State Farm donates to ASU to support career development program

State Farm | February 11, 2020

State Farm has donated $30 million to Arizona State University (ASU) to help fund the university’s new career development program, “Pathways for the Future.” The “Pathways for the Future” program offers financial aid to Maricopa County Community College and ASU students who want to enroll in online ASU courses. In addition to university students, the program is also open to local high school students, as well as career professionals looking to compete for new and evolving jobs, a release said. The courses allow students to gain skills in three academic tracks, including STEM/engineering, business/leadership, and humanities/social sciences. ASU hopes that the program will help tomorrow’s workforce to better adapt, learn, and transition to new and emerging employment opportunities.

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In early 2018, Insurance Innovators and Earnix surveyed over 500 insurance professionals to assess the value of personalization in the insurance sector. The insights present an industry expecting a significant change in the way insurance products are developed and sold, in order to meet the growing demand of consumers who expect highly personalized products that meet their unique needs. For those already making strides towards personalization – the survey showed that they are already reaping the benefits.

Spotlight

In early 2018, Insurance Innovators and Earnix surveyed over 500 insurance professionals to assess the value of personalization in the insurance sector. The insights present an industry expecting a significant change in the way insurance products are developed and sold, in order to meet the growing demand of consumers who expect highly personalized products that meet their unique needs. For those already making strides towards personalization – the survey showed that they are already reaping the benefits.

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Majesco Announces Latest Release to Majesco L&A Insurance Data & Analytics Platform

Insurance Data | September 30, 2020

Majesco, a global provider of insurance software solutions, today announced the launch of Majesco L&A Insurance Data & Analytics Platform, a powerful, data-driven solution that captures, analyzes and monetizes data to empower the L&A and Group Benefits business. The platform, which is pre-integrated with Majesco L&A Core Suite, leverages internal and external data with predictive and machine learning analytics to help insurers translate the data into transformational insights and actionable intelligence to meet the demands of their businesses today and tomorrow. In today’s digital age, data and analytics are the fuel for innovation and digital transformation, said Manish Shah, President and Chief Product Officer at Majesco. We want to enable carriers to leverage their operational and new, innovative sources of data that is both secure and easy to access, while putting insights directly in the hands of business to drive transformational, intelligent action. Our newly launched Majesco L&A Insurance Data & Analytics Platform provides a rich, robust solution to empower insurers to drive operational efficiency and effectiveness, as well as, innovation using these insights.

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Majesco Announces Launch of Insight Driven Underwriting Workbench - Majesco Digital Underwriter360 for P&C

Majesco | September 03, 2021

Majesco, a global leader of cloud insurance software solutions for insurance business transformation, today announced the launch of Majesco Digital Underwriter360 for P&C, a next-gen insight driven underwriting workbench for commercial and specialty lines. Majesco Digital Underwiter360, powered by Majesco Digital1st® Insurance is an intelligent, insight-driven cloud-native SaaS, that enhances underwriting efficiency and profitability, drives underwriter productivity and profitability, and creates greater transparency and collaboration with brokers. “In order for insurers to elevate the customer experience, they must make the underwriting processes more efficient, profitable and responsive,” says Manish Shah, President and Chief Product Officer for Majesco. “Built on Majesco Digital1st® Insurance no code/low code platform, Majesco Digital Underwriter360, leverages today’s leading technology to increase efficiencies and effectiveness, maximize underwriter’s expertise and improves collaboration between underwriters and brokers. Our relationship with KPMG to develop and deliver another next-gen digital solution built with the customer in mind brings a new level of innovation and capability to the industry.” SMA research highlights the expectations of insurance executives regarding the magnitude of changes coming… 80% of insurance executives expect underwriting to be significantly different than it is today within 5 years and 94% expecting significant change in 10 years. The expected changes expose the gaps between today’s capabilities and those required in the future and which Majesco Digital Underwriter360 addresses. "The potential for underwriting transformation in P&C is tremendous,” stated Deb Smallwood, Senior Partner at Strategy Meets Action. “Our research indicates significant recognition that this will take a new solution and set of technologies separate from policy management solutions. To make this great leap forward, insurers need new thinking on roles and processes coupled with a new digital platform that is advanced beyond the portals and workbenches of the past. Majesco Digital Underwriter360 represents an innovative new solution that will help revolutionize underwriting.” Majesco engaged KPMG LLP in the experience centric design and development of the solution using Majesco Digital1st® Insurance, a no code / low code platform with robust insurance content. This new, innovative solution focuses on better insights, increased productivity, and driving more seamless interactions for the underwriter. Some of the key capabilities include: Insight driven: Multi-level risk view, across the portfolio and line of business for digitally optimized risk assessment and management. Just in time, relevant information: Data and information pushed to the underwriter’s fingertips at the exact moment they need it to optimize underwriting. Intelligent data ingestion and extraction: Refine rules and leverage technologies like AI to collect, automate and analyze the data to provide a full picture of the exposures for a given submission. Portfolio Optimization: Prioritize, assess, and reinforce risk appetite across the portfolio of business through the use of data and a holistic view of risk. Broker Collaboration: Increased and predictable collaboration between broker/agent and underwriter creating full transparency and speed for quote. Streamline underwriter workflow and improve risk assessment: Automated, efficient workflow, routing and case management capabilities to optimize underwriting and improve risk assessment leading to better outcomes. Automated data prefills: Using a growing array of structured and unstructured data sources from InsurTech and traditional third-party data providers to optimize the underwriting process and maximize underwriter’s knowledge. Underwriting control and oversight: Using authority management to monitor and manage underwriting limits, risks and more to align to company guidelines and strategy. Core Integration: Pre-integrated with Majesco Core Suite for P&C and can easily be integrated with any other core solutions. “We're seeing a lot of activity in digital underwriting as a lynchpin component of modernization and transformation efforts,” stated Jeanne Johnson, Principal at KPMG LLP. “Leveraging a platform solution that connects insights across the underwriter’s interactions, and more easily integrates a rich mix of relevant data offers a path to more sustained value. Productive data, alongside digital enablement, machine learning, and Underwriter360, can address some longstanding pain points to better equip the underwriter talent - to better segment, predict, service, and deliver profitable growth that will continue to be a competitive differentiator.” As insurers continue to adopt the latest digital technologies, tedious and time-consuming underwriting processes still make it difficult to quickly respond to customer needs and expectations. Without a holistic and unified view, underwriters cannot access risk information to facilitate quick and calculated underwriting management. Majesco Digital Underwriter360, digitally enables technology and data proliferation that transforms how underwriters collect risk data, analyze it, perform multi-level risk assessment, and make decisions resulting in reduction of underwriter’s administrative workload. The increased efficiency and effectiveness in the underwriting process enables underwriters more time to be utilized in making key decisions and increase collaboration with distributors as opposed to spending time in core processes due to technologically challenged systems. It delivers a profitable underwriter process through centralized digital solutions that provide aggregation and mediation of business as well as system services, so underwriters don’t have to depend on multiple sources of disparate data. Underwriter360 is currently available for commercial and specialty lines with other lines of business to be considered in the future. About Majesco Majesco is the leading software partner to both the P&C and L&A insurance markets to modernize, optimize and innovate their businesses at speed and scale. Over 330 insurers, from greenfields, start-ups and MGAs to the largest insurers, reinsurers and brokers use Majesco’s next generation SaaS platform solutions of core, data and analytics, digital, distribution, absence management and a rich ecosystem marketplace of established and InsurTech partners to build the future of insurance. Our technology, expertise and leadership help insurers innovate and connect to build the future of their business. With over 825 successful implementations and over 65% of our customers on Cloud with Majesco platform solutions, together we have an amazing track record of innovation and real-world results.

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Elephant Insurance Selects Shift Technology to Improve Fraud Detection

Shift Technology, Elephant Insurance | December 15, 2020

Shift Technology, a provider of AI-native fraud detection and claims mechanization solutions for the global insurance industry, today announced Elephant Insurance selected the company to help improve fraud detection in the P&C insurer's claims process. Well known for its customer-centric approach to insurance, Elephant is focused on ensuring consumers approach the best products and services available, at the correct cost, to deliver the protection they need. Recognizing that insurance fraud can impact all policyholders through higher premiums and a lengthier claims process, Elephant sought to strengthen its fraud detection capabilities. After careful evaluation of the technology available, Elephant selected the Shift Claims Fraud Detection solution. According to Elephant, Shift was selected because its artificial intelligence and data science expertise helps improve the detection of fraud earlier in the claims process to maintain a strategic distance from issuing payments on fraudulent claims and provides agents with important tools for investigations. "Insurance fraud is a cost we all bear. Naturally, we want to do our best to reduce fraud, making it possible to offer our customers the lowest price possible," explained Rhys Pearce, Head of Claims at Elephant Insurance. "With Shift, we have found an industry-proven technology that gives us an efficient, effective means of uncovering hidden fraud to the benefit of all our policyholders." Notwithstanding its own evaluation of the Shift solution, Elephant was impressed with the technology's performance at two of the insurer's sister companies in Europe, L'olivier and Admiral Spanish Operation. It was shown that Shift's data scientists can effectively use historical claims data to build models exceptional to Elephant which will aid its agents in flagging potential fraud significantly earlier in their audit process. These capabilities represent important cost efficiencies that Elephant can pass on to customers as lower rates. "It is incredibly gratifying to work with insurers like Elephant who understand that the ability to spot potential fraud, as early as possible, has an incredibly beneficial impact on the claims process overall," explained Jeremy Jawish, CEO and co–founder, Shift Technology. "Effective fraud detection is a very powerful tool in support of delivering phenomenal customer experiences." About Shift Technology Shift Technology delivers the only AI-native fraud detection and claims automation solutions built specifically for the global insurance industry. Our SaaS solutions identify individual and network fraud with double the accuracy of competing offerings, and provide contextual guidance to help insurers achieve faster, more accurate claim resolutions. Shift has analyzed billions of claims to date and was presented Frost & Sullivan's 2020 Global Claims Solutions for Insurance Market Leadership Award.

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