Research & Trends: The Lowdown

Insurtech Demo Day 2020

Just a week shy of our Virtual Insurtech Summit, to air Wednesday, May 6th, I attended the virtual Demo Day of the Hartford Insurtech Hub on Tuesday, April 28th. As the host for our upcoming Summit, I’ve spent time with …

Coronavirus Resource Update 4/9/20

Stay Informed We’ve added a new, uplifting category to this blog – From Our Family to Yours. Below the news and resources, you’ll find a growing list of interesting and educational links that our Wells Media family is sharing with …

The Lowdown: Restoration Services – How Important Are You To Your Local Vendor?

According to Cleanfax’s 2019 Restoration Benchmarking Survey Report, restoration professionals rely upon adjusters and insurance relationships for 80% of their leads. When asked how vendors differentiate themselves from their competition, 73% report that their reputation and experience is the most …

The Lowdown: Innovation, Social Inflation, Hot Markets and More…

I recently had the benefit of attending the Society for Insurance Research 49th annual conference, where I was immersed in discussions about data, research, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more. This intimate conference included 200 attendees from 48 carriers and …

The Lowdown: What Heat Can Show Us

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, over 22% of non-residential fires are caused by electrical malfunction, heating or other equipment malfunctions. There are a number of reasons for this, including deferred maintenance, poor installation, unintended overload, corrosion and age. As …

The Lowdown: Cannabis 101 in 300 Minutes or Less

On October 17th, the Insurance Journal hosted a virtual, 6 hour, live summit on insuring the cannabis industry. With 2,300 pre-registrants, an additional 200 joined in as the day progressed. These viewers represented over 1,230 companies, 41 countries and 50 …

The Lowdown: Reimagining Research to Recognize Emerging Insurance Industry Trends

The Society of Insurance Research (SIR) will hold their 49th Annual Conference on October 20th – 22nd at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC and I am thrilled to be attending. The theme for this year’s event is “Reimagining …

The Lowdown: Employer Risk in California and Beyond

Newly released this week on Research & Trends, “Risky Business – Employment Practice Litigation on the Rise” offers insights into the many predicaments your business prospects and clients could find themselves in as employers in an increasingly litigious environment. As …

The Lowdown: 2019 Private Flood Insurance Report

The big day is coming! I suspect by now, you’ve heard a great deal about the implementation of provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, requiring regulated institutions to accept certain private flood insurance policies in addition …

The Lowdown: The Silent Battle Between Agencies and Companies

P&C insurance companies are scared. Not all are scared, of course. Some are big enough, some are smart enough, and others are ignorant enough to not be scared about the future of insurance distribution. The ones that are scared are …

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