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Hortica Selects Loss Control System from Risk Control Technologies

August 20, 2012admin News



(August 20, 2012 - Toronto) Risk Control Technologies Inc., the industry-leading provider of loss control solutions for insurers, today announced that Edwardsville, Illinois-based Hortica Insurance and Employee Benefits (“Hortica”) has selected the RC Inspection software solution to streamline its loss control operations.

Hortica was seeking a technology solution to aid in streamlining loss control processes including account management, field inspections and automation of other manual processes surrounding the loss control survey process.  The Hortica team expects significant workflow and effiency benefits around inspection assignment, routing, report preparation, recommendation management and loss control data mining.

“We initially approached Risk Control Technologies in search of a loss control tablet solution for collecting data in the field,” said Zachery Bruce, Loss Control Manager for Hortica, “what we found, however, is that in addition to the field data collection, the RC Inspection product includes many more features which really makes it a full end-to-end loss control platform”.

Hortica specializes in providing insurance solutions for Garden Centers, Nurseries, Retail Florists, Wholesale Floral Distributors, Greenhouse Growers, Landscape Contractors, and Interior Plantscapers. Its loss control team performs loss control field surveys across the country to assist insureds with mitigating their business risks and exposures.

As part of the rollout of RC Inspection, Hortica plans to outfit its field loss control representatives with tablets, which will be loaded with the RC Inspection insurance inspection software for field data collection. This will allow the field reps to collect risk data, photos, recommendations and diagrams in the field, even in locations without an internet connection. Once data is collected in the field, it is then uploaded into the central loss control system database which allows underwriters to utilize the information in making underwriting decisions. This central data repository also offers data mining and reporting capabilities which have traditionally been unavailable in the paper-based loss control environment in which most insurers operate.

“We are very excited to work with the Hortica team” said David Da Costa of Risk Control Technologies, “they focus on a very specific niche in the insurance industry, in which loss control plays a major role, and we look forward to helping them be even more efficient and effective in this area.”

The solution will be delivered to Hortica on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis by Risk Control Technologies, leveraging cloud technologies.

About Risk Control Technologies Inc.

Risk Control Technologies Inc. uses leading-edge technology to simplify what are traditionally horribly onerous, paper-based processes in the insurance industry. Today, the loss control solution developed by Risk Control Technologies is used by leading insurers throughout North America. For more information visit

About Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits

Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits, a niche specific mutual insurance company serving horticultural businesses across the U.S., is celebrating a rich history of 125 years in business. Founded on June 1, 1887 and initially named “Florists’ Hail Association of America,” Hortica has evolved into a comprehensive insurance company that guides and provides solutions for retail florists, garden centers, nurseries, landscape contractors, greenhouse growers, wholesale floral distributors and interior plantscapers. For more information, visit

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