PLNAR Joins Guidewire PartnerConnect Solution Alliance Program; Publishes Ready for Guidewire Integration for Virtual Interior Inspections


Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently, today announced that PLNAR, a leading provider of virtual claims technology solutions for the insurance industry, has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect as a Solution partner. The companies also announced that PLNAR’s new Ready for Guidewire validated add-on is now available to insurers in the Guidewire Marketplace.


Insurance customers have high expectations of their insurers and are not afraid to find a new insurer if their expectations are not being met. According to a 2020 J.D. Power study, homeowners insurance claimants can be driven to shop their policies with other insurers if they are required to exert a high level of effort to get their claim resolved. To make the interior property claims process as smooth as possible and help insurers meet these high expectations, PLNAR created their contactless claims platform to put the power in the hands of the policyholder and enable digital adjusting of interior property claims.


Since 2012, PLNAR has worked to develop a program for insurers that combines intuitive AI (artificial intelligence) and AR (augmented reality) technology while leveraging technology that eighty-one percent of Americans already own – smartphones. PLNAR’s platform streamlines the interior property claims process for adjusters and claimants alike by enabling a self-service, digital claims process. With PLNAR’s technology, anyone with a smartphone can document interior property and damage to put desk adjusters virtually into interior spaces and shorten cycle times.


PLNAR’s contactless claims platform, delivered through their Ready for Guidewire add-on for Guidewire ClaimCenter, takes digital photos captured with the PLNAR SNAP app and transforms them into fully measured, interactive 3D models. PLNAR SNAP guides users through simple, standardized steps and procedures to capture photos. Photos taken with SNAP are embedded with dimensioning data, ensuring that adjusters receive the proper claims data, including comprehensive and detailed measurements, without needing to send an adjuster or inspector on site. PLNAR leverages this dimensioning data to generate complete data sets and a fully measured, interactive 3D model of the interior property. Additionally, desk adjusters can assess and measure damage and other details within the pictures using PLNAR’s patented SmartPix technology.


PLNAR’s Ready for Guidewire integration enables claims professionals to:


  • Easily send a PLNAR SNAP project link to field adjusters, gig-workers, inspectors, or policyholders directly from ClaimCenter;

  • Receive access to photos taken with SNAP, interactive 3D models, comprehensive detailed measurement data, and other virtual adjustment tools within ClaimCenter;

  • Enable virtual and desk adjusters to assess and measure damage anywhere in the room with the measure-within picture, SmartPix, technology; and

  • Keep all parties safe by allowing a completely contactless self-service interior property claims inspection.


“Consumers have grown accustomed to being in control with online platforms and apps and are now, more than ever, concerned with safety,” said Andy Greff, CEO, PLNAR. “By enabling contactless inspections for interior property claims through ClaimCenter, Guidewire and PLNAR enable a fully

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Old food residue, ’rodenticides’ in the kitchen: Cumberland County restaurant inspections

The following Cumberland County restaurants were found to have violated Pennsylvania’s health and safety regulations during inspections between Aug. 9-15.

Inspections are overseen by the Department of Agriculture. The department notes that in many cases violations are corrected by the restaurant before inspectors leave.

GREAT WALL CHINESE RESTAURANT

900 Cavalry Road, Carlisle

Date: Aug. 14, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed in-use knives stored between table edges, an area not easily cleanable and sanitized.

–Observed dried food residue on the interior surface of the microwave.

MARCELLO’S PIZZA (GRANDSTAND) @ CARLISLE CAR SHOW

1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle

Date: Aug. 14, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control ready-to-eat potentially hazardous foods (pizzas sitting out at room temperature) without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food.

–Food facility does not have available chlorine sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

–No paper towels available at the hand-wash sink.

AMERICAN LEGION POST #223

100 E. Dykeman Road, Shippensburg

Date: Aug. 13, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Scoop being stored in the ice machine with handle touching and/or buried beneath the ice.

–The deflector plate, in the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a build up of black residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

CARPE DIEM

401 Market St., New Cumberland

Date: Aug. 13, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed fan covers in walk-in cooler, Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

–Observed rodenticides in the kitchen area, not labeled by the manufacturer as approved for use in a food facility. Rodenticide placed by the pest control operator on glue traps under the equipment in the kitchen area, a label violation for rodenticides. Was removed and discarded at the time of the inspection. Phone number of the pest control operator was provided to the inspector, who has attempted to contact the pest control operator.

SWEETFROG

40 Noble Blvd., Carlisle

Date: Aug. 13, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Food facility does not have chlorine sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate Sterisheen sanitizer concentration.

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BEST WESTERN, CARLISLE

1155 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle

Date: Aug. 11, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–There must be a splash guard between the hand-wash sink and three-bay sink to prevent contamination from hand-washing.

–Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

CUMBERLAND DRIVE-IN

715 Centerville Road, Newville

Date: Aug. 11, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Grease, dust, and drip on suppression lines in hood system.

–Fryer baskets had grease and old food debris not cleaned from previous use. Corrected on-site.

DAVINCI ITALIAN EATERY INC.

6617 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg

Date: Aug. 11, 2020

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed, exterior of Hobart Floor Mixer, Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and

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