Insurance Startup Aclaimant Raises $10M to Help Report Workplace Injuries

A Chicago startup making a platform for employers to report workplace injuries has raised a new round of funding to bring its software to more industries. Aclaimant, founded in 2013, announced Monday that it raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Mercury Fund. Other investors include Royal Street Ventures, EBSCO Capital, KEC Ventures, RRE Ventures and Aspen Capital Group. The financing brings Aclaimant’s total funding to nearly $13 million.
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Aclaimant Raises $10M to Grow Risk Management Platform

Aclaimant announced on Monday it raised $10 million in Series A funds. The Chicago insurance tech startup plans to invest the cash in developing new features, and growing its customer base. Ultimately, CEO David Wald said Aclaimant aims to digitize companies’ entire risk management processes.
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Aclaimant Raises $10 million in Series A Financing

CHICAGO, June 29, 2020 - Aclaimant, an insight-driven workflow platform for safety and risk management, today announced it has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Mercury Fund. This brings the company's total funds raised to nearly $13 million, with a seed round of $2.9 million secured in 2017. Additional investors for the Series A financing include Royal Street Ventures, EBSCO Capital, KEC Ventures, RRE Ventures, and Aspen Capital Group.
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How to Reopen Businesses Safely with OSHA’s Conflicting Guidelines

As businesses reopen, employers need a roadmap on how to handle worker and customer safety as well as direction on the steps to take when an employee tests positive for COVID-19. Many employers are turning to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for assistance on how to deal with cases of the coronavirus in the workplace, but the administration’s latest guidelines place full responsibility on the employer. OSHA has instructed employers to manage their own questioning of employees on how they contracted the virus and what types of activities they were engaged in both in and out of work. For many employers, accuracy and efficiency in reporting seem next to impossible. PropertyCasualty360 asked Gary Pearce, chief risk architect at Aclaimant and member of our 2020 Editorial Advisory Board, to provide insights on employers can navigate OSHA’s guidelines, including best practices when keeping track of workers who test positive with the virus. 
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Aclaimant Launches COVID-19 Response Module

CHICAGO—Aclaimant has launched a COVID-19 Response Module. The new module brings together the company’s technology and mission to ensure a safe workplace with a platform designed to give organizations tools to document and respond to COVID-19-related workplace incidents and provide best practices for prevention. Access to Aclaimant’s basic module is offered for free through March 31, 2021, to any U.S.-based organization that signs up by June 15, 2020.
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Figuring out the New World Post-Coronavirus

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world. It is the largest global disruption of business since the Second World War, with several industries, such as live entertainment and events, having all but evaporated in a matter of weeks. As governments around the world begin easing restrictions, it is imperative that businesses and their risk managers be able to figure out how to restart operations under a ‘new normal’, as well as maintain practices picked up during quarantine, such as expanded remote work.
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Aclaimant Launches New COVID-19 Response Module

CHICAGO, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Aclaimant, the insight-driven workflow solution for safety and risk management, today announced the launch of its COVID-19 Response Module. The new module brings together Aclaimant's technology and mission to ensure a safe workplace with a platform designed to give organizations tools to document and respond to COVID-19 related workplace incidents and provide best practices for prevention. Access to Aclaimant's basic module is offered for free through March 31, 2021, to any US-based organization that signs up by June 15, 2020.
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An Insurance Pro's Practical Guide to Black Swan Events

Imagine if only a couple months ago you had told colleagues that life as we know it was about to be ransacked by a pandemic. It probably would have elicited little more than the same “I suppose it’s possible” response, as any earlier prognostications of airplanes crashing into buildings, earthquakes causing a tsunami leading to a nuclear catastrophe, or a near-collapse of the global financial system. Had you been certain that such things were about to happen, you might have taken some additional preparation steps, but you didn’t because the near-term likelihood was way too low, and the universe of possible bad things is much too broad. Of course, once the event happens, it’s too late to get ready.
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There's Never Been a Better Time to be a Risk Manager

Organizations are witnessing an unprecedented pace of change in their risk exposures, but too many risk management functions haven’t fully adapted. The consequences are profound and often under-recognized. How did this come about, what additional changes are likely, and what can the risk manager do about it? The typical risk management function was formed to manage workplace injuries, public liability claims and motor vehicle accidents, and to oversee an insurance portfolio and related service providers. Beyond a couple of core functions, the staff is typically too small for meaningful specialization. Technology tools are oriented toward recording, summarizing and analyzing claims in a relative handful of loss categories. Reactive activity is the norm despite wishes to the contrary. On most days the staff goes home frustrated, wishing they had more organizational influence and more time to pursue difference-making initiatives.
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