Foresters Taps Liberty Mutual Vet to Lead North American Life

By Nathan Golia

New president of North American life insurance Cheryl Neal led a life division at Liberty Mutual and has also worked at HSBC and Morgan Stanley.

Assurant to Exit Health Insurer, Hires Barclays to Find Buyer

By Noah Buhayar

The company will leave health insurance and focus on P&C next year regardless of whether or not there is a buyer for its business, it says.

Life Insurers Bet on Tech to Entice Customers

By Nick Otto

The kinds of products life insurers will offer will change with digitalization, insurance technology experts said at the 2015 Life Insurance Conference

AXA Bets on Having Best Tech in Employee Benefits

By Elizabeth Galentine

AXA sees providing advanced tech to employees and brokers as a key way to stand out in the U.S. benefits business.

Why Progressive Thinks Raising Rates Will Boost Snapshot

Progressive’s Dave Pratt explains the motivation to raise rates on riskier drivers, the stats behind its Rate Suckers ad campaign and why he thinks the new approach will sell more usage-based insurance policies.

How Big Data Helps MetLife and Lincoln Financial Sell Insurance Faster

By Nathan Golia

Big data helps insurers shorten the policy application process, improving the customer experience.

Why P&C Agents Should Take On Life

By Chris McMahon

After years of decline, life insurance sales are flat, but Hallett Financial Group is working to boost that with help from P&C brethern, according to CEO Jeremy Hallett.

Gen Re: Insurance Exchanges Are Here to Stay

By Chris McMahon

Research finds millenials are more open to leaving employee sponsored plans and most consumers want help selecting ancillary benefits.

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

By Mike Nesper

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.

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