R&M Report Says U.S. Insurers Distribution Expenses May Double

October 6, 2004

Dublin-based Research and Markets announced the addition of a new report, “Distribution Technology Trends in US Insurance” to their offering. The study presents the findings on distribution technology trends from R&M’s latest survey of 75 U.S. insurers.

The bulletin indicated that the “Scope of Report Covers the latest distribution trends based on a survey of 75 US insurers,” and “includes P&C and L&P carriers.”

Highlights Include “Renewed focus on business growth and time-to-market is putting distribution back in the spotlight. Achieving distribution scale and better time to market are the central objectives.”

The report offers “the latest findings with respect to distribution channel technology trends in the US insurance market,” said the announcement. It also identifies “key new areas of spending related to distribution in the US insurance market.”

The report noted 4 “key points,” as follows:
— Renewed focus on business growth and time-to-market is putting distribution back in the spotlight.
— The survey revealed that the Internet is the foremost investment priority.
— Intermediary integration will drive Web services and agent refresh.
— Compliance and flexibility will drive commissions/incentive management investments

For further information consult the R&M Website at: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c6876, or contact Laura Wood at: press@researchandmarkets.com or fax: +353 1 4100 980

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