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Western National Selects Guidewire InsurancePlatform to Transform Core Operations and Digital Engagement

EDINA, Minn. & FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Guidewire Core and Digital applications to increase business agility and drive growth

Western National Insurance Group, a private mutual insurer, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (GWRE), provider of the industry platform Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers rely upon, today announced that Western National has selected Guidewire InsurancePlatform™* applications to transform its technology infrastructure to increase business agility and drive growth. The company will implement the applications for its commercial and personal lines of business.

“After several years of internal assessment of our future policy and billing system needs, and an exhaustive search of available system partners, we are pleased to partner with Guidewire to provide what we believe will be the best service platform for our agents and policyholders,” said Stuart Henderson, president and chief executive officer, Western National. “Our experience with ClaimCenter over the last year has only served to reinforce this decision.”

Henderson continued, “We appreciate Guidewire’s singular focus on the P&C industry, commitment to research and development, product scalability, and breadth of digital capabilities. We also look forward to integrating with best-in-class partners that are a part of the industry-leading Guidewire PartnerConnect™ partner ecosystem.”

“We are humbled that Western National has expanded its relationship with Guidewire and applaud the executive leadership team’s recognition of the advantages that PolicyCenter, BillingCenter, and EnterpriseEngage will offer in running its business,” said Steve Sherry, chief sales officer, Guidewire Software. “We admire the company’s mission of acting with integrity in the service of others by maintaining financial strength and establishing lasting relationships with people and businesses who share those attributes, and we look forward to helping Western National meet its business objectives.”

* Western National selected Guidewire PolicyCenter™, Guidewire BillingCenter™, Guidewire Rating Management™, and Guidewire Reinsurance Management™ as its new core operations software applications for its new underwriting, policy administration, billing, rating, and reinsurance management efforts. The company also selected Guidewire EnterpriseEngage™ to provide a seamless omnichannel digital experience to its policyholders, agents, customer service representatives, and vendors. With the selections of PolicyCenter and BillingCenter, Western National is now a full Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ customer. The company successfully deployed Guidewire ClaimCenter™ in March 2018.

About Western National Insurance Group

Western National Insurance, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies providing personal and commercial coverage in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 32 states. The Group writes over $660 million in Direct Premium through eight active insurance companies—Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Western Home Insurance Company, Arizona Auto Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, American Freedom Insurance Company, and Nevada General Insurance Company—and through one affiliate, Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. All of the Group’s products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire delivers the industry platform that Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers rely upon to adapt and succeed in a time of accelerating change. We provide the software, services, and partner ecosystem to enable our customers to run, differentiate, and grow their business. We are privileged to serve more than 350 companies in 40 countries. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com and follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

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