For this Regulatory Brief, AAIS spoke with Eric Lowe, Chief of Data Analytics and Cyber Initiatives at the Virginia Bureau of Insurance to discuss the new data, cyber, technology, and security initiatives taking place in Virginia for 2023.
For this Regulatory Brief, AAIS speaks with Eric Dunning, Director of the Nebraska Department of Insurance, to discuss insurtechs and the importance of the annual Insurtech on the Silicon Prairie meeting.
As a part of the AAIS Pulse: Chicago presentation, AAIS Senior VP of Operations Joan Zerkovich hosted Tram Vo, Founder & CEO of Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), to discuss blockchain technologies and how they are bringing together data from varying sources in ways that support insurance operations and decision-making.
Jon Godfread is currently North Dakota’s 22nd Insurance Commissioner. Through his work he prioritizes consumer advocacy and works to ensure that North Dakotans are better aware of the services offered by the North Dakota Insurance Department, beyond industry regulation. He is active, on a national level, starting discussions surrounding insurance regulation including the use of technology, air ambulance service, and health care reinsurance.
On a recent edition of AAIS Pulse, The Hanover SVP Scott Grieco sat down with AAIS SVP Operations, Joan Zerkovich, for a “Tech Talk” discussing current technology trends, and methods for modernizing the way insurers think about data and information sharing.
There is no understating Bob Guevara’s contributions to AAIS and the Inland Marine insurance community: He transformed thinking about inland marine risks, raising awareness with regulators and creating new rating paradigms and valuable tools and resources for AAIS Member insurers. As he looks forward to retiring after 29 years, and transitions to a consulting role, continuing to support AAIS, Bob spoke with AAIS Views.
Let’s start at the beginning. What first drew you to the insurance industry?
Bob Guevara: When I graduated from college in the 1970s the country was coming out of a recession. There was a lot of instability out there. I wanted to join an industry that would be very stable for the long haul, which led me to insurance. I’ve been in the business ever since – 15 years of inland marine underwriting and 29 at AAIS.
Dr. Matt Hinds-Aldrich, Senior Risk Strategy Lead at AAIS and fire peril subject matter expert, recently joined Tom Louis from First Due to discuss why the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) still matters and why it needs to improve to meets the needs of the 21st century fire service. Watch the entire discussion here:
On Wednesday, Jan. 19, AAIS hosted a webinar with AAIS VP of Data Solutions Ruturaj Waghmode and BizDynamics SVP of Partnerships Neil Pravin Dias. They took a comprehensive look at what the power of data democratization means for insurance carriers, regulators, agents, and policyholders – and how to make it a reality.
Risks are continually evolving and emerging, requiring updates to insurance policies in order for carriers to keep pace with market need. Whether you’re a regulator or an underwriter, reviewing new policy language in a timely fashion can be a challenge, and can negatively impact speed-to-market.