Emerging Technologies in L&A Insurance: 2016 and Beyond

An SMA Research Report

Mark A. Breading, Senior Partner
Publication Date:
December 8, 2016
Number of Pages:
$995.00 USD

This research report assesses thirteen emerging technologies in the context of Life and Annuity insurers’ progress and plans. These include technologies that are primarily physical, such as the Internet of Things and wearables, and a second group of technologies that are more virtual in nature. Examples of virtual technologies include artificial intelligence, blockchain, and gamification, among others. L&A insurers are investing in a few of these technologies that have short- term implications, while monitoring and planning regarding others that may have longer-term implications.

The report identifies L&A insurer plans for each technology, including how many are developing strategies, piloting, or implementing solutions in production; what insurers’ investment plans are over the next 3 years; and which technologies executives believe will have the biggest impact on the L&A industry. 


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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary 3
  • Emerging Tech Snapshots 5
  • The 3 Power Players
  • The 5 Fast Movers
  • The 5 Low Relevance Techs
  • Insurer Activity Rankings 8
  • Investment in Emerging Technologies 9
  • SMA Call to Action 10
  • About Strategy Meets Action 11