Enservio Awarded Patent for Co-Party Debit Card for Insurance Claim Settlements

February 12, 2013

Enservio, a national provider of software and services to property insurers, announced it has been awarded a patent for a co-party activation debit card for insurance claims payments. The card, applicable for auto, personal property, dwelling and liability payments has already been utilized to settle over $100 million in claims.

The patented electronic settlement system, which includes a debit card option, enables insurance carriers to deliver a claim payment, on two or more payment cards that can be used simultaneously. All cards must be activated before funds are available. ReStore Payments replicates the safety features of co-party checks with the convenience of a card while accelerating claim payments, reducing costs and simplifying the overall claim settlement process.

The patent is based on technology that builds in an additional security feature on top of the payment networks, requiring both parties to activate their separate cards in order for funds to be accessed.

“The industry has been trying to solve this problem for some time,” said Jon McNeill, CEO of Enservio. “This product was built from the ground up with the specific needs of the insurance industry in mind to replicate co-party check behavior and to accommodate escheatment processes.”

Electronic settlement with co-party functionality offer policyholders a number of benefits, including:

· The convenience of a debit card combined with the safety features of co-party checks – the heart of co-party activation.

· Immediate access to funds including swipe and PIN purchases as well as funds transfer and cash access. Policy holders can also take the card to hotels and restaurants.

· Acceptance at millions of merchants.

· A universal solution addressing those insureds who may not have bank accounts and subsequently can’t use checks.

· The ease of delivering reloadable supplements or release of holdback.

· Exclusive cash back deals and discounts at a number of major retailers when combined with Enservio’s RestoreMall program.

Insurance carriers offering card payment options to their customers can improve operational efficiencies while enhancing the customer experience with:

· Reduced processing costs of up to 50 percent per transaction compared to traditional paper check payments.

· Comprehensive reporting and analytics.

· Proven retention benefits, including optional carrier branding for the card and associated websites.

· Easy integration with existing claims payment systems.

Enservio’s dual activation card is available immediately for insurance carriers, financial institutions and entities interested in solutions to co party check costs. To learn more, visit www.restorepayments.com, or call 855-392-4730.

Source: Enservio

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