Industry Trends

Insurers offer consumers different options for obtaining an estimate on their damaged property. In the past, options have included drive-in and body shop inspections for vehicles and field appraisals for non-drivable vehicles and property. A trend that is gaining traction in our industry is visual-based estimating. This blog miniseries will focus on different solution provider approaches to empowering field adjusters and consumers with smart devices to estimate damaged property.... Read More >
Digital transformation is a phrase used frequently in the insurance industry, and for good reason – keeping up with an increasingly digital and mobile world is critical for continuing to meet buyers’ needs. This transformation, like any major change, is rarely easy, and it can be particularly difficult for commercial lines insurers to know where to start.... Read More >
More than most industries, Property & Casualty insurers use data and analytics to make smarter, faster decisions. Insurers are making significant investments in advanced analytics platforms, but what differentiates insurers who are realizing significant value from their investment compared to those who are struggling?... Read More >
Approaching the end of the Atlantic hurricane season often comes with questions, concerns and comparisons. The first concern and utmost importance is always the lives impacted by the storms.... Read More >
Cyber-attacks are hardly new news, but they are an ever-changing threat. The cyber landscape does not stand still for long, and with each new technological innovation, hackers find new vulnerabilities to exploit for their benefit. Even with existing technology, hackers never cease to find new ways or loopholes for intrusion. The threat is coming from everywhere: past, present, and new technologies.... Read More >
Back in April, the CEOs of UK insurers, brokers, and other providers, received a letter from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) telling them to sort out poor customer service or else.... Read More >
Fraud is an ongoing headache for the insurance industry. The Association of British Insurers reported that the industry detected 113,000 dishonest insurance claims in 2017, equating to a value of £1.3bn. The total number of detected insurance frauds, which also accounts for practices such as lying when applying for cover or ‘ghost broking’, was over half a million at 562,000.... Read More >
The value of the Internet of Things (IoT) to the insurance industry is becoming understood but there is plenty of room for even more innovation. The roots of IoT applications in insurance lie in how telematics were used to support early blackbox insurance for younger drivers. Early applications of this technology were being talked about over a decade ago on the BBC, for example.... Read More >
Towards the end of last year, I attended a major insurtech conference. As ever, the week was packed with interesting debates and stories about how technology is impacting the insurance industry and how insurers are reacting to changing customer demands. One of the key takeaways concerned the manner in which customers might soon be communicating with their insurer. Talk becomes action... Read More >
When the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018, we in the cyber insurance industry all wondered how zealously each national enforcement agency would levy fines for the inevitable infringements.... Read More >

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