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AIG Enhances Motor Fleet Claims Service, Harnessing Cloud-Based Technology

AIG UK announced it has entered into a partnership with VUEcloud Ltd., a UK software technology provider to the commercial motor industry, to provide an enhanced claims service to motor fleet customers by harnessing cloud-based technology. The new service, powered …

Technology Being Blamed for Driving Up Massachusetts Car Insurance Rates

Auto insurance rates in Massachusetts are on the rise and technology is to blame. Industry experts tell The Boston Globe that drivers distracted by smartphones are crashing more often and those cars are now more expensive to repair because they’re …

Technology Is Ultimate Savior of Insurance Industry: Opinion

Insurance companies are running out of ideas. They’ve bolstered their balance sheets since the financial crisis but have few racy growth prospects in a world of low interest rates, pricing pressure and regulatory hassles. Big mergers may be the most …

UK Auto Insurers Face Disruption from Mobile Phone & Tech Companies

Auto insurance may be on the brink of an incursion from mobile-phone and technology companies. Telefonica SA’s O2 unit — one of the first mobile operators in Britain to offer car insurance — expanded its product line in February to …

Insurance CEOs More Concerned Than Others About Disrupters: PwC

Insurance CEOs are more concerned than leaders in other industries about combined disruptive threats to their revenue growth prospects, according to findings from the 20th annual “PwC Global CEO Survey.” PwC polled 95 insurance CEOs from 39 countries, who expect …

U.K. Tech Startups Weigh Moving HQs to Continent on Brexit Worries

British technology startups are beginning to stress out over Brexit. Initially confident their industry wouldn’t be harmed by Britain’s break from the European Union, U.K. tech entrepreneurs are now girding for a bevy of challenges. A poll of 940 startup …

Gallagher Launches Manufacturers’ Cyber Solution to Close Coverage Gaps

Arthur J. Gallagher announced it has responded to the “perfect storm” facing manufacturers – a rising risk of cyber attacks, coupled with increased vulnerability and largely excluded exposures – by designing a tailor-made policy to more effectively transfer their unique …

Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i Grows to 15 Members

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i, which was launched in October 2016 to explore the potential use of distributed ledger technology, has grown to 15 members from its original five. Members of the B3i initiative are collaborating to explore the …

The Year After Google Compare

This post is part of a series sponsored by Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC). Google’s entry into insurance lead generation and aggregation worried agents and carriers. Would Google disrupt the industry as they do to so many other industries? Would they …

Swiss Re & SAP Partner to Develop Financial Steering & Reporting Solution

Swiss Re has formed a strategic partnership with SAP SE, the enterprise application software company, to develop a solution to address the increasingly complex demands of global regulators, in the areas of financial steering and reporting. Insurance companies currently must …