InsuraGuest announces a strategic relationship with Venture Insurance Programs
InsuraGuest will provide hotel guests with additional accident and property insurance coverage at a low cost through their hotel.
InsuraGuest, Inc.®, announced today a strategic relationship with Venture Insurance Programs®, in the United States, to provide hotels with specialized insurance coverage for guests who are staying in the hotel utilizing InsuraGuest’s proprietary InsurTech software.
InsuraGuest’s API integrates with approximately 70 different hotel property management systems, with access to about 40,000 hotels worldwide. Upon integration, the InsuraGuest software helps hotels transfer their exposure to liability by offering specialized hotel guest protection policies.
The InsuraGuest coverage will be purchased by the hotel and offered to each registered guest and all of their room occupants upon check-in. A charge is placed on the guest’s folio as a separate line item and paid for by the guest. The specialized policy affords coverage for theft of personal property while in the hotel as well as accidental medical expense and accidental death and dismemberment.
“InsuraGuest is unlike any other InsurTech product on the market, offering protection for guests from the moment the guest checks in to the moment they check out,” said Douglas Anderson, chairman and chief executive officer of InsuraGuest, Inc. “We can’t wait to share our unique software integration and product offering with the lodging marketplace.”
“We are very excited for this InsuraGuest coverage to be available to hoteliers,” said Philip J. Harvey, Sr., Venture Program’s president. “InsuraGuest may be the first line of defense for both the guest and the hotel when an accident occurs. While trip insurance covers guests when traveling to and from their destination, InsuraGuest offers protection during their stay, helping hotels create an even better guest experience.”
With InsuraGuest, hotels purchase a policy to cover each registered guest including their room occupants, up to the policy limits of $2,500 to $50,000, through the hotel. Specifically, an InsuraGuest policy will cover:
About Venture Insurance Programs
Venture Insurance Programs, a leading program administrator that designs, underwrites and distributes industry-specific insurance packages. Based in West Chester, Pa., Venture has underwriting alliances with the world’s leading carrier groups, including Chubb, Allianz, Allied World, RSUI, USLI, Zurich North America, Monitor and Lloyd’s of London. Founded in 1993, Venture serves select industries—including golf and country clubs, golf destination resorts, hotels and resorts, commercial marine, fitness, wellness and spas, hunting and fishing lodges and city and social clubs.
About InsuraGuest. Inc.
InsuraGuest, Inc. is a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company, utilizing its proprietary flagship InsurTech software, InsuraGuest, which integrates with the hotels’ Property Management System, and help hotels transfer their exposure to liability by offering a specialized hotel guest protection policy. Through the InsuraGuest insurance program, hotel guests benefit from potential accident and loss coverage during their hotel stay, while providing the hotel an additional profit center.
Key milestone in accreditation process
PROVO, Utah, Jun. 24, 2019 – Following a year of working on its self-study, the proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (Noorda-COM) received notification from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of approval to advance to Candidate Status from Applicant Status.
The self-study was submitted by Noorda-COM to COCA whose Executive Committee accepted, reviewed and approved it on June 6th.
“This is three-months ahead of our original schedule,” said Dr. John J. Dougherty, founding dean and chief academic officer for the proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine. “We are appreciative of the [COCA] commissioners’ careful consideration and acknowledgement. COCA found the self-study to be 100 percent in compliance with all administrative, academic and financial standards.”
The status change is one essential step in receiving full accreditation from COCA. The proposed Noorda-COM plans to submit self-study II later in the upcoming year, which if approved by COCA, will change the status to Pre-Accreditation. At that point, the college may begin student recruitment.
The U.S. Department of Education and Utah state regulators were also informed by COCA of the progress of the proposed Noorda-COM’s status.
The self-study outlines in detail the proposed Noorda-COM’s progress in preparing its leadership team, financial support, potential for integration in local and regional hospitals and clinics, and in other key areas.
The proposed Noorda-COM established a strong leadership team with the appointment of Dougherty as founding dean and chief academic officer, the appointment of Dr. Richard P. Nielsen as founding president and CEO and who is also founding president and CEO of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Francis Gibson, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the proposed Noorda-COM, and a governing Board of Trustees comprised of distinguished health and business professionals. The proposed Noorda-COM also has the financial backing of major investors and has developed strong relationships with the top hospitals, clinics and healthcare systems in the intermountain western region.
“We are very fortunate,” said Nielsen. “We have fantastic relationships in the community, a strong and active Board, generous investors, and some of the top healthcare leaders in the country helping us bring this medical school to our community. We could not do it without them.”
About the proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine
The proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine would be an independent and freestanding institution overseen by a governing Board of Trustees located in Provo, Utah. It has achieved Candidate Status by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.
Founded and located in Provo, Utah in June 1998, Wasatch Educational manages the development of the proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine. www.wasatcheducational.com. Wasatch Educational is the holding company of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. The mission of Wasatch Educational is to promote and develop healthcare education institutions.
Plugin for Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse
OREM, Utah, June 18, 2019 – Fishbowl® provides Fishbowl® ShipExpress™ to integrate Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse with strong shipping services for providers such as UPS, FedEx, and USPS. It is a plugin built directly into the Fishbowl interface and eliminates the need for an ODBC connection, Endicia or another outside source.
The module makes it easy to provide more automation in shipping operations and includes:
“Fishbowl ShipExpress is a key module in streamlining the shipping requirements for our Fishbowl Manufacturing and Warehouse customers,” said Kendrick Hair, Fishbowl vice-president of development. “It is easy to implement and provides additional automation to run their businesses.”
Fishbowl ShipExpress is available now for all Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehousing customers.
About Fishbowl and Boxstorm
Based in Orem, Utah, Fishbowl is the No. 1 requested desktop manufacturing and warehouse management solution for QuickBooks, and it is also a popular standalone solution for organizations or enterprises looking to track assets. www.fishbowlinventory.com
Boxstorm® Forever Free™ – a Fishbowl Solution – offers the first free online inventory management solution that integrates with QuickBooks Online for small to medium businesses. Boxstorm Forever Free helps eliminate manual processes and spreadsheets for inventory management. Boxstorm also comes in other more advanced versions as needed to continue automating processes for a business. www.boxstorm.com.
PROVO, Utah, June 4, 2019 – Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) is proud to announce the appointment of Jessica D. Egbert, Ph.D., executive vice president of strategy and engagement at RMUoHP, as a new member of the American Council on Education’s (ACE), Women’s Network Executive Council (WNEC).
The ACE Women’s Network Executive Council supports state networks by serving as liaisons and mentors to state chairs and providing leadership for developing or strengthening state planning boards in achievement of ACE’s goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education. Members of WNEC serve as advisers to ACE.
“It’s a remarkable opportunity to serve on the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council,” said Egbert. “I am committed to – and enjoy – creating meaningful connections, building networks, sponsoring leadership and skill development, and promoting environments of diverse leadership through which organizations and institutions may thrive. The caliber of leaders with whom I’ll serve opens up another dimension of learning and mentorship. I’m hopeful this role will also be a benefit to our state and the Utah Women in Higher Education Network.”
Egbert received the invitation to serve on WHEN following several years of service as a member of the board for the Utah Women in Higher Education Network, and as chair and past chair of ACE’s Utah chapter serving in support of women in Utah higher education careers.
During her WNEC term, Egbert will serve as a liaison and mentor to assigned state chairs to provide leadership to strengthen state networks. Additionally, she will,
Egbert is actively engaged in many community and leadership roles, including as a current candidate for the Mapleton, Utah city council. She has served or is currently serving as a board member for the Board of Directors of the Utah Women in Higher Education Network, the Board of Governors of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Utah Valley University Community Advisory Council, the BusinessQ Editorial Board, the Provo City Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee, and on the Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon Licensing Board of the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Professional Licensure. Egbert is also a peer evaluator for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. She is a regional and national presenter on topics such as strategic planning, communication, influence, career development, networking, accreditation, and leadership.
In addition to her current role, she has served in several distinguished leadership roles at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, an accredited graduate institution in Provo, Utah,
Egbert is the recipient of numerous industry and community awards for excellence in achievement, leadership, and service. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology (BYU), a master’s of education degree in instructional technology (AIU), and a doctor of philosophy degree in educational leadership (TUI). Egbert has authored works with national associations, private organizations, and her dissertation research on non-cognitive factors within hybrid doctoral education was published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies.
About Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Founded in 1998 and located in Provo, Utah, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation is the highest achievable in the United States. RMUoHP offers graduate healthcare education exclusively and has a reputation for high-quality, evidence-based, and outcomes-oriented healthcare programs. www.rm.edu.