Perspectives

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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Next Gen Hyperscale Expectations

Reza Roohalmini / Data, Perspectives, Telematics /

Data, Information, and Knowledge – The Trinity of Enterprise Value Based on the fundamental premise that data, information, and knowledge, are three intricate, indispensable, and interdependent elements, hyperscale systems – distributed computing environments that efficiently scale from a few servers to thousands of servers – are being built to unearth its untapped business values with unprecedented […]

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What’s Driving Repair Cycle Time?

Susanna Gotsch / Crash Course, Perspectives /

(As published in Claims Journal.) Numerous studies have been completed over the years that show consumer satisfaction with auto insurance companies is tied to their satisfaction with the vehicle repair.  Consumers say they want more visibility throughout the claim and repair process, and prefer information be sent to them on the device and at the […]

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When Will Safety Tech Really Make a Difference?

Susanna Gotsch / Crash Course, Perspectives /

(As published in Insurance Networking News.) There has been a great deal of press and research released in the last several months that have begun to question the how and the when of the advanced safety systems that have begun to make strides within the market.  Specifically, what percent of the overall vehicle fleet/auto claim […]

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It’s Time to Make Telematics Actionable

Greg Bannon / Insurance, Perspectives /

(As published on Property Casualty 360.) Something is missing from the current discussion around telematics. Usage-based insurance (UBI) gets a lot of well-deserved attention, discussions around how telematics can be used in claims is growing, and the connected car vs. mobile vs. onboard diagnostics (OBD) as the dominate/preferred data collection method is being debated. But, […]

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More Total Loss Vehicles on the Horizon

Susanna Gotsch / Crash Course, Perspectives /

Total loss frequency continues to be elevated as we head into the second half of CY 2016.  When looking at collision and liability losses the percent of vehicle appraisals flagged total loss for the 1st half of 2016 is the highest seen in the last six years (see Figure 1). In large part, much of […]

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A Deadly Cocktail for Claims: Mileage, Speed, and Driver Distraction

Susanna Gotsch / Crash Course, Perspectives /

(This article was first published in Insurance Networking News.) With economic recovery and cheap gasoline prices, Americans have taken to the road again.  With many in the midst of planning for 2017, understanding how increased miles driven may drive up auto claim frequency further is top of mind.  In this article we’ll discuss some of […]

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Investing in Mobile Tech: The Way Forward

David Bliss / Insurance, Perspectives /

Quick, what’s in your hand right now? If you’re like most people, it’s probably your mobile phone. In just a few short years, our mobile device has become the one thing we can’t live without. Each day we use it for everything from buying coffee, hailing rides, and taking photos to boarding airplanes, depositing checks […]

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Telematics in Auto Claims is Inevitable

Scott Palmer / Insurance, Perspectives /

(This article was first published in PropertyCasualty360.) The use of telematics data in claims likely holds more value for your organization than the use of this data in underwriting. This assertion may not be capturing many headlines, but telematics integrated into the claims process represents a powerful proposition for insurers and consumers. And, this technology […]

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