Press Release | March 22, 2023 | Phoenix, Arizona
Ranger offers a full-stack software solution that elevates the role of insurance agents, giving them the right tools to become their customers’ trusted advisors
Today, Ranger, the agent-first insurance technology company, launches in Arizona, the first state in a multi-state national rollout. Ranger is the first insurtech to elevate the role of the insurance agent with a full-stack software solution, enabling them to become their customers’ trusted advisors. The company has agents on-the-ground and is actively recruiting throughout the state.
Arizona is the 5th fastest growing state by population in the US, up over 14 percent since 2010. As of June 2022, Arizona had the second largest housing price appreciation among all states between the first quarters of 2021 and 2022, at 27.5 percent. The average homeowner in AZ also spends 43 percent of their income on their home. As home values increase, homeowners are more likely to be underinsured, putting them at risk of losing their greatest asset. Ranger agents are uniquely positioned to help their customers navigate the complexities of under insurance and believe risk assessments should be completed annually.
“Arizona has five of the fastest growing cities in the US with property values exceeding twice the national average. This rapid change in home values in a short period of time is resulting in many homeowners unknowingly underinsuring their homes by $100,000 or more and putting at risk their greatest financial asset,”
said Greg Garrison, CEO of Ranger and a 15-year veteran of the insurance industry. “We created Ranger to help families avoid these common mistakes with insurance. Ranger agents are experienced and provided with the tools they need to help families with more than just home insurance coverage.
“...They can guide them expertly through the complexities of all of the policies our customers need.”
Insurance agents typically generate 90 percent of the $100 billion in annual homeowner’s premiums and 80-90 percent of families still use an agent to purchase home insurance, but that is not reflected in how agents are being treated by insurance carriers. Focused on offering only best-in-class consumer Property and Casualty insurance products, Ranger delivers better outcomes for customers by optimizing the insurance agent experience through a modern-day vertical software solution. Rather than being an afterthought, Ranger agents become the arbiters of advice, insights and expertise in home and family protection..
“I became a Ranger agent because I wanted to be more than just a salesperson for the insurance industry. I fundamentally believe that an insurance agent should be a trusted advisor, and by focusing on long-term relationships with our customers that is exactly what Ranger is doing.” said David Mitchell, Ranger agent based in Phoenix. “I’ve had many roles in insurance prior to becoming an agent, and it was when I worked in claims and dealt firsthand with customers who were finding out during a claim that they were underinsured or their policies didn’t fully cover them, that I decided to become an agent to better advise and help customers.”
Ranger raised $5.3M in seed round in 2022, led by industry veterans and backed by major investors including Lerer Hippeau, Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, Montauk Ventures, and others.
When I look for a company to invest in, I look for category disruptors. Ranger is the future of modern home insurance” – Alex Rodriguez, seed investor
Co-founded in 2021 by Philip Krim, Greg Garrison and Gabriel Flateman, Ranger is an agent-first personal insurance provider, offering a suite of affordable, high-quality products designed to keep the modern family home protected with more intelligence. Its proprietary digital agent platform and unique incentive model elevate the role of the insurance agent to that of a family advisor whose mission is to educate customers and help them make confident and well-informed decisions on risks and how to manage them. Ranger’s initial focus is ensuring families take a holistic approach to insuring their living spaces and transportation. Over time, Ranger agents will be able to provide expert advice and products to help families protect anything that is critical to their continued prosperity and ability to enjoy life. For more information visit www.rangerinsurance.com.