Herald changelog

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Herald changelog and updates

Herald changelog and updates

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Herald changelog - One year of building

In June of 2021 we published the inaugural Changelog entry (Our first release) about the first General Liability integration in our sandbox environment. That was first time we enshrined our mission of building digital infrastructure for commercial insurance i…


Herald changelog - Our sixth General Liability product

Sorry this is a bit late. Last week, over three thousand leaders gathered in New York City at an Insurtech Insights event and Yours Truly was one of them. Still, we're happy to announce that Herald now supports six General Liability products. This newest inte…


Herald changelog - Another Workers' Compensation integration

This week, we launched another Workers' Compensation integration. This addition brings our number of Workers’ Compensation products up to three and our total number of supported products up to fourteen. This product launch marks the fifth new product we’ve la…


Herald changelog - Three's a crowd

This week we launched another Business Owners Policy (BOP) product. This integration brings our number of supported BOP products up to three. In the process of adding this BOP product we added support for over 470 classes of business including electricians, p…


Herald changelog - Two more integrations

We launched two new insurance products this week: one property and one general liability. This brings our total supported property products to two, and our supported general liability products to five.


Herald changelog - Property

This week we have launched a new line of business: Commercial Property. Developers will now be able to quote policies for five total lines of business: Property, General Liability, Business Owners' Policy (BOP), Workers' Compensation, and Cyber. To support th…


Herald changelog - Bind

This week, we published an API feature that was already available to early partners in beta: bind. ”Binding” is insurance parlance for buying a policy. Herald now empowers distributors to bind products from any carrier partner that enables this capability via…


Herald changelog - Cyber Insurance

We recently launched our first carrier for our fourth line of business: Cyber. As businesses invest more and more in technology and attackers get more and more sophisticated, cyber events have become one of the fastest-growing categories of risk. As a result,…


Herald changelog - Growth

As more distributors and carriers join Herald, it becomes important to update our team, processes, and technology to support the growth of our ecosystem. This sprint, we focused on making updates to our infrastructure that enables us to scale:We automated par…


Herald changelog - Three big features

Thank you for your patience here. This entry is about a week late because your beloved author was traveling to sunny San Diego. But this one is worth the wait, because we launched three big features.


Herald changelog - Last updates of 2021

Despite the winter holidays, we kept chipping away at our mission of making commercial insurance easily accessible online. Here are the last changes and bug fixes we snuck in before the new year:We expanded support for BOP to include three additional classes …


Herald changelog - $8M in seed funding

Our changelog shares changes we make to Herald that improve our customers' ability to connect their technology to the insurance ecosystem. Some of these improvements are direct and tangible, like new lines of business. Others are updates to our infrastructure…


Herald changelog - Business Owners Policy

This week we launched our third line of business: Business Owners Policy, also known as BOP. In addition to having a lot of demand for this line of business, we were excited to work with an incredible new carrier as our first BOP product: CNA. Here are some o…


Herald changelog - Quickstart guide

Last time, we released a fake carrier and fake products so that developers could play around in our sandbox environment. This week, we took that concept one step further by writing a quickstart guide for developers who want to get started right away. This gui…


Herald changelog - A new toy in the sandbox

We want to make it easy for developers to explore our API and see how easy connecting to insurance carriers can be with Herald. At the same time, we make sure our carrier partners' products are only accessible to developers at approved distribution partners. …


Herald changelog - Workers' Compensation

Sorry we didn't write to you two weeks ago. We were busy meeting with folks at Insuretech Connect in Las Vegas! It was the first industry conference where Herald was represented (and it was a blast).This week we launched our first carrier for our second line …


Herald changelog - Tightening the screws

We're working hard in the background updating our API to support submissions for multiple lines of business while integrating workers' compensation products. As a result, this week's release focused on "tightening up the screws." Here's what we fixed and impr…


Herald changelog - Puzzling class codes

Insurance companies sometimes allow external parties, usually wholesale brokers, managing general agents (MGAs), or managing general underwriters (MGUs) to use their discretion about the risk associated with a specific applicant. In these cases, users of quot…


Herald changelog - First quote in production

This changelog is short and sweet. We'd like to share a major milestone for us: we delivered our first live quote in production.It's important to appreciate this milestone while also remembering that this quote is the first of many to come. We remain focused …


Herald changelog - A digital insurance switchboard

This week we released the first instance of what we call data coercion, which makes submitting one insurance application to multiple carriers smoother for developers.In the past, Herald relied on default values for each carrier's coverage parameters to ensure…