Iot News

Tracking Construction Worker Safety a Group Effort

Maintaining the safety of workers on a six-story job that spans 60,000 square feet is a daunting task, and a concern for not only the construction firm but also its insurer. A recently announced collaboration between Travelers, Gilbane, a large …

LexisNexis: U.S. Insurers Unprepared to Leverage IoT Data for Strategic Business Needs

While insurers in the U.S. recognize the impact the data will have on the industry, few currently have an IoT strategy, are collecting IoT data or have dedicated resources in place, according to a new LexisNexis Risk Solutions research. This …

Claims Changes Driven by Tech, Data

A report released earlier this year by research and advisory firm Novarica highlights how digital opportunities, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are driving changes in claims. Customer service standards set by other industries is contributing to the digital …

IoT Implementation Challenges Insurers

Insurers have several concerns when it comes to selecting an Internet of Things provider, according to Dawn Mortimer, assistant vice president IoT/Telematics Claims Product Management for Verisk Insurance Solutions. Insurers also need to consider the challenges associated with offering an …

Businesses Face Evolving Cyber Risk

Though several factors affect a firm’s cyber risk, people remain the critical vulnerability, according to Scott Stransky, assistant vice president and principal scientist with AIR Worldwide. In an audio interview with Claims Journal, he explained the evolving risk and what …

Survey: Major Disruption Expected in Claims

Engaging customers and improved claims processes are the top goals for innovating the claims customer service experience, according to a new survey of 400 insurance executives released by Insurance Nexus. The insurance research and analysis firm found that 78 percent …

Accenture: AI, IoT Attracts Nearly Half of InsurTech Funding

Artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) now account for almost half of total investment in insurance technology (insurtech) startups globally, new research from Accenture shows. The research, which includes new analysis of CB Insights data on 450 …

Ohio Air Force Base Trains Cyber Army

Cyber hackers bent on chaos could potentially attack water treatment and chemical plants, power grids, financial institutions and disable weapon systems, and have stolen personal data of millions of federal employees and consumers. Every hour of every day, cyber warriors …

More Insurers Adopting Predictive Analytics to Combat Fraud

Declining cost barriers, the availability of cloud storage and telematics will likely increase predictive analytic adoption rates, according to Dan Donovan, assistant vice president of Claims Solutions at Verisk Insurance Solutions. Though predictive modeling has been used for some time …

AIG: Trust Critical in Employee Data Sharing With Companies

Companies need to accept tradeoffs to foster “digital trust” with employees if they want to gather the workplace data necessary to realize the full economic and competitive benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the sharing economy, according to …