Chris Folkman

Chris Folkman is the Senior Director of Product Management at Guidewire Software, where he is responsible for analytics that helps insurers automate and augment decisions around pricing and risk selection for small and medium-sized businesses.

At the time of this blog’s publication, Guidewire customers are processing tens of thousands of insurance claims for the devastating wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington.  The claims are not just for homes and businesses destroyed, but also for smoke contamination, contents damage, and living expenses due to evacuation orders.  ... Read More >
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the United States, which tragically killed 2,977 people and resulted in insurance losses of more than $45 billion.... Read More >
COVID-19 has taken an enormous toll on the U.S. economy, with 33 million unemployment claims, plunging equity markets, and hundreds of thousands of closed businesses. While its impact on the insurance industry could also be significant, the extent of this impact is yet unknown. ... Read More >
For tech-forward insurers, predictive risk analytics has become key to profitable underwriting in the enormous market for small-business workers’ compensation insurance. But in the age of COVID-19, the competitive importance of these technologies may very well become a make-or-break proposition. ... Read More >
The past three years have been very eventful for the U.S. property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. Firming markets. Relentless consolidation. Big CAT events. An accelerating pace of innovation. It’s an exciting time to be working in an industry that’s rarely described as such. ... Read More >
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