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What Role Do Insurance Brokers Play in the Cyber Space?

“Specific and deep.” That is the type of service brokers need to be providing their clients in the cyber insurance spaces, says Shannan Fort, partner, financial lines, cyber at McGill and Partners. To be successful, brokers need to clearly understand their role and have a firm grasp on the remit of their responsibilities.

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How Innovation Has Changed Underwriting

Many advisers insist that innovation leading to faster underwriting is the key to growing the individual protection market because online shopping generally has driven a customer demand for instant gratification and a personalised experience.

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3 Insurance IPO Launches To Watch In 2021

The IPOs of several insurance companies, such as Lemonade Inc (NYSE: LMND), in 2020 may lead to additional companies in the sector hitting the public market in 2021. Companies could explore a traditional IPO or a SPAC deal to bring their insurance companies public.

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The Future Of Insurance Is Connected!

Interoperability and Compatibility With insurance agencies resorting to the use of digital tools, insurers must maintain a common data environment and set protocols to achieve interoperability and compatibility across all systems.

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Big Tech in Healthcare: Amazon, Apple, Google & Microsoft

Healthcare organizations have to contend with the coronavirus pandemic and its lingering impacts, and shifting consumer demands for fast and convenient services. Healthcare players are being forced to move on their digital transformation efforts, and Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are lending their tech-savviness to become partners for the job.

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The Digital Insurance Revolution Gathers Speed

Last year, Getsafe launched in the UK – marking the start of the company’s expansion into new markets. Despite the challenges presented by the global pandemic, Getsafe pushed on with its agenda, including gaining $30 million in new funding and beginning partnerships with leading price comparison websites. It’s time to look back on 2020.

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Why There is Very Little MGA Consolidation

Managing general agencies (MGAs) in Canada are currently engaging in very little mergers and acquisitions activity among themselves because the market is still growing organically and is less mature than in other countries, the managing director of the national MGA trade association told Canadian Underwriter recently.

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Five Predictions for Cyberinsurance in 2021

The start of a new year presents a good opportunity to reflect on changes over the past 12 months and predict what lies ahead in the next. As we can see a distant end to this difficult period, it’s time to reimagine the world’s future.

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Are Investors Still Interested in Insurtech?

Technology continues to be a primary growth driver in insurance dealmaking worldwide. Notable deals completed in 2020 include investments into US-based startup Openly, Belgium’s Keypoint, and yallacompare in the United Arab Emirates.

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InsurTech in the United States of America: A Blossoming Relationship Fuelled by COVID

After a year of economic turmoil, the US emerged from 2020 with its insurtech crown intact. American companies accounted for 39 places in FinTech Global’s InsurTech 100 (2020) – almost double that of its closest competitor. Of the insurtech megarounds completed by the third quarter, 75% took place in the US, with insurtechs flourishing in startup strongholds like Silicon Valley and New York, and across the Midwest and South.

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Startups to Have Laser Focus on Expenses in 2021

Both startups and established players in the reinsurance industry are likely to have a strong focus on expense efficiency in 2021, according to Dmitry Mnushkin, President of Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance software specialists, Treefrog Consulting.

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11 Insurtech Predictions for 2021

We cannot wait for 2020 to be over. Despite what we all feared in March, insurtech has continued to flourish, with lots of capital supporting the sector in public and private markets, closer integration between incumbents and startups, and promising solutions for long-time needs in SME and cyber.

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Success of US insurtech firms coming soon to Southeast Asia

With the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating the development of technology, insurance technology (insurtech) is gaining traction. This year, the market has seen the successful initial public offerings of numerous disruptive insurtech players or startups in the US like Lemonade, with Hippo expected to follow next year, and this trend is expected to be repeated in Southeast Asia.

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Covid Sparks Spike In Usage-Based Car Insurance

Among the myriad changes triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic is the sharp spike in a form of auto insurance that can greatly reduce premiums, especially for the millions of drivers who no longer commute since they’re now working from home.

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A New Industry Model for Insurtech

Insurance companies should pay close attention to insurtechs—not because they’re coming to attack, but because they’re coming to collaborate. For established insurers, insurtechs can be digital enablers that drive the adoption of digital technologies along the value chain.

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Cyber Insurance Claims on the Rise

External attacks on companies result in the most expensive cyber insurance losses, but it is employee mistakes and technical problems that are the most frequent generator of claims by number, according to a report from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)

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Bradley Collins

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