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A Conversation with...AAIS Chief Pricing Actuary, Michael Payne

Sep 9, 2021 / by Michael Payne posted in openIDL, Insurance, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Blockchain, Data, Modeling/Actuarial, Risk, AAIS Views, risk management

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This is the next installment in a series of conversations with AAIS leadership to get to know them, their background, and the unique work they’re doing within AAIS to further the insurance industry. In this edition, AAIS Views spoke with Michael Payne, Chief Pricing Actuary, about his career, being creative as an actuary, the role data is playing to create better pricing models, and how AAIS is leveraging those models to deliver value to our Members.

Tell us about your background.

Michael Payne: When I was in college, I liked math, but really didn’t know what I wanted to do. Then I heard about Actuarial Science from an alum who came back to campus and gave a presentation about the career path. That’s what sparked my interest. I got an internship at Zurich and that turned into my first job out of school. I started out doing pricing at Zurich, went to SCOR Re to do reinsurance pricing, and went back to Zurich to eventually lead a pricing tools team.

One not-so-traditional role in my career was a stint I did at Sears in their Home Services unit where I was the Director of Underwriting Analysis. Basically, if you bought a refrigerator at Sears, they were going to offer you a protection plan. It was my role to figure out the prices for those protection agreements based on how likely the appliance was going to need to be repaired or even replaced.

Overall, I really like pricing. It’s prospective in nature as you try to determine what might happen in the future.

In the winter of 2018, I joined AAIS where I’ve been able to leverage my pricing experience. My role includes product development and delivering loss costs that are appropriate for the coverage being offered. Not all carriers have a large team of actuaries or loads of data, so our rating plans offer them a faster speed to market for a new line of business, or even insurtechs to get their first policies written.

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A Conversation with...AAIS VP of Data Solutions, Ruturaj Waghmode

Aug 26, 2021 / by Ruturaj Waghmode posted in openIDL, Insurance, Data & Technology, Blockchain, Data, AAIS Views

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This is the first in a series of conversations with AAIS leadership to get to know them, their background and the unique work they're doing within AAIS to further the insurance industry. In this edition, AAIS Views spoke with Ruturaj Waghmode, VP of Data Solutions, about his career, our openIDL blockchain technology, the member benefits of openIDL and what else AAIS is doing with data. 

Tell us about your background.

Ruturaj Waghmode: I have more than 15 years experience leading transformational programs and enterprise solutions for companies in a range of industries, including insurance, banking and financial services around the world. To sum it up simply: I'm a technologist who solves business problems.

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openIDL COVID-19 Pilot Huge Success, Delivers First-Ever Insights

Aug 17, 2021 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Insights, Data & Technology, COVID-19, Regulatory/Compliance, Blockchain, Legislation & Regulation, Regulators, Business Interruption, AAIS Views

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AAIS conducted a Proof of Concept (POC) using the open Insurance Data Link (openIDL) for regulatory reporting. The results demonstrated that this blockchain/distributed ledger technology can dramatically improve both the output and process of insurance regulatory reporting for insurers and regulators.

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Examining the Evolution of Blockchain Applications in Insurance

Aug 13, 2021 / by Truman Esmond posted in openIDL, Insurance, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Regulatory/Compliance, Blockchain, Data, AAIS Views

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Blockchain started as a popular buzzword among techies but has since permeated across industries. In insurance, its potential is being realized as game changing. Truman Esmond, AAIS Vice President of Membership and Solutions, spoke at a recent webinar hosted by The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation on how AAIS is utilizing blockchain to support industry.

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openIDL Elevates to Linux Foundation Project

Apr 19, 2021 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Open Source, Insurtech, Blockchain, Data, Security, AAIS Pulse, Data/Tech, Insurance Services/TPAs, CyberPolicy, Linux Foundation, Hyperledger

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AAIS CEO Ed Kelly opened the April 13 edition of AAIS Pulse newsmagazine with an exciting announcement: AAIS has launched openIDL as a Linux Foundation project. The Linux Foundation is the preeminent nonprofit consortium supporting one-source technologies that drive innovation and transform industries.

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Leveraging Open Source Technology: Obstacles and Opportunities

Mar 3, 2021 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Community, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Open Source, Tech News, Insurtech, Regulatory/Compliance, Blockchain, Data, Innovation, AAIS Pulse, Data/Tech, Compliance, Travelers, Data Call, Linux Foundation, Hyperledger

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During the February 2021 AAIS Pulse newsmagazine, AAIS VP Truman Esmond was joined by Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, Brian Hoffman, Vice President State and Bureau Regulatory Affairs, at Travelers, and Arron Lamp, Vice President Enterprise Business Intelligence & Analytics & Operations, at Travelers, to discuss the obstacles and opportunities around leveraging open-source technology.

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Why Open Source, Blockchain-Powered Infrastructure Matters

Jul 9, 2020 / by Joan Zerkovich posted in openIDL, Community, Technology, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Open Source, P&C Insurers, Blockchain, Data/Tech

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Carrier Management Magazine on August 19, 2019.

I started my career as the first network administrator at the University of California, Davis. Part of my job was to help build the Bay Area Regional Research network, one of 10 National Science Foundation networks that, in 1986, became what we call the Internet today.

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Parallels Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Building Data Networks for Success

Jun 30, 2020 / by Joan Zerkovich posted in openIDL, Community, Technology, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Insurtech, IoT, Blockchain, Data/Tech

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Open source technology. Collaboration and cooperation to improve the products and technologies necessary to move innovation forward. Building a platform where new applications are welcomed to extend the tool’s use cases. These fundamental practices led to the creation of the Internet…and are being seen again as distributed ledger technology takes center stage.

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NAMIC CEO: Emerging Tech/Blockchain to help Industry Respond to COVID

Jun 8, 2020 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Community, Issues & Trends, Events, Insurance News/Current Events, AAIS Event Archive, Industry Associations, COVID-19, P&C Insurers, Blockchain, Industry, 2020 VME, pandemic, Mutual Insurance, NAMIC

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly challenged the insurance industry, but NAMIC CEO Chuck Chamness believes our resilience, adaptability, and focus on emerging technologies like blockchain will help us to emerge stronger than ever.

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