Insurers not yet ready for open insurance - study

insurancebusinessmag | June 19, 2019

Insurers are eager to create or join business ecosystems to promote growth amid industry disruption - but few insurers are currently in a position to succeed with open insurance, according to a new study by global professional services company Accenture.

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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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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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