Insurance Industry

Insurtech Startup Hippo: Disrupting The Insurance Industry Via Customer Experience Innovation

Hippo, a Mountain View, CA-based “insurtech” (insurance technology) startup, considers the insurance industry to be particularly ripe for disruption. Cumbersome processes, slow response times, and a lack of transparency have dragged down customer engagement at many legacy players in the industry, …

Entrepreneurship

No Fitbit, no insurance: is this the start of a major trend?

John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only …

Global Perspectives

Insurtech Isn't Boring, Trust Me

Fintech is technology used in the financial services industry, insurtech is technology used in a subset of that industry, insurance. And yet while one is typically considered fascinating, worthy of pages of mainstream media coverage, mention of the other is often greeted with eye-rolling outside of …

Financial Services

Unlocking the future: empowering digital transformation with in-memory computing

“Digital transformation,” as commonly discussed, sounds simple: Revamp the business strategy by adopting digital technology. However, the challenges …

Engines

Does home insurance cover tornado damage? Insurance bureau offers advice on making a claim

In the wake of two devastating tornadoes in the Ottawa area on Friday, representatives of the insurance industry are offering advice on how to handle …

Ottawa

Your home insurance options are growing, thanks to a healthier market

Private market insurers are starting to expand options available to Florida homeowners — and that’s a sign the state’s home insurance market is …

Florida

Ad Watch: Danny O'Connor ad focuses on Troy Balderson donors

THE AD: “Avalanche,” a 30-second TV commercial produced by the campaign of Democrat Danny O’Connor for Congress.WHERE TO SEE IT: Online, on …

Troy Balderson

Dear Moderate Democrats: Your Party Has Completely Abandoned You

Opinion<p>Posted: Sep 24, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>I grew up in a …

Conservative View

Future of Financial Services 2015 - Reports - World Economic Forum

How will disaggregating forces across the value chain change the insurance landscape in the future?<p>Connected cars, homes and lifestyles may still be …

Financial Services

Stricter whiplash rules to cut the cost of car cover

Car insurance premiums are expected to fall next year as insurers react to government action to stop dubious whiplash claims.<p>There are 1,500 whiplash claims a day, costing insurers £2bn a year, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). This adds £90 a year to the average car insurance …

Personal Finance (UK)

Health care watchdog to weigh in on costs of nurse staffing ballot question

Massachusetts’ health care watchdog agency on Monday said it is studying the cost implications of a controversial ballot question to regulate nurse …

Health Care

As the tornado cleanup begins, document everything, says the insurance industry

As Ottawa and Gatineau area residents start to piece their lives together after a devastating tornado hit the region Friday, the Insurance Bureau of …

Ottawa

Richard Turner Elected President of IUMI

Richard Turner, European Director of Global Risk Solutions at RSA Insurance Group, has been elected President of the International Union of Marine …

Latin America

The fight against climate change: how can we limit the damage to the global economy?

The international community’s ambition to fight against climate change comes at a cost: between US$50,000 billion and US$90,000 billion over the next …

Mark Carney

Insurers could charge huge premiums under Yoder-backed bill, health care experts say

Rep. Kevin Yoder and other top House Republicans say they’re committed to protecting people with pre-existing conditions — but their big push to …

Health Care

CEO Daily | Newsletters | -

September 24, 2018<p>Good morning.<p>It’s been a tough year for women leading Fortune 500 companies. Their ranks fell from 32 to 24—fewer than 5% of the …

Defense Industry

Bharti AXA Life Insurance launches claim intimation via WhatsApp

Service initiative would make claim submission a hassle-free process for the nominee, says MD & CEO Seth

Business (India)

Money ( Always ) Talks ...

money<br>(Image by Pixabay: geralt) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>And we suckers walk! Anyone who even <i>occasionally</i> checks current events knows …

Liberal View

Using Technology To Assess Wildfire Risk And Combat Wildfires

Wildfires in the U.S. have become more common and catastrophic than ever before. Citizens, local governments and the $2.2 trillion property and casualty insurance industry continue to be caught by surprise due to the severity and frequency of these events. So far in 2018, California alone has lost …

Insurance

Hospitals’ Secret Contracts With Insurers Are Keeping Health Care Expensive: Report

1:24 PM 09/22/2018<p>Hospital systems are making secret contracts with insurers that are keeping health care costs high, a Wall Street Journal report …

Health Care

Insurance tech firm picks downtown Chapel Hill for HQ - Triangle Business Journal

By Lauren K. Ohnesorge <br>– Senior Staff Writer, Triangle Business Journal<p>Sep 21, 2018, 4:17pm EDT<p>An insurance technology startup has picked downtown …

Chapel Hill

Buyer Beware: Cars, Trucks Flooded By Hurricane Florence May Be Headed To A Used Car Lot Near You

Inevitably, some of the estimated 20,000 to 40,000 vehicles damaged by Hurricane Florence, mostly in the Carolinas, will make their way onto the used-car market, maybe in entirely different parts of the country in search of a buyer. So buyers should beware, especially in the Southeast.<p>The estimate …

Used Cars

Politics is still local in the nationally watched Wagner-VanOstran 2nd District fight

<b>WASHINGTON</b> • Talk of national waves aside, Missouri’s once-sleepy but now increasingly important 2nd Congressional District election is really a …

St. Louis

A Head Start

At Executive MBA 20/20, alumni shared their insights into leadership with incoming cohorts from Chicago, London, and Hong Kong.<p>No matter how …

MBA

Small Business: New Zealand's artificial intelligence journey only just beginning - JRNY

Michael Lovegrove, co-founder and chief executive of JRNY, talks starting up a technology company and the potential for artificial intelligence.<p><b>What</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Public Pulse topics: Drop special tax districts; Bacon ad misleads; Eastman too liberal

Not another tax district<p>The last thing business owners need is another tax district in this city (“You could soon pay 11.76% tax to eat or drink in …

Omaha

Forensic logic: how the royal commission lifted the lid on the finance industry

It took some time, but he got there.<p>Michael Hodge, QC, senior counsel assisting the banking royal commission, had finally had enough of the witness.<p>“Mr Hagger,” the Brisbane-based silk said angrily.<p>“It wasn’t out of your control. You could have told them the number in writing. And you didn’t do so. …

Scott Morrison

After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, thousands of people in the Carolinas are still waiting to return to their homes. Those who have are assessing …

Home Ownership

'I had cancer – but my insurer tried to wriggle out of paying'

When Sheila Hastings* heard just days after her daughter’s wedding that she had an “aggressive” form of kidney cancer and major surgery was inevitable, she was comforted that at least she had a “critical illness” insurance policy taken out with Zurich eight years earlier.<p>These policies are supposed …

Insurance Industry

State appeals court upholds millions in fines for insurance company

California’s 26-year-old rules for penalizing insurers for treating customers unfairly during claim settlements have been upheld by a state appeals …

Judiciary