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How Insurance Market Will Expand in Age of Autonomous Vehicles

Though it’s estimated that by 2025 auto insurance premiums will drop by $25 billion as a result of the adoption of driverless cars, the insurance market is expected to recover through new lines of coverage, according to a report by …

Opioid Memorial in Houston as Part of Nationwide Tour

The National Safety Council on Monday made Houston the sixth stop on a nationwide tour of its exhibit, Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis, by unveiling the display inside the George R. Brown Convention …

Winners Announced for 3rd Annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards

Efma, an association of more than 3,300 retail financial services companies in 130 countries, and Accenture announced the winners of the third annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards. Showcasing the best examples of insurance technology innovations in multiple categories, the …

How Insurer Execs, Workers View Artificial Intelligence and Future Work

Insurers can seize major growth opportunities by redesigning work, bringing in new talent, and pivoting their existing workforces to work with artificial intelligence (AI), according to a new repot by Accenture. The report, Future Workforce Survey – Insurance: Realizing the …

Blockchain Revolution to Hit Shipping Industry – with Potentially Huge Cost Savings

Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents. That last throwback …

European Insurtech Investment Growth Surpasses North America in 2017: Accenture

Global investment in the insurance technology (insurtech) industry surged in 2017, with Europe emerging as a new insurtech hub outside the U.S., according to new research from Accenture. The research, which includes new analysis of CB Insights data on insurtech …

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Grow Auto Insurance Before Shrinking It

Insurance coverage for autonomous vehicles will bring $81 billion in new premiums to the insurance industry over the next eight years, according to a report from Accenture and Stevens Institute of Technology. These revenues will be derived from three new …

Disruptive Tech Dominates 2nd Annual Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards

Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain were prominently featured among the winners of the second annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance awards. Aimed at showcasing the best examples of insurance technology innovations in multiple …

Insurers Increasingly Embrace Robots over Humans for Customer Service

Frustrated with automated answering machines before you finally get to speak with a customer service representative? When it comes to insurance, you’ll just as likely end up dealing with a robot as a human within three years, according to a …

Artificial Intelligence, IoT Startups Gaining in Global Insurtech Funding

Investing in technology-oriented insurance ventures (insurtech) is clearly a global trend and almost half of all the money being poured into them globally is going into artificial intelligence and internet of things startups, new research finds. The research from Accenture, …