Insurers show support for federal government’s reforms to drug pricing regulations

Insurance Business Magazine | August 12, 2019

Insurers are backing the federal government’s changes to drug pricing regulation, welcoming the government’s efforts to make medicines more affordable and accessible. The federal government recently announced the final amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations, which aims to give the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) the right tools to ensure that medicine prices in Canada are properly priced. Broadly speaking, the amendments do the following to help control drug prices: Change the “basket” of countries Canada is compared to when setting drug prices. This means Canada’s drug prices will be judged against countries that actually resemble Canada’s population, economy and approach to healthcare.

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Digital claims processing offers significant benefits for both insurers and their customers. Based on this assumption, Post and PayPal held a roundtable to explore how the sector can keep up the momentum, and discuss what might be considered as a best-in-class experience for an online claims journey.

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Digital claims processing offers significant benefits for both insurers and their customers. Based on this assumption, Post and PayPal held a roundtable to explore how the sector can keep up the momentum, and discuss what might be considered as a best-in-class experience for an online claims journey.

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RISK MANAGEMENT,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY

Insurity Introduces New Analytics Feature for Sure Premium Audit Solution

Insurity | January 13, 2023

Insurity, a leading cloud-based software and analytics provider for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs, announced the launch of Sure Premium Audit Analytics on January 12, 2023. This product is a part of its Sure Premium Audit solution that integrates robust predictive analytics from Insurity Predict into the auditing process to enhance operational efficiency by up to 15%. Identifying exposure risk in the premium auditing process remains arduous for many P&C carriers. It may be hard or even impossible for premium audit departments to check all of their business. Instead, many carriers' current premium auditing process is highly responsive and based on standard policy features such as premium, location, and industry. Sure Premium Audit Analytics addresses these issues with robust predictive models and machine learning built on Insurity's 20+ years of industry experience in premium auditing. Carriers can use Sure Premium Audit Analytics to improve their audit workflows with embedded AI and machine learning, allowing them to optimize the premium audit process by forecasting audit results before the audit is even ordered. Additionally, users can simplify the auditing process by developing custom predictive models on a low-code, configurable interface. Existing Sure Premium Audit customers and P&C carriers can quickly get started with Insurity's turnkey analytics system, which has been fully integrated into the Sure Premium Audit platform. In addition, customers can synchronize these predictive models into any workflow or in-house tool using Insurity Predict. Chief Insurance Officer at Insurity, Sylvester Mathis, said, "Premium audits can be a time-consuming process, resulting in carriers leaving hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars of missed premium on the table." He added, "Sure Premium Audit Analytics takes the guesswork out of identifying premiums to audit by proactively flagging policies possessing the characteristics to generate exposures outside initial estimates. Audit costs are reduced, or practically eliminated and time-consuming processes are removed by leveraging the most efficient audit methods." (Source – Businesswire) About Insurity Hartford-based Insurity is a top cloud-based software provider for brokers, insurance carriers, and MGAs. Insurity has over 400 cloud-based deployments and is recognized by 7 of the top 10 MGAs and 15 of the leading 25 P&C carriers in the United States. The company is uniquely equipped to offer exceptional value through its unrivaled industry experience, best-in-class digital platform, and the industry's most robust analytics offerings. With Insurity, customers can optimize their operations, focus on their core businesses, and provide superior policyholder experiences.

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CLAIMS,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY

Zurich Insurance UK Selects CoreLogic’s Digital Platform to Support Its Claims Operations

CoreLogic and Zurich UK | November 07, 2022

CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, is pleased to announce that Zurich Insurance UK (“Zurich”) will use CoreLogic’s digital claims workflow and collaboration platform to enhance its claims operations. In the UK, Zurich provides a suite of insurance products including commercial and retail property insurance. The agreement with CoreLogic will enable Zurich to enhance its existing claims capabilities by digitising processes on a secure, real-time web application – bringing a streamlined and much simpler claims experience for its customers, handlers and key supply chain partners. The CoreLogic platform helps to standardise claims processing on a single, cloud-based platform, enabling consistent and efficient triaging, for desk based adjusting and settlement and supply chain allocation. Delivering reduced claim lifecycles, greater cost control, enhanced accuracy and transparency into the claims management process, the platform provides a streamlined workflow management solution. This allows users to easily and securely access, share and process information and data, as well as communicate and collaborate more effectively. “Zurich has a strong reputation for its customer-centric focus and is now looking to enhance the customer experience even further through a faster, streamlined and easy-to-use claims experience. We are delighted that they have put their trust in our claims platform to help them achieve that goal. -Mark Barrett, Vice President UK Go To Market, Insurance Solutions, CoreLogic By digitising processes and bringing everyone on to one single platform, Zurich’s teams, suppliers and customers will all benefit from better communication and transparency throughout the whole claims journey. The Claims Connect™ platform enables higher quality data and resultant insights, greater process efficiencies and ensures that customers can receive the help and support they need at a time that suits them. We are excited about bringing our solution’s value to Zurich’s claims teams, suppliers and customers through this new relationship, saysMark Barrett, Vice President UK Go To Market, Insurance Solutions, CoreLogic. Helen Rogers, Zurich’s Head of Claims Digital Experience, said: This collaboration will benefit both our customers and our supply chain partners. CoreLogic’s technology will enable our teams to speed up the customer journey by putting claims into the right hands, quicker. In addition, we will have a single source of data that will drive greater simplicity and consistency throughout the claims process as well as enhancing supply chain resilience and efficiencies. About CoreLogic CoreLogic is a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. The company’s combined data from public, contributory and proprietary sources includes over 4.5 billion records spanning more than 50 years, providing detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets and the public sector. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in North America, UK and Western Europe, and Asia Pacific. About Zurich UK Zurich UK provides a suite of general insurance and life insurance products to retail and corporate customers. We supply personal, commercial and local authority insurance through a number of distribution channels, and offer a range of protection policies available online and through financial intermediaries for the retail market and via employee benefit consultants for the corporate market. Based in a number of locations across the UK – with large sites in Birmingham, Farnborough, Glasgow, London, Swindon and Whiteley – Zurich employs approximately 4,500 people in the UK. Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer serving people and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Founded 150 years ago, Zurich is transforming insurance. In addition to providing insurance protection, Zurich is increasingly offering prevention services such as those that promote wellbeing and enhance climate resilience. Reflecting its purpose to ‘create a brighter future together’, Zurich aspires to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. It is targeting net-zero emissions by 2050 and has the highest-possible ESG rating from MSCI. In 2020, Zurich launched the Zurich Forest project to support reforestation and biodiversity restoration in Brazil. The Group has about 56,000 employees and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX.

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CORE INSURANCE,RISK MANAGEMENT

Betterview Announces Partnership with Risk Innovator JMI Reports

Betterview and JMI Reports | December 01, 2022

Betterview, the company leading P&C insurers rely on to identify and manage real property risk, today announced a partnership with JMI Reports, one of the largest providers of onsite property data to the insurance industry. Products from JMI Reports are now available on the Betterview Property Intelligence & Risk Management Platform, allowing users to optimize inspection efficiency in a single, intuitive user interface (UI). The innovative tools from JMI Reports allow insurers to understand, prioritize and act upon risks to predict and prevent future loss. One of these is QuickVUE, a self-inspection tool that empowers insurers to thoroughly understand property risk without consuming overwhelming amounts of data. Additionally, reliable inspection data from on-the-ground physical inspections is available on the Betterview platform. Using this integration, insurance companies can filter properties based on which require a physical inspection and which ones can be fast-tracked as solid risks. “The solutions from Betterview and JMI Reports are strengthened by synthesizing them within a single platform, Customers can work with their policyholders to get rapid, accurate views of real property risk. They can then consume that information directly within our platform, gaining an immediate and actionable view of every property in their book, and flagging those that need more attention. Any insurer that uses Betterview and JMI together will see great improvements in inspection efficiency, which should translate to an improved expense ratio as well.” -Betterview co-founder and chief operations officer, Dave Tobias JMI Reports also believes that the two companies are ideal partners. Both Betterview and JMI are in the business of understanding risk and helping insurers work better with their insured, Ultimately, we want to turn underwriters and agents into insurance heroes. By integrating QuickVUE and other inspection tools directly in the Betterview platform, I believe we are taking a positive step towards that goal,says Nathan Clark, president and CEO at JMI Reports. About Betterview: Betterview is the Property Intelligence & Risk Management Platform that leading P&C insurance companies depend on to identify and mitigate risk, improve operational and inspection efficiency, and build a more transparent customer experience throughout the policy lifecycle. By empowering insurers to automate pricing, underwriting, and renewal while focusing strategic action on critical properties, Betterview is transforming the insurance industry from Repair and Replace to Predict and Prevent. About JMI Reports: JMI Reports is a risk innovator providing property profiles and data insights to improve efficiencies and profitability for insurance carriers and MGAs. For more than 30 years, our mission has remained the same: to protect your blindside by listening to your needs and delivering actionable, forward-thinking, and cost-saving solutions that make a difference.

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