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Commercial Lines Insurers Are Embracing Transformational Technology – No, Really!

December 06 2019 | Karen Pauli

Journalism 101 classes teach that a provocative headline is necessary to attract readers. Today, many news outlets are taking that to a high art form. Current journalism aside, my guess is that the above headline drew some insurance industry skeptics to read further.

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A New Bet on The Insurance Technology Leaders of the Future

November 21 2019 | Karen Pauli

In five years, the premier insurance technology providers will be Aon, Marsh, Munich Re, Swiss Re, and Allianz. This is a fairly radical statement to make, but it is not made without evidence and support. The following five announcements lead me to this conclusion:

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Innovation in Insurance: A Ten Year Journey

November 18 2019 | Mark Breading

Innovation has gone from a word barely spoken in property/casualty insurance to a trend that has swept through the industry. The past decade, in particular, has seen enormous progress in adopting innovation, operationalizing it into mainstream plans, and driving real transformation in the industry.

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Claims – Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place – No More!

November 14 2019 | Karen Pauli

According to the Grammarist.com, the phrase “caught between a rock and a hard place” came about in the early 1900s in Bisbee, Arizona, where miners who were seeking better working conditions pushed the mine owners for improvements.

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What’s New in the Fight Against Insurance Fraud?

November 12 2019 | Mark Breading

Insurance fraud has been around since – well – the beginning of insurance.

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Has a “New” Theme Emerged at InsureTech Connect 2019?

September 27 2019 | Mark Breading

After three intense and exhausting days at ITC2019, I’m a little conflicted. It was quite exciting. And there are many fascinating companies and ideas that are truly transforming our industry. But then King Solomon’s words (from the Bible) come to mind – “There is nothing new under the Sun.” I...

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The Homeowners Insurance Quoting Process: Is It Improving?

August 28 2019 | Karen Pauli

One of the big areas of focus across the insurance industry, in general, has been to streamline the application/quoting process. Whether it’s agents who are submitting applications for their customers or individuals and business owners filling out their own applications, there is a clear recognition that faster and simpler is...

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What’s the Best Approach to the Small Commercial Market?

August 23 2019 | Mark Breading

The small commercial insurance market is hot – there’s no doubt it. In fact, the entire small business environment is quite active, with around 11 million businesses that employ less than 20 people, according to the US census bureau, and another 6 million with between 20 and 500 employees.

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Product Proliferation – Don’t Let the Trends Pull You In

August 15 2019 | Karen Pauli

Our digital world has changed many things in a blink of an eye, it seems. I don’t need to remind you. There are tens upon tens of blogs that remind us of all the ways digital has – or sometimes has not – changed the business of insurance.

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InsurTech in 2025: Will it Fade or Dominate?

August 02 2019 | Mark Breading

Say what you will about the InsurTech movement; it still seems to be chugging along quite nicely.  InsurTech has had its ebbs and flows since emerging out of the FinTech movement in the 2012/2013 timeframe. And at various points, pundits have been eager to pronounce the movement dead.

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