Laura Drabik

As Chief Evangelist at Guidewire Software, Laura Drabik keeps her finger on the pulse of insurance industry disruption to coach insurers on ways to innovate their business and achieve a competitive advantage.

In my Trendsetters blog series, I explore 3 insurtech value propositions rated as the top emerging trends for 2020.  Email my customer facing blogs to prospects and carriers here.    ... Read More >
70% of U.S. auto insurers will be using telematics UBI by the end of 2020.*... Read More >
There is beauty in simplicity. Don’t get me wrong; pay-as-you-go isn’t simple for the insurer, but it is for the insurance shopper. And right now, it is a game changer. ... Read More >
If you work in the tech industry today, you are probably familiar with disruption. Part of what I do in my role at Guidewire involves keeping my finger on the pulse of insurance industry disruption to coach insurers on ways to innovate their business and achieve a competitive advantage. Now, it’s no secret that tech has been a male-dominated industry that, although considered disruptive, still has a ways to go when it comes to women.... Read More >
Covid-19 is forcing our industry to rethink how insurers do business with their consumers. In this blog series, I will focus on insurtechs in our partner community that are enabling the “new normal” of digital and online business. ... Read More >
Oh the possibilities…and the precautions! That’s one of my takeaways from the latest episode of InsurTalk. In this episode, Shift Technology CEO Jeremy Jawish talks about the impact of artificial intelligence in claims. ... Read More >
Claims is such a critical component of our business, given that it’s one of the only touchpoints with the consumer. Industry reports show how closely aligned the human touch and self-service preference options are. Surprisingly, preference options don't deviate by age until consumers are well into their 60s, so it's not about self-service or human—it's both. Consumers want to choose the best service option for them at the time of the transaction. ... Read More >
Here’s something to really think about: customer experience is so important, a $4 billion provincial insurance agency that doesn’t have any competition, took on a digital transformation to improve it. The Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) provides insurance for workers injured on the job and in this market in Ontario, Canada, consumers cannot change insurers. ... Read More >
Executing innovation isn't easy, especially in an industry steeped in history and regulations. The property and casualty insurance industry is one of those. The obstacles and challenges are many, including working within the confines of manual activities, human-based servicing, stale product offerings, and a legacy employee mindset. Innovation is a process, one that needs a solid beginning and of course, persistence.... Read More >
Covid-19 is forcing our industry to rethink how insurers do business with their consumers. In this blog series, I will focus on insurtechs in our partner community that are enabling the “new normal” of digital and online business. ... Read More >

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