Grange Insurance Partners With Amazon on New Echo Skill

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Grange Insurance has announced a new enabled skill application on Amazon’s Alexa voice service, which it first launched on Dec. 29.

The carrier becomes the third insurer to partner with Amazon on its cloud-based virtual assistant device; Nationwide and Safeco insurance are the others. Alexa, also known as Echo, provides hands-free access to streaming music, hearing the news, checking sports scores and controlling smart home devices. It first launched in June 2015.

With the new skill, Grange insurance customers can ask Alexa to find local independent agents, hear the insurance tip of the day and research the carrier’s home, auto, business and life insurance products, according to the company.

“The Grange Insurance skill was created to allow our independent agents and policyholders to interact with Grange in a brand new, convenient way,” said Tim Cunningham, Grange Insurance VP, chief information officer, in a statement. “It’s easy and intuitive to use, and it will help our independent agents and policyholders when they multitask inside their homes and offices.”

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