Technology News for Insurance Agencies

Understanding how property is valued after a fire

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:30:00 -0400

When the wildfire smoke clears along the Pacific coast, property insurance policyholders will be faced with filing claims that may be complicated by California's status as a 'valued policy' state.

Why P&C agents never fail to impress

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:30:00 -0400

What prompted NU's editor-in-chief to create an awards program for independent P&C insurance agencies?

Cyber risk management a top priority as companies prepare for GDPR, study says

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:33:00 -0400

A new report says cyber risk management is both a cause and consequence of GDPR compliance as the new regulation is set to take effect May 2018.

Oil rig explodes on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:00:00 -0400

An oil rig exploded on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain Oct. 15, raising specters of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010.

Who’s using what in P&C insurance: Oct. 16, 2017

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:15:00 -0400

News that IBM is working with MetLife and Majesco on a cloud-based insurance platform is proof that collaboration is the name of the game in InsurTech.

NU Agency of the Year Award, G&N Insurance: Earning success, one bobblehead at a time

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:30:00 -0400

Using social media effectively for branding helps keep G&N Insurance growing and thriving. And giving away personalized bobbleheads doesn't hurt either.

5 takeaways from Connected Car Insurance USA 2017

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

There is little doubt that the next wave coming in insurance is around the benefits of telematics for claims.

National Teen Driver Safety Week: What to know and what you can do

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Nearly 100,000 teens are injured annually in motor vehicle crashes. How can we impact this frightening statistic?

How RPA helps insurers remain competitive

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400

To stay dominant in a changing industry, insurance providers must adopt new methods of operations more suited to an increasingly digital landscape.

Why the L.A. Lakers lacked coverage for TCPA violations

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:15:00 -0400

Lawsuits alleging TCPA violations have become relatively commonplace. Here's why one such suit against the Los Angeles Lakers was not covered by the team's D&O policy.

InsurTech and personal lines: Threat or opportunity?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:30:00 -0400

Distribution is a hot area for InsurTechs in personal lines and is already having an important impact.

Sustaining customer relationships in an evolving insurance industry climate

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:50:00 -0400

There are four key ingredients agents should know to create and maintain successful client relationships.

Consumer precautions after the Equifax cybersecurity breach

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:15:00 -0400

Everyday consumers should now be considering how best to protect themselves from cyber crime.

In-vehicle technology increases driver's distractions

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Removing eyes from the road for just two seconds doubles the risk of a crash. Some in-vehicle technology can distract drivers for more than 40 seconds.

Variety and context are critical for predictive analytics success

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:15:00 -0400

Insurance presents interesting and nuanced use cases when applying predictive models to assessing risk and pricing policies.

Coming soon to California: Cars without a human behind the wheel

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:14:00 -0400

The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday released revisions to regulations proposed in March to allow such autonomous car testing on public roads, which could take effect by next June.

Insurance agents are retiring. Can millennials fill the void?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:25:00 -0400

New data analyzes millennial workers' optimistic view of the insurance industry, and the role they will play in its future.

A design-thinking approach to innovation for creative insurers

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:30:00 -0400

Innovation in insurance is not simply a new product, service or technology. Real innovation engages people.

Texas governor appoints Kent Sullivan as commissioner of insurance

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:27:00 -0400

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kent Sullivan, a partner at Jackson Walker, as insurance commissioner for a term set to expire Feb. 1, 2019.

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