Technology News for Insurance Agencies

5 finalists participate in InsurTech ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ competition

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

As part of the Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium, five finalists presented their hottest new InsurTech ideas to compete for the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Buying insurance? There's an app for that

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:15:00 -0400

Startups such as Lemonade and Metromile are changing the way people access and purchase coverage. But there's a lot more to InsurTech than building an app.

Connected high-value homes pose complex security challenges

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0400

High-net-worth individuals face challenges for home security with their online and offline lives.

Why InsurTech is such a P&C industry game-changer

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:30:00 -0400

New InsurTech initiatives in the distribution sector will focus on how to deliver products from the insurer to the agent in a smarter, more direct manner.

‘Domesticating’ Surplus Lines across the states

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:10:00 -0400

States are making progress in adopting domestic surplus lines insurers laws, but some are more welcoming than others.

Best's Special Report: Top 25 U.S. surplus lines companies for 2016

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

For the 13th year in a row, the surplus lines industry reported no financially impaired companies.

Equifax hack teaches hard lessons about data regulation and incident response

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0400

The credit bureau’s leakage and widely reported missteps in its assessment tool could proffer a cautionary tale for other organizations.

State-by-state CAT adjuster licensing requirements

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0400

States that require adjusters to be licensed often have exceptions for out-of-state adjusters who visit to assist after a catastrophic event.

Trump vows `100 percent' backing for Florida Irma recovery

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:20:00 -0400

President Donald Trump traveled to Florida Thursday to tour damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

In Harvey and Irma’s wake agents and brokers need to pay attention to flood insurance reform

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:23:00 -0400

The National Flood Insurance Program needs more than just reauthorization; it needs real reform, says the author.

Do you qualify for NU’s Excellence in Cyber Security Risk Management Award?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Gain your cybersecurity risk management program the recognition it deserves. Nominate your program for the NU Excellence in Cyber Security Risk Management Award today!

Best's Special Report: Top 25 U.S. surplus lines groups for 2016

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:30:00 -0400

In the U.S., there will always be a market for specialized risk. Where there's a market, there's an industry report waiting to be analyzed.

Cybersecurity, insurance execs see opportunity in Equifax data breach

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:55:00 -0400

The cyber liability insurance market is likely to morph in the near future as a result of the massive Equifax data breach, according to some industry executives.

E&S market’s greatest challenges (and most promising opportunities) ahead

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0400

What are the most pressing issues for E&S/Specialty lines in the coming year? Read how three WSIA board members answered this question.

2018 WSIA Automation Conference set for Vegas in March

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0400

The 2018 WSIA Automation Conference will be held in Las Vegas, March 4-7.

An insider’s view onto the 2017 E&S specialty market

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0400

Perched on the precipice of a technological revolution, the insurance industry is evolving and innovating to meet customer needs while also addressing new risks.

Tesla automation faulted by NTSB in 2016 fatal Florida crash

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:17:00 -0400

Tesla’s design of its Autopilot system contributed to a 2016 fatal crash in Florida, U.S. accident investigators concluded.

Florida’s state-run insurers look good for Hurricane Irma rebuilding

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:25:00 -0400

Hurricane Irma's damages tally so far is $30 million, according to the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology.

A single, sign-in solution

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Do you have too many log-ins to remember in your insurance agency? Then consider the ID Federation's SignOn Once technology.

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