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Cyber, Fire, Flood…The Triple Threat Facing Homeowners

Nov 23, 2021 / by Linda Jancik posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Insurance News/Current Events, Homeowners, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business

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Severe weather, especially wildfire and flood, is increasing across the United States. This is exacerbated by climate change with no reduction in sight. At the same time, cyber criminals, not limited by geography, can invade our homes and businesses from anywhere in the world. Insurers facing this triple threat to homeowners are keenly aware of the trends:

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Value of Blockchain “Sandboxes” Being Realized by Regulators

Nov 17, 2021 / by Robin Westcott posted in Community, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Tech News, Regulatory/Compliance, Legislation & Regulation, Data/Tech

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We’re at an inflection point with blockchain technology. A greater community of interest has developed beyond cryptocurrency with the realization that blockchain can solve all types of problems. Insurance regulators nationwide are starting to create “sandboxes,” essentially incubators where new technologies and innovations can be developed and tested, exempt from prohibitive regulations, until a proper regulatory framework can be created.

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Cannabis Coverage…Worth the Risk

Nov 15, 2021 / by Joe Jonas posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Regulatory/Compliance, P&C Insurers, Commercial Lines, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business

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Cannabis is a multi-billion-dollar market that continues to be underserved by the insurance industry. While the majority of states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis in one form or another, less than 30 insurers are participating in the marketplace nationwide. As the number of states moving toward legalization rises, the number of cannabis related businesses (CRBs) multiplies, and public acceptance of legalization increases, it is imperative that the insurance industry understand and normalize cannabis coverage.  

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Keeping Pace with the Evolving Auto Industry

Nov 2, 2021 / by Ash Naik posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Tech News, P&C Insurers, Commercial Auto, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Personal Auto, Data/Tech, Insurance Line of Business

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A Fast-Moving Auto Industry Presents Challenges and Opportunities

The automotive industry transformation continues to have significant repercussions in the insurance industry. With improving sophistication in car technology, telematics, and consumer behaviors, insurance carriers face new and unprecedented challenges spanning the entire lifecycle of the policy from research to claims. Still, personal and commercial auto insurance remain the industry bellwether as the largest product lines accounting for more than $300 billion in annual premiums.

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Insurance Industry Grapples with Discrimination

Oct 26, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Insurance News/Current Events, Industry Associations, Regulatory/Compliance, Insurance Operations, Working in Insurance, P&C Insurers, AAIS Insights

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) continues to be a concern in our society and the issues it presents extend beyond the communities where we live to the places and industries where we work. AAIS Government & Industry Engagement Manager Lori Dreaver Munn recently presented at the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP) Annual Conference on a more nuanced concern – improving DEI in insurance products.

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Bob Hartwig Sheds Light On COVID-19, Climate Change, Cyber Risk & More

Oct 13, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, AAIS Events, Events, AAIS Event Archive, Tech News, Regulatory/Compliance, New/Emerging Risks, Working in Insurance, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS Pulse, AAIS Event Archives, Data/Tech

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The AAIS Pulse newsmagazine recently featured Robert Hartwig, Ph.D., CPCU, industry expert and insurance professor at University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. He spoke with AAIS CEO Ed Kelly on a range of topics facing the industry including COVID-19, climate change, cyber risk, year-end financials, and much more.

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Swiss Re’s US P&C President Discusses Talent, Climate, Cyber, and More

Sep 1, 2021 / by Ed Kelly posted in Community, Insurance, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Insurance News/Current Events, COVID-19, Cyber, New/Emerging Risks, Climate Change, Working in Insurance, P&C Insurers, AAIS Webinar Series, flood, Swiss Re, cyber risk, wildfire, social inflation, talent, talent gap, cyber insurnace

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In this edition of CEO Angles, AAIS President and CEO Ed Kelly speaks with Keith Wolfe, President of US Property & Casualty at Swiss Re and an AAIS board member, about lessons learned during the pandemic, the increasing value of data, the need to start looking at climate change, the troubling cyber risk trend, and the hot topic of social inflation.

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NAMIC CEO Talks Pandemic, Social Inflation, Flood and More

Aug 19, 2021 / by Ed Kelly posted in Community, Insurance, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Insurance News/Current Events, Industry Associations, AAIS Webinar Series, Business Interruption, NAMIC, Flood Insurance

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In the latest edition of CEO Angles, AAIS President and CEO Ed Kelly is joined by recently named President and CEO of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), Neil Alldredge, to talk about a variety of topics including the latest on business interruption insurance, social inflation, flood insurance and future growth opportunities for NAMIC and its member companies.

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The Value of Risk Control: Moving Beyond the Basics

Mar 15, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Community, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, COVID-19, New/Emerging Risks, AAIS Webinar Series, Underwriting, Risk, RCT, EMC, AAIS Views

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In this edition from the AAIS Webinar Series, titled: The Value of Risk Control: Moving Beyond the Basics, Bryon Snethen, Vice President Risk Improvement at EMC Insurance and Jacob Pereira, a Solutions Engineer at Risk Control Technologies identified the purpose and value of risk control to a variety of stakeholders, including agents, insurance companies, policyholders, and society.

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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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