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CES2020: Big Themes Relevant for P&C Insurance

January 09 2020 | Mark Breading

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES) is where the latest TVs, smartphones, and a plethora of smart gadgets of every imaginable kind are introduced and on display. This year the press is breathlessly reporting on the latest in tech that relates to every area of human endeavor,...

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AI in Insurance: Overhyped or Underestimated?

January 06 2020 | Mark Breading

Technologies in the artificial intelligence family have great potential in insurance, according to a recent SMA survey of P&C insurance executives.[1] This should come as no surprise to anyone following the developments in machine learning, natural language processing, computer visioning, chatbots, virtual assistants, and other related technologies.

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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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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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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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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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Winning in the Small Commercial Lines Segment

August 01 2019 | Mark Breading

Many commercial lines insurers recognize that there are great opportunities for growth in the small commercial segment. There is no question that the segment is hot and that the potential is there for increased business. So, many are rushing into the space or redoubling their efforts and focusing on small commercial.

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Are Personal Lines Insurers Investing in Foundational Technologies?

July 16 2019 | Mark Breading

The personal lines segment of the insurance industry is quite active today, with many initiatives and projects underway across the value chain. For many, the objective goes beyond incremental improvements to positioning the company for fundamental transformation.

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Insurance 2030: Preparing for Fundamental Change

July 01 2019 | Mark Breading

There is little doubt that the P&C insurance industry is transforming. The so-called disruption touted by InsurTechs and others has not hit full force, but there is a coming tsunami of change that will be driven by outside forces.

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