Millions of employees find health insurance through exchanges

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Accenture report shows that 8 million employees have acquired coverage for 2016 A new report from Accenture shows that health insurance coverage has become more available for many employees in the United States. The report has found that the number of employees using health insurance exchanges to find coverage reached 8 million for 2016 coverage. This is an increase from the 6 million employees that sought health insurance policies through exchanges for 2015 coverage. Many employers are finding it easier to provide their workers with benefits through insurance exchanges. Mid-sized…

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Many consumers may be losing faith in their property insurance providers

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Accenture report highlights falling satisfaction among consumers Accenture has released a new report highlighting the findings of a survey of those living in 33 different countries. The report aimed to determine how satisfied people living in these countries were with their property insurance provider and their life insurance provider. The report shows that loyalty among consumers has declined somewhat and many people are becoming more likely to seek out new insurance providers in order to find better deals or better coverage options. Only 29% of consumers are satisfied with their…

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Insurance industry is growing more competitive for independent agents

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Accenture releases report highlighting market disruption for insurance agents Accenture, a multinational management consulting and technology service firm, has released a new report that shows that independent agents in the insurance industry are not immune to digital disruption. The report makes not of changes in consumer behavior, the emergence of new technology, and the ongoing evolution of the insurance industry itself as potential threats to independent agents. Moreover, these agents see serious issues emerging in the market that could introduce some turbulence to their business. Digital sales are creating some…

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Insurance industry may face new competition from Google and Amazon

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Google and Amazon may be looking to break into the insurance market The insurance industry may be facing new competition in the next few years from some unexpected rivals. Google and Amazon are beginning to look into the insurance sector, seeing significant promise therein. Consumers throughout the world are beginning to trust large technology and commerce companies with various services. As this trust grows, these companies are beginning to find new ways to engage consumers and offer them products that are in high demand. New competition in the insurance industry…

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Insurance industry claims process is not enough to keep consumers loyal

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Survey from Accenture highlights the loyalty problem that the insurance industry has The claims process is often the target of criticism within the insurance industry. Consumers typically cite the way their claims are handled for the reason they are unsatisfied with their insurance provider. With thin in mind, many insurance companies take steps to improve their claims process, believing that this will ensure the loyalty of their customers. Even a well orchestrated claims process may not be enough to satisfy consumers, however, according to a new survey from Accenture. Results…

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Insurance industry is turning to software solutions to continue adapting to changing market

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Berkshire Hathaway to make use of new cloud-based software solution from Accenture Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has announced that it has accepted an offer from Accenture, a technology services firm, regarding the use of cloud-based property and casualty software. The software will be delivered through the Accenture Cloud Platform and will allow Berkshire Hathaway to consolidate and streamline its business processes. This is expected to enhance the insurer’s efficiency and help reduce operating costs to some degree. Cloud-based technologies and services are becoming more popular throughout the insurance industry. The…

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Insurance industry shows praise for Accenture technology

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Accenture receives high rating for the technology it provides to the insurance industry Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services company, has received the highest possible rating from Gartner, a global market research firm, for the fifth consecutive year. Gartner has released the results of its “MarketScope for North American Property and Casualty Insurance Claims Management Modules” report, wherein Accenture’s Claim Components software won top marks from the firm. The software has proven valuable for much of the insurance industry in the U.S., especially as the interests of insurers…

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Life insurance may address retirement issues

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Accenture releases new global survey concerning retirement issues Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services firm, has released a new survey regarding how consumers feel about their financial situation after retirement. Finances have become a serious concern for a large number of people all over the world. The 2008 economic disaster, as well as the ongoing financial crisis in Europe, has put money on the minds of millions. The survey suggests that many of the issues plaguing the minds of consumers in respect to their retirement could be tied…

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Insurance survey shows consumers unclear about what they really have

A new survey from Accenture, a managing and technology services company, has been released. The survey draws upon the experience of 7,000 people across 13 countries regarding their satisfaction with the insurance industry. The worldwide industry has come under a fair amount of scrutiny recently for glorifying insurance policies that are far less than what they claim to be. Accenture’s survey reveals major gaps between what customers expect to receive from insurers and what they are actually getting. According to the survey, 84% of respondents said that they were satisfied…

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