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CM Select Insurance Company in Production with Sunlight Solutions’ Sunlight Enterprise

September 25, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 25, 2018--Sunlight Solutions, the provider of Sunlight Enterprise, a modern end-to-end insurance platform, today announced CM Select Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Church Mutual Insurance Company, has selected and successfully deployed the solution. The fast cloud implementation enables CM Select to offer direct-to-customer Commercial BOP product for smaller religious organizations, giving the insurer a significant competitive advantage by successfully introducing new ways to simplify the insurance buying process.

100% web-based and delivered via the cloud, Sunlight Enterprise is successfully supporting CM Select’s policy issue (including underwriting and endorsements), billing, producer commissions, and claims. Beginning with a gap analysis in April 2017, the insurer subsequently selected Sunlight Solutions, going into production in August 2018.

According to Kurt Brandau, President of CM Select, “We have successfully disrupted the market by being the first to offer a simplified on-line insurance purchasing experience for faith-based organizations. The fully digital Sunlight Solutions platform combined with our portal enable us to offer insurance directly to churches, especially smaller churches, providing convenient, easy-to-purchase coverage that is specific to each organization’s unique needs.”

Lester Smith, Vice President and CIO with CM Select, added, “We opted to evaluate the Sunlight Solutions platform after the successful deployment of the system at CM Vantage Specialty, which also is a wholly owned subsidiary of Church Mutual. We were impressed with the system’s flexibility and configurability to address the nuances of our business as well as its ability to handle our end-to-end processes. The cloud delivery made it especially attractive to enable quick deployment and minimal infrastructure investment.”

A sampling of the benefits CM Select is experiencing with the deployment of Sunlight Enterprise include:

The ability for the new insurance company to quickly begin processing business; A competitive advantage in CM Select’s target market; Highly efficient end-to-end insurance processing; Ease of doing business for the customer; Easily expanded capabilities as the business grows with new products and states; and Anytime, anywhere access via the cloud-based implementation.

Sunlight Solutions’ Bernadette Wudarski, Business Director, noted, “CM Select represents yet another successful Azure cloud implementation for our insurance suite and further validates the quality of our cloud-based offering. We are especially pleased that we have now successfully delivered two successful projects for Church Mutual Insurance Company, CM Select and CM Vantage. We extend our congratulations to the CM Select team for a job well done and we are gratified for the role we were able to play in this successful effort.”

Sunlight Enterprise is a modern solution built on Microsoft technology, with innovative capabilities to enhance the end-to-end insurance processes: product configuration, system configuration, analytics, marketing, network management, reporting, and social communication, in addition to the core basics -- customer management, policy, billing, claims, rules engine, reporting and workflow. Sunlight Enterprise is able to support any P&C line of business. The solution includes a robust configuration tool that is designed for use by business analysts to enable rapid product deployment.

About CM Select

This wholly owned subsidiary of Church Mutual Insurance Company is a provider of insurance designed specifically to meet the needs of smaller religious organizations of all denominations. Coverage includes BOP property and liability insurance. For more information, visit www.cmselect.com.

About Church Mutual

Church Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1897, offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, as well as schools, camps, denominational offices, senior living facilities and non-profit organizations. Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and liability insurance, including multi-peril, workers’ compensation and commercial auto insurance. In addition to insurance, Church Mutual provides a spectrum of value-added solutions that benefit its customers. Church Mutual holds the following honors: A.M. Best Company “A” (excellent) rating; 2018 Ward’s 50 Top Performing Property and Casualty Insurers; BenchmarkPortal Top 10 National Customer Service Center; Wisconsin 75 by Deloitte US, 2016, 2017 and 2018; Futuremakers Partner, by Wisconsin Technical College System; Celent Model Insurer for innovation and emerging technologies; and Award in Innovation for entrepreneurialism and innovation, by National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. For additional information visit www.churchmutual.com.

About Sunlight

Sunlight is an end-to-end insurance processing solution provider backed by proven industry veterans with a vision to change the status quo of insurance software. The company’s flagship offering is Sunlight Enterprise -- a cloud delivered solution, built on modern and open technology, offering flexibility and rich functionality with capabilities not found in most insurance administration products. For additional information visit www.sunlightsolutions.com

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CONTACT: Sunlight Solutions

Steve Franklin

sfranklin@sunlightsolutions.com

VP, Operations

952-797-6312

www.sunlightsolutions.com

or

CM Select Insurance Company

Lester Smith

lsmith@cmselect.com

715-539-5862

VP, Chief Information Officer

www.cmselect.com

Or

Dawn Bernatz

Director of Corporate Communications

(800) 554-2642, Option 4, Ext. 4574

Fax: (715) 539-4650

www.churchmutual.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MINNESOTA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RELIGION TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE CONSUMER

SOURCE: Sunlight Solutions

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