Machine learning flips understanding of travel industry insurance upside down

Travel Insurance Industry - Machine Learning

Companies are using new technologies to obtain an entirely new comprehension of this sector. The travel insurance industry, like other coverage sectors, is turning to many new forms of cutting edge technology. This tech is helping the industry to obtain a more refined understanding of itself. The more this technology tells insurance companies about their coverage, the more their understanding changes. Machine learning, such as through artificial intelligence (A.I.) is tossing conventional travel insurance industry wisdom out the window. In its place, comes entirely new concepts and understandings. Smarter tech…

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Travel insurance benefits may not be worth it, says Senator

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Senator Edward J. Markey from Massachusetts released a report casting doubt on the coverage. Democrat Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts issued a new report focusing on travel insurance benefits and whether or not they hold value. In it, he examined the travel insurance industry as a whole within the United States. According to Senator Markey, travelers aren’t getting the coverage they think they are. According to Markey’s report, travelers from the United States “get much less coverage…than they are led to believe.” This conclusion was based on an investigation…

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AIG underscores travel insurance shortfalls in current ecosystem

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The changing nature of the travel industry as a whole has caused coverage to fall short of what it should be. AIG recently released a report on the current travel insurance shortfalls as travelers leave their agents behind. The report was titled “Insuring Travellers in the Digital Age.” The current travel comparison trend is boosting convenience but is leaving travelers under-insured. The AIG report pointed out that the average traveler will visit 28 websites throughout the 53 day period before they book their trips. The internet is offering them tools…

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Travel insurance regulation changes headed to Colorado governor

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A regulatory bill is now headed to Gov. John Hickenlooper after meeting no resistance in the Senate. A bill designed to provide the travel insurance industry in Colorado with regulation for the first time is now on its way to the desk of Governor John Hickenlooper in order to obtain his signature so that it can be passed into law. This bill was moved along to the Governor without experiencing any votes against it in the state Senate. Rep Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Arvada) sponsored House Bill 1185, which saw great favor…

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Travel insurance purchased by only half of vacationers

Medical Travel Insurance

The results of a recent study have shown that travelers are not purchasing medical coverage before they leave. According to the results of a recent study on summer vacations, only half of Canadians who head out of the country during the summer purchase travel insurance to cover themselves in case of a medical emergency. This includes those who are headed to the United States or abroad on their vacations. The travel insurance study was conducted by BMO Insurance. What it determined was that among the 83 percent of Canadians who…

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Research and Markets releases latest report about travel insurance last year

Research and Markets has made its latest report called “UK Travel Insurance 2011” available, providing deeper insight into the performance of the leading travel insurers in the country as well as key data regarding market share and GWP. This report helps to provide context for the data it has collected, as well as an analysis of the key issues in this sector of the market. Among its features is a discussion of last year’s trends in marketing that help to indicate the direction of the market and the strategies of…

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Investors call for private sector to mobilize against climate change

Despite controversy, the issue of climate change is gaining serious momentum with various industries. During a session of the United Nations last week, a group of investors with a collective $26 trillion under management, took a stand on the issue, claiming that the private sector needs to be more involved in protecting the environment and that no singular government can solve the problem. The collective group is comprised of insurance professionals, government officials and business leaders from all over the world. Few governments have taken the issue of climate change…

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