Bridging Today to Tomorrow: Seven Paths to Become a Next-Gen Insurer

An SMA Research Report

Karen Furtado, Partner
Publication Date:
November 2, 2016
Number of Pages:
$995.00 USD

At the 2016 SMA Annual Summit, SMA introduced the concept of insurers building bridges from today to their future state as part of the transformation to becoming a Next-Gen Insurer. This report, Bridging Today to Tomorrow: Seven Paths to Become a Next-Gen Insurer, expands on that metaphor with real-life examples of bridge failures that are applicable to many projects that exist in the industry today. SMA offers insights into how insurers can meet the challenges that they will encounter as they build their strategic bridges to the future.

This report covers:

  • The factors that led to several bridge collapses and their applicability to insurers’ strategic business initiatives.
  • Seven bridges for insurers to consider as they develop their own strategies to become Next-Gen Insurers.

This report provides insurers the insights and best practices to lay a strong foundation and begin building their bridges to succeed in the insurance market of tomorrow as Next-Gen Insurers.


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Table of Contents

  • Building Bridges to the Future 3
  • Learning From Past Failures 3
  • Inadequate Support
  • Exceeding the Intended Weight Limit
  • Building with Inferior Quality Materials
  • Poor Construction Management
  • Impact of External Forces
  • The Bridge to Nowhere
  • Making the Connection to the Next-Gen Insurer Transformation 7
  • SMA Call to Action 9
  • About Strategy Meets Action 10
  • Use of Our Reports
  • About the Author