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U.S. financial firms looking to robo-technology to complement existing service models

January 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Robo-technology is expected to be part of the mix for most polled U.S. financial firms looking to enhance their existing service models, suggest a new survey from Vestmark, Inc. Feedback was captured during a webinar last month attended by 150

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Emerging technologies still discussed more than deployed by U.S. insurers, but balance is shifting: Novarica

January 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While “hot” topic areas like social media, mobile, analytics, big data, cloud, digital and Internet of Things (IoT) are still discussed more than they are deployed in most cases in the insurance industry in the United States, the balance is

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Millennials interact with their banks more than Boomers; banks need to provide digital focus for all generations

December 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Mobile adoption is high among U.S. Millennials when it comes to retail banking, but so too is the likelihood of visiting a teller or calling a contact centre, reveals new research released Thursday by New York-based Bain & Company Inc.

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Use of digital channels increasing, but technology can’t fully replace human connections during auto claims process: J.D. Power U.S. study

October 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Millenials’ customer satisfaction with the auto insurance process in the United States, while still the lowest among all generations, is improving and carrying the rest of the industry with it, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction

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Insurance firms should investigate ‘insurtechs’ to complement their own digital strategies: Gartner

October 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance sector chief information officers (CIOs) should expand their market insight concerning the innovation and disruption potential of insurance technology startups, or “insurtechs,” to complement their digital insurance strategies, according to Gartner, Inc. The Stamford, Conn.-headquartered information technology research and

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Adoption of smart contracts to decrease risks and costs, increase efficiencies: Capgemini

October 11, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Lower costs and higher efficiencies can be realized through adoption of smart contracts, with potential annual savings in the personal motor insurance industry alone amounting to US$21 billion globally thanks to automation and reduced processing overheads in claims handling, Capgemini

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Insurers have untapped opportunity to transform into solutions providers, not just sellers: consumers

September 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Almost three-quarters of consumers taking part in a Bain & Company Inc. survey say they would value a platform for providing services well beyond insurance coverage, opening the door for insurers to transform themselves from just sellers into solutions providers.

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Just 47% of corporations have cyber security strategy to combat employee blackmail, bribes to gain access to corporate information: report

July 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The lion’s share of surveyed IT decision-makers at large multinational corporations may be aware that employees are being employed to gain access to information, but about half of respondents do not have a cyber security strategy to prevent such behaviour.

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Economical Insurance activates multi-channel distribution with launch of direct channel

May 9, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Economical Insurance’s new direct channel – part of an updated corporate strategy to position the company as among the top property and casualty insurers in the country – went live Monday morning. Economical Insurance has activated multi-channel distribution with the

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The Digital Edition of Canadian Underwriter magazine’s April 2016 issue

April 19, 2016 Canadian Underwriter magazine

Digital Edition below ↓ Cover Story – ‘Channel Surfing’  The look of property and casualty insurance in Canada, as elsewhere, is undergoing a makeover. Once-defined channels are being transformed. To some customers, where they get insurance is not as important as

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Peace Hills Insurance Launches CSIO eDelivery, Obtains Certification

April 4, 2016 CSIO

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) is pleased to announce that Peace Hills Insurance has implemented CSIO eDelivery, enabling the electronic transmission of personal lines policy documents directly to consumers’ Canada Post epost® digital mailboxes in place of traditional

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The Digital Edition of Canadian Underwriter magazine’s March 2016 issue

March 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Digital Edition below ↓ Cover Story – ‘Aggregation Aggravation’  While risk managers for large manufacturers tend to be aware of the vulnerability of their supply chains to major incidents affecting business partners, the same cannot necessarily be said for risk professionals