Category Archives: Insurance

4 key takeaways from the 2017 ACORD Innovation Finals

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For the last three years, ACORD has sought to accelerate digital transformation in insurance through its innovation challenge, a competition that highlights tech-driven solutions from some of the best and brightest in the business. Boston played host to this year’s … Continue reading →

Assessing the aftermath: Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma

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Soon after hurricane Irma struck, Willis Re sent a team to survey the property damage in southwest Florida. After four days, and 900 miles, the team completed its assessment, which can be found here. Among the key lessons learned was … Continue reading →

Post-hurricane confusion in the energy insurance markets: 3 reasons why a market turn is too early to call

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Energy insurers were in a bullish mood as delegates gathered at the critical Baden-Baden reinsurance meeting last week. Their frame of mind didn’t come as a surprise, given all the media speculation on how insurance markets will respond in the … Continue reading →

How to make your employees even smarter (when it comes to benefits decisions)

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Melissa Halverson, Benefits & HRIS Manager for WAXIE Sanitary Supply shares how her company modernized their benefit delivery with Rob Harkins of Willis Towers Watson at the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress. In my experience interacting with … Continue reading →

Longevity blind spot threatens to stymie structured settlement annuity portfolio deals

Sellers and potential buyers of structured settlement annuity (SSA) portfolios could find themselves handicapped by outdated and inaccurate mortality projections. Trading activity in SSA portfolios has been on the increase in recent years, stimulated by buyers interested in longevity risk … Continue reading →

The 2017 hurricane season: Will it transform the energy insurance markets?

In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the thoughts of our colleagues in the energy sector and insurance market are quite rightly directed towards the human tragedy that’s unfolding as new details of the death and destruction wrought by … Continue reading →

Driving forward with claims advocacy

If I had to do it over again, when buying a car, instead of just looking at the list of features and negotiating the MSRP with the salesperson, I would have also asked to speak to the service department. Why? … Continue reading →

Threat vs opportunity? InsurTech is largely a matter of perspective

Regarding InsurTech from a ‘them’ and ‘us’ standpoint increasingly misses the point. It’s understandable that many insurers have perceived InsurTech as a threat to the value chain. Yet the biggest threat lies not in technology itself, but in competitors of … Continue reading →

Construction insurance marketplace update

Expectations for construction risks: Rate, terms and conditions The U.S. construction property and casualty market continues to exhibit rate stability. While the market remains soft, a level of underwriting restraint has started to take hold. Much of this is driven … Continue reading →

5 key cyber insurance considerations for small & middle market businesses

What’s my cyber risk? Small and middle market businesses (SMB) tend to be less concerned about their technology/cyber risks than their publicly traded counterparts. How is this possible?  It may be due primarily to a limited understanding of the scope … Continue reading →