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‘Show me the money’ on auto telematics!Open in a New Window

With usage-based programs still relatively new to the auto insurance industry, it would be understandable if some carriers were wondering what the return on investment might be when it comes to telematics.


Luxury cars use expensive technology: Does your auto insurance measure up?Open in a New Window

There is a largely unknown element to the high-tech features on luxury cars that involve insurance: Not all policies will reimburse the full value of replacing the systems.


Most are open to driverless cars, but wouldn't entrust their children to themOpen in a New Window

Over 75% of drivers would consider buying a car with autonomous capabilities, but many expressed reservations about how much control they'd be willing to relinquish.


The 7 new technologies that are changing the insurance businessOpen in a New Window

The future is here. A quick overview of the latest "can't miss" insurance technologies on the market.


Commercial property underwriting embraces new tools and players through automationOpen in a New Window

Carriers leading the charge have become early adopters of automated decision support strategies, big data and web-based servicing and application programming interfaces.


Dazzled by telematics but don't know where to start? A primer for agents and carriersOpen in a New Window

Telematics data is categorically different than anything many insurers have likely dealt with before. Think about the raw telemetry that a vehicle’s accelerometer generates, which indicates forces acting on a car in each of three dimensions at a moment in time.


7 aggregations of cyber risk: Do you know where today's risks are?Open in a New Window

The nature of cyber attacks is evolving. While "point-of-sale" attacks are old news, in today's connected world an attack on a cloud provider is the next type of global breach.


IBM introduces Watson to consumers in service for USAA clientsOpen in a New Window

Next time you call USAA, you might not be talking to an actual human.


Did you really think you could get away with it?: 5 amazingly brazen fraud casesOpen in a New Window

Meet some of the creative fraudsters who thought they would not get caught.


9/11 commissioners: U.S. at 'Sept. 10' preparedness level for cyber attacksOpen in a New Window

The terrorist threat against the U.S. remains dangerous 10 years after the 9/11 Commission issued its first report -- only now the risk is greater online.


They said what?: Insurance quotes of the week for July 18Open in a New Window

This week saw another tragic incident for Malaysia Airlines, Senate action on TRIA and more statements regarding GM's recalls. See what industry leaders, lawmakers and others had to say about the biggest insurance stories of the week.


Remote workers pose increased threat to cyber security: 4 tips to manage riskOpen in a New Window

Hackers are increasingly targeting small businesses, as those more likely to have weak online security, less likely use cloud services without encryption technology and lack full-time IT support.


Insurers now offer coverage for virtual currencies, N.Y. state proposes bitcoin regulationsOpen in a New Window

A "BitLicense" contains consumer protection, anti-money-laundering compliance and cybersecurity rules tailored for virtual currency firms


Beyond the breach: 5 steps to cyber-loss recoveryOpen in a New Window

Although the initial uncertainty of data breach creates apprehension for the subrogation professional, the principles of traditional property subrogation losses also translate to cyber subro cases.


Who's using what: July 16, 2014Open in a New Window

News from West Bend, Xuber, Securian Financial Corp., Guidewire and more


M&A deals at risk from weak cyber due diligenceOpen in a New Window

Agent and broker M&A activity may feel less of an impact, but 83% of survey respondents would abandon a deal if cyber breaches are identified prior to final transaction
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