From the IASA Annual Education and Business Conference Insurity, a provider of core insurance processing and data integration and analytics solutions, announced its acquisition of Tropics Software Technologies.

Based in Sarasota, Florida, Tropics is an insurance software firm that focuses on the workers’ compensation market for mono-line carriers, state and self-insured funds as well as other specialty workers’ compensation organizations.

The Tropics brand will be retained with the organization operating as ‘Tropics, an Insurity company.’

The addition of Tropics to the Insurity group of companies further strengthens Insurity’s leadership position in the workers’ compensation market.

This latest acquisition, combined with Insurity’s May, 2015 acquisition of Oceanwide, represents a continuation of the company’s strategy to be the dominant provider of software and services in its target market segments.

Tropics’ specialized expertise and comprehensive core systems offer a strong combination of services and solutions, making it the leading player in the software market for mono-line workers compensation carriers and self-insured funds.

In combination with its own strong presence and expertise in the workers’ compensation market, and the two companies’ robust customer bases, Insurity will be establishing a center of excellence that will include core processing software, compliance services, portals and other technology-focused value propositions.

In addition to Tropics providing an ideal complement to the Insurity and Oceanwide portfolio of products and services, the organizations share a common commitment to the Microsoft technology architecture, enabling the sharing of professional resources and solution components across platforms.

Insurity, Oceanwide, and Tropics are also now able to offer their respective and shared clients even greater value with a broader and deeper solution set, leveraging the combined expertise of the organizations.

Specifically, Tropics and its customers will now be able to benefit from Oceanwide’s cloud delivery expertise and Insurity’s deep experience with compliance services, along with an ability to support larger, more diverse organizations with greater depth, complementary solutions and the financial resources of Insurity.

"As part of the Insurity organization we see a tremendous opportunity to expand our reach and better support our existing clients with service, delivery and software options – including Insurity’s IEV data solution and Oceanwide’s Bridge Portal," commented Tropics CEO Mike Mobar.

"We now have a distinct advantage in the workers’ compensation market. By coupling the breadth of our software solutions and industry expertise with those of Insurity, we have what I would argue is the industry’s strongest set of workers’ compensation offerings to address the needs of any size insurer."

Matthew Josefowicz, president and CEO of Novarica, commented on the acquisition, saying, "As insurers increasingly expect their core systems suite vendors to offer them a broad range of capabilities, acquisitions like this that combine specialty components with a broad suite including portals and business intelligence can enable the creation of more value for clients."

Jeffrey Glazer, Insurity president and CEO, added, "Tropics is a great addition to the Insurity group of companies, bringing significant expertise, a proven solution and a strong client base. The ability to leverage solution components and technology across Insurity, Oceanwide, and Tropics platforms gives all of our companies and our customers a distinct opportunity to differentiate and be the most competitive players in the market."

Glazer further stated that "Insurity will continue to support and sell the workers’ compensation solutions offered by Insurity, namely, Policy Decisions, and by Tropics, namely Breeze and Ocean. We will continue to make ongoing investments in these products and related technologies, people, and services as we establish a workers’ compensation center of excellence to promote best practices and drive technological advancement in this area of the market."