3 Life Insurance Predictions for 2020 & Beyond

JACOB SLOAN | January 21, 2020

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Life insurers must adapt to evolving consumer expectations, distribution channels, and technologies in order to grow. Effective digital engagement – with customers, agents, and advisors – is key, and enables the real-time communication, convenience, and transparency that are becoming table stakes in the industry.

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Utica First Insurance Company

Utica First Insurance Company was founded by local Utica, New York businessmen in 1903 as Utica Fire Insurance Company of Oneida County, NY to serve the property insurance needs of the upstate New York residents. It has developed from that small base into a company which actively writes business in the states of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In the beginning, the Company wrote exclusively property insurance on an assessable basis. Now its product line has expanded to include Homeowner, Landlord Package, Restaurant and Tavern Program, Convenience Store Program, Small Artisan Package Policy and Business Owner Policies among others.

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Utica First Insurance Company

Utica First Insurance Company was founded by local Utica, New York businessmen in 1903 as Utica Fire Insurance Company of Oneida County, NY to serve the property insurance needs of the upstate New York residents. It has developed from that small base into a company which actively writes business in the states of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In the beginning, the Company wrote exclusively property insurance on an assessable basis. Now its product line has expanded to include Homeowner, Landlord Package, Restaurant and Tavern Program, Convenience Store Program, Small Artisan Package Policy and Business Owner Policies among others.

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