The Amazonization of Life Insurance
In theory, it is the depersonalization of the consumer experience and process in search of the cheapest and easiest alternative in doing business. Life insurance is unfortunately one of those entities subject to these forces, whether by Amazon or by other methods insurers are now using to amalgamate the process.
The Competitive Advantage: The Death of Underwriting and Underwriters
Underwriting is not dying. It is just being automated into digital algorithms versus analog human beings.
CIOs Discuss Strategy, Challenges and Industry Changes
Top insurance industry CIOs discuss emerging trends, top technology initiatives, challenges and change in the industry overall.
Industry Directions - Our Annual Forecast (LOMA Resource)
Insurance leaders predict what’s ahead for sales and profits, information technology, customer service, human capital—and more.
Insurance of the Future – Where are we Going?
What disruptive forces will insurers need to confront to compete? And what changes are already upon us? A summary of the changes afoot and the transformations ahead, from consumer engagement and underwriting to claims.
Industry Directions: Our Annual Forecast (LOMA Resource)
Life insurance companies continue to recalibrate in the face of new regulations, evolving technologies and customer expectations, and more. Of great concern are new regulations, with the (currently delayed) Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule taking center stage. Another year of low interest rates is placing pressure on profitability. Finally, insurers have no idea how tax reform, on which Congress was working at press time, might affect life insurance and retirement products that currently are tax advantaged.
Genetic Testing Could Cause Anti-selection But Also Have Positive Impact on In-Force Book
Christian Mumenthaler, CEO of Swiss Re, discusses the impact technology may have on longevity risk, and on the life re/insurance industry. Recorded at the 14th Global Ageing Conference in Zurich.
Life Insurance for the Digital Age: An End-to-End View
This article provides an overview of various innovative solutions supporting an end-to-end underwriting process for life insurance products.
Article appears in Issue 108, November 2017 on page 4
Integrated Analytics: The Next Generation in Automated Underwriting
We are experiencing the most rapid evolution our industry has ever seen. Incremental innovation has been underway for the last 10 to 15 years, but currently, the pace of change is truly frenetic. Today, we are competing with not only peer companies, but also start-ups, third-party solution providers and others from outside the life insurance industry, who recognize the potential to disrupt the industry we know so well.
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https://www.soa.org/sections/reinsurance/reinsurance-newsletter/ (article appears in Issue 89 on page 38)