NEXT Connect enables small businesses to purchase fast and affordable coverage in a way that is convenient for them, either completely online or with the assistance of a licensed insurance agent. In addition, it provides an unmatched opportunity for trusted small business partners. Small business ecosystems in industries including payroll, POS, accounting, e-commerce, banking and others can now easily embed NEXT’s insurance offerings into their existing platforms. By leveraging multiple insurance carriers, including NEXT, partners can address the full coverage needs of virtually any type of small business anywhere in the U.S.
NEXT Connect is a result of NEXT’s earlier acquisition of AP Intego in March of this year. It combines AP Intego’s partner-based, multi-carrier model with NEXT’s unmatched strengths in customer experience, customer care and technology. NEXT Connect strengthens NEXT as a business and furthers the company mission to better serve even more small businesses and potential partners.
“NEXT Connect creates an unmatched opportunity for our small business ecosystem partners to embed insurance offerings directly into their platforms,” said Steve Hauck, VP, Partnerships at NEXT. “We are entering an age where our customers want and deserve the opportunity to purchase the best insurance policies for their business, from a trusted source, and with this new NEXT Connect offering, we’re able to provide that solution.”
NEXT Insurance transforms small business insurance by leveraging new technology, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, to deliver a simple and affordable purchasing experience. NEXT Connect continues NEXT’s core mission to help small businesses thrive by simplifying access to insurance and meeting customers where they are.