of insureon...

Fortune |

During the past few years, many surveys have cited uncertainty as a major factor holding back small businesses - a major engine of job creation in the economy - from hiring. A mid-year survey by the National Small Business Association, an advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., found that 68% of respondents viewed uncertainty as the biggest challenge to the future growth and survival of their businesses.

Helping Small Biz Prepare for Disaster


Natural disasters are becoming more frequent, and the cost of insuring against them is rising. How to plan for disaster management, with Ted Devine, CEO, Insureon, which insures small businesses. Watch the video on

Cleaning & Maintenance Management |

Your employees require on-the-job training, their shifts often occur at hours when accidents are more likely to happen, they use chemicals that can be dangerous when applied incorrectly and the facilities they work in may not all be in the best condition.

Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel |

The "gluten-free" trend is helping many establishments appeal to millions of Americans who are seeking gluten-free options for a variety of reasons, including gluten sensitivities (claimed by up to 10 percent of Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health) and celiac disease (diagnosed in about 1 percent of the U.S. population, or 3 million people). While offering more options for these customers makes for good public relations, it also opens the door to...

Property Casualty 360 |

Insureon is an online-only "e-agency" targeting smaller commercial accounts that looks to combine the time-saving advantages of buying online with the consultative role of an agent...

Accounting Today |

Online insurance company Insureon said it now offers business insurance coverage to help small accounting firms with succession plans, online filing risks, and other forms of liability insurance.

Entrepreneur |

Much like sunscreen, business insurance is one of those things you don't realize how important it is until you've been burned: A lot of entrepreneurs don't have it, and those who do, may not be fully covered. While large corporations have staffers specifically trained to be sure the business is protected adequately, small business owners are often not aware of the risks their business faces.

Marketwired News |

In recognition of Small Business Week, insureon, the leading online broker for small business insurance, is taking the guesswork out of small business insurance one industry at a time. This week, insureon added janitorial services and cleaning insurance to the latest in a long line of new specialty areas, the most recent being the addition of coverage for contractors. Janitorial and maid services companies get direct access to insurance...

CRN Channel News |

As a small to midsize solution provider, you'll probably have at least one client who requires you to carry some level of insurance, regardless of whether you typically work directly with customers or as a subcontractor. Maybe you have a few employees, or maybe you're a one-person shop. Either way, our experience providing insurance to 20,000 IT firms and workers tells us that there are two questions that typically result: "Is all of that coverage truly necessary, and what are the different types I need to know about?"

Business Insurance |

Ted Devine used to be president of Aon Risk Services. But he recently became CEO of Insureon, an online insurance provider for small businesses. He recently spoke with Senior Editor Mark A. Hofmann about the insurance needs of microbusinesses, and how his experiences at Aon play into his new role.

Property Casualty 360 |

After five years of helping to reinvigorate Aon Corp., Ted Devine, a senior executive, left the firm in 2009 to pursue his dream of helping inner city youths become better citizens. Recently, he stepped back into the insurance industry in the role of chief executive officer of Dallas-basedInsureon, an online-insurance agency for small business.

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