Citizen AI in Life Insurance
Not all that long ago, the most relevant question in the world of artificial intelligence (AI) was if this technology would make a significant impact on society.
Hancock will Give Customers Discounts for Meditating 10 Minutes a Day
For a few years now, John Hancock has offered its life insurance policyholders discounts on their premiums for visiting the doctor, working out, and buying healthy food at places like Walmart. Today, the Boston-based insurer is adding sleeping to that list. And meditating.
Underwriting Automation: Why Expectations Might Not Match Reality
The underwriting automation engine has undoubtedly become a popular approach for many insurance organizations seeking to increase efficiencies and augment their workforces. While implementing this technology is likely vital to remain competitive, there is often a disconnect between the expectations and the reality of automation’s impact on underwriting operations.
Disruptive Innovation Examples in the Insurance Industry
Gambling and life insurance – a surprising yet oddly appropriate pair. That’s what I thought as I walked through The Bellagio doors on a sunny, April day in Las Vegas. I wasn’t there to play games of chance though – I was at the 2016 LIMRA Life Insurance Conference to learn about disruptive innovation examples in insurance
Technology is Streamlining the Process of Issuing Life Insurance Policies
Life insurance is undergoing a renaissance of sorts. The industry is slowly transforming from one entrenched in the old-age archaism of paper and manual processes to one embracing digital technology and artificial intelligence, which benefits consumers via a more enjoyable sales experience and better product pricing.
Early Wins for OnePath's AI Insurance Underwriting Project
ANZ bank's insurance arm OnePath Life Insurance today revealed some early wins for its project with researchers at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) which uses machine learning models and advanced analytics to improve the insurance underwriting process.
How AI Anxiety Is Creating More Jobs For Humans
Some experts predict a boom in jobs meant to ensure that AI systems keep in step with legal and regulatory obligations, ethical responsibilities, and community standards.
Your Insurance Company Knows More About you than Facebook
Congress may have forced Mark Zuckerberg to reveal more about personal data gathered on Facebook (FB). But consider this: Your insurance company likely knows a lot more about you.
Why Wearables are no Gimmick in the Quest for Wellness
It is well understood that increased physical activity levels are linked with a reduced risk of certain illnesses, leading to improved healthy life expectancy. Wearable devices have also been championed as a way to not only help people track physical activity, but with the right incentives, increase overall activity levels in the short term.
Recently, blockchain has emerged as a technology that will potentially transform industries in a similar way that the Internet did a couple of decades ago. Still a nascent technology, many of its uses have not yet been discovered or explored.