Thimble, a U.S.-based insurtech startup that helps small businesses succeed on their own terms, announced on Thursday it has released a new API for partners who serve the small business and professional services communities. Thimble reported that With the Thimble API, partners can offer flexible insurance policies, available monthly or on-demand, to businesses within their own user experience.
“The API can be integrated at no cost in just a few lines of code, granting immediate access to business insurance quotes for hundreds of professionals– from contractors and electricians to photographers and musicians. It will also generate new revenue streams for partners, either through commission on policies sold and on referral traffic, where allowed.”
Thimble further revealed for its partners, offering liability insurance is a core way to help professionals earn the trust of their customers, who are simultaneously interested in-home services, yet cautious about letting pros into their homes. While sharing more details about the API, Jay Bregman, CEO and Founder of Thimble, stated:
“The barometer for risk has been completely reset by the pandemic, and insurance is squarely at the top of the list whether you’re hiring or selling services. At our core, Thimble helps businesses earn trust with their customers through coverage that suits their needs. The Thimble API helps our partners provide this benefit to their own audiences of business owners, who need it more than ever.”
Thimble added it has already secured over 80 existing partnerships, including Homeadvisor, Peerspace, and Stride. Angie’s List became the first of these to integrate Thimble’s API in June of 2020, making coverage accessible with just a few taps to professionals directly via its platform.