Technology, Internet News

Most Insurance Agencies Say Technology Helped Fiscal Growth: Survey

The majority of insurance agencies (77 percent) directly attribute their fiscal growth during 2012-2013 to the use of technology, according to a new industry survey. The survey, conducted by Vertafore at this year’s NetVU (Network of Vertafore Users) conference, was …

Hiscox Adds Crime, Data Breach, Privacy Options to PL Portfolio

Hiscox has launched phase two of their Hiscox Professional Liability Portfolio, adding two additional coverage options to the existing portfolio. Professional services firms can now add crime and data breach and privacy security liability, in addition to general liability coverage …

ThinkRisk Launches Comprehensive Content, Data Security, Privacy Program

Ryan Specialty Group’s Think Risk has launched [in]TELLIGENCE  to address evolving and often overlooked operational exposures coming from technology and its effect on businesses. Recent surveys have reported that more than half of small to mid-size U.S. firms have already …

Travelers Launches OnDemand Risk Control Service for Commercial Clients

The Travelers Insurance Cos. has launched an interactive, on demand service for property and casualty insureds looking to manage and mitigate their business risks. The new service, called Risk Control OnDemand, connects Travelers risk experts with insureds through screen share …

50 Top Apps for Independent Agents

Mobility technology is changing the way the insurance industry operates. But when it comes to working on the go, nothing is as important as mobile device applications. But what apps do independent agents use most? What apps are the most …

XL Group Add Wrongful Internet Usage Protection to Private Co. EPLI Policies

XL Group’s Private Commercial insurance business has added wrongful Internet usage protection to its employment practices liability coverage as part of its management liability package to help employers contend with risks posed by employees’ online activities and social media networking, …

High-Tech Personal Lines: Technology Changing the Way Agents Do Business

Many believe there is still opportunity for independent insurance agents and their carriers to grab personal lines market share. But to do so they must find a way to compete against the giant direct response and captive carriers that are …

Project CAP Selects EZLynx for Real-Time Pricing on Updated Consumer Site

The independent insurance agents’ online service for insurance buyers, Project CAP, has selected EZLynx to be the key real-time rating technology partner for its enhanced TrustedChoice.com website. The EZLynx Rating Engine will be used to power the website’s “get a …

Where to Find the Best Possible Cyber Coverage

There are many cyber insurance products available for purchase, and each is somewhat unique. Some products are more comprehensive than others. Some cyber insurance products are combined with insurance policies of another type; for example, technology errors and omissions liability …

ACE USA Expands Privacy Protection with Data Breach Fund Sidecar

ACE USA has introduced a new option for ACE privacy protection policyholders through enhancements to its data breach team endorsement. The new data breach fund sidecar endorsement eliminates tiered sub-limits and provides a single data breach fund limit, one that …