INN Breaking News

New York to Investigate Insurers’ Cybersecurity Work After Hacks

March 27, 2015 The superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services, said insurers must provide the information by April 27 and submit to examinations by the agency; 160 life, health and property & casualty insurers are affected.

Munich Re Joins University of Michigan's Driverless Car Group

March 27, 2015 The global insurer is the first insurance industry member of the U-M's Mobility Transformation Center Affiliate program

Northwestern Mutual Buys Online Planner LearnVest

March 26, 2015 The insurer will use LearnVestís software to develop a new financial planning platform for the insurerís 16,000 agents and 4.2 million clients.

Progressive to Charge Risky Snapshot Drivers More in Shift

March 26, 2015 CEO Glenn Renwick has said Snapshot could help the company encourage safer behavior and retain the most valuable customers.

Farm Bureau Financial Recognized as a Celent Model Insurer

March 26, 2015 P&C carrier uses Valen Analyticsí data and predictive modeling to manage and drive underwriting profitability.

Commercial Drone Users Get Smoother Path for FAA Flight Permits

March 25, 2015 The FAA has awarded 48 waivers for commercial drone use under a program created by Congress to allow flights while the agency completes more formal regulations.

Inside Celina Mutual's DIY Approach to Mobile Apps

March 25, 2015 For mid-tier insurers, happy and productive agents are a competitive imperative. Rob Shoenfelt, CIO of Celina Insurance Group, discusses agent-facing apps and the challenge of finding and keeping staff in smaller markets.

Nautilus Creates Ops Position, Gets Claims Head from Scottsdale

March 25, 2015 The excess and surplus lines carrier shakes up its management with former claims SVP taking over an operational and special projects position.

Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Receive Celent Model Insurer Award

March 24, 2015 Team selects Instecís Quicksolver based on its configurability, bureau-based rating and quoting, resulting in more efficient business processes and faster quote-to-bind.

AMI Insurance Recognized as a Celent Model Insurer, Asia

March 24, 2015 New Zealandís largest general insurance provider takes on core systems transformation to improve customer service and speed to market.

La Capitale Selects Guidewire

March 24, 2015 Canadian P&C insurer intends to consolidate and update billing operations and launch new products and services over the web.

Bolt and Compare.com Partner with Google Compare

March 24, 2015 The new auto insurance aggregation site is intended to offer California drivers quick and simple access to multiple auto insurance quotes.

25% of Inbound Calls End in Hang Ups

March 23, 2015 Millenials and lower-income people are receptive to calling directly from a mobile ad, according to a study, but insurers need to answer the call.

CNA Refines Automated Quoting System

March 23, 2015 Quote Advantage produces two quotes for the carrier's BOP product in under a minute.

AmEx Vet Joins Marsh & McLennan

March 20, 2015 Dina Shapiro takes over as head of tax for the broker, a position she held previously for American Express and GMAC.

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