Marsh launches enhanced cyber risk suite

Marsh | November 21, 2019

Marsh has announced the launch of an enhanced suite of cyber risk quantification consulting capabilities that offer clients new insight into the impact of their cybersecurity investments. The suite is powered by Blue[i] Cyber, a cyber risk analytics engine that integrates the company’s cyber risk quantification models with X-Analytics, a cyber risk model from Secure Systems Innovation Corporation (SSIC) for which Marsh is the exclusive insurance broker and risk consulting provider. “Although cyber often ranks high on risk agendas, many organizations struggle to understand how their cybersecurity strategy impacts their financial exposure to cyber risk,” said Reid Sawyer, US cyber risk consulting practice leader for Marsh. “With Marsh’s enhanced quantification consulting capabilities, clients will be able to gain greater clarity into the impact their cybersecurity investments have on risk reduction and make more informed cyber risk capital allocation decisions.”

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Autonomous, data-driven decision-making is increasing as healthcare uses more AI for administrative and clinical functions. However, AI is only as good as the data used to train it. Without establishing the veracity, or accuracy, of data, organizations leave themselves vulnerable. These vulnerabilities can do great harm because data underpins medical decisions, treatment plans and even whether an insurance claim is accepted or denied. Companies must follow a dual mandate to maximize veracity and minimize opportunities for data manipulation.

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Autonomous, data-driven decision-making is increasing as healthcare uses more AI for administrative and clinical functions. However, AI is only as good as the data used to train it. Without establishing the veracity, or accuracy, of data, organizations leave themselves vulnerable. These vulnerabilities can do great harm because data underpins medical decisions, treatment plans and even whether an insurance claim is accepted or denied. Companies must follow a dual mandate to maximize veracity and minimize opportunities for data manipulation.

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Guidewire | July 30, 2021

Guidewire Software, Inc., the platform that property and casualty insurers rely on to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently, announced today that Genpact, a firm focused on delivering digital transformation, including deep expertise in claims processing, has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect as a Solution partner. In addition, the companies announced that Genpact's new Ready for Guidewire certified add-on is now available in the Guidewire Marketplace for insurers. Genpact supports the insurance sector by transforming business processes through digital-led innovation and digitally-enabled intelligent operations. The company acts as a transformation partner for insurers across the world; its solutions span the entire claims lifecycle to create strategic business impact while also delivering positive claims experiences for policyholders and cost-effective claims processing with shorter cycle times. The Ready for Guidewire add-on from Genpact links ClaimCenter users to Genpact Claims Manager for digital inspection and adjudication. Virtual inspections, self-service inspections, and a complete suite of field services, including managed repairs, are all possible with Genpact's technology. Insurers can use Genpact's Claims Services add-on to: Create and assign claims to Genpact instantly and automatically for claims processing. Directly access claim status updates within ClaimCenter; Send and receive notes and documents related to the claim with ease to and from Genpact; and Reduce claims cycle times and free up claims experts to concentrate on the entire claims process and policyholder experience to improve customer satisfaction. About Genpact Genpact is a global professional services firm that helps companies transform. We drive digital-led innovation and digitally-enabled intelligent operations for our clients, guided by our experience reinventing processes for hundreds of clients, many of whom are Global Fortune 500 companies, and guided by our purpose – the relentless pursuit of a world that works better for people. We connect every dot, reimagine every process, and redefine the ways companies work — from New York to New Delhi and more than 30 countries in between – because transformation happens here. About Guidewire Software Guidewire is the platform that P&C insurers rely on to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We integrate digital, core, analytics, and AI to offer our platform as a cloud service. Guidewire is used by over 400 insurers, ranging from start-ups to the world's biggest and most complex. As a partner to our clients, we are constantly evolving to assist their success. We are proud of our unmatched implementation track record, with 1,000+ successful projects backed by the industry's biggest R&D team and partner ecosystem. As a result, hundreds of applications are available in our marketplace to help with integration, localization, and innovation.

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Pie Insurance Receives Regulatory Approval to Acquire Western Select Insurance Company

Pie Insurance | August 28, 2021

Pie Insurance, an insurtech company specializing in workers' comp insurance for small businesses, today announced that Pie Carrier Holdings has received regulatory approval from the Illinois Department of Insurance to acquire Western Select Insurance Company, a property casualty insurance company that is licensed in Illinois, California, and New York, from a subsidiary of Premia Holdings Ltd. The proposed acquisition represents an important step by Pie Carrier Holdings, a subsidiary of Pie, formed in May 2020, to execute on Pie's strategy of becoming a full-stack insurance carrier. Upon the closing of the proposed acquisition, Western Select Insurance Company will be renamed Pie Casualty Insurance Company. "Since Pie was founded in 2017, our goal has been to offer the entire small business insurance experience to our customers as a full stack insurance carrier," said John Swigart, co-founder and CEO of Pie. "Receiving regulatory approval to acquire Western Select Insurance Company is a key milestone on the path for Pie to write our own policies, and to bring our seamless commercial insurance experience to even more small businesses across the country." About Pie Insurance Pie Insurance is leveraging technology to transform how small businesses buy and experience commercial insurance, with the goal of making it affordable and as easy as pie. Pie's intense focus on granular, sophisticated pricing and data-driven customer segmentation enables Pie to match price with risk accurately across a broad spectrum of small business types, which allows Pie to offer more affordable insurance to small business owners. Since 2017, Pie has received over $300M in funding and commitments for future funding, grown its gross written premium to over $100M, and partnered with over 1,000 agencies nationwide.

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The Evolution of Cyber Insurance in 2021 Through the Lens of expert.ai's Artificial Intelligence

expert.ai | December 21, 2021

Expert.ai (EXAI:IM), the premier artificial intelligence (AI) platform for language understanding, today released a new Expert IQ Report, "How Cyber Insurance Has Evolved in 2021." The report provides insurers with insight into unprecedented change and risk being driven by the pandemic, causing costs to soar and confusion to spread across the marketplace. In the first half of 2021 alone, threat research shows global cyber-attacks climbed 29%, ransomware incidents jumped 93% and demands rose an astounding 518%. Report findings are produced using expert.ai's advanced natural language understanding (NLU) capabilities. The technology takes a unique approach to AI by combining symbolic human-like comprehension and machine learning (ML) to create practical applications that deliver real business impact and measurable benefits. With deep understanding of any kind of document (presentations, contracts, emails, claims, reports, posts, social media messages, etc.) it helps organizations turn unstructured language details into structured data at speed and scale. This augments discovery capabilities and streamlines the automation of complex, knowledge-centric processes. The Expert IQ Report is a regular series that provides deep content analysis from massive amounts of language data on a given subject. For "How Cyber Insurance Has Evolved in 2021," expert.ai analyzed a sample of approximately 1,130 articles, published in a range of insurance industry outlets between January 2021 and November 2021. Focused on insurance news, opinions and analysis, the analysis identified the cyber-related issues discussed most online, capturing the main topics, trends and sentiment expressed about them. A few of the cyber insurance findings in the report include: Products and impact: Cybersecurity and cyber risks were common themes with data clearly showing both a need for more suitable insurance products and the potential impact on existing contracts. Insurers struggle with risk: A strong correlation between cyber threats and COVID-19 appears to show that underwriters are struggling to evaluate their exposure to pandemic-generated vulnerabilities. Resilience and relevance: Cyber risks have been testing the ability of organizations to prepare for, respond to and recover from attacks. As a result, resiliency emerged as the main topic across 67% of cyber-related articles in the sample analyzed, proving the insurance sector is still relevant to global improvements in cyber resilience. "What makes policy review and comparison especially complex for cyber is that threats are evolving and growing. Contracts may exceed 100 pages – it's not easy to streamline the review process to avoid unintended risk exposure while ensuring coverage certainty, With NLU, we augment underwriters by making policy reviews faster, more consistent and accurate. We help them overcome new challenges - like those posed by 'silent cyber' - by improving the reading, identification and extractions of critical information around explicit and implicit coverages." -Pamela Negosanti, head of sector strategy for financial services and insurance at expert.ai. "The right AI approach can provide enterprises competitive advantage by automatically generating fast, accurate market understanding from existing business documents. You can identify emerging risks and trends, gain a detailed picture of sentiment, design more effective and profitable products, seize new opportunities and more. It's insight today for decision-making that'll shape your future and provide strategic advantage." -Keith C. Lincoln, expert.ai CMO About expert.ai Expert.ai (EXAI: IM) is the premier artificial intelligence platform for language understanding. Its unique hybrid approach to natural language combines symbolic human-like comprehension and machine learning to extract useful knowledge and insight from unstructured data to improve decision making. With a full range of on-premises, private and public cloud offerings, expert.ai enhances business operations, accelerates and scales natural language data science capabilities while simplifying AI adoption across a vast range of industries, including insurance, banking & finance, publishing & media, defense & intelligence, life science & pharma, and oil, gas & energy. Expert.ai has cemented itself at the forefront of natural language solutions and serves global businesses such as AXA XL, Zurich Insurance Group, Generali, The Associated Press, Bloomberg INDG, BNP Paribas, Rabobank, Gannett and EBSCO.

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