Chris McMahon

Chris McMahon

Senior Editor

Chris McMahon is Senior Editor for Insurance Networking News, where he is responsible for ‘deep dive’ features in addition to his daily news and editing responsibilities. As a business journalist, he has concentrated on technology, markets, macroeconomics and now insurance.


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Andre Stewart is named to newly created position of SVP, underwriting, custom accounts, by the medical professional liability insurer.
Access to a growing number of models through a single platform enables insurers to build a more complete view of risk while achieving operational efficiencies in underwriting and portfolio management.
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods leaves ratings unchanged due to the generally stable operating environment, but analysts are adjusting earnings-per-share estimates because of winter weather and a flatter yield curve.
Top trends include core and legacy system transformation, data mastery, and analytics and digitization, Celent says.
The new company will distribute connected car products to consumers in the UK and Canada, fleets in Europe and to vehicle makers globally, company says.
Annual awards are based on 3,835 customer scores and rankings for 15 auto, home, health and 14 life insurers.
Decision could clear hurdles for smaller insurers to enter UBI market, industry experts say.
Market conduct exams, privacy and data protection rank at the top of insurers' regulatory concerns, according to a recent survey.
Having established core capabilities last year, chief risk officers now are focused on making core processes and tools work better, according to Ernst & Young survey.
However, a lack of testing tools and lower-quality assurance resources are holding back mobile website and app developers and IT professionals, according to survey.
The insurer's usage-based insurance program could next leverage GPS, smartphones and OEM telematics hardware, company says.
The vast majority of insurers report positive impact on bottom line, but a survey by Towers Watson finds applications and adoption rates vary substantially by line of business and insurer size.

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