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Insurance Journal TV - Property and causualty insurance news and features.

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English


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Agency Rebranding from the Inside Out

12/3/2018
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Assuming the reins of your dad’s agency isn’t a cake walk. But Laura Deeley Bren, principal of Deeley Insurance Group in Maryland, also took the opportunity for a brand refresh. She went about it the proper way by first defining and strengthening the firm’s core values – how the firm’s employees would approach their work, and how they would treat each other and their customers. In this recording, Laura outlines the steps the team undertook to chart a path forward. “We had to get the outside...

Duration:00:24:38

Unusual Catastrophes and a New Normal for Reinsurance

11/19/2018
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Lucy Forcey formerly with Novae, recently joined AmTrust at Lloyds, as senior underwriter for the property catastrophe team at AmTrust Reinsurance. Forcey spoke with Carrier Management Editor Mark Hollmer at the 2018 PCI Annual Meeting in Miami, about this fall’s catastrophes and how the reinsurance market is behaving much differently than it has in the past. The post Unusual Catastrophes and a New Normal for Reinsurance appeared first on Insurance Journal TV.

Duration:00:04:34

Cyber Relevant to ‘Every Single Type of Business,’ Expert Says

11/19/2018
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Cyber is relevant to every single type of business, not just businesses that store sensitive data records like personal information and healthcare information, said Graeme Newman, chief innovation officer at CFC Underwriting, a cyber liability specialist in London. He said he’s seeing a greater interest from manufacturers, transportation companies, logistics companies in cyber insurance coverage. Newman was at the PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society) Conference in San Diego...

Duration:00:06:11

Expert: Crypto’s a Challenge for Brokers, But The Market Is Opening up

11/19/2018
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The cryptocurrency market is a challenge for brokers because there are only so many insurers that are willing to look at it, but the market is beginning to open up a bit more, according to Jonathan Reiner, an executive vice president at RT Specialty who works out of Chicago, Ill. Reiner said insurers are trying to educate themselves on crypto and he believes there could be more carriers that soon want to insure crypto companies. Reiner was at the PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting...

Duration:00:03:48

2018 Record Year for Anti-Fraud Legislation

11/19/2018
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Matthew Smith, director of government affairs and general counsel for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, highlights some of the 33 new pieces of insurance-related legislation passed into law. Patient brokering, workers’ comp reform and public adjusting were top of mind for states this year. He also highlights what’s expected next year and how new laws in South Carolina and California, relating to data privacy and cyber security, impact insurers. The post 2018 Record Year for Anti-Fraud...

Duration:00:19:19

Tech Not Enough without Subject Matter Expertise

11/19/2018
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Former broker and insuretech investor Phil Edmundson believes it’s “poor judgement to get rid of brokers, who are an efficient way to bring new products to the market.” Phil is CEO of insuretech Corvus, which uses data to predict and prevent commercial insurance claims. On this podcast, he encourages agents to analyze their books of business for sales opportunities. “Back in the days of the Graduate movie, the answer was plastics,” says Phil. “Today, for agents, the answer is data.” He...

Duration:00:23:44

New Laws and Regulations in Wake of 2017 California Wildfires

11/13/2018
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Numerous new laws and regulations sprung up in the wake of wildfires in California in September and October last year. With the state beseeched by more record-breaking fires, we could be in store for more new laws and regulations, according to Guy Kopperud, the industry solutions principal for CoreLogic, a data provider for the industry. Kopperud spoke with insurance journal about what carriers and agents should know about the new laws and regulations and why they may anticipate more new...

Duration:00:08:32

COIN Re’s Founders On Their New Venture

11/7/2018
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At 82 and 69, respectively, Ted Blanch and Michael Cashman are in the position of many entrepreneurs less than half their age: Launching a new company. They recently debuted COIN Re, a Florida-based reinsurance provider designed also as a co-op where customers can also be owners. At the recent 2018 PCI Annual Meeting in Miami, they spoke with Carrier Management Editor Mark Hollmer about their new venture. The post COIN Re’s Founders On Their New Venture appeared first on Insurance Journal...

Duration:00:10:14

Prediction: “Rise of Very Large IAs”

11/5/2018
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Ty Harris, CEO of Openly, a technology-enabled insurance carrier focused initially on upscale homeowners coverage, has a prediction in all the buzz around insuretechs. “As I look to the future, I’m betting on the independent channel,” Ty says. “In recent decades, we saw the rise of the giant direct brands like Progressive and Geico. And I think the next 20 years will see the rise of very large independent agencies. They’ll be very efficient agencies on a platform that is tied to a fire hose...

Duration:00:28:58

“Only One Main Technology” to Understand

10/22/2018
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Application programming interface (API), or computer-to-computer communications, is game-changing technology for independent agents – and they need to begin to understand it now, says Ryan Deeds, VP, Technology at Assurex Global. Agencies must staff an IT department to “understand what APIs are and what they can do for their firms and how they can provide value,” urges Ryan on this recording. And don’t worry about having to write code, he adds. “Technology in five to 10 years won’t be an IT...

Duration:00:24:47

Finding an Alternative to ‘Obsolete Apps’

10/8/2018
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If you’re hitching your insuretech offerings exclusively to a smart phone app, there is danger ahead, argues entrepreneur Snejina Zacharia. She is founder and CEO of Insurify, a virtual insurance agency that provides comparison shopping for personal lines. In this entertaining podcast, part of a continuing series featuring insuretech commentary, Snejina says, “Apps are obsolete. The way to survive in a mobile-type environment is to get involved in a platform or become a platform yourself.”...

Duration:00:22:11

Glen Mulready, Candidate for Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner

10/2/2018
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The office of the insurance commissioner in Oklahoma is an elected position. The current commissioner, John D. Doak, is term limited and cannot run again; his successor will be determined in the general election that takes place on Nov. 6, 2018. Glenn Mulready, the Republican candidate for insurance commissioner, has 35 years of experience in the insurance industry, is a small business owner and currently is a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He previously served as the...

Duration:00:13:19

Kimberly Fobbs, Candidate for Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner

10/2/2018
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The office of the insurance commissioner in Oklahoma is an elected position. The current commissioner, John D. Doak, is term limited and cannot run again; his successor will be determined in the general election that takes place on Nov. 6, 2018. The Democratic candidate for the insurance commissioner position, Kimberly Fobbs, is a former insurance executive who is active in Tulsa-area politics. The post Kimberly Fobbs, Candidate for Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner appeared first on...

Duration:00:20:18

Agents Building on Momentum in Technology

9/24/2018
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Serial tech entrepreneur Casey Gustus was a driving force behind Goji.com, a national online independent agency, and now is backing Boston-based Apliant.com. In this installment of a series featuring insuretech founders, Casey outlines a path forward for agents and brokers. More carriers and reinsurers will be aligning with new technology firms, he believes. In particular, technology for commercial insurance will continue to see more action in 2019. “I’m very bullish on the independent...

Duration:00:25:35

Liability Exposures Arising From Virtual Reality

9/24/2018
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As more tech companies release virtual reality (VR) products, the impact on insurance is a growing concern. Kevin Quinley, founder and principal of Quinley Risk Associates, said the industry can look to claims and lawsuits involving video games to get an idea of what types of VR claims might arise. Insurers will likely proceed with caution and exclusions related to VR may be added to future policies. Listen to this podcast with Claims Journal’s Denise Johnson. The post Liability Exposures...

Duration:00:22:30

Independent Agents Piloting New Technology

9/10/2018
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Independent agents Keith Savino and Steve Aronson are on the vanguard of new technologies in various volunteer roles with ID Federation, AVYST, IIABA’s ACT, PIA’s “Buy Button,” and NetVU. On this podcast, they outline their vision for a better experience for the customer in commercial lines as well as personal lines. What should agents and brokers focus on now from a technology standpoint? This informed duo shares their ideas. “We can do all the things we think are important,” Steve says....

Duration:00:30:51

Insurers Begin to See Opportunity in Offering Private Flood Coverage

9/4/2018
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According to Matt Junge, Swiss Re’s head of property solutions for the U.S. and Canada, private flood insurance offers a competitive market for insurers to dive in to. Better technology and improved models allow insurers to simulate potential events before they happen allowing for better pricing. Listen to this interview with Claims Journal’s Denise Johnson. The post Insurers Begin to See Opportunity in Offering Private Flood Coverage appeared first on Insurance Journal TV.

Duration:00:07:16

Time to Reset Your Agency Marketing

8/27/2018
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Agents typically are strong salespeople, but customer and prospect marketing? Not so much. What should they do about that? What resources are available? What is working for smart agencies, such as niches? Listen to this action-packed podcast as Tampa-based agency principal Craig Most walks us through his thought-provoking marketing ideas. Video blogging and co-branded Smart Cars are just two ideas he outlines. Craig also serves as president of the American Insurance Marketing and Sales...

Duration:00:29:50

“Power” Your Way to a Strong Brand & Culture (part 2)

8/13/2018
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Why should your organization seek to be “a human brand?” And how do you even make that happen? Listen as Tony Wessling, co-author of The Powers: Ten Factors for Building an Exponentially More Powerful Brand, outlines the second set of requirements in this follow-up on his new book. The strongest brands and cultures are built from the inside out, following a meticulous, strategic and fun process, says Tony. Organizations also need to be very specific in their positioning vis a vis...

Duration:00:33:29

NICB Discusses Consortium Offering Geospatial Intelligence

8/8/2018
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Jim Schweitzer, SVP and COO of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, describes the separately funded consortium created to offer the property casualty insurance industry access to country-wide and top 100 metro area aerial imagery. Offering both oblique and vertical imagery, as well as access to areas that may not even be open to the public allows insurers to get a jump on claims. Listen to this interview with Claims Journal’s Denise Johnson. The post NICB Discusses Consortium Offering...

Duration:00:08:59