Universal Insurance Programs Selects INSTANDA's Digital Platform to Power its Future

Posted on 15th February 2024

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Universal Insurance Programs Selects INSTANDA's Digital Platform to Power its Future

Posted on 15th February 2024

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NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2024 — Phoenix-based program administrator Universal Insurance Programs (UIP) announces today a new partnership with INSTANDA to streamline the organization’s operations to improve speed to market for product enhancements and additions within its niche insuring tanning salons, salons, day spas and self-storage facilities.

INSTANDA’s leading no-code insurance technology will enable UIP to make real-time updates to its products and integrate third-party technologies to ease the process and enrich the experience for their brokers and insureds.

“Universal Insurance Programs continues to evolve to ease the insurance process in line with our mission ‘to give peace of mind – made easy’ for our clients within our specialty, as well as for the brokers and carriers with whom we partner,” said Jenny Bortman, president of UIP. “Our partnership with INSTANDA is an investment in the future, allowing us to have more autonomy over our platform and bring the best to our team, clients, broker partners and carriers in terms of products, service and user experience.”

Through INSTANDA’s innovative digital platform, UIP plans to introduce an improved broker portal with a streamlined submission process and online quoting. At the same time, UIP’s insureds will enjoy improvements at the front-end including access to quotes, financing and invoicing in one platform. UIP writes products nationwide primarily, but not exclusively, on a non-admitted basis.

"Universal Insurance Programs is on an exciting growth trajectory requiring enabled, integrated technology that they can control on their own and in real time,” said Tim Hardcastle, CEO and co-founder of INSTANDA. “We look forward to the role our digital platform will play in empowering UIP to better serve their specialty.”


INSTANDA offers a complete digital platform for innovative insurers. Whether digitizing your entire business, or launching a new innovative product, INSTANDA provides everything you need to transform your value offering for the modern world. Visit http://www.instanda.com/us to find out how we help insurers deliver unparalleled value for their clients.

About Universal Insurance Programs

Universal Insurance Programs (UIP) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based program administrator that specializes in customized insurance solutions for tanning salons, salons, day spas and the self-storage industries. Founded in 1992, UIP’s mission is to assist business owners in niche markets with evolved insurance products tailored to their unique needs. To learn more about Universal Insurance Programs, visit https://uiprograms.com/.

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