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Cloud-Based Technology: Four Common Questions

As traditional enterprise insurance software applications continue to take a back seat to Software as a Service (SaaS) through cloud-based technology, smaller insurance companies may be intrigued yet hesitant to commit to migrating to the cloud. In an effort to ease the consternation associated with moving to the cloud, below are four questions that commonly…

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What is Required to Support a Cloud Service?

One of the newest buzzwords in business technology is changing the landscape of how small to mid-size insurance companies are operating and that buzzword is the “cloud”. Cloud computing has already begun to have a tremendous impact on how these companies do business, but a lot of confusion still exists as to what the cloud…

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Six Questions to Ask Your Potential SaaS Providers

Small to mid-size insurance companies are moving to SaaS (Software as a Service) more than ever before, and with good reason. The cost savings in technology equipment and personnel can amount to thousands of dollars, allowing companies to place greater focus on growing their business and less time on dealing with technological issues. However, companies…

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Five Major Benefits of Cloud Computing

Software packages can often scale too large for small-to-mid-size insurance firms or they may contain options that aren’t applicable. Cloud-based software for insurance companies offers secure, scalable and industry-specific solutions. Here are five benefits that cloud-based software packages can offer your firm: Faster Revenue Growth Recent data from Dell indicates that companies using cloud-based software…

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Adding Value to Your Company Through SaaS

Software as a service, or SaaS, has been available to enterprise-level insurance firms for a decade or more. Now that cloud-computing costs have dipped, smaller insurance firms can use this IT structure to power apps, integrate services and store data as needed. Firms that serve public risk pools have been the first to see the…

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How to Easily Transition to SaaS Technology For Your Business

If your organization is sitting on piles of legacy data or if your company is facing the need for a costly server update or configuration, then you have probably heard about cloud-based insurance company software as an alternative to your current processes. However, making the switch to the cloud is daunting for a variety of…

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Insights from Digital Insurance: Beating the "Law of Inertia" in Insurance Innovation

It’s common knowledge that due to a host of reasons, smaller insurers, municipal risk pools, captives and self-insured groups are hesitant to adopt new technology and thereby adapt their business processes for continuous improvement. We know that some of these reasons are beyond their control, but we also know that many of these companies exist…

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Hot Topic Issue: What is The Tax Shelter Captive?

When the federal government adopted The Tax Shelter Captive IRC 831(b), captive insurers were provided the opportunity to deduct premiums from their tax bill. The benefits are obvious. Unfortunately, those benefits led to an abuse of the system. Some captive insurance groups are merely tax shelters that offer little to no risk coverage. How do…

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More Firms Now Using Captives for Cyber Liability and Terrorism Risk Insurance

Captives are a risk management strategy currently experiencing growth across industries as a result of a healthy economy and subsequent growth of business sectors. As organizations, both large and small, expand across geographies, they are challenged by complexity, regulations, employee benefits and shifting business alliances. Captive insurance technology has kept pace with a growing demand,…

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Will Captives Use BMA’s Regulatory Sandbox?

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has opened an application process designed for insurers interested in experimenting with new technologies within a relatively risk-free and carefully modified regulatory environment. A regulatory sandbox is a new and extremely relevant concept as the insurance industry expands in non-traditional ways and leverages new technology. Here are a few examples of…

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