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How Bond Insurance Delivers Value for Investors: In The Pandemic And Beyond

July 31, 2022

How Bond Insurance Delivers Value for Investors: In The Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic spurred new demand for insured municipal bonds, and the strong interest appears poised to continue as investors team with states and local governments to help execute the largest wave of U.S. infrastructure investment in a generation. Amidst the uncertainty surrounding municipal fiscal stability and an increase in taxable debt issuance immediately following the outbreak, wrapped bonds offered investors stable ratings, increased liquidity and less volatility. Since then, the market has faced more prolonged volatility brought on by questions about the outlook for inflation, economic growth, and other factors like climate change. Insurance remains a valuable tool for investors and issuers to maintain reliable, affordable capital markets access and peace of mind.

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Levitt-Fuirst Associates has been serving the insurance and surety/bonding needs of the New York tri-state area since 1969, with a focus on high-net-worth personal insurance (Home, Auto, Valuable Articles, Umbrella), construction industry insurance/bonding (developers, general contractors, trade contractors), and real estate insurance (co-op apartments, rental apartments, condominiums, commercial real estate).

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Will the cost-of-living crisis lead to more fraud?

whitePaper | October 27, 2022

A recent survey by Insurance Post found that 98.1% (see figure one) of respondents believe the current economic conditions in 2022 will impact organised and opportunistic fraud volumes.

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Artificial Intelligence – Welcome Opportunity or Inescapable Challenge for Insurers?

whitePaper | November 15, 2019

The proliferation of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) impacts practically every human enterprise and endeavor. The insurance industry is certainly no different, having historically thrived on developments in data, data analytics, AI and other information technologies. Insurance companies are taking advantage of the digital transformation to automate claims management processes, improve operational efficiencies, and increase the quality of service they deliver to customers with personalized marketing and recommendations. The ongoing race to conquer volumes of heterogeneous data and wring every bit of informational value out of raw intelligence will mean growing opportunities and inevitable challenges for insurers, the insured and most participants in the insurance sector.

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5 Ways Digital Communities ENHANCE the Insurance Industry Customer Experience

whitePaper | November 5, 2019

This lack of engagement poses a serious problem for an industry whose biggest challenge is finding ways to enhance their customers’ experience to drive business results. As consumer expectations for self-service and digital engagement evolve and competition diversifies, it is more important than ever for insurers to maximize the effectiveness of their limited interactions.

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Shift technology insurance perspectives - Underwriting risk detection

whitePaper | January 18, 2023

Anyone who follows the InsurTech space knows that Shift Technology started life by applying artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced data science techniques to the challenges of identifying suspicious claims and helping insurers make better decisions about what to do with them when they were discovered. Fast forward to today, and Shift is supporting insurance decisioning across the policy lifecycle and throughout the claims process. This depth and breadth of experience gives us incredible insight into the trends shaping the insurance industry.

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The insurance trends private-equity investors should understand in 2021

whitePaper | August 25, 2021

As the contours of a postpandemic economy begin to take shape, the implications for privateequity (PE) investors in the insurance sector are also coming into focus. When we last published our perspective on this space, in November 2020, insurance-industry M&A activity was on the rise, insurtech IPOs and special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) were taking off, and uncertainty around the timing of COVID-19 vaccines and the “next normal” loomed large. Today, many players in US and European markets are applying insights from their 2020 performance to emerge stronger amid increased consolidation, digitization, and specialization, as well as persistently low interest rates.

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The past, present and future of AI in insurance

whitePaper | October 20, 2022

The pervasiveness of examples of AI in popular culture clearly illustrates that we humans are fascinated with the idea of artificial intelligence and its various transformative implications. Just imagine a world of computers with consciousness, robots with feelings and everything in between. And while Hollywood’s perspective on AI typically leans toward the fantastic, it represents an interesting parallel to the business world. From the boardroom to the shop floor, there is a rapidly growing interest in AI’s potential to transform the very way we do business. The insurance industry is no different, and in many ways is an ideal candidate for transformation driven by artificial intelligence.

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Levitt-Fuirst Associates, Ltd.

Levitt-Fuirst Associates has been serving the insurance and surety/bonding needs of the New York tri-state area since 1969, with a focus on high-net-worth personal insurance (Home, Auto, Valuable Articles, Umbrella), construction industry insurance/bonding (developers, general contractors, trade contractors), and real estate insurance (co-op apartments, rental apartments, condominiums, commercial real estate).

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