Harford Mutual Selects Guidewire Solution for Rating, Underwriting, Policy Administration, Billing, and Claims Management

  Harford Mutual Selects Guidewire Solution for Rating, Underwriting, Policy
  Administration, Billing, and Claims Management

  Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ to help commercial insurer increase operational
efficiencies, continue to provide high levels of customer service, and quickly
        adapt to market changes through ISO Electronic Rating Content

Business Wire

BEL AIR, Md. & FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- June 20, 2013

Harford Mutual Insurance Companies (Harford Mutual), a provider of
Property/Casualty (P/C) insurance products and services for businesses, and
Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to P/C
insurers, today announced that Harford Mutual has selected Guidewire
InsuranceSuite™ as its new platform for rating, underwriting and policy
administration, claims management, and billing. Harford Mutual has also
selected Guidewire Reinsurance Management™, Guidewire Client Data Management™,
and Guidewire Standards-based Templates.

As part of its technology upgrade strategy, Harford Mutual sought new core
systems that would help it increase its operational efficiencies and maintain
its high service levels to its customers, both policyholders and agents.

“We receive consistent feedback from our agents that one of our most
significant strengths is our responsiveness to their requests and suggestions
for system enhancements or new tools to help them do their jobs,” said Stephen
Fabian, vice president and chief information officer, Harford Mutual.
“Guidewire InsuranceSuite will help us continue to provide high levels of
service to our agents and support us in reaching our other strategic goals.”

InsuranceSuite will enable Harford Mutual to:

  *Gain the ability to quickly adopt new revisions and make rate changes
    through ISO Electronic Rating Content;
  *Increase the ease of doing business for agents;
  *Easily configure the solution’s features and functionality to address the
    organization’s specific requirements; and
  *Enhance operational efficiency across the organization by standardizing
    policy administration, billing management, and claims handling processes
    on a common platform.

“We are pleased that Harford Mutual has selected Guidewire InsuranceSuite as
well as Guidewire’s Rating, Reinsurance, and Client Data Management add-on
modules,” said Steve Sherry, vice president, The Americas, Guidewire Software.
“We recognize Harford Mutual’s commitment to strategic growth, and we look
forward to working with them to help them achieve their business and IT goals
through this project.”

Guidewire InsuranceSuite powers the mission-critical operations of
property/casualty insurers competing in today’s market. The suite was designed
using a modular approach, enabling insurers to select individual applications
-- Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire BillingCenter®, and Guidewire
ClaimCenter® -- or a pre-integrated set, driven by their requirements and
priorities. InsuranceSuite provides the flexibility insurers need to deliver
insurance the way they want to, by rapidly delivering better products and
service to their policyholders and agents, while improving underwriting
discipline and lowering operational costs.

About Harford Mutual Insurance Companies

For more than 170 years the Harford Mutual Insurance Companies have been
providing their clients with insurance coverage tailored to protect their
businesses. The Harford Mutual Insurance Companies have grown from a small
local insurer serving homeowners and farmers in rural Bel Air, Maryland, to a
regional company that offers a range of programs designed to protect the
business assets of clients in seven states and the District of Columbia.  The
company is represented by more than 400 independent insurance agencies
supported by its expert in-house staff of underwriters, claims professionals,
and insurance specialists. For more information about Harford Mutual, please
visit www.harfordmutual.com.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire Software is a provider of software products for Property/Casualty
insurers. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire products enable
insurers to deliver excellent service, increase market share, and lower
operating costs. Guidewire products include Guidewire InsuranceSuite™,
consisting of Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire ClaimCenter® and Guidewire
BillingCenter® which span the core functional areas in insurance; Guidewire
Live^SM, a cloud-based network connecting peer insurers, core system data and
expert tools through instant on apps; Guidewire DataHub™ and Guidewire
InfoCenter™ which help insurers address their data management and business
intelligence challenges. Guidewire is headquartered in Foster City,
California, with offices in Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris,
Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Warsaw. For more information, please visit

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DataHub, Guidewire InfoCenter, Guidewire Live, Guidewire Live Inside, Before &
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Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.


Guidewire Software, Inc.
Diana Stott, +1 650-356-4941
Director, Communications
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