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Hippo is a new kind of insurance company that uses modern technology to provide a simpler process, smarter coverage, and a completely new approach to how we care for our homes.
Article | March 4, 2020
What is the insurtech difference when it comes to claims? Jonathan Swift mulls on how the Next Generation is starting to figure this out “The claims experience is really critical to our brand and making sure that customers are saying Digital Risks is who I am insured with. Whilst others struggle with that, we want to be a case that if you have a claim it is Digital Risks who you are dealing with.” This sentiment is interesting because there has perhaps been an – incorrect – assumption that insurtechs are really only focused on acquiring customers by making it as simple as possible.
Insurers are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced much of the world to grind to a halt. As companies struggle to manage the impacts on their supply chains and bottom line, greater pressure is placed on insurers to support their clients while also mitigating the downside for their own businesses. On one end, the needs of insureds are higher. Business operations are global and more complex; all the while, clients expect more bespoke service and support.
For the uninitiated, insurance technology, or InsurTech, is the system of tools and technological innovations that are used to drive improved efficiency compared to older insurance industry models. In 2019, Germany had already begun to position itself as the de-facto hub for InsurTech firms, largely due to the uniquely collaborative nature of InsurTech startups in the country, in combination with extreme interest from international investment firms, which recognize the disruptive potential of many nascent German InsurTechs.
Coronavirus has caused 9 deaths in India so far, with confirmed cases to touch the 600 mark soon. As numbers increase rapidly, how can health and life insurance policies come to your aid if you or your family member is tested covid-19 positive? Earlier this month, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) had issued guidelines for health insurers asking to expedite coronavirus related claim settlement in the case of hospitalisation.
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