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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 >
The small- and medium-sized business (SMB) segment represents a compelling growth opportunity for insurers. However, due to the lack of information on small businesses, a common challenge for insurers in the small business workers’ compensation market is identifying risk differentiation between similar types of small venture entities.... Read More >
“Gig economy” is a buzzword in nearly every industry at the moment, and insurance is no different. For insurers, particularly Workers’ Compensation insurers, the nontraditional employees making gig work their primary source of income and the companies that employ them present a new frontier.... Read More >
Even within P&C Commercial lines, Workers’ Compensation insurance is a unique niche. The stakes, if not higher, are at least different when you’re insuring not buildings and vehicles but human beings. People. Can you imagine a more unpredictable risk, or one that contributes in more ways to your success? ... Read More >
According to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 business owners consider cyber incidents to be the second greatest threat to their organisations. Cyber threats were second only to business interruption, with respondents citing a cyber incident as the most feared cause of business interruption.... Read More >
Drones are often touted as being the answer to a great number of modern-day challenges. Soon, we are told, they will be making shopping deliveries for us, dropping off pizzas, and even taxiing us around. ... Read More >
It is predicted that by 2020 there will be 30 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices - a 31% year-over-year increase from 2017. The global market value of IoT in 2020?  Well, it’s projected to reach $7.1 trillion by 2020. ... Read More >

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