Embracing the digital revolution in insurance

| November 28, 2017

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In this, video industry leaders from AIG, Bain Capital, Acord, HFS Research and Genpact share insights on digital transformation and explain why insurers should embrace it and align their strategic intent with the capabilities.

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ARB International is an Insurance intermediary, authorised and regulated by the FCA in London. It is an accredited Lloyd’s broker and has been trading in the London Market since 1990.

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Advancement of Technology in the Insurance Industry

Article | February 12, 2021

In the 21st century, we have witnessed high technological advancement. Just like any other industry, the insurance sector is transforming at a rapid speed. With the changes in demands and expectations of customers, insurers are seeking digital innovation and transformation that not only meet the requirements but also reduces their costs. So, here are a few that are set to engulf the entire industry for the better. These tech trends will help both insurers and customers to achieve what matters the most efficiently. Artificial intelligence For Process Improvement AI tends to disrupt the insurance industry more than any other technology. The main advantages that insurers can claim with AI include reduced claim costs, identifying insurance fraud, and mining voice data for improved customer service. The more an insurer will understand and use this technology, the better they will survive the competition. Customers usually look for a personalized experience when it comes to buying something especially as crucial as insurance. Artificial Intelligence provides the ability to create a personalized experience for a vast amount of users based on the data collected. It also enables fast data access and rapid reporting by removing the human element from the process. Blockchain for Secured Records With the amount of security required in the insurance records and claims, blockchain seems to be the most powerful technology for the upcoming revolution. The thriving technology behind the cryptocurrency has become the center of attention for insurance enterprises. Blockchain having the capability to encrypt all the data can decrease the number of fraudulent transactions, loss of data, and scams. IoT For Protecting Investment IoT (Internet of Things) is a technology trend that can be used to connect different objects to the internet. Be it a car, smartwatch, or a refrigerator. For insurance companies, it can be the most awaited blessing as IoT can help in detecting any problem before the actual damage take place. With the help of this technology, insurers can alert the customers in advance about the problems they might face through vehicle tracking, biometrics, and weather sensing. All of this makes it a win-win situation for both consumers and insurers. Automation For Ease of Verification Automation along with machine learning will drive better efficiency in the insurance sector. Having the intelligent system as support, insurers are exploring the more complex processes that can be automated. Some of which entails verification and approval of claims, customized interactions with customers, acquiring insights of the customers, property assessments, and detection of fraud. Adopt New Tech To Succeed As the competitors of insurance companies are moving ahead, more organizations need to adopt these emerging technologies. Moreover, techs like blockchain and automation are ready to provide more efficient processes. On the other hand, AI and IoT will help in offering personalized experiences while lowering the cost. Besides, a company or insurer can also hire developers to develop their system or application that can provide all the customization and security needed in the processing.

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Top 3 Challenges to Data Science and Machine Learning Adoption in Insurance

Article | March 27, 2020

Hiring people with skills in machine learning is extremely difficult across industries due to a shortage of talent and skyrocketing demand. But the insurance industry is better positioned than most to overcome this challenge via upskilling. With tens (possibly hundreds) of statistics-minded actuaries already on staff, providing the right tools to nudge them into the world of data science is a small step. Upskilling business staff is also a great way to fill talent gaps, and in many ways, it’s necessary for insurance businesses that want to democratize data science.

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How insurers can use big data to manage the COVID-19 pandemic

Article | March 27, 2020

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.

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How Big Data is Impacting Client Expertise in Insurance Industry?

Article | February 19, 2020

Big data has helped the financial services industry, including with the insurance industry, evolve like never before. Maximum count of traditional insurers and insurance corporations are preferring big data analytics to boost client expertise. Moreover, insurers are utilizing massive big data to its fullest capability or are there scope to try and do more? The insurance regulator has already allowed a sandbox, a mechanism to promote and facilitate innovation, and currently, the Federal Reserve Bank of Asian country has planned a sandbox for fintechs. Disha Sanghvi asks specialists if this may cause higher utilization of massive information and a lot of innovation within the insurance space.

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