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Around the P&C insurance industry: Feb. 17, 2016

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The Alexandria, Va.-based Agents Council for Technology and the New York City-based ACORD-User Groups Information Exchange said they have entered into a joint initiative, the Insurance Digital Revolution, to drive the adoption of digital tools that help agents, carriers and managing general agents better serve their clients.

Fort Worth, Texas-based Interstate Restoration said it has acquired Waipahu, Hawaii-based emergency restoration service company Hawaii DKI. Terms were not disclosed.

San Diego-based insurance software company Mitchell said it has released its Industry Trends Report for the first quarter of 2016. In this edition, the inflation rate driving car repair prices and the industrywide implementation ICD-10 are discussed.

The Minneapolis-based Insurance Marketing & Communications Association said its 2016 Showcase Awards program is now open for submissions through March 31, 2016. Entry fees for the 2016 competition are $100 per entry for members and $250 per entry for nonmembers. Winners will receive their awards at the Showcase Gala Banquet on June 21, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor.   

Los Angeles-based insurance giant Farmers Insurance said it is now offering rideshare coverage for ride-hailing drivers in Tennessee, New Mexico, Nebraska and Illinois. Farmers said it collaborated with representatives of each state’s department of insurance and commerce, as well as legislators and leaders of transportation network companies, to develop insurance specifically for ride-hailing drivers. The coverage was made available as specified in each state’s new ride-hailing law, the company said.

Foster City, Calif.-based insurance software developer Guidewire Software Inc. said that Argentina-based insurance technology and consulting company SBI Technology has become a consulting partner for its Guidewire PartnerConnect.

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