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Role of AI in the insurance sector

It is not a secret that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionising every facet of our lives. Its ability to learn, make decisions, and self-correct is making it the fastest growing technology of our era.

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The Looming AI Risks Insurtechs Must Prepare For

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are driving what McKinsey calls a “seismic, tech-driven shift” in the insurance industry. But even as insurtech companies find new ways to enable intelligent customer experiences, they must also become rigorous in applying what Gartner research calls “AI TRiSM” to achieve business success while avoiding AI’s pitfalls.

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Product Launches

Funding

Napo raises £15 million

UK-based pet insurance startup Napo has closed a £15 million Series A round led by DN Capital, with participation from Companion Fund, dmg ventures, FJ Labs, Helvetia Venture Fund, MTech Capital, Picus Capital, Sarona Partners, and T0 Ventures.

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Thought Leadership

Role of AI in the insurance sector

It is not a secret that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionising every facet of our lives. Its ability to learn, make decisions, and self-correct is making it the fastest growing technology of our era.

Read More »

The Looming AI Risks Insurtechs Must Prepare For

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are driving what McKinsey calls a “seismic, tech-driven shift” in the insurance industry. But even as insurtech companies find new ways to enable intelligent customer experiences, they must also become rigorous in applying what Gartner research calls “AI TRiSM” to achieve business success while avoiding AI’s pitfalls.

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3 ways for insurers to prepare for the metaverse

The metaverse is a broad term that refers to a multitude of technologies—some of them including augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The idea is that we can perform regular activities like shopping, meeting people, and more in a digital space that doesn’t exist physically.

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Acquisitions

Leadership Changes

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Zurich names new group CUO

Zurich Insurance Group has announced that Penny Seach, currently chief underwriting officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will be promoted to the role of group chief underwriting officer effective Jan. 1. Seach will report to Sierra Signorelli, CEO of commercial insurance.

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Allianz Partners selects new CEO

Allianz Partners has today announced the appointment of a new chief executive with Tomas Kunzmann primed to step into the role, effective from July 1, 2022. Kunzmann will take over from Sirma Boshnakova, who was appointed board member of Allianz SE earlier this year.

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Technology

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Will insurance digitalization introduce a new social platform?

Covid-19 has accelerated online shopping and customer convenience has become critical. But even before COVID, Wolt, Zoom, and current consumer habits, all the signs were there, way before the race for digitalization. In fact, shortly after the emergence of social media in 2003-2004, businesses realized its potential and started utilizing it for marketing and business purposes.

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AI

The Looming AI Risks Insurtechs Must Prepare For

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are driving what McKinsey calls a “seismic, tech-driven shift” in the insurance industry. But even as insurtech companies find new ways to enable intelligent customer experiences, they must also become rigorous in applying what Gartner research calls “AI TRiSM” to achieve business success while avoiding AI’s pitfalls.

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Industry Trends

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Will insurance digitalization introduce a new social platform?

Covid-19 has accelerated online shopping and customer convenience has become critical. But even before COVID, Wolt, Zoom, and current consumer habits, all the signs were there, way before the race for digitalization. In fact, shortly after the emergence of social media in 2003-2004, businesses realized its potential and started utilizing it for marketing and business purposes.

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Automation accelerates in small commercial lines underwriting

Over the past few years, insurers reexamined their strategies amid new demands and increasingly digital customer interactions, with underwriting departments, in particular, experiencing waves of changes. Now, new research shows the results of insurers’ efforts in transforming their underwriting businesses, and the small commercial segment is entering a new phase of automation.

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Adopt and adapt: the keys to tech-powered success for insurers

The pace of change has quickened over the last few years in the insurance industry. Driven by competition from Insurtechs and global tech giants such as Amazon; insurers, brokers and managing general agents (MGAs) have found themselves at the heart of a technology whirlwind – exploring how innovations like cloud core system architectures, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning could help them get the most out of their data for the benefit of customers.

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3 ways data can help detect, prevent insurance fraud

According to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and its most recent report estimating the economic impact of insurance fraud in the U.S., the estimated yearly cost related to insurance fraud has increased from $80 billion in 1995 to $308 billion in 2022. That is a staggering number –that the consumer absorbs in the form of increased premiums – to the tune of around $3,700 per year for the average U.S. family.

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Bradley Collins

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