Posted on May 26, 2015 by Darcy Dague
Accenture Technology Vision for Insurance is an annual report highlighting the technology trends that will affect insurers in the next three to five years. The 2015 report emphasizes the emergence of a new economy characterized by collaboration and disruption, and enabled by digital technologies. Leading insurers are stepping outside the bounds of insurance to include digital businesses, customers . . .
Posted on May 26, 2015 by Brian DeMaster
Recently, several members of the Accenture Digital Insurer Network—23 insurance executives from 11 countries—came together to explore the revolution that digital is driving in insurance.
Meeting participants considered market activity and rapid trends already impacting how people buy and sell insurance. For example, in the past twelve months, online agent PolicyGenius launched its Insurance Checku . . .
Posted on May 26, 2015 by Jean-François Gasc
Accenture’s 2015 Digital Consumer Survey for Communications, Media and Technology contains a wealth of information on what consumers want in connected home products and services, and who they want to buy them from.
The first dimension we looked at is client segmentation, as not all types of customers are equally interested in different types connected home offerings. In fact, we found strong diffe . . .
Posted on May 26, 2015 by Michael Costonis
In our survey of nearly 1,200 independent agents (IAs) in the United States, we discovered that IAs generally don’t see technology as the answer to their needs. Indeed, they ranked digital capabilities as fifth out of 12 overall priority areas. In this Insurance Chart of the Week, we’ll examine IAs’ attitudes toward technology.
Independent agents’ lower regard for some digital capabilities could i . . .
Posted on May 22, 2015 by AccentureINS
The development of smart objects on the edge of networks is leading to a disruption in the way business has traditionally worked. Why buy health insurance, when you can buy health monitoring and advice to keep you fit and well? Why own a car and pay for 24/7 auto insurance, when you can share one and insure it only when you drive it? The convergence of software analytics, visualization technologi . . .