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New InsurTech Offering Brings Free Home Maintenance Visits with Price of Policy

Many insurance carriers offer their customers discounts on smart home products that protect homes from fire, water and theft. Some even contribute free devices to policyholders who are willing to take on do-it-yourself installation projects. A partnership announced Tuesday between …

‘Hyper-Local’ Forecaster, Instant Flood Claims Payer Selected for Lloyd’s Incubator

A company that delivers “hyper-local” weather forecasts and a firm that predicts emerging risks by mining research data were among 11 insurtechs selected by Lloyd’s of London to participate in a 10-week incubator program. Lloyd’s picked the participants on Thursday …

Insurer Innovation Comes Under the Rating Agency Microscope

Underway for some time now, the disruption of the insurance industry has moved into a new phase, following the announcement by A.M. Best that it may soon begin scoring insurers’ innovation efforts. Journalist Russ Banham spoke with ratings agencies, thought …

Lessons from Fintech Applied to Insurtech

I’ve seen this story before. Having worked in fintech since 2005, I witnessed the fintech wave forming, cresting, and eventually crashing into the financial ecosystem. If there is a fraternal twin to banking, it’s the insurance industry. Both industries are …

Hover Gaining Ground as Underwriting, Adjusting Tool

After securing $87 million from investors in three funding rounds, the insurtech startup Hover is hitting its stride in the customer-acquisition phase. The San Francisco-based firm this month announced deals with two independent adjusting companies. Executive Vice President Kevin Reilley …

As InsurTech Takes Over, Insurers Must Train the Humans that Remain

CHICAGO — As technology eliminates claims jobs through automation, insurers will need to build new skill sets for the employees who remain, speakers said during the second and final day of the Insurance Nexus Connected Claims Conference. Eric Brandt, managing …

Roost Gathering Data as it Awaits Insurance Industry Transformation

For years, insurance industry observers have been predicting that home telematics products would transform the insurance industry by forcing carriers to take on the role of damage preventer instead of just claims payer. Insurers are still experimenting. But one company …

Claims Insurtech Snapsheet Raises $29 Million to Expand Into All P/C Lines

Virtual insurance claims services company Snapsheet has closed on $29 million in Series E funding. The company said it will use the funds to expand beyond auto into all lines of property/casualty insurance and expand globally as well as enhance …

The Power of User Experience: How to Simplify the Claims Decision-Making Process

Humans make thousands of decisions every day, from small choices like what to eat, what to watch on TV, or what to wear, to larger decisions like purchasing a home or changing careers. Some of us even suffer from decision …

San Francisco May Ban Police, City Use of Facial Recognition

About the photo: This photo shows a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies …