Life insurance medical exam may soon be a thing of the past

Life Insurance medical exam

Technology and data services may soon provide an accurate and cost-effective replacement to health tests. A life insurance medical exam is often one of the most dreaded parts of applying for that type of coverage. That said, as systems and data continue to improve, this requirement may not be needed for much longer. This could mean that the added need for blood and urine samples, weigh-ins and blood pressure checks may stop. The reason is that the information obtained through a life insurance medical exam may be replaced by technology…

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Health insurance telemarketer may be forced to pay $82 million if FCC gets its way

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The Federal Communications Commission proposed the fine as a penalty for illegal nationwide robocalls. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed an $82 million fine for illegal health insurance telemarketer actions involving robocalls across the country. The fine would be applied against a man from North Carolina and his insurance company, which were behind the robocalls. The FCC proposal accuses the man and insurance company of making over 21 million illegal robocalls. The health insurance telemarketer conducted the robocalls in an attempt to sell policies. The man the FCC accuses of…

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Farmers insurance drone program takes off

Farmers insurance drone

The insurer has become the latest among the large companies to use unmanned aerial aircraft systems (UAS). The Farmers Insurance drone program had its official launch yesterday as the insurer rolled out a fleet of the devices. These unmanned aerial aircraft systems (UAS) will be used to improve the customer claims experience. Insurance companies are increasingly using drones to view damage to roofs and other difficult to reach places. The Farmers Insurance drone units will be deployed by adjusters who need to assess the damage left behind by severe weather.…

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Insurance company drones are a common part of the claims experience

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These small pieces of equipment make it faster and safer for adjusters to create their estimates. To an increasing degree, adjusters are using insurance company drones to help them to assess the damage in routine claims processes. These gadgets let adjusters check out rooftops, and other difficult to reach areas without having to risk climbing up on a ladder or checking into parts of properties that have sustained damage from weather or other unexpected events. While this was once a rare practice, using drones for insurance claims assessments is becoming…

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Car insurance market will be 70 percent smaller in 2050, study

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A new KPMG report showed that autonomous vehicle technology will have a tremendous impact on this sector. The car insurance market will wither by up to 60 percent by the year 2040 and by 70 percent of its current size by 2050, according to a recent KPMG study. Autonomous vehicle technology will drive the decreasing size of the marketplace, said the report. According to the KPMG research, the reason the car insurance market will fall by about $137 billion by 2050 is because of driverless vehicle tech and ride-share transportation.…

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Cyber insurance market grows by over a third last year

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A recently released Fitch Ratings report suggests that this digital coverage grew by 35 percent. A new Fitch Ratings report suggested that the cyber insurance market’s premium exposure, estimated to be $1.35 billion, is greater than predicted. Fitch pointed to natural obstacles to differentiating the cyber related premium from other forms of multi-line coverage products. High profile hacking cases making headlines are driving interest in the cyber insurance market. “Take-up rates for cyber insurance are increasing with frequent reports of computer hacking incidents, including: network intrusions and data theft, as…

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Allstate employs cloud insurance technology to grow new businesses

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The insurer may be in its 80s, but it is keeping up with the latest tech and changes in the industry. Allstate first opened in 1931, but the cloud insurance technology it’s now using shows that it has no interest in aging. The insurer is branching into new areas to be able to build and grow new business as its environment changes around it. Over the last few years, Allstate Insurance launched its CompoZed unit to boost software services development. This use of cloud insurance technology gives Allstate the ability…

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Smart contract insurance partnership launches between AIG and IBM

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The insurer and tech giant will use blockchain for managing complex forms of international coverage. American International Group (AIG) and International Business Machines (IBM) are partnering to create a form of smart contract insurance policy. This coverage will employ blockchain for the management of highly complex forms of international insurance protection. The two companies recently completed the smart contract coverage policy pilot project. The smart contract insurance multi-national policy pilot provided Standard Chartered Bank PLC with coverage. The pilot used blockchain’s digital leader technology for what IBM and AIG called…

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Cyber insurance policies will likely achieve a standard in the near future

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A CIFF speaker described the evolution of the market and the direction data breach coverage is taking. Despite the growing popularity of cyber insurance policies, there remains a lack of consistency from one company’s offerings to the next. That said, recent industry forecasts suggest this trend may soon change. The MSA Research Inc. CIFF panel discussion predicted a trend toward a more standard coverage. The Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF) from MSA Research Inc. panel discussion recently held in Toronto showed that cyber insurance policies are headed within a consistent…

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