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Viewpoint: Solving Commercial Loss Run Pain Points With Cognitive AI

Loss runs are insurance carrier reports that show how many claims have been filed under business insurance policies. Insurance carrier underwriters and brokers require loss runs for every business they insure, and use the prior claims history to help price …

Claims Startup Betterview Attracts $7.5M in Financing Round From Guidewire, Others

Startup Betterview raised $7.5 million in new funding to fuel expansion of its artificial intelligence technology that helps property/casualty insurance carriers spot and manage property risk. ManchesterStory led the round, which brings the insurtech’s total venture capital tally to $17 …

Zesty.ai Refines Fire Risk Model by Adding IBHS Data on Building Materials

Zesty.ai, a California insurtech start-up, is hoping to fine-tune fire-risk scores that sometimes can make it challenging for homeowners to find coverage. Marketing Director Nick Allain said the company wants to help insurers who might otherwise overlook fire-resistant structures that …

Business News: Nationwide and Notion, FileTrac and Hover, Octo and ICBC

Nationwide Teams With Notion for Smart Home Monitoring Nationwide has teamed up with Notion to offer smart home monitoring products to policyholders to guard against theft, fire and water damage. The Notion smart home monitoring system uses sensors with multiple …

Insurers, Tech Firms Struggle to Keep Pace with Cyber Risks

Despite progress, carriers are still falling short in how they approach cyber insurance and also how they cover events when they happen. How can this be? The unique makeup of cyber risks continues to hold them back, according to experts …

Insurance Innovation Will be Shaped by Regulators

It’s no secret: Innovators and regulators often clash. But both are needed to help enable a dynamic, consumer-friendly property/casualty industry in the future, insurance and InsurTech industry experts said recently. “There will be more innovation and empowerment of the consumer, …

Insuretech Speakers Blaze Trail From Michelin Guides to Smart Phones

LAS VEGAS — People who buy gasoline generally don’t care for the product or enjoy the experience of pumping gas: They just want to drive. Chris Colborn, chief experience officer for the Lippincott creative consulting firm, opened with that analogy …

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 …