State Auto Taps Online Insurance Vet as Next President

By Nathan Golia

Michael LaRocco helped found AssureStart, a commercial insurer with exclusive online distribution, before joining State Auto.

Bolt and Compare.com Partner with Google Compare

By Chris McMahon

The new auto insurance aggregation site is intended to offer California drivers quick and simple access to multiple auto insurance quotes.

CNA Refines Automated Quoting System

By Nathan Golia

Quote Advantage produces two quotes for the carrier's BOP product in under a minute.

Nissan’s 600-Horsepower, $150,000 GT-R Tops Insurance Cost List

By Jing Cao

The rankings are based on national averages for 1,522 models, for a 40-year-old man with a clean driving record and good credit.

Obamacare: The Third-Fastest Expansion of Health Insurance in U.S. History

The announcement today counts 14.1 million people who have enrolled in private plans or expanded Medicaid coverage since 2013, and 2.3 million young adults who were allowed to stay on parent's health plans until the age of 26.

AIG Acquires Specialty Insurer NSM Insurance Group

NSM’s programs include social services and behavioral health, CAT driven property, collector cars, workers' comp, aviation, sports and fitness, microbreweries and professional liability for lawyers, dentists, architects and engineers.

Nearly 1 in 5 Consumers Have Bought Insurance on Smartphone

More than a third of visitors to Healthcare.Gov came through a tablet or smartphone, said CEO Kevin Counihan -- and they are converting to sales.

Why American Century Life Got Ahead of the Bitcoin Curve

Accepting Bitcoin is easy from an IT perspective, but pays dividends for customers, American Century Life President Raz Silberman tells Insurance Networking News.

Patriot Underwriters Implements Appulate for Producers

By Chris McMahon

Online platform automates the submission process for insureds, agents, brokers and carrier partners.

Insurance IT Experts: Google Can’t Reverse-Engineer Risk

By Nathan Golia, Chris McMahon

Google can't use aggregation-based connections with insurance companies to decipher their rating and risk management strategies -- but it might not need to.

Hiscox USA Selects Instec

By Chris McMahon

Quicksolver will be used to support 27 types of coverage for entertainment production companies in 50 states; intended to cut quote-to-bind times and simplify rating and filing processes.

Swiss Re Picks Cloud Platform for Marketing

By Chris McMahon

The global reinsurer will deploy Launchpad Marketing Cloud, a multi-channel marketing platform designed to enable clients to select prospects and policyholder audiences to market life insurance.

How Google Plans to Win Insurers’ Trust

Carriers are polarized by the new Google Compare for auto insurance aggregator – but the search giant is hoping key partnerships will help it gain credibility.

MetLife, Mercury Partner With Google on Comparison Site Launch

By Nathan Golia

Today's launch of the Google Compare auto insurance comparison site represents a watershed moment in the U.S. insurance industry.

The Hartford Names Head of Personal Lines

By Nathan Golia

Ray Sprague, a 30-year veteran of the company, assumes leadership of its auto, home, and umbrella products.

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