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Month: August 2019

Insurance Value Chain Technology

How Technology Can Help Across the Insurance Value Chain

According to Charles Robinson, retired vice chairman of Rogers & Gray Insurance, technology has driven more change in the insurance industry over the past 10 years than anything ever did in the previous 30 years.   Some change relates to consumer use of technology—cell phones causing distracted driving, safety technology affecting premiums—but there are also…

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Workers’ Comp Outlook “Stable”

Despite recent weakening in workers’ compensation market fundamentals, this year the workers’ comp market should see a fifth consecutive year of underwriting profits. The industry’s statutory combined ratio fell to 86% in 2018, having averaged 93% annually since 2015, notes a Fitch Ratings report, “U.S. Workers’ Compensation Market Update – Fifth Consecutive Year of Underwriting…

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Insurtech Trends in 2019

Four Insurtech Trends in 2019 for Small Insurers

Insurtech, short for insurance technology, is disrupting the insurance industry and changing the way companies serve their customers. Once limited to the industry’s biggest names, Insurtech is now accessible to insurers of all sizes.      Larger companies still have more options simply because they have the resources to experiment with costly new technologies. Nevertheless,…

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Is the Captive Industry Ready to Compete Tomorrow?

Capital preservation, one of the main financial objectives of captives, is also a critical element to a captive’s success.  Along with conservative investments, captives must be able to manage costs in a both a hard and soft market. Consider that between 2014 and 2018, captives added $3.1 billion to their year-end surplus and paid $1.6…

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