Technology News for Insurance Agencies

Allianz seeks Asia business where growing middle-class driving demand for insurance

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:07:00 -0400

About two thirds of Allianz’s insurance products in Asia are sold through agents.

InsurTech: 3 misconceptions and 1 call to collaborate

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Why do insurers seem apprehensive about embracing the true value of InsurTech?

5 developments impacting medical marijuana in workers’ compensation

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 03:00:00 -0400

The debate over the use of medical marijuana as an alternative to opioid painkillers continues despite these recent political developments.

Swiss Re opens solar power plant in Armonk, N.Y.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:25:00 -0400

As part of its commitment to resiliency, Swiss Re has opened its own solar power plant and plans more in other locations.

Closing the protection gap with parametric hurricane insurance in the U.S.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:30:00 -0400

What insurance agents, brokers and property owners need to know about U.S. parametric hurricane insurance.

InsurTech startup gets a boost for smartphone-only policies

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Can the insurance industry support one more entrant into the 'insure-a-thing' category?

How cell phone records doomed an insured's theft claims

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:15:00 -0400

A federal district court in California has upheld an insurance company’s denial of its insured’s claim for the theft of his motor home, based in large part on his son’s cell phone records.

Pressing tech issue: Enterprise software vs. cloud computing?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

John Sarich with VUE Software offers perspective on a vexing innovation question facing insurance industry technology executives.

Are your social media profiles discoverable?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Claims pros are held to the same standards as defendants.

9/11 Tribute Museum opens in new location

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

9/11 Tribute Museum opens new location in New York, thanks to sponsors including Zurich NA.

You just got a moving violation ticket. Now what?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Car insurance premiums can skyrocket, but it all depends on the moving violation and where you live.

The 'famous five': solving the InsurTech mystery

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:45:00 -0400

These technologies are leading the way in insurance industry disruption.

Who’s using what in the insurance industry: June 12, 2017

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:30:00 -0400

Technology news from TechCanary, Insuritas, Valen Analytics, ISO, DRC and more.

Company cyberinsurance — the supply chain dilemma

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:30:00 -0400

As companies optimize their supply chains using interconnected technology, the cyberrisk of disruption and lost business multiplies.

Could macro-insurance become a reality? The one-policy-covers-all-risk approach

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:30:00 -0400

Macro-insurance is in its infancy and may take a long time to develop, but the concept is intriguing, and it appears that the industry is willing to begin to explore the potential.

Insurers face $3 billion payout for severe weather in May

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:55:00 -0400

Total aggregated economic losses in the U.S. from severe weather in May exceed $4 billion, while public and private insurers faced a combined payout approaching $3 billion.

5 cybersecurity problems facing mid-size insurance companies

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Mid-size insurance and finance companies face the same cybersecurity threats as industry incumbents. But most of them have failed to sufficiently prepare for those threats. (Includes infographic)

Dismantling the NFIP monopoly

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:24:00 -0400

NFIP reform should open the floodgates to fair competition for private market managing general agents.

Employment trends throughout the insurance industry in April 2017

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:30:00 -0400

The numbers are in. How did the insurance industry do?

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