Allstate Takes the 2020 Military Friendly Employers List Crown

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The insurance company has been recognized for being the best employer for veterans. Allstate has earned the respected and highly coveted recognition as the top company on the 2020 Military Friendly Employers list. Allstate is the firm recognized for its military and veterans programs to hire, develop and retain. The insurance company took the top spot among Military Friendly Employers in the $5 billion in revenue category. It took that crown for its military and veterans programs. Those programs are focused on hiring, developing and retaining veterans as well as…

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Insurance technology is driving the industry’s evolution

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Various types of tech are changing insurers’ approach to appealing to prospective and existing customers. Insurance technology, also known as InsurTech, is pushing the industry in a fresh and targeted direction for all stakeholders. This tech is a vital component to appealing to a younger generation of consumers. Insurance technology deal values are up by 32 percent year over year as insurers and investors push to upgrade the industry and improve its profitability, said a recent Property Casualty 360 report. The report cited data and conclusions from the recent Global…

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Allstate insurance agents push back against insurer call center plans

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The insurer’s sales force views this move as an expensive burden despite promised benefits. Allstate insurance agents have been expressing their discontent with the insurer’s decision to create customer call centers. The agents say it is an expensive burden but the insurer calls it an improvement in efficiency. Tom Wilson, Allstate CEO, explained that the insurance company is currently shifting service tasks from its agents into a centralized system. This is “because we can do it cheaper, better, faster.” This level of discontent among Allstate insurance agents is a rare…

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Hurricane Preparedness Week encourages homeowners to check their insurance

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The industry is reminding property owners to review their coverage and update if necessary. The insurance industry used this week, Hurricane Preparedness Week, to remind homeowners that storm season is on its way. This makes the week the perfect opportunity to go over insurance policies and make changes to prepare properties for what could potentially be an active year. The insurance industry has released lists of helpful instructions to keep customers properly covered. Hurricane Preparedness Week arrives just before the official season begins. That way, homeowners have time to look…

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Climate change impact greater than insurance industry’s capacity to offset financial risk

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The affects of a warming planet will prove to be too expensive for coverage alone to keep up, say analysts. The financial risks associated with the climate change impact may become greater than what the insurance industry can cover, according to a new report. Analysts say that the financial risks are growing, from investing into coal-powered plants to the climbing premiums for flood insurance, the expenses are already rising and will continue to do so. That said, the difference that firms can make to control both the risks and the…

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iCracked to join SquareTrade following Allstate acquisition

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Allstate Corporation has purchased the on-site, on-demand smartphone and tablet repair service provider. Allstate Corporation, the nationwide insurance company, has announced its acquisition of iCracked. That firm is a provider of on-demand, on-site smartphone and tablet repair services across North America. Allstate will be joining iCracked with SquareTrade, the insurer’s company offering related products. iCracked, a San Francisco-based firm, will join SquareTrade . That company belongs to Allstate and is a provider of tech support and consumer protection plans. iCracked currently operates in both the United States and Canada across…

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AI technology can do wonders for the insurance industry – Should you be terrified?

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Artificial intelligence tech is already being used for many purposes, but there are issues to consider. AI technology has been a central tech focus for the insurance industry for several years. The advantages it promises both currently and as we move into the future. However, these advantages aren’t without their drawbacks. Security and adoption remain considerable concerns, said a panel of experts at an I.I.I. event. At the recent Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) Joint Industry Forum which took place in New York, a panel of tech and insurance industry executives…

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