Edward Cammarato

Edward Cammarato

New "Black Box" Standards

On three previous occasions, I've blogged about the "black box" standards that took effect on September 1, 2012. You can read my earlier posts here: Black Boxes: The Promise and the Problems (July...

Black Boxes: The Bill, the Vote, and the Year 2015

On July 18, 2011, I published “ Black Boxes: The Problems and the Promise .” At that time, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had issued ...

New Twitter Service Can Help Insurers Gather Market Research

Until recently, Twitter gave businesses search access to tweets for only a brief time. However, a U.K. data provider has changed all that — companies will now be able to search through an archive o...

Social Media: Information Sharing and Insurance

For the property/casualty insurance industry, 2011 was a remarkably “sharing” year. I don’t mean what you think. I’m talking about sharing on social media websites. Of the eleven most shared events...

Winter: A Season of Claims

The October 29 snowstorm on the East Coast reminded us that winter is fast approaching — and that none of us can know for certain what’s going to happen next. As described in Insurance Journal ,...

Social Media: Fighting Insurance Fraud

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs, wikis — social media are everywhere today. And though concerns about privacy persist, many people willingly reveal the most intimate details of their...

E-Commerce and Auto Insurance

The majority of auto insurance shoppers now start the quoting process online, according to a recent J.D. Power study. When you’re evaluating the success of your online quoting process, the most...

Black Boxes: The Promise and the Problems

Major auto manufacturers are now building event data recorders (EDRs) — or black boxes — into our cars. Like an airplane’s flight data recorder, an automobile EDR is designed to prove exactly what...

Mobile tracking devices and their potential for fighting fraudulent claims

Over the past few months, there have been countless reports about smartphones tracking the movements of Americans.  As Robert Lee Hotz discusses in his article The Really Smart Phone , published in...

Can data prefill provide fraud prevention benefits for personal auto? You bet.

Many carriers have implemented point-of-sale data prefill solutions for auto or property lines of business - and many others have prefill projects in the development pipeline. In most cases, the business reasons for prefill involve the “customer experience” or other productivity measures. Faster and more accurate quotes result in more sales...