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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 >
Since I joined Guidewire in 2018, the Products and Engineering team has focused on pivoting Guidewire to think and execute cloud-first. As a result, the first Aspen release is an enormous milestone for our customers and the P&C industry—as well as for Guidewire—in terms of both execution and product innovation. ... Read More >
The effects of COVID-19 on the U.S. economy have been dire and far reaching. National gross domestic product (GDP) is forecasted to contract 30% in the second quarter of 2020, 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, and, in April, Goldman Sachs forecasted that S&P 500 firms will decrease cash spending by 33% as liquidity is prioritized, leading to a 27% decline in capital expenditures (CAPEX). ... Read More >
One of the main drivers of change in the insurance industry is the fact that more than 80% of people in the developed world have internet access and 2.5 billion have smartphones (GSMA DataPew Research) and these numbers continue ... Read More >
May you live in interesting times, so goes the Chinese curse. 2019 has certainly been an interesting year for insurers.... Read More >
In the world of improvisational comedy, one of the unbreakable rules is to accept what your partner or fellow actors say and then add something to it. This is referred to as “Yes, and…” thinking. The idea is that you’re building a story together, rather than pivoting in a number of directions. How in the world do improv comedy techniques relate to innovation in property and casualty core systems? Hear me out.... 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 >
In 2020, digital customer experience continues to be a top priority for the insurance industry. Consumer demands are driving digital evolution and forcing the industry to embrace an accelerated pace of change and exponential advances in technology. Insurers are seeking new strategies to develop technological capabilities, access new channels, and expand offerings to deliver the customer experience that consumers expect. ... 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 >

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