CASE STUDY

Global Diversified Holding Company Saves More than $7 Million in Insurance Premiums over Three Years Through Aggressive, Streamlined Renewal Process

Services Provided
Risk Management

Industry
Diversified Holding Company

The Challenge

A global diversified holdings company with investments in 14 different public and private companies and an annual insurance premium spend of $14.9 million was looking to reduce its premiums without sacrificing coverage.

Its current program was cumbersome to manage as a result of numerous policies that renewed at different times and with different brokers. As a result, the overwhelmed, understaffed treasury team that also served as the internal risk management simply rolled over programs with the same carriers year-after-year without making adjustments to reflect changes in business operations.

The Solution

The Risk International team was brought in to provide added oversight and diligence on the program throughout the year, while adjusting policies to reflect current business needs and operations. Fully independent from the insurance industry, the external team was able to take a fresh look at competitive offerings and provide unbiased recommendations as to proposed changes in the renewal process. The team started by consolidating policies to not only streamline renewals, but also increase the scale of the policies as a means for garnering more competitive renewal options. In some areas, such as workers’ compensation, Risk International unbundled claims services in order to identify more suitable carriers and improve the service profile. Where it made sense, the team added deductibles where there were previously none in order to realize additional savings.

Risk International applied its proven data collection process to the new business, which resulted in a reset of values and lower overall exposure basis. 

The Results

Changes made in the first year resulted in a savings of $1.5 million. By providing added scale and risk diversification in the second year, the Risk International team saved the client an additional $3.2 million. With a continued focus on efficient management of the various policies and competitively bidding out contracts, Risk International saved the client an additional $2.3 million the following year for a cumulative annual savings of more than $7.1 million over a three-year-period. Beyond the cost savings, the revamped program became more manageable to oversee, resulted in enhanced services and more accurately reflected the current needs of the various businesses, all while aligning the renewals to single date and cutting the number of policies by a third.