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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

From Blockchain to Brexit, EY’s Crawford Offers Perspective

8/1/2018
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At the recent Global Insurance Forum held in Berlin, there were plenty of discussions about how the insurance industry is changing along with the world it serves. Shaun Crawford, a partner at EY and a panel moderator at the conference, spoke with Carrier Management Editor Mark Hollmer about two of the bigger issues the industry has focused on these days: Blockchain and Brexit. The post From Blockchain to Brexit, EY’s Crawford Offers Perspective appeared first on Insurance Journal TV.

Duration:00:11:47

Agency Owners: What Would You Do with a Mulligan?

7/30/2018
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If agency owners close to retirement could go back in time, what would they say their younger selves? That’s an excellent question raised by InsurBanc CEO Dave Tralka in a return “On Point” appearance. “Boomer owners often have regrets that, with the luxury of time, they could have cleaned up. Maybe it’s a better work/life balance,” Dave says. Or perhaps hiring younger producers and future owners, investing in technology, or owning real estate versus leasing. “The single-biggest topic that...

Duration:00:25:36

California Workers’ Comp Division Chief Talks About System

7/27/2018
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George Parisotto, administrative director of the California Department of Workers’ Compensation, is overseeing sweeping changes to the system in the last few years. Parisotto spoke with Insurance Journal’s Don Jergler about these changes, how the system is doing and where it’s headed. The post California Workers’ Comp Division Chief Talks About System appeared first on Insurance Journal TV.

Duration:00:11:57

Eliminating Passwords on Sticky Notes

7/16/2018
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Raise your hands: Who relishes managing all those agency user IDs and passwords to access carriers? For some it’s at least a part-time job. Besides the hassle, there is risk of customer data falling into the wrong hands. Serious risk, in fact, now that New York, South Carolina and likely other states soon will require multi-factor authentication (MFA) for expanded logon and customer data security. Listen to this informative podcast as the newly appointed business manager of ID Federation,...

Duration:00:21:42

Agents & Brokers Warm to Insuretech

7/2/2018
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New insurance technology, or insuretech, isn’t just about the impact on carriers. Agents and brokers aren’t resting, according to returning podcast guest Ellen Carney of think-tank Forrester. Agents are investing in digital startups, she says – some of them are unhappy with poor-quality technology tools from vendors and carriers. “They’ve become quite GEICO-like in their behavior – rolling out features like bots, click to call, click to chat, or investing in analytics to collect more...

Duration:00:27:43

Building Risks for the World Cup

6/28/2018
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Daniel Gmelin, senior vice president at Argo, head of architects and engineers and miscellaneous professional liability has spent his entire career helping to insure large scale construction projects, including stadiums similar to those at the 2018 World Cup. In this podcast with Insurance Journal’s Andrea Wells, Gmelin talks about the risks of building and renovating stadiums under strict deadlines, security concerns and lessons learned for the future. The post Building Risks for the World...

Duration:00:16:18