Michigan drivers can now show proof of auto insurance with their mobile devices

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New law allows drivers to show proof of insurance with a smartphone or tablet New law in Michigan will allow drivers to show their proof of auto insurance to law enforcement officers with their smartphones or tablets. The legislation was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder in October of 2015, but the law only took effect on January 5 of this year. The law is expected to provide drivers with more flexibility in proving that they have the necessary auto insurance coverage when they are pulled over by law…

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Mobile technology offers insurance agents crucial resources

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There are certain gadgets and sites that professionals in this industry simply can’t afford to miss. While virtually any insurance agent will agree that face to face interaction remains a vital component of the way they do business, at the same time, it can’t be denied that mobile technology gadgets are also playing a role that cannot be ignored. Personalized interaction is critical when doing business with clients, but mobile tech keeps agents ever connected. The way that insurance agents do business has undergone a massive shift over the last…

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Insurance industry may not be living up to expectations

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Insurance agents and brokers are falling behind when it comes to meeting consumer expectations The insurance industry may be having a problem with providing consumers with a favorable experience, according to a report from Market Insight Group and Applied Systems. The report shows that independent insurance agents and brokers are failing to provide their clients with an experience that they have come to expect, which is leading to a disconnect between consumers and the insurance industry. A poor experience could lead consumers to seek coverage from other companies. Report highlights…

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Technology Is Changing the Insurance Industry

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Technology is beginning to play a major role in the lives of people everywhere. People are beginning to use mobile devices and traditional computers more frequently, and this is having an effect on their daily lives. Businesses are also beginning to become more reliant on various forms of technology, including those in the insurance industry. The advent of technology is having a major impact on the industry and how it operates in three ways. Accessible Information Technology is making information much more accessible than it has been in the past.…

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Telematics could have a major impact on the auto insurance sector

Automakers are beginning to embrace new technology aggressively Juniper Research, a prominent market research organization, has released a new report concerning the growing popularity of telematics in the transportation sector. Telematics is a branch of technology that is meant to keep track of a person’s driving habits and vehicle information. This technology has become particularly popular in the auto insurance sector, where insurance companies are offering new services designed to promote safe driving and provide consumers discounts for practicing safe behavior. Use of in-vehicle applications is expected to skyrocket in…

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Insurance industry struggles to embrace mobile technology

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Lackluster mobile apps may be a major problem for insurance companies Capgemini, a leading consulting firm, has released a new report highlighting the insurance industry’s somewhat complicated relationship with mobile technology. For the past several years, insurance companies have been working to engage consumers through the use of social media, the Internet in general, and mobile applications. Some have found success, but success has been quite elusive for many others. One of the problems that insurers are facing currently has to do with the quality of the mobile applications they…

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Insurance technology is taking a step toward becoming more personable

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Insurers are beginning to focus on the world of mobile applications Insurance companies are beginning to look to technology in order to help them connect with consumers. While many insurers have turned to social media in order to increase their engagement, having a presence on sites like Twitter and Facebook is no longer considered adequate. As such, many companies have begun to develop and release their own mobile applications in order to appeal more effectively to consumers that are becoming heavily reliant on smartphones and tablets. Apps may be able…

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