Sent on November 16, 2016

News
MetLife Starts Insurtech Accelerator
15 NOV 2016 | Global insurance firm MetLife has launched« Collab» an insurance Tech Accelerator. For the winning start-up a six figure contract and an in-house role await. LumenLab, MetLife’s Singapore-based innovation centre, has announced the launch of Collab – a three-month program that supports «product ready» start-ups as they tackle real business needs.
Insurtech futures: what do you know about insurtech?
15 NOV 2016 | InsurTech has been an inescapable concept in 2016 and many forms of insurance technology have come to the fore. These include the Internet of Things, telematics, e-trade, mobile internet, apps and driverless cars. But how have these new innovations, and others, impacted on regional insurance brokers?
InsurTech MyLucy Disrupts Europes InsurTech and FinTech Market
15 NOV 2016 | InsurTechs especially in traditional and conservative insurance markets like Germany and Switzerland, have been struggling to gain the support of major insurances because of a lack of industry experience, while major insurances have been reluctant to embrace the potential of modern technology.
Aon partners with York Butter Factory in search of fintech start-up opportunities
15 NOV 2016 | Global risk management consultancy and insurance broker Aon has partnered with Melbourne co-working space York Butter Factory, as part of a move from the industry incumbent to keep up with start-up disrupters.
Chinese E-Insurance Company, Partners With Ethereum for Blockchain Insurance Platform
14 NOV 2016 | Zhong An, China’s first online insurance company, has established Zhong An Technology to conduct research and development on artificial intelligence, Blockchain and cloud computing. Their focus is on implementing Blockchains into their online insurance platform and to be an innovator in the healthcare and finance sectors.
Allianz Pushes Asian Insurtech
14 NOV 2016 | German financial services group Allianz has announced the launch of its Digital Arena innovation platform. Will the Asian insurance industry be the next disruption hotspot?
Blink partners with Munich Re for new innovative product
11 NOV 2016 | Start-up insurtech company Blink Innovation Ltd has announced a new partnership with Munich Re to launch what it claims to be the first real-time resolution flight interruption insurance. Blink says that the new partnership creates a ‘powerful market advantage’.
More Insurtech Means Less Understanding of the Impact
11 NOV 2016 | SMA research finds that as the number of insurtech companies rises, carriers themselves become less sure that they know what's on the horizon.
Brokers ‘can’t put their heads in the sand’ on insurtech
10 NOV 2016 | A major global ranking has listed twice as many insurtech companies as last year and brokers have been warned they cannot afford to bury their heads in the sand when it comes to tech.
Insurtech can boost cyber risk, says Generali
10 NOV 2016 | The increasing use of insurtech and data in the insurance industry is promoting the need for cyber protection, in products as well as with insurance providers. To continue reading, you need a subscription to Intelligent Insurer. Start a subscription today for £655. In-house feature articles, the archive and expert comment require a paid subscription. Subscribe now.
Telemedicine: Fulfilling the Promise
09 NOV 2016 | Virtually every group health insurance agent and employee benefit professional has encountered telemedicine, as have many human resource professionals. In fact, telemedicine is almost exclusively marketed in conjunction with employee benefits. The argument for including telemedicine is simple: By teaching employees to use telemedicine instead of going to the doctor’s office, urgent care center or emergency room, healthcare claims will be reduced. thus helping the employer get control of his long-term costs.
Insights
How to sell micro insurance and improve insurance value chain management? These two startups have the answer
09 NOV 2016 | At the moment incumbents still rule the insurance world because of capital, infrastructure, knowledge of the sector and its customers and so on. Precisely because of that, established companies should be ready and very much capable of maximizing the value of solutions put forward by insurtech startups – which are plenty and resourceful but usually lack in deep knowledge about the insurance sector, legal barriers and are dependent on funding. Whether it’s risk reduction, cost optimization or context based pricing, the advantages should be by now more clear for incumbents so we expect to see more proactiveness from their part.
Auto insurance telematics: the way to a loyal customer
07 NOV 2016 | Seventy eight percent of motorists are comfortable with the insurers using their driving behaviour data sourced from a fixed device or smartphone app to determine the price they pay for their insurance. In addition, sixty percent want to be rewarded in lower premiums if their driving data shows they do not use their phone while driving and want mobile phone use to be a top consideration for insurers setting premiums at point of quote.
Agenda
InsurTech Rising, London
14 NOV 2016 | The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock, London| Discover the innovations set to transform the insurance industry at the leading InsurTech showcase. Hear from industry leaders on how they are harnessing the power of InsurTech to accelerate their digital transformation strategies and deliver customer-centric solutions. Meet the innovators driving this change, from insurers and entrepreneurs to VCs and solution providers. GET 10% DISCOUNT WITH THE CODE: FKN2483ITN
Insurance IoT USA (November 15-16, Chicago)
15 NOV 2016 | Insurance IoT USA (November 15-16, Chicago), is a two-day event bringing together over 200 insurers and IoT service providers together to talk about how to adapt to a connected world. This is the only event focusing 100% on IoT for insurance. The event features 50+ speakers and 16 sessions on the connected car, home, lifestyle, business and more. With topics specific to regulation, investment, operational strategy, cyber security, customer service, user experience, data management, AI and automated services – the event moves discussions from IoT champions to company-wide adoption. Attendees include CXOs, and Heads of Strategy, Innovation, Digital, Product, and more. USE THIS CODE 4654ITN200 to get a 200$ discount upon registration.

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