State Farm partners up with an Arizona autonomous vehicle consortium

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The partnership makes the insurer the first one to join forces with this automotive technology group. The Institute for Automated Mobility (I.A.M.) and State Farm Insurance have announced that they are entering into an autonomous vehicle partnership. The consortium was launched a year ago and was formed to move ahead the development of automated vehicles. The partnership represents the first entry of an insurer into this effort. Governor Doug Ducey made the first announcement of this new tech and insurance partnership. Arizona Governor Ducey made the announcement that State Farm…

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Allstate insurance analytics prepare for anticipated transportation industry changes

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The insurer has gone all-in to work the data ahead of widespread expected automotive changes. Allstate has gone for it with the development of an insurance analytics company. The goal is to use it to be prepared for a massive overhaul of the transportation that it anticipates in the not-too-distant future. Roadways have become very dangerous as they are increasingly used and congested at all times. A recent Forbes report focused on an interview with Gary Hallgren, the president of Arity, a company Allstate created in 2016 in order to…

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Tencent takes more of Indian insurance market with 10% Policybazaar stake purchase

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The Chinese tech giant has acquired a minority state in the home, auto and life comparison company. Tencent Holding Ltd. has just taken more of its first steps into the Indian insurance market with an acquisition of a 10 percent stake of Indian online insurance aggregator Policybazaar. This values the Indian company at $1.5 billion. The Chinese technology giant has been working to grab a piece of India’s growing insurance sector. The 10 percent Policybazaar stake was obtained through a purchase of half of Tiger Global Management LLC’s stake in…

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Innovation Group Unveils IG Gateway, A Mobile, Unified Cloud Platform for Property & Auto Claims Coordination

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LAS VEGAS – SEMA Show, Nov. 5, 2019 – Innovation Group, an international insurance claims administrator for auto, property, body shops, fleet and leasing operators with 1,200 global clients, today announced official release of its cloud-based, integrated and scalable mobile claims management application that enables  all parties to track/manage claims processing from FNOL to settlement.   A digital hub for all stakeholders in the claims process, the Innovation Group platform brings complete transparency to the claims process and is accessible by adjusters, contractors, body shops and fleet operators, policyholders and…

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Ping An Insurance moves to recreate itself as a technology firm

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The company is aiming to spend $22 billion to dump its old-school image and reputation. Ping An Insurance is changing lanes in the hopes of transforming itself into a technology company. The firm has come up with a plan to spend billions in order to recreate itself in this new way. That said, the Ping An Insurance executives have not yet managed to sway investors to see their way in spending $22 billion for this purpose. The money would be spent on everything from artificial intelligence (A.I.) to blockchain. The…

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Cyber crime rates soar as 43 percent of Americans have already been victims

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Nearly half of all people in the United States have been affected by cybercriminal activities so far. A new report based on a survey by ValuePenguin revealed that almost half – 43 percent – of Americans have been a victim of some kind of digital invasion, as cyber crime rates skyrocket. Though financial loss is a risk, consumers are also afraid of the misuse of their personal information. Almost half of all victims of cyber crimes are impacted by financial losses in some way. That said, the cyber crime rates…

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A million Nationwide Insurance customers get an Amazon Echo Auto

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This new partnership will double the current user base of the online marketplace’s in-car device user base. In September, Nationwide Insurance announced its intentions to give Amazon Auto Echo devices to one million customers. These devices were to be issued to new and existing qualifying car insurance policyholders. At the same time, the insurer announced three additional Nationwide Insurance Alexa Skill features. Nationwide Insurance Alexa Skill first launched back in 2016. The Echo Auto giveaway is meant to help promote this program. It also places the spotlight on the new…

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