Auto Insurance

Sandy Claims 230,000 Cars So Far

Claims adjusters have spent the past month working through the damage from Superstorm Sandy, which made landfall in New Jersey. In some areas — specifically, those hit hardest — claims professionals have only recently...

Nevada expanding its reporting process for auto insurance carriers; Alabama, Idaho, and Mississippi developing ALIR

The State of Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is planning to expand its LIVE (liability insurance validation electronically) program to include book-of-business reporting. The Department of Motor Vehicles implement...

Florida property/casualty insurers to upgrade Automobile Liability Insurance Reporting (ALIR)

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles set a deadline of March 31, 2013, for insurers to convert the Automobile Liability Insurance Reporting (ALIR) format from a flat file to XML. In addition to...

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 18, 2011) Black Boxe...

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 important initial metri...

Mobile Applications for Insurance: What’s Coming

Apple’s App Store has close to a half million mobile applications available for download. Yet today, if you search the site for “auto insurance,” you get only about 100 apps. Almost all major auto insurers are providi...

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...