Insurance

News, trends and technology insights for the insurance industry

Machines that pay each other using digital wallets

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People use digital wallets such as Venmo and PayPal and, more recently, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins to make frictionless payments, peer to peer. What if machines could use digital wallets to make frictionless payments, machine to machine? Autonomous vehicles — such as cars, fork lifts, trucks or any industrial machine — could pay for their […]

Underwriting in the digital era — a transformational journey

The digital era is enabling new opportunities as well as challenges for underwriters. Today, there’s a requirement for massive quantities of information from different sources to evaluate risks, leaving underwriters with a significant amount of data to sift through so they can effectively rate the risks for a new customer and determine the coverages that […]

Cognitive computing and AI help insurers’ contact center personnel succeed

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Cognitive computing and artificial intelligence (AI) present a new set of possibilities throughout insurance organizations, and can provide clear benefits within contact centers. Cognitive computing and AI capabilities are breathing new life into existing applications, creating new applications to provide deep insights and enabling insurers to drive transformation and innovation while achieving better business results. […]

5 essential technologies insurers need to transform their businesses

It’s no secret that digital technologies have the potential to lead to significant changes and real benefits for insurance organizations. Carriers are using digital technologies to reduce manual intervention, improve quality, speed processing — and redeploy their workforce to handle more complex tasks, ultimately improving customer service and satisfaction. Insurers that started their digital transformations […]

4 reasons insurers need AI to proactively fight fraud

The insurance industry consists of more than 7,000 companies that collect more than $1 trillion in premiums annually, providing fraudsters with huge opportunities to commit fraud using a growing number of schemes. Fraudsters are successful too often. According to FBI statistics, the total cost of non-health insurance fraud is estimated at more than $40 billion […]