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InsurTech Distribution – The New Frontier – Again!

May 28 2020 | Karen Pauli

Compiling a list of the Top 50 InsurTechs (as was done at SMA in the April 2020 timeframe) is an interesting process. First off, you quickly realize that there are an amazing number of InsurTechs with meaningful value propositions that are on the path to success. Way more than 50! 

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The Growing Case (and Opportunity) for Insurance Coverage Transparency

April 27 2020 | Karen Pauli

Sadly, the insurance-focused news outlets are starting to overflow with references to who is suing whom over certain types of coverage related to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a growing regulatory and legislative outcry for the insurance industry to pay out in instances where there is no specified coverage or...

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After COVID-19 Passes, Will Auto Telematics Get a New Lease on Life?

April 09 2020 | Karen Pauli

Over the past several weeks, there have been numerous aerial photos of some of the nation’s largest highway systems – devoid of vehicles. The sight of tens of miles of interconnected ramps, junctions, and straightaways with no visible cars is startling, almost a made-for-Hollywood view.

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The Moment of Truth: Why Looking Through the Windshield is Needed in the New Norm.

March 26 2020 | Karen Pauli

Based on the title of this blog, your first reaction is likely to be – this is a blog about auto insurance or distracted driving. But it is not. It’s about lessons learned coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Personal Lines Workforce Modernization: What’s the Price Tag?

February 11 2020 | Karen Pauli

For me, one of the happiest, most inspiring headlines I’ve seen in recent months read – “Nationwide announces five-year, $160M Future of Work investment.” Finally, an insurer was putting a stake in the ground, announcing a major commitment to address a looming and significant reality – the nature of work...

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Are Transformational Technologies Losing Steam in Personal Lines?

December 18 2019 | Karen Pauli

Technology adoption in personal lines has been going on for a long time. Because of the early advent of personal auto data standards, technology adoption has been fairly “easy” (always a relative term!). Many insurers have staked their industry competitive advantage on data and analytics – Progressive comes to mind.

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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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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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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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