27 January 2021News

AXA XL emphasises the role of education in risk management with learning platform rebrand

AXA XL Insurance has rebranded its online learning management system (LMS), specifically designed for architects, engineers, and other design professionals.

The LMS is now called AXA XL EDGE. It provides design professionals with constant access to loss prevention education, with upgraded functionality and a more intuitive user experience. Programmes are based on real claims experience, with research conducted by AXA XL’s loss prevention specialists.

By taking courses on the LMS AXA XL’s design clients can earn an up to 10 percent premium credit.

EDGE was originally launched in 2009. Its latest enhancements include  compatibility  with both iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, access to the contract guide from the learner's dashboard, a learning plan builder to manage education for staff and the ability to create a custom curriculum.

User dashboards have been enhanced to allow clients to see where they, or other members of their firm, are in the process of completing a course, while quick access has been added to resources or courses from the landing page. Short video tutorials have also been added to show users the basics of navigating the new system.

Doug Strong, AXA XL's chief underwriting officer for design professional insurance, emphasised the importance of constant learning for effective risk management. “More than 50,000 design professionals access our online resources to ‘keep their EDGE’ by continually improving upon their risk management practices,” he said.

Strong argued AXA XL’s attention to loss prevention is one of its primary value-added services for its architect and engineering clients.

"While it sets us apart as a premier provider in the market for the design industry, it also helps our clients manage risks that impact their firms," he added.

Ronny Salmeron, director of e-learning for design professional insurance at AXA XL, said: "Insurance carriers are providing risk management education as an additional service and we have taken it a step further by investing in a feature-filled next generation learning platform that will help our clients mitigate loss by participating in on-demand eLearning courses."