Posts Tagged ‘claim frequency’

Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – June 2017

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In order to understand the challenges facing our industry today, I thought it might be interesting to look at one specific vehicle that made the headlines when introduced, and continues to be among the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. every year – the 2015 Ford F150. Changes to its design and content, and subsequent impact […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – May 2017

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Coming on the heels of a year where U.S. motor vehicle fatalities exceeded 40,000 for the first time in nearly a decade, and at the close of the month the National Safety Council deemed Distracted Driving Awareness Month, there has been a great deal of  media coverage of the dangers of distracted driving. To check […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – April 2017

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Challenges for the auto industry continue to grow – near term automakers must make significant investment to meet the fuel economy standards of 54.5 mpg by 2025, continue to expand globally, and meet growing consumer demand for more features and safety technologies.  There is also immense pressure to develop vehicles that are semi- or fully-autonomous, […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – March 2017

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Our theme for CCC’s 2017 Crash Course is “It’s Happening”.  In our report this year we look at how rapidly changing technology is driving change for the consumer, the vehicle, the insurer, and the repairer. Each play a key role in the automotive insurance and collision repair businesses, and each is responding to technology in […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – February 2017

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Technology has changed the way that we all interact with one another and our surroundings, and even how we choose which companies to do business with.  Digital devices have become an ingrained part of everyone’s lives, with 92 percent of U.S. adults owning a cell phone (includes smartphones); 73 percent owning a desktop/laptop computer; 68 […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – January 2017

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2016 Auto sales in the U.S. set yet another record reaching 17.539M sales.  2016 also was the seventh consecutive year of annual sales gains, the longest streak since 1909-17. Despite record new sales, automakers are facing numerous challenges over the next several years – they must make significant investment to meet the fuel economy standards […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – December 2016

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As we head into the final weeks of 2016, the momentum for change is perhaps larger than we’ve seen in many years. Despite the daily headlines regarding companies like Google, Uber, MIT, Mobileye and others, the traditional car ownership model is not dead, and continues to drive the automotive insurance and collision repair industries. To […]

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When Will Safety Tech Really Make a Difference?

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(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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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – October 2016

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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 count now has these systems; how […]

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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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