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Automation is changing the rules for insurance underwriting

The insurance industry is the very definition of risk-averse, and that includes the sector’s critical operation of underwriting. Spend a working lifetime identifying, analyzing, quantifying and ascribing monetary value to risk, and one is likely to have a fairly strong aversion to undertaking new endeavors with inadequately understood consequences.

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Risk managers tap into new technology

Technology tools, including web portals and exposure mitigation techniques, have become critical parts of modern risk managers’ arsenals, helping to inform and automate a range of functions.

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Why is blockchain the key to boosting consumers’ trust in insurers?

A recent report by the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) found that since the 1990s, there has been a 35% increase in climate and weather-related disasters. Since March 2020, when the World Health Organisation declared a global pandemic, there have been 100 such disasters affecting 50 million people worldwide.

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Connected insurance and ecosystems: Crucial to modern business

Insurance does not exist in isolation. More and more, it is intrinsic to the business models of partner organisations, enabling new kinds of activities and new ways of working – a reality recognised by the Connected Insurance & Ecosystems category at Accenture’s Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards

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‘Digital revolution’ presents challenges for insurers

The ‘digital revolution’ has driven insurer success and made the industry more efficient, more profitable and more accessible to customers – however, Delta Insurance COO Kent Chaplin says it has also created new challenges within the sector, and has ramped up competition between new and existing insurers like never before.

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The ROI of Automation

When people think of automation, and in particular the ROI of automation, they typically think that the return part of that equation is driven primarily by savings realized by cutting costs or faster processing times.

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AutoClaims Direct partners with Attestiv

AutoClaims Direct, Inc., (ACD) an established auto claims technology and services company to the property and casualty industry, and Attestiv, Inc., a leading media authenticity platform today announced a joint collaboration to bring photo verification and fraud detection to ACD’s CLARITY technology platform.

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How insurers are divesting to shift to a digital future

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the transformational trends impacting the insurance sector and highlighting the need to take bolder actions in areas such as digital capability and effective engagement to address the customer’s needs post-pandemic. Over 90% of companies in the sector report that the changing technology and competitive landscape are directly influencing their divestment plans.

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Greater Than’s AI revolutionize motor insurance underwriting

Greater Than (GREAT), the AI data analytics provider, is taking motor underwriting into a new era. The company’s AI unlocks future cost for accidents per driver, thus providing a time advantage of 12 to 18 months’ over traditional risk models. A time advantage that fundamentally changes how motor risk proactively will be mitigated, managed, and priced.

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How AI Plays Into the Future of Risk Management

Risk analysts have always relied on data to guide decisions toward strong growth potential and away from high-risk strategies. This used to be a fairly linear process, but now that up to 90% of our data is unstructured, information is not only difficult to organize into digestible formats but also produced in volumes that go beyond the capabilities of human analysts aided by conventional data systems.

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Digital disruptors to revolutionise Insurtech market in 2021

Digitisation will disrupt the traditional life insurance sector in 2021 as Millennials and GenX embrace financial protection and ‘embedded insurance’ products, according to technology investment bank ICON Corporate Finance which recently secured £5m Series A funding for innovative InsurTech start-up Anorak.

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Insurance Technology Innovations

Insurance Technology Innovations are changing the face of insurance business and making it more dynamic. With the advent of latest technologies, insurers are now not far behind in providing better services and solutions to their clients.

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3 Ways To Solve Inefficiencies In Your Claims Process

In our newly released webinar, The Principles of Claims Efficiency, FRISS and co-founder Christian van Leeuwen teamed up with Karen Mican, Chief Claims Officer at RSA Canada, and Ben Allen, co-founder and CTO at Laka, to answer some of your most pressing questions on claims efficiency.

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Lemonade & 12 More Insurtech Companies You Should Know In 2021

Insurance has always been a valuable option for those looking to protect themselves from potential threats, and the pandemic has even further reenforced the importance of preparing for the unexpected. However, some customers have been deterred from enrolling in insurance coverage with traditional companies, due to barriers like complicated coverage options and unclear eligibility requirements.

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Digital Embedding Makes Insurance Relevant

It should come as no surprise that the pandemic has opened up new opportunities for consumers to consider insurance. The unforeseen, after all, might seem like it’s more a possibility than ever before — disrupting travel, health and even shopping.

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Technology and Data to Unlock Endless Opportunities for Insurers in New Normal

This has been an unprecedented year for all – the insurance sector is no exception. Across the nation, COVID-19 has underscored the importance of protection to many customers, leading to increased demand for insurance products and policy servicing volume. However, the enforced social distancing has meant that severe competition has moved to the digital arena.

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3 Ways Big Data Is Furthering Medicine

Big data has seen its fair share of uses across a wide variety of industries. Its impact on medicine, however, is truly remarkable. The massive amount of information that big data provides reduces the time needed to conduct research and collect results. Similarly, big data is having the same effect on insurance allowing for more complex coverage and accurate estimates.

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Insurance Europe Warns of AI Coverage Challenges

European insurance and reinsurance federation, Insurance Europe, has warned that changes to the existing liability framework for emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), could result in challenging insurability issues.

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Which Artificial Intelligence Applications will Flourish by 2030?

For decades, artificial intelligence has been depicted as a sinister force in science fiction. Think of HAL-9000, the main antagonist in Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey series. But while applications of AI and machine learning are indeed sophisticated and carry the potential to be dangerous, my own view is that over the course of this decade, the most frequent encounters people are going to have with these neural technologies will seem both ordinary and positive. But there is one important area of algorithmic use that will require real work.

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DigitalOwl Raises $6.5 Million

Digital Owl, a provider of AI-powered medical claim analysis software, has emerged from stealth with $6.5 million. The company plans to use the funding, a seed round, to expand its workforce and further develop its technology platform.

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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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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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Acrisure Unveils New Tech-Enabled Brand

Insurance broker Acrisure unveiled its new brand identity which underlines its combination of financial strength, industry expertise and global distribution power with the integration and deployment of artificial intelligence and technology.

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Destination AI: Augmented Automated Underwriting and Life Insurance

It’s almost inevitable. Spend your working life identifying, analysing, quantifying and ascribing monetary value to risk, and you’re likely to have a fairly strong aversion to it. Or more accurately, an aversion to undertaking new endeavours with inadequately understood consequences. The insurance industry is, on any number of levels, the very definition of risk-averse

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Aon & HSCM to Offer Cyber Coverage

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has collaborated with Hudson Structured Capital Management (HSCM) on the launch of a new product designed to protect re/insurers against systemic and catastrophic cyber events.

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5G: Revolution or Exaggeration?

The race to fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology is on, with governments around the globe scrambling to support it. If they don’t, many industry experts believe, they risk losing out on the futuristic opportunities that 5G could make possible, from self-driving cars to smart cities that can point vehicles to the clearest roads. These advances also promise significant economic incentives: A 2019 study from IHS Markit predicts that by 2035, 5G will create 22 million jobs and generate $3.5 trillion in economic activity globally

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Powerful Cloud Services will Drive Ecosystem Innovation

Carriers that recognize and make use of the innovation capabilities that cloud services offer will outpace their competitors in the race to build expansive ecosystems. With enhanced agility and reach, they will seize many of the lucrative opportunities likely to spawned by ecosystems in the next few years.

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Bradley Collins

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