Top 16 INN Stories of 2016
2016 will go down as a remarkable year for many reasons, and its impact on the insurance industry is no exception. Following are the news stories and features that drew the most eyes on our site this year as we chronicled a rapidly changing industry.
It was somewhat shocking when Google announced it would discontinue Google Compare, an aggregator for auto insurance it ran in the UK and California, only about a year after its U.S. launch. Click here for the story.
Of the many startups that took on insurance this year, Lemonade was among the most intriguing. Stealthy most of the year, this was one of its first big news announcements. The company began selling policies in the fall. Click here for the story.
This deal portended a big year not just in volume of insurance technology vendor M&A activity, but in the size and import of the deals. Click here for the story
Allstate announced the creation of a technology company within its own enterprise to explore the use of telematics and connected car data. The twist? It says it could see potentially licensing the solutions it creates to other insures. Click here for the story
A follow up on Google’s Compare exit. Click here for the story
Check out what Michael Merwarth, USAA’s SVP of strategy and innovation, had to say at INN’s inaugural Dig | In: The Digital Future of Insurance conference. Click here for the story
Part of a package created after INN visited MassMutual’s data science lab in Amherst, Mass., VP Sears Merritt talks about the organization’s mandate. Click here for the story
Our examination of how insurance analytics strategies are evolving as the sector matures. Click here for the story
A check-in with the leading U.S. insurer in usage-based insurance. Click here for the story
How insurers are navigating the privacy and regulatory issues inherent in leveraging big data. Click here for the story
With regulators looking closely at insurers’ cybersecurity practices, carriers are working hard to secure networks as they plan new digital policyholder interactions. Click here for the story
Some tips on building a strong analytics organization from State Farm’s director of analytics Andy Pulkstenis. Click here for the story
A story that combines two insurance industry trends: blockchain exploration and the corporate innovation lab. Click here for the story
An examination of the slowing take-up of UBI policies in the U.S. Click here for the story
The first of three major acquisitions by the core systems giant this year. Click here for the story