One to watch, now with even greater customer service and enhanced marketing potential with other related business to complement their offerings with insurance, allowing their customers instant coverage and a hassle-free experience without ever leaving their app or website.
Lemonade announced Tuesday that it launched a public API (application programming interface), allowing anyone to seamlessly offer Lemonade policies through their apps or websites.
The insurtech home insurer announced: “Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re opening up the Lemonade platform to the world!
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“For the first time, developers will be able to easily incorporate insurance into their own experience, alongside their main products,” Lemonade Co-Founder Shai Wininger wrote in a blog item on the Lemonade website published the same day that his company delivered the news in a media statement.
Specifically, the media statement urged developers of commerce sites, real estate apps, financial advisors, bots, IoT and smart home products to use the open platform. They “will now be able to complement their offerings with insurance, allowing their customers instant coverage and a hassle-free experience without ever leaving their app or website,” Lemonade said.
“It takes years to pull together the licenses, capital and technology needed to offer insurance instantly through an app, which is why it’s almost nonexistent. Today’s API launch changes that. Anyone with a slight familiarity with coding can now include these capabilities in their app, in a matter of hours,” said Wininger in the statement.
Through its API platform, Lemonade will initially offer developers access to its renters, condo and homeowners insurance.
The new Lemonade API supports easy quoting, policy creation and claims payment in Lemonade’s active markets of New York, California, Texas, Illinois, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
As Lemonade introduces new insurance products to market, the API will expand too, the company said.
Lemonade, which describes itself as an “insurance company powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics,” unveiled a different kind of open environment in August—allowing insurance customers to make coverage changes on their own. Specifically, the “Live Policy” option allows insureds to make changes to provisions like deductibles or limits, or to add or deleted covered parties, without call a customer service representative or waiting for an agent or broker to handle the process.[…]