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Personal Lines Distribution: From Agents First to Agents Last?

Let me begin by saying I am a big fan of agents, and I believe they will play a vital role in personal lines distribution for a long time to come. Clearly, direct distribution models in personal lines, and the prominent companies that feature them, have gained traction and market...

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Insurance Vendors Are Upping Their Game as The Competition for Talent Heats Up

Talent has been a front and center topic in boardrooms across the U.S. amid the pandemic, widespread resignations, a labor shortage, and other trends challenging the recruitment and retention of employees. Yet, through the adversity, companies across the insurance ecosystem have adapted remarkably well, including the vendors that serve the industry.

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How Personal Lines Insurers are Addressing Digital Transformation Gaps

The personal lines segment is known for leading the charge with innovations and technologies – a reputation that only strengthened during the pandemic. From digital underwriting submissions and virtual inspections to digital FNOL and other capabilities, personal line insurers were poised to meet the new digital needs of customers and...

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Digital Transformation in Commercial Lines: A Frenzy of New Activity is Underway

Since 2020, there have been endless discussions around COVID-19’s impact on customers’ needs and how the insurance industry adapted swiftly to unprecedented times. Although the pandemic helped accelerate innovation in some areas of the business, many commercial lines insurers also came to realize how unprepared they were for the digital...

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What are Insurers’ Top Talent Objectives in the Post-Pandemic Era?

The pandemic has altered life in so many ways over the past two years. And one change that will likely stick around for years to come is the new workforce dynamic. The competition to attract top talent is as fierce as ever as industries contend against the Great Resignation, the...

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Digital Transformation Acceleration Relies on Core Systems

In today’s digital-first environment, insurance companies absolutely need state-of-the-art systems to support every aspect of their businesses. These core systems that support policy, billing, and claims functions have been foundational to the digital transformation of insurers and MGAs for years and continue to accelerate their transformation journeys today.

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It’s Time for Insurers to Reimagine the Digital Payment Experience

What makes a true digital payment experience in insurance? Although the past few years have been characterized by rapid digital payment options, the real game-changer has been the focus of market leaders to embrace the transformation of the actual payment experience – both for premium and claim payments.

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2022 Channel Strategies: P&C Agencies are Ready to Break from the Status Quo

The distribution landscape is evolving, and retail agencies and brokers are rethinking their channel partner strategies just as carriers and others across the distribution landscape do the same. Although carriers will always remain underwriting partners, more agencies are exploring new channel partners in the distribution ecosystem to ultimately reach customers...

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P&C Personal Lines Insurers: Viewing Key Strategic Initiatives Through A New Lens

Personal lines insurers are no stranger to widespread digital transformation and innovation, having been at the forefront of these changes for the past decade. When the pandemic hit in 2020, personal lines insurers responded in different ways.

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How are P&C Commercial Insurers Progressing with Their Strategic Initiatives in 2022?

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many property and casualty commercial insurers had to pause, stabilize, and reprioritize their digital transformation plans amid lower business volumes, economic lockdowns, and an uncertain financial environment. But that all changed in 2021 as commercial insurers pressed the pedal to the metal to accelerate...

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