Claims

Four Killer Blockchain Use Cases for Insurance

Is blockchain really a solution in search of a problem ? At first glance, it may appear that way. Aside from developments in the industry loss warranty (ILW) market , clear use cases have been slow to emerge. That’s...

Are We Missing the Real Blockchain Opportunity for Insurance?

Blockchain has taken the global insurance industry by storm. Insurtech start-ups have begun to probe this emerging technology, and insurers and reinsurers have watched, explored, and tested. So far, however, blockchai...

South Carolina uninsured motorists can pay to drive

South Carolina will allow uninsured motorists to operate vehicles in the state if they pay an annual fee of $550, according to Bulletin 2016-11, which the state released on Dec. 20, 2016. The state said it will place...

Pennsylvania Plate Readers

Pennsylvania discontinued its practice of issuing license plate registration stickers effective Jan. 1, 2017. To confirm that a motorists ’s vehicle registration is current and properly insured, the state now will rel...

January 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

With winter on its way, we look ahead to January cat event risks. Catastrophic January storms since 2007 have caused nearly $5.9 billion in insured losses. PCS has designated 16 catastrophes during the month of Januar...

Market-leading business intelligence coming to insurers: Q&A with Phanom Dixie

With a career built on analyzing complex industries, Phanom Dixie loves data—and solving business problems. So it’s no wonder she’s very excited to lead a new benchmarking initiative that will benefit ISO ClaimSearch ...

December 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The 2016 hurricane season ended November 30 with two PCS ® catastrophe designations from Atlantic Basin hurricanes that made landfall in the United States. We discussed Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew in our previous...

November 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The 2016 hurricane season will come to an end on November 30. So far this year, two catastrophes have been designated as tropical events. Hurricane Hermine affected Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina...

Smartphone video app enables insureds to collaborate in claims resolutions

There are more smart devices than there are people in the United Kingdom—with 130 per cent penetration. Almost everybody has a smartphone, according to Yahoo’s Flurry . We take more photos with phones than cameras, an...

Customers to benefit from unification of claims solutions

Claims handlers are familiar with both ISO Claims Outcome Advisor ® (COA ™ ), the top quantum evaluation tool, and Xactware’s claims-handling tools for the property market. But what they may not know is that these...