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Month: May 2018

gig-economy

Insurance software solutions for the Gig economy

The global corporate landscape is changing and small to medium-sized insurance companies have excellent opportunities to capitalize on these changes. The buzzword fueling the change is known as the “Gig Economy” and it is taking the small business world by storm.   The Gig Economy consists of an ever-growing demographic of individuals who work as…

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Small Insurers and Digital Insurance

Are Small Insurers at Risk of Becoming “Blockbuster Videos” in a Netflix World?   Having just attended the Digital Insurance Dig-In 2018 annual conference, I felt like I drank innovation from a firehose.  The conference showcased real use-case technology innovations from insurers large and small as well as the latest technologies from upstart and incumbent…

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risk-sharing

How Risk-sharing pools have surpassed commercial insurance for public entities

For public entities, such as cities, counties and school districts, risk-sharing pools have provided a viable alternative to commercial insurance plans. Created in the 1970’s and revived in the 1980’s, public entity pools offer the means to stabilize taxpayer funds for public employee insurance plans.   Public entity risk-sharing pools differ from commercial insurance plans…

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workers-compensation

Key benefits of implementing Digital RMIS Technologies for workers compensation

Self-insured businesses not currently using workers compensation software to manage their risk and claims cost may be doing themselves and their employees a disservice. This is especially true for companies in areas such as construction, energy, and mining that have typically higher risks for on-the-job injuries. For these companies, software designed to manage workers compensation…

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insurance-underwriter

Insurance Underwriting Software is Here and The Future is Now

Automation has long been seen as a harbinger of the future. When machines can do the thinking, human employment is expected to decline. Underwriting software holds a different promise. Current day insurance companies, even small-to-midsize firms, can see the value of their underwriters intensify. Here are a few ways insurance underwriting software makes the underwriter…

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5 Key Factors a Company Must Consider Before Forming a Captive

Forming a captive is almost identical to forming a company. The parties involved must clarify goals, consider potential partners and follow established protocols. Indeed, when forming a captive, you and your partners are forming a limited liability insurance company. Here are some factors to consider, and some captive insurance technology solutions to implement, before forming…

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blockchain

Blockchain: The Next Digital Step?

The insurance industry is starting to take a hard look at Blockchain’s open-ledger, encrypted, data storage holds a great deal of potential for insurance technology. Every transaction is recorded. Blockchain could potentially eliminate the need for legacy data storage. In addition, claim histories would be easily accessible across third-parties. In Vermont, where many captive insurers…

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small-insurers-fall-behind

Falling Behind on Tech Disadvantages Small Insurers

As client businesses amp up their digital processes, their efficiency increases and their businesses grow, both in scale and geography. In turn, these businesses expect their insurers to keep up with both their speed and growth. Fortunately, digital insurance technology makes use of agile solutions to solve thorny organizational problems. Insurtech improves customer satisfaction across…

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risk-assessment

Including Vulnerability and Velocity in Risk Assessments

There are several categories of risk that insurance companies should be monitoring to identify potential exposures for loss. Some of these categories include the risk of sickness, risk of unemployment, liability risks, catastrophic loss risk, and risk of death. However, there are two additional areas that should be included in risk models: vulnerability and velocity.…

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captive-insurance

Bridging Risk Retention Groups and Captives

Cloud technology makes it easier for small businesses to spread their influence across state lines, but non-digital traditional insurance has failed to provide the coverage, flexibility and customization such inter-state businesses require. Bound by regulations and low-tech solutions, businesses have turned to risk retention groups to resolve jurisdiction-based regulatory differences. Other organizations choose to form…

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