Auto Insurance Rates Are on the Rise - Here’s Why

capitalgazette | May 22, 2019

Auto insurance rates have been climbing up at a steady rate lately, and this is becoming more and more obvious to the average person. In fact, some people have started to get worried about the situation and the implications it holds for the future. And the worst part is, many of those people have a very poor understanding of the auto insurance market and how it works, and as a result have no idea what's causing these changes. Understanding the current market dynamics is important if you want to get the best deal on your own insurance, and it's even more important if you're planning any big purchases of this type in the future. You have to make sure that you can get the best deal on your future insurance plans.

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At a recent roundtable held by Insurance Post in association with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, an expert panel discussed how motor insurers could make better use of data to improve the customer journey post-loss, improve efficiency and, ultimately, create a seamless claims process.

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At a recent roundtable held by Insurance Post in association with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, an expert panel discussed how motor insurers could make better use of data to improve the customer journey post-loss, improve efficiency and, ultimately, create a seamless claims process.

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ONE by Embroker Introduced to Simplify Business Insurance for Startup Founders

Embroker | January 23, 2023

Embroker, the digital platform that makes business insurance radically simple, recently launched ONE by Embroker, a universal application that uses AI and machine learning to create industry-specific business insurance products. The streamlined procedure allows brokers and startup founders to acquire immediate quotations for a complete package of products by focusing on critical business information and eliminating the need for needless and redundant questions. Business owners prefer a one-stop insurance shop so they can focus on running their company. Commercial insurtechs offer many kinds of coverage but no assistance with product selection. Founders and brokers may search numerous sites to find the correct risk management solution, and even then, the coverage may not meet their demands. Insurance agents spend hours shopping around for policies from different companies instead of providing value-added services to their clients. This is hard on businesses and doesn't make the most of the broker's skills. Ben Jennings, CRO at Embroker, remarked, "Founders and business owners shouldn't be served a one-off, one-size-fits-all solution. When it comes to risk management, businesses need a strategic partner. To truly add value, insurtechs must provide a comprehensive suite of vertically-focused products that address all of their needs." (Source – Business Wire) He further added, "ONE by Embroker does just that. We provide a single-destination solution that replaces the traditionally complicated process through a universal application, generating quotes specific to the policies most appropriate for each business based on the broker or founder's inputs." (Source – Business Wire) As ONE by Embroker evolves to incorporate more policies for more verticals, the estimates will contain all of the coverage a firm requires, whether Embroker products are used or not. Embroker is revolutionizing the way businesses learn about, shop for, and buy insurance by launching the ONE by Embroker platform. Jonas Edgeworth, CTO at Embroker, stated, "Leveraging our data science capabilities, we've created ONE by Embroker as a universal application that can synthesize and combine products — enhanced with third-party data at scale — to provide a tailored suite of coverage for our customers' needs." (Source – Business Wire) "Essentially, this new technology platform is our growth engine, allowing us to quickly launch new products into the market moving forward," he concluded. (Source – Business Wire) About Embroker Embroker makes business insurance simple. It helps growing businesses save time and obtain the best coverage by combining technology and broker expertise. The company, a premier digital insurance brokerage, is transforming an $800 billion property and casualty (P&C) insurance sector. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company has offices in Chicago and Boston. Embroker has been named one of the innovators shaping the future of finance by Goldman Sachs and one of the world's most promising private FinTech companies by CB Insights.

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LuckyTruck strategizes with Great American Insurance Group to launch fully digital motor truck cargo insurance product

LuckyTruck and Great American Insurance Group | December 02, 2022

LuckyTruck, the tech-enabled retail agent focused exclusively on trucking, announced today it has collaborated with Great American Insurance Group (GAIG) to launch a fully digital Motor Truck Cargo (MTC) product. Over the last decade, the commercial insurance industry, especially trucking insurance, has been slow to adopt digital products. Historically, getting motor truck cargo coverage took a trucker between one to three days. Together, LuckyTruck and Great American Insurance Group will enable truckers to obtain a quote, purchase, and bind a policy in 10 minutes or less. "We are pleased to be working with Great American, Their financial strength, competitive coverages, and focus on providing a great customer experience through innovation aligns with what we do at LuckyTruck." -Julie Zimmer, CEO of LuckyTruck Great American's MTC product is fully digital, eliminating 100+ question applications, back-and-forth phone calls, multiple emails, and manual payment processing. Powered by Ascend's modern payment platform, LuckyTruck allows customers purchasing the GAIG MTC product to pay-in-full or enroll in premium financing instantaneously. After payment, the policy is bound in a matter of microseconds. Instead of sitting on the side of the road waiting days for coverage, truckers can hit the open road in just a few minutes with the coverage they need. Truckers are often on the road during their insurance agent's typical business hours, and in the fast-paced world of trucking every minute counts, We saw an opportunity to connect with our insureds differently, in a way that better meets their needs. Our digital (MTC) product is smart, fast, easy-to-use, and accessible around the clock via the LuckyTruck platform,said Travis Murphy, Assistant Vice President of Business Development, Great American Property & Inland Marine. LuckyTruck is looking forward to building its relationship with Great American and advancing their shared goal of creating a digital-first approach in the trucking industry. About LuckyTruck Launched in 2019, LuckyTruck is a modern insurance platform for commercial trucking. It is the first all-in-one retail platform exclusively focused on the trucking insurance market. About Great American Insurance Group Great American Insurance Group's roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses. Great American Insurance Company has received an "A" (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for more than 110 years (most recent rating evaluation of "A+" (Superior) affirmed December 3, 2021). The members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio. AFG's common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG. Policies are underwritten by Great American Insurance Company, Great American Assurance Company, Great American Alliance Insurance Company and Great American Insurance Company of New York, authorized insurers in all 50 states and the DC.

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Betterview Announces Partnership with Risk Innovator JMI Reports

Betterview and JMI Reports | December 01, 2022

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