Archive for August, 2017

Harvey: Trying to Gauge Impact

Susanna Gotsch / Perspectives /

To understand potential impact of Harvey on insurance losses to date, a comparison to past events can be instructive.  The following graph illustrates the impact on just total loss costs from several major weather events between 2003 and 2012. Superstorm Sandy was by far the most impactful, with both the volume and cost of the […]

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Rethinking the Business Case for Usage Based Insurance in Private Passenger Auto

Deke Phillips / Data, Perspectives, Telematics /

Strategize to Get the Most out of UBI Programs Several well-meaning experts in this space have written about the unsustainability of usage-based insurance (UBI) programs due to high costs and low returns. They argue that when you add up all of the acquisition, technology, and administrative expenses, as well as premium discounts or other incentives, […]

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