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Insurance News: The generative AI opportunity and importance of responsible implementation

As with any new technology, as well as the opportunities it opens up, there are concerns about unintended consequences of generative AI and the need for responsible implementation. We were delighted to be in the hotspot usually claimed by Kenneth Saldanha in…

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New strategies for P&C claims litigation management

According to AM Best Financial reports, between 2018 and 2023, litigation management costs for the combined Property & Casualty industry increased by 19%, amounting to an increase of $4-5 billion, or for context, bringing total litigation expenses to ~$24B of LAE. In…

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The inclusive insurance opportunity

Leading insurers are defining new revenue paths while contributing to communities in the process. This is defined as inclusive insurance, a concept that is playing a key role in the insurance industry’s evolution. Take two of the major global carriers, Generali and…

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New consumer paradigms for insurance

The way consumers shop for insurance has greatly changed over the past 20 years. From the rise of digital direct (and more recently, embedded) to having the option to provide data for better prices, consumers have more influence than ever before. The…

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5 ways to simplify and reinvent your insurance enterprise

In a context of ongoing disruption, insurers are being called to reinvent themselves. In order to transform on an operational level, insurers need to move from complexity to simplicity. This alone is a daunting task. Composable architecture helps insurers to simplify this…

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The ultimate guide to a successful Guidewire migration

The decision to initiate a Guidewire cloud migration should not be made lightly. Like any key decision in life, it is best to find experts, so not to incur potentially large expenditures in the future to fix a poor implementation. Between the…

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Life insurance ecosystems ignite innovation

I am encouraged to see ever-expanding ecosystems in the life insurance space. They’re helping insurers bring in more diverse data, specialized skills, leading-edge technologies and new ideas that spark innovation. Moreover, these benefits are accessible through trusted partners, rather than insurers making…

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Insurance News: When states are the insurers of last resort

The insurance industry and public sector both play a critical role in helping to mitigate risk for customers and constituents. But, as costs to insure property and long-term care in the U.S. rise, states increasingly become the insurers of last resort. In…

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Agency networks – The new reality in insurance distribution

Competitive pressure, increased capital availability (even with current rates), and the evolving business landscape (thanks in part to the pandemic) have created an opportunity for independent insurance agents (IAs) to get creative to grow and remain independent in the insurance industry. As…

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Insurance News: The heat is on—from climate change to claims

From catastrophic events linked to climate change to social unrest, the insurance industry is seeing big claims. While some risks are more easily predicted than others, new data sources may help insurers and customers find ways to turn down the heat. In…

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Kenneth Saldanha

Senior Managing Director – Global Insurance Lead

Michael Reilly

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Insurance

Cindy De Armond

Senior Managing Director – Insurance Lead, North America

Darcy Dague

Managing Director – Insurance, North America

Erik J. Sandquist

Managing Director – Insurance, Global Lead Customer, Sales and Service

Shay Alon

Managing Director – Insurance, Global Lead Accenture Life and Annuity Software

Scott Stice

Principal Director – Strategy, Insurance

Ravi Malhotra

Global Insurance Strategy Lead

Venkat Viswanath

Managing Director – Technology, Advanced Technology Center, Insurance Lead, India

Nina Jais

Managing Director – Strategy, Financial Services Sustainability Lead, Europe

Jeff Mitch

Managing Director – Strategy, Insurance

Anna Benetto

Strategy & Consulting Managing Director and Executive Sponsor of the Qorus-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards Accenture

Heather Sullivan

Managing Director – Insurance, Strategy

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