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Change in the insurance industry is speeding up. Consumers are also changing. Let's talk about industry news and trends, technology and marketing. Hosts: Becky Schroeder and Laird Rixford

Insurance Happy Hour Becky Schroeder & Laird Rixford

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Change in the insurance industry is speeding up. Consumers are also changing. Let's talk about industry news and trends, technology and marketing. Hosts: Becky Schroeder and Laird Rixford

    Ellie Funt

    Ellie Funt

    There's an elephant in the room (and apparently a sugarcane field). Becky and Laird discuss this week's news of Zywave's acquisition of ITC. Plus, GM's entrance into auto insurance (and Laird's real concern with UBI) and an announcement.


    Zywave Acquires Insurtech Frontrunner ITC, Becomes Only Provider to Offer Front-Office Solutions for Independent Insurance Agencies Across All Lines of Business


    General Motors Debuts Usage-Based Auto Insurance Supported by OnStar Vehicle Data (Carrier Management)


    Adorable Baby Elephant Gets Caught Eating Sugarcane, Tries To Hide Behind A Narrow Light Pole

    • 37 min
    A Sudden Shower of Tweets

    A Sudden Shower of Tweets

    It's a rabbit hole of Laird's unexpected tweet shower this week. Everything from speeding tickets to shiny new technology syndrome to what keeps him up at night.


    Follow Laird on Twitter.
    If you really want some snark, follow Becky on Twitter.

    • 39 min
    Runs on Whiskey and Fritos

    Runs on Whiskey and Fritos

    Home insurance customers – the most valuable group of customers to P&C carriers. How can agents attract them? Plus, Lemonade’s struggle to convert their renter customers into home customers and the fuel that powers this podcast.


    Home Insurance Customer Service and Reputation—Not Price—Drive Lifetime Customer Value, J.D. Power Finds
    Lemonade's insurance recipe makes some consumers wince
    The best podcasts for insurance industry innovators

    • 43 min
    50% Content + 25% Random Thoughts + 25% Sarcastic Quips = 100% Insurance Happy Hour

    50% Content + 25% Random Thoughts + 25% Sarcastic Quips = 100% Insurance Happy Hour

    What is the number one insurance brand in the world? Becky and Laird discuss that brand plus other top 100 global brands, including what makes them great and how the pandemic has affected some of the top brands.


    The number one insurance brand across the world is… (Insurance Business America)
    Zoom and Tesla Enter the Ranks of Interbrand’s 2020 Best Global Brands Report
    Best Global Brands 2020 Download

    • 35 min
    Happy Accidents

    Happy Accidents

    “We don’t really know where this goes — and I’m not sure we really care.” ~ Bob Ross


    From random holidays to bad gifts. Sources of weird inspiration and secret societies. Plus, Happy Boss's Day!


    Insurance Agent App

    • 32 min
    Let's Give Root Some Credit

    Let's Give Root Some Credit

    Credit scores are not really an indicator of someone's driving behavior and risk. Yet a person's credit score is used to price their auto insurance. Not for one company. Plus, who is the smartest in the room?


    Drop credit scores from insurance rate pricing (Root Insurance)
    Recording of our AMA virtual happy hour

    • 41 min

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