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THIS MONTH'S TOP ARTICLES

Why Underwriters Don’t Underwrite Much

The average underwriter spends
40% of their time on administrative
tasks, 30% on negotiation and
sales support and only 30% on
actual underwriting.

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Another Overvalued
Insurtech?

WeFox raised money at a valuation
of $4.5 billion. My first reaction is the same one I had when Root raised
funds at a valuation of $3.65 billion:
This makes no sense.

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Talent Gap: Getting Back
to Basics

As the industry faces mass retirements and a challenging labor market, it's
time to get down to brass tacks.
Maybe the solution is simpler than
we think.

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The Metaverse and Financial Services

While the metaverse is still largely theoretical, providers of group and voluntary benefits might be able to capitalize on this emerging technology. Let’s speculate!

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3 Ways to Become
Future-Ready

Insurers with future-ready operations
are 2.8 times more profitable and
are 1.7 times more efficient than
their peers. Yet only one in 10 insurers
is at that stage.

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Data Mesh: What It Is and Why It Matters

Demand for data in today's
insurance companies is outpacing
supply, and, in most cases, the
throttle is organizational rather than technical.

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INNOVATIONS IN CYBER RISK

Join Majesco’s Chief Strategy Officer Denise Garth and CyberCube’s Head of Client Management & Technology Services Ross Wirth for a discussion on rethinking data sources, helping insurers to innovate and provide value, and the challenge of having access to enough data for AI/ML algorithms.

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ITL RECOMMENDS

From the Editor

The Staffing Crisis in Insurance

The Great Resignation is walloping insurance--65% of those who resigned from a job in the past two years left the industry entirely.

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Innovation Roadmap Webinar

As technology demonstrates its potential to transform the insurance industry, some insurers and startups are realizing it’s not a zero-sum game: they are stronger together than alone. Hear insurer and startup executives discuss this, and other perspectives gained from collaborating around insurance innovation and technology, in this Future of Risk webinar. Moderated by Paul Carroll, Editor in Chief of Insurance Thought Leadership, the panelists are Andy Cohen, President and COO of Snapsheet; Louis Gagnon, President and CEO of Foresters Financial Services Inc.; Peter Ohnemus, Founder and CEO of dacadoo; and Andrew Robinson, CEO of Skyward Specialty Insurance Group.

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ITL FOCUS

August Focus: Workers Comp 

As tough as staffing is throughout the insurance industry, the world of workers comp has things doubly bad -- it has to deal not only with its own staffing issues but those of its clients.

The result? Not pretty.

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FROM OUR PARTNERS

GLOBAL INSURANCE FORUM: THE GREAT RESET

Sponsored by International Insurance Society

Hear insights from the industry’s most prominent thought leaders at the 2022 Global Insurance Forum, a free three-day virtual event now on Oct. 11-13. View the 2022 agenda and register now!

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WINNING STRATEGIES TO TRANSFORM COMMERCIAL UNDERWRITING FOR INSURANCE CARRIERS, MGAS AND BROKERS: AI ADOPTION IN INSURANCE

Sponsored by IntellectAI

IntellectAI recently collaborated with Digital Insurance on this insightful Q&A between Laila Beane, Chief Customer Officer and Sandeeep Haridas, Chief Strategy Officer. As the insurance industry continues to transform, insurance carriers are finding success without having to solve a complex set of problems in their transformation. With the right technology in place, today’s insurance carriers, MGAs and brokers can transform commercial underwriting to make it simple and insightful.

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THE FUTURE OF WORK 

Sponsored by JobsOhio

As employees start to return to work after two years of mostly working remotely, smart employers are rethinking just about all aspects of how work is done to get the best of both the home and office worlds.

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DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT: CONNECTING THE DOTS TO BUILD FUTURE MARKET SUCCESS

Sponsored by Majesco

The insurance industry is a rapidly evolving space and digital has been a crucial component of the market shift. As digital enhances customer expectations, agents and brokers have set new expectations for how insurers support them and their customers. To keep pace, insueres must evaluate and adapt their distribution strategy to ensure their solutions take care of the entire distribution value chain. Read this new report from Majesco to better understand how why and how insurers must rethink their distribution management operation and what it will take to execute a prosperous distribution strategy.

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FIVE KEY STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Sponsored by OneShield 

Is your growth potential gated by legacy technology? Utica First Insurance shares the keys to a successful transformation from legacy to modern core system through the lens of VP Operations, Melissa Mann.  Download these insights now.

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WILL WEB3 REINVENT INSURANCE?

Why it’s time to pay attention

Sponsored by Oliver Wyman

At Oliver Wyman, we have been helping clients understand Web3 and what it means for insurers, and guiding strategic moves — near-term and longer-term — around this evolving ecosystem. Our latest research finds the Web3 economy is currently under-insured and has huge potential for future growth. Here, we share a practical guide for insurance executives to help separate hype from reality, including Web3 insurance opportunities and risk considerations.

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