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Hippo's CIO talks about the future of home insurance

Home insurance doesn't at first glance seem like the focus for 21st century technology advances. In fact, many home insurance policies were written in the 1960s and were designed to cover items now considered antiquated. "Like fur coats, pewter bowls, gold bullion, stock certificates, and even the maintenance of crypts,” laughs Richard McCathron, head of Hippo Insurance, in an interview with Oliver Wyman’s Paul Ricard at Insuretech Connect 2018 in Las Vegas this past fall.

Co-founder & CEO of PolicyMe on how insurtech can help consumers answer the big life insurance questions

Most people don’t have enough life insurance, especially if they are supporting a family. If they are lucky, their employer’s life insurance plan gives them the very basic minimum, maybe one or two times their annual salary. And while that may sound like a great deal, that money won’t last very long, especially because the family’s annual expenses won’t decrease significantly once the breadwinner dies and the family must live on a single income. But that still leaves the big questions unanswered: How much life insurance should someone buy? And what is the most appropriate form of life insurance, term or permanent life Insurance?

January 15, 2019

InsureTech Connect 2019

The world's largest insurance gathering

September 2019 is fast approaching and with it the opportunity to join the insurers, technology entrepreneurs, and investors who find ITC the most energizing and informative event of the year!

December 17, 2018

Sean Ringsted, Chubb Insurance

Chubb's Chief Digital Officer on building partnerships with insurtech companies

Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty company and the largest commercial insurer in the U.S. That kind of market presence might encourage some companies to go it alone. But Chubb's Chief Digital Officer Sean Ringsted told Oliver Wyman's Matt Leonard at InsureTech Connect 2018 in Las Vegas that the insurance giant is looking for some good partners.

December 17, 2018

Richard Thornton, Hokodo

Oliver Wyman ITC 2018 Interview

A lot of small and medium sized businesses go bankrupt because their invoices are unpaid or remittances are extremely late. But what if small and medium sized companies could insure their invoices, so payments were guaranteed? That's what the new insurtech company Hokodo seeks to do. Co-founded by Richard Thornton, an Oliver Wyman alumnus, Hokodo is a business-to-business company that allows its clients to ask their clients a very important question: "Would you like to receive a quote to protect this invoice against non-payment?"

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The CEO of Groundspeed on unlocking the power of data.

There were dozens of insurtech companies in the exposition hall at Las Vegas’s MGM Grand Hotel, the locale for the Insuretech Connect 2018 conference sponsored by Oliver Wyman. Many of these new companies had great ideas that could potentially disrupt and transform the insurance industry.

The future is closer than ever.

The future is closer than ever.Innovation in insurance has more often come from the property & casualty side (for example, telematics in auto insurance). Partly because of the nature of the products, and perhaps also because of the age of company systems, life insurance has been slower to change. But change is definitely afoot.

Credit Karma Unveils New Auto Insurance Solution at ITC 2018

An ongoing theme at InsureTech Connect 2018 (ITC18) was finding a customer need and delivering a customer-based solution. ITC18 went beyond mere discussion from the outset as attendees of Credit Karma founder and CEO Kenneth Lin’s keynote “Karma in Insurance” discovered.

InsurTech Radar 2018

Recent years have seen a major rise in InsurTech investments across the world, and France is no exception. In fact, a large share of these investments comes from insurance and reinsurance players, underlining their belief in an inevitable and necessary transformation of the industry as we know it.

MMC President & CEO on technology and change across the insurance industry

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