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Biggest Insurance Disruptor: Lemonade or Tesla?

July 27 2020 | Mark Breading

I’ve never been a big fan of the term disruption. I believe that in the InsurTech world, a majority of the startups are partnering with incumbents to enable industry transformation. They are catalysts for change, to be sure. But few are truly turning the industry on its head.

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Digital Communications in Insurance: Managing the Expanding Options

July 16 2020 | Mark Breading

Most P&C insurers have gradually expanded their options for digitally communicating with prospects, policyholders, producers, and employees. As the industry moves beyond the web, portals, and email, there is a growing recognition that a whole new world of digital communications options can be applied in insurance.

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Strategic Planning for Insurance in the COVID-19 Era

June 19 2020 | Mark Breading

No one will mistake 2020 for just another year. The turmoil caused by the pandemic, lockdowns, and social unrest is unlike any other year. Businesses, individuals, and governments have all been forced to make dramatic changes and adapt to new realities.

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The New Era of Geocoding: The Key to Advantage in Property Underwriting

June 01 2020 | Mark Breading

In the real estate market, it is often said that the three most important factors are location, location, and location. A similar argument could be made for insurance property underwriting. Of course, the attributes of the property itself are important – and there is a lot of buzz in the...

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P&C Tech Plans and COVID-19: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (but Mostly Good)

May 19 2020 | Mark Breading

P&C insurers are staying the course when it comes to their original digital and technology plans and investments for 2020. Many insurers report no changes to their plans, with some reshaping and a few accelerating, but very few pausing or retrenching.

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Insurance Tech Vendors: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

April 15 2020 | Mark Breading

With the dramatic shifts in the business world due to the pandemic, it seems that every aspect of tech and insurance is being scrutinized. After speaking with dozens of tech companies over the last two weeks – including incumbents, InsurTechs, and companies of all sizes, a theme has emerged.

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The Moment of Truth: Will COVID-19 Disrupt the InsurTech Movement?

March 26 2020 | Mark Breading

If there is one thing that we have all learned with the spread of COVID-19, it is that there is virtually no industry that is immune to its impact. The global pandemic is disrupting the daily lives of individuals, the operations of businesses, the activities of governments, and even the...

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The Moment of Truth: Will COVID-19 Be The Tipping Point for Digital Transformation?

March 20 2020 | Mark Breading

Countless articles about the implications of COVID-19 on the insurance industry are circulating in the digital universe. Many aspects of the industry will be affected, but the ultimate impact depends on the length and magnitude of the virus crisis, something that is difficult to predict.

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InsurTech: A Decade Gone, A Decade Ahead

February 19 2020 | Mark Breading

The InsurTech movement has been underway for the better part of a decade. Now that we have entered the 2020s, it might be worth exploring what could be on the horizon for InsurTech over the next ten years.

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Commercial Lines Insurance Transformation: Kicking It Into High Gear

February 04 2020 | Mark Breading

Transformation is fast becoming the next overused word in insurance, right behind digital and innovation. But the fact that so many commercial lines insurers are talking about transformation indicates a reality – there is definitely fundamental change underway.

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