ATLANTA — LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, part of RELX, today announced it has acquired Flyreel, a Denver-based property insurtech that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to enable self-service property inspections, which provide additional visibility into a property's interior and exterior to improve and automate new business and renewal underwriting and claims processes. Flyreel will become part of the insurance business within LexisNexis Risk Solutions, complementing the insurance data and analytics leader’s existing breadth of data assets and models that help assess risk for a structure's inhabitants and location.
Flyreel uses proprietary computer vision technology to guide a home or business owner through a comprehensive property scan via the policyholder's smartphone. Using the Flyreel app, consumers effortlessly capture interior and exterior property features. The insights are digitized, verified and delivered into insurance carriers’ workflows, eliminating the need for an onsite visit.
“Insurers need a modern solution for the home inspection process that reduces costs, gives them the insight they need to underwrite and improve loss ratios, and offers a convenient, intelligent customer experience,” said Bill Madison, CEO, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “By combining Flyreel's innovative capabilities with our vast data analytics assets, we will create a transformative platform for property risk assessment that offers insurers comprehensive underwriting insights and more effectively identifies the properties that need inspections at renewal. The benefits are game-changing.”
Among the benefits, insurers can more effectively determine the appropriate premium for each property scanned, improve loss ratios by identifying critical hazards upfront, reduce premium leakage by capturing details about insurable assets and simplify the inspection process for improved property owner satisfaction.
Flyreel's technology also benefits consumers with a better customer experience by alleviating their scheduling headaches, improving a consumer’s understanding of their home or business risks and creating a record of their possessions in the event of a future claim.
Cole Winans, CEO of Flyreel, added, “We’re incredibly proud of the innovation we’ve brought to the insurance industry. Comprehensive interior and exterior property analytics and consumer-grade experiences are foundational to the present and future of insurance. With its strong history of delivering transformative insurance solutions, LexisNexis Risk Solutions accelerates our path while amplifying our ability to deliver new solutions and value to the market. We look forward to applying our combined capabilities to continue solving industry challenges and doing even more together across lines of business.”
Morgan Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to Flyreel.
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data and advanced analytics to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. We provide data and technology solutions for a wide range of industries including insurance, financial services, healthcare and government. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers. For more information, please visit www.risk.lexisnexis.com and www.relx.com.
RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs more than 33,000 people over 40% of whom are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York stock exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalization is approximately £44bn/€51bn/$55bn.