Research & Trends: The Lowdown

The Lowdown: What PwC is Saying About Sleepless, Yet Optimistic, CEOs

This week’s Lowdown highlights the concerns of insurance CEOs, as reported by PwC in their 21st CEO Survey. According to the study, there remains a great deal of angst around technology but industry leaders joined in a huge sigh of …

Lowdown on Smart Home Devices

This week’s Lowdown highlights interesting results from a new report by Parks Associates entitled, Market Snapshot: Insurance, Consumers, and Smart Home Solutions. The survey reveals that nearly 60% of respondents, (consumers with homeowners or renters insurance), are likely to purchase …

The Lowdown on Distracted Drivers

What’s Distracting You? This week I added Driving to Distraction, by Esurance, to IJ’s Research & Trends as a resource for discussion around driver safety, whether with family members or clients. The study involved research of over 1,000 drivers with …

Who’s Insuring Your Privacy?

Who’s Insuring Your Privacy? The Federal Trade Commission is trying, but we live in a country where the mantra remains “Buyer Beware.” Unless you’re reading the privacy policies on every service, application and connected electronic you utilize, and make a …

Because Blockchain…

Why the Lowdown on Blockchain? Because every week articles appear across the internet explaining blockchain… Because headlines remind us that, all over the globe, consumers and business people do not understand blockchain… Because blockchain is not bitcoin, it’s the other …

Lowdown: Agribusiness Insurance Costs on the Rise?

This week’s Lowdown focuses on the rise in frequency, complexity and severity of vehicular accidents within the agribusiness industry. Scenarios highlighted and steps outlined to reduce risk within What’s Inflating Agribusiness Insurance Costs, are worth sharing with your agribusiness clients, …

Lowdown on Construction – A Report to Share

One of the easiest ways to remain connected with your network of referral sources, your clients, and prospects, is to share a piece of meaningful content. This week’s Lowdown directs you to a report you can share with your network …

Would You Put Your Newborn in A Self Driving Car?

I have anxiety about the movement toward self driving cars. I’ve challenged myself to be forward thinking and familiarize myself with the technology and enhanced safety it promises to bring. I understand that we are becoming an increasingly distracted society …

I Heard There Might Be Opportunity “In-Land”

“According to CoreLogic, a leading source for flood and disaster risk data, approximately 70 percent of the flood damage from Hurricane Harvey was uninsured….” states Clearsurance in their recently released a report on results of a survey conducted to identify …

101 S, M & M Ideas of 2017… How About 3 More?

Every year our editor, Andrea Wells, puts together the 101 Sales, Marketing & Management Ideas, compiled from agents and consultants, CSRs and CEOs, Insurance Journal magazine readers and website visitors. As the year comes to a close, I wanted to …

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