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Honda App Links Feedback on Drivers to Insurance Carriers via Verisk

Honda Motor Co. is offering an app that scores the safety of car owners’ driving habits and links with insurance carriers that can offer discounts to drivers who are deemed a good risk. The Driver Feedback app is available to …

Tesla Invites Actuaries to Help It Create a ‘Revolutionary’ Insurance Company

Tesla, which has been testing an insurance product for its drivers in California, is preparing to build an insurer, one CEO Elon Musk says will be “revolutionary.” And he’s inviting actuaries to join his cause. “I would love to have …

Confessions of a Diehard Insurance Data Fan: Part 2

After Bill Pieroni, the CEO of ACORD, delivered a presentation about ACORD’s latest study, “Intelligent Growth: Intent, Decisions, Outcomes,” he sat down with Wells Media’s Andrew Simpson to talk about winning carrier strategies. Pieroni, who discussed carrier growth and profit …

No Workers’ Compensation Loss History? No Problem, Says Valen Analytics

Workers’ compensation carriers can now accurately score a policy even where there is no loss history on the account, according Valen Analytics, a data analytics and predictive modeling firm for the property/casualty insurance industry. Valen has released the latest in …

Anxiety, Policy Limits Rising Ahead of California’s Sweeping Data Privacy Law

Robert L. Wallan’s clients are keeping him quite busy as they fret about the implementation next year of the nation’s most far-reaching data privacy law, which gives California consumers more control over their personal data. Wallan, a partner in Pillsbury …

Senators Eye Making Tech Giants Reveal How Much Customers’ Data Is Worth

As Congress bears down on big tech companies, two senators want to force giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon to tell users what data they’re collecting from them and how much it’s worth. The legislation floated this week by Sens. …

Data-Driven Insurance Future Clouded by Data Ownership Uncertainty

Insurers need to learn to share their data if they want to take full advantage of the mountain of information generated from connected devices, insurtech executives say. Along the way, somebody’s got to figure out who owns the data. Presentations …

Octo Telematics to Provide Commercial Fleet Telematics to Mexico Auto Insurer

Octo Telematics, the Rome-based provider of telematics and data analytics solutions for the auto insurance industry, has partnered with Qualitas, Mexico’s largest auto insurer with operations throughout Mexico, Latin America and the United States. Qualitas, which has more than 4 …

Commercial Auto: An Old Dog Up to New Tricks

For the seventh consecutive year, commercial auto is losing money. Despite rate increases in 23 of the last 25 quarters, the combined ratio topped 111 percent in 2017. The line has been a weak spot for many insurers, forcing them …

Verisk to Acquire London Market Pricing Software Firm Rulebook

U.S.-based data analytics firm Verisk has agreed to acquire Rulebook, a provider of business intelligence and software for the London Insurance Market. The purchase price is $87 million in cash, which Verisk said will be funded through cash on hand …