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WTW and Riskonnect join forces to launch a new Risk Diagnostic Tool

April 29, 2024


LONDON, April 29, 2024 — WTW (NASDAQ: WTW), a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company, today announced a partnership with Riskonnect to pilot an innovative analytical delivery tool which connects claims and exposure data through its new WTW Risk IQ API (application programming interface).

The collaboration between Riskonnect and WTW offers clients of both organizations the opportunity to better evaluate their claims data to identify, assess and quantify inefficiencies as well as reduce errors and anomalies by eliminating the labor-intensive manual processes involving in uploading complicated risk and claims data into the models. In doing so, clients can achieve real time actionable insights for their risk mitigation strategies.

The Risk IQ API will first connect risk and claims data stored in Riskonnect to WTW’s Workers’ Compensation Diagnostic (WCD) Tool. Designed to assess a client’s claims handling process, the tool will evaluate the efficiency of the Workers’ Compensation program to identify ways to reduce future losses. The WCD assesses nine key metrics to assess strengths and weaknesses and projects the financial impact of different cost containment solutions.  This was recently successfully undertaken with The Wendy’s Company, a global fast-food chain who had accumulated extensive data on types of injuries, severity and costs driving its workers’ comp claims. By utilizing the data through Risk IQ’s predictive modelling system, the company was able to efficiently allocate capital to risk mitigation.

By facilitating a proactive evaluation of risk benefit to clients it is anticipated that the partnership between Riskonnect and WTW will strengthen and facilitate support to clients in other areas, such as property, giving clients the opportunity to develop risk strategies using other Risk IQ tools such as Property Quantified, Global Peril Diagnostic and Climate Diagnostic.

John Merkovsky, Global Head of Risk & Analytics, WTW, said “We are delighted to be partnering with Riskonnect to augment their capabilities with our industry leading analytical capabilities. We initially established the Risk IQ model to enable clients to streamline data and help drive better risk mitigation outcomes as well as provide efficiencies and cost savings. The latest enhancement to the Risk IQ platform is our Workers’ Compensation Diagnostic tool, and we look forward to rolling out other tools.”

Jim Wetekamp, CEO, Riskonnect, said “Riskonnect is thrilled to partner with WTW to provide our customers direct access to its leading risk analytics and modeling platform, Risk IQ. The partnership adds significant value for our customers, empowering them with additional tools to quantify, analyze, and stay ahead of ever-changing risks. And it furthers Riskonnect’s mission of helping organizations transform the way they perceive and manage risk, by providing the most advanced technologies available.” 

About WTW

At WTW (NASDAQ: WTW), we provide data-driven, insight-led solutions in the areas of people, risk and capital. Leveraging the global view and local expertise of our colleagues serving 140 countries and markets, we help organizations sharpen their strategy, enhance organizational resilience, motivate their workforce and maximize performance.

Working shoulder to shoulder with our clients, we uncover opportunities for sustainable success and provide perspective that moves you.

About Riskonnect

Riskonnect is the leading integrated risk management software solution provider. Our technology empowers organizations with the ability to anticipate, manage, and respond in real time to strategic and operational risks across the extended enterprise.

More than 2,500 customers across six continents use our unique risk-correlation technology to gain previously unattainable insights that deliver better business outcomes. Riskonnect has more than 1,000 risk management experts in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. To learn more, visit Riskonnect.

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