Streamlining data exchanges and collaborations between insurers and law firms to help reduce costs, drive efficiency, and improve claim outcomes.
To help insurance carriers and law firms process insurance claims more efficiently, ClaimDeck aspired to build a litigation management platform that could streamline collaboration between parties, automate workflows, and present data in an intuitive, non-traditional way. Enter Codal. Our team built the platform from scratch, providing elegant UX/UI design, cutting-edge functionality, and a solid data infrastructure that enables limitless possibilities with AI and ML.
A cutting-edge litigation management platform, ClaimDeck streamlines the processing of insurance claims by automating legal workflows, visualizing insightful data, and improving communication between insurers and lawyers. From a single dashboard, users can quickly and intuitively check the status of hundreds of claims, manage documents, assign tasks, control budgets, access critical data via customizable graphs and charts, and more—resulting in greater operational efficiency and transparency for both claim adjusters and law firms.
There are many legal communications, documents, and tasks involved in the processing of insurance claims, which are traditionally handled by isolated parties and technologies. When an insurance company recruits a law firm to help resolve one of their claims, the claim adjuster works with the lawyer to achieve the best possible outcome. However, this work is often hampered by disparate communication channels, redundant workflows, incomplete data, and accidental noncompliance with ever-changing industry standards.
As a result, insurers experience two key issues:
Insurtech companies have tried addressing these issues in the past, delivering clunky software products to a user base of legal professionals who are anything but tech savvy. ClaimDeck envisioned a new kind of litigation management platform—one that’s as visually appealing and user-friendly as an Apple product—to help users resolve claims more effectively.
ClaimDeck teamed up with Codal to turn this vision into a reality and go to market fast. Our challenge was to strategize, design, develop, test, and launch this game-changing litigation management platform in just a few months.
Codal spent weeks learning the ins and outs of claim litigation, conducting research and interviewing stakeholders to nail down project requirements, from the new platform’s overall look and feel to necessary features and functionality.
We identified two key user types:
The design of the platform needed to convey trust, transparency, security, and accountability. After all, ClaimDeck users would be managing legal documents with sensitive information on the platform. It also needed to stick out among other claim litigation platforms, which typically display data in standard, uninspiring tables—making it difficult for users to tell the story they really want to tell.
By the end of Discovery, we had outlined a roadmap to success with key deliverables and milestones, and were ready to start building a litigation management platform that:
Codal built a Claim Overview page, where users can find all details relevant to any specific claim, including synopsis, tasks, requests, budgets, settlement negotiations, legal documents, and more.
When looking at their list of hundreds of claims, users can search for claims, see which ones have overdue tasks and other alerts, as well as display a snapshot—or high-level overview—of the claim, without having to open a new page and navigate through a plethora of content. These features allow claim adjusters to get up to speed on the status of their claims as efficiently as possible.
To help move claims from one stage to the next, our team built functionality that enables users to create tasks for other users attached to their claim. Lawyers assign tasks to claim adjusters to complete activities that require budget approval, such as authorizing a proposal for a settlement negotiation, confirming whether something is covered by the plaintiff’s insurance policy, hiring an expert witness, and other legal actions. When these tasks show up in their queue, the claim adjuster can either approve or deny the request.
With a long list of tasks and requests at any given time, users can quickly find the ones they’re looking for through the platform’s advanced search and filtering capabilities. And when tasks are overdue, the user receives automated alerts.
For greater transparency and compliance, we designed an Activity History page that shows all tasks, requests, and modifications within a claim. Users can see when a task was assigned and completed, and when the name, number, or synopsis of a claim was changed—along with all previous versions of the claim data. With so many moving parts associated with a single claim, scrolling through a long list of activities would be tedious—so we implemented advanced search and filtering capabilities that narrow down the data. For example, if a user wants to know a claim’s previous claim numbers, they can simply select “Claim Number” as a data type, then see all activities related to the claim number. In addition to helping legal teams stay organized, this functionality provides quick and easy access to data that’s required in the auditing process.
Within each claim, users can navigate to the Claim Valuations section, which automatically calculates the total dollar amount of damages multiplied by the probability of verdict—or, the percentage of how likely the jury will return a verdict in favor of the plaintiff. We implemented complex back-end logic to make this feature available, saving significant time and effort for users on the front end.
To help manage each claim’s budget, we designed a page that automatically calculates the cost of certain activities, based on the amount of working hours needed from partners, assistant attorneys, and legal assistants. The cost of these activities is added up and presented as a total budget, requiring no manual calculations from the user.
Users can also navigate to the Settlement Negotiations page, which visually communicates how close or far always the plaintiff and defendant are from settling the claim. There’s a graph that shows three lines: One representing the plaintiff’s compensation demands for settlement, one representing the defendant’s offer, and the other representing the mediator’s proposal. By visualizing this data in a color-coded line graph, users can get up to speed rapidly on the settlement negotiations for any given claim.
To make the insurance carriers and law firms using ClaimDeck more analytics driven, we developed a system for extracting and structuring massive amounts of data, which can be used to measure performance and improve workflows. The platform captures over 1400 data fields per claim, which translates into thousands of data points. Rather than presenting this data in a large, black-and-white table, our team designed an intuitive, configurable dashboard that allows users to engage with data in easily digestible charts and graphs.
As the system continues to capture data, it can be further leveraged to enable AI and ML capabilities for more accurate predictions around claim outcomes. Here, our team has built a system that houses critical, historically disparate data under one roof, which helps optimize performance, and lays the foundation for more advanced, AI-powered features and functionality.
Finally, we implemented a messenger feature to improve communication between claim adjusters and lawyers. By enabling both parties to chat directly on the platform, this user-friendly tool eliminates the need for back-and-forth emails and phone calls. Also, similar to the Activity History feature discussed above, all communications from the messenger tool are captured for the sake of auditing.
Codal operated multiple work streams in parallel to meet ClaimDeck’s desired launch date. In just a few months, we built a best-in-breed litigation management platform that is:
The ClaimDeck platform centralizes and automates claim management with a slick UX/UI that legal professionals trust. By reducing manual workflows, enabling direct communication between parties, and converting massive amounts of data into actionable insights, ClaimDeck is helping insurers and lawyers around the world become more efficient and analytics driven.
Codal is now helping ClaimDeck utilize all the data that’s been collected since launching the platform to develop advanced AI and ML capabilities. With little to no human intervention, users will be able to:
Looking ahead, we’re excited to continue working with ClaimDeck to drive innovation at the intersection of insurance and legal.