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Allstate to Follow Google as CEO Mulls Selling Driver Data

May 28, 2015 Insurers are using data on customer habits to analyze risks and set prices; records also could be valuable to advertisers who want to know where potential customers travel and what hours they’re on the road.

Marsh & McLennan Opens Innovation Center

May 28, 2015 The professional services firm intends to offer data and analytics products and services to customers and deliver 100 data and analytics jobs to Dublin, Ireland.

Why Insurers Are Winning At Big Data

May 26, 2015 Read how and why insurers are taking the lead in mastering big data and analytics with INN's roster of 10 leading carriers across lines of business.

Big Data's Big Guns: John Hancock

May 26, 2015 The life insurer is taking the lead on leveraging wearables to improve the onboarding experience. "The ability of this data, and predictive modeling, to offer the client a more streamlined and more personalized underwriting process, is crucial," says Brooks Tingle, SVP of insurance marketing and strategy.

John Hancock Acquires Guide Financial

May 26, 2015 The partnership is intended to offer the software company additional resources to develop its web-based software portal for independent financial advisors, John Hancock said.

Big Data's Big Guns: Swiss Re

May 26, 2015 The insurer is using more public data to improve underwriting results and decrease the number of questions the insurer has to ask consumers to underwrite them.

Big Data's Big Guns: MassMutual

May 26, 2015 MassMutual is adding big data talent to its team each year in partnership with several local colleges. "It's so hard to find to seasoned talent, but this has proven itself to be valuable and we are scaling up," says SVP of analytics and research Gareth Ross.

Big Data's Big Guns: Progressive Insurance

May 26, 2015 Progressive's big data leader Pawan Divakarla says data is integral to the insurer's mission: "Big data, small, it doesn't really matter: We want it to be in our fabric."

Big Data's Big Guns: Nationwide

May 26, 2015 The Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights (NCACI), at Ohio State University gives students in advanced degree programs the ability to work with real-world data.

Big Data's Big Guns: CNA

May 26, 2015 Among its many data-oriented initiatives, CNA is applying big data technology to workers compensation claims and adjusters' notes.

Big Data's Big Guns: American Family Insurance

May 26, 2015 American Family Insurance has several initiatives around big data, including programs for more intensive testing and efforts to leverage unstructured data from claims notes, says Justin Cruz, strategic data and analytics VP.

Big Data's Big Guns: QBE North America

May 26, 2015 Business owners demand faster service, and that's where big data comes in, says Gina Papush, chief data and analytics officer.

Big Data's Big Guns: Allstate

May 26, 2015 Allstate has always had a lot of data, but chief data officer Floyd Yager says the company now is using big data to be more customer-centric.

Big Data's Big Guns: Zurich

May 26, 2015 Zurich sees predictive analytics as a critical capability and has been accelerating investments in the technology.

Why CareFirst Was Hacked, Despite Vigilance

May 22, 2015 The company found malware in its system before its 2014 breach, but wasn't able to clear it completely, allowing unauthorized access.

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