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Looking for the smartest trends and innovations in insurance? Join experts and executives on this podcast covering innovative practices, technology advancements, the latest trends, talents, and more. Tune in and join us! To discuss being a podcast guest, or for any inquiries, reach out to us via InsurBreak@gmail.com

The Insurbreak Podcast - Insurance Insights Ash Faraj

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Looking for the smartest trends and innovations in insurance? Join experts and executives on this podcast covering innovative practices, technology advancements, the latest trends, talents, and more. Tune in and join us! To discuss being a podcast guest, or for any inquiries, reach out to us via InsurBreak@gmail.com

    Unlocking Frictionless Customer Experience with Recommendation Engines

    Unlocking Frictionless Customer Experience with Recommendation Engines

    In this last episode of the InsurBreak Podcast, discover major key takeaways from Tiffany Grinstead, VP of Personal Lines Marketing at Nationwide! 
    Challenges Addressed: Customer acquisition and retention tackled with AI and digital tools.Nationwide's Marketing Magic: Data-driven segmentation for tailored messages to the right audience.Innovation Insights: Telematics programs, smart home offerings, and the leap into independent agent models.Consumer-Agent Dynamics: Unveiling surprising gaps in insurance literacy amid economic uncertainties.AI's Transformative Role: Cautionary exploration of legal aspects and the power of recommendation engines.Tech for Risk Mitigation: Connected cars, Smart Home programs, and strategic partnerships in action.Diversity and Inclusion Spotlight: Personal stories and Nationwide's commitment to embracing diversity.

    • 39 min
    From Collaboration to Innovation: How InsurTech is Reshaping the Insurance Landscape

    From Collaboration to Innovation: How InsurTech is Reshaping the Insurance Landscape

    Laura Drabik, Chief Evangelist at Guidewire Software and globally recognized thought leader in the insurance industry discusses key value propositions to meet the insurance customers shifting needs, the complexities of the insurance buying process and how integrating InsurTech solutions is changing the industry. Renowned for her insightful TED Talks, presentations and blogs, Laura draws from extensive experience collaborating with leading insurance companies worldwide and shares her insights about the InsurTech industry.

    Listen to this episode to learn about:
    The complexities in the insurance-buying process and the importance and the importance of incorporating human interactions with online resourcesThe importance of making the insurance buying process easily understandable to increase visibilityHow InsurTech startups changed the way traditional insurers operateUsing data to improve underwriting and claims processesChallenges traditional insurers are facing to fully integrate InsurTech solutions into their operations.3 key value propositions to meet the insurance customers shifting needs/ insurers to reach new customers and expand their offeringsThe role of the macroeconomic context in InsurTech investmentsIntegrating InsureTech solutions into operations to extend the lifecycle & visibility of offerings

    • 29 min
    Efficient and Curated Hyper-Personalization in Insurance

    Efficient and Curated Hyper-Personalization in Insurance

    Lisa Wardlaw, North America Advisor of InsurTech Israel, joins us in this months InsurBreak episode and talks about being first movers in the insurance industry, incorporating emerging technologies to carrying the user experience throughout the entire insurance journey.

    Listen to Lisa discuss about:
    Recognizing patterns in insurtech, the macroeconomic purpose and seeing the entire value system Being a woman in the insurance industry: the different levels of inclusion, belonging & authenticityIntegrating customers into our data capabilities and journeys to create customer experienceThe difference between over engineered technology vs delivering a curated hyper-personalization in insurance“ That's a difference between almost over engineered technology that's still not delivering a curated customer hyper personalized experience because it seems like it would, but it fails. Hyper personalization means that above all else, you know, thy customer, thy customer, the customer.”

    • 40 min
    Perception vs. Reality: Uncovering Consumer Behavior and Tech Strategies through Insurance Literacy

    Perception vs. Reality: Uncovering Consumer Behavior and Tech Strategies through Insurance Literacy

    Marissa Petriano, is the Head of Strategic Initiatives at Remark America. Bringing her diverse, consumer-focused experiences to insurance, Marisa has been working with insurers and carriers on digitalization, the adoption of new technologies and multichannel strategies. 
    Marisa explores the results of Remark's Global Consumer Study, the largest survey of insurance consumers aimed to understand consumer behaviour and preferences. The study involve over 10,000 consumers across 17 countries, with a focus on topics such as digital transformation, customer experience, and brand loyalty.
    Listen to the latest episode of our podcast to learn more about:
    The importance of combining human interactions with new digital, multi-channel approaches for consumersHow the Global Consumer Study can be leveraged to get ahead of demand, uncover assumptions and gain insights into consumer behaviour.How to meet consumers' desire for education by incorporating human and digital interactionsLeveraging the right tools to simplify and customize knowledge for your customersWorking with diverse team members and perspectives to create a more diverse product set and better-equipped customer journeyThe importance of remaining open-minded and overcoming biases while gaining experience throughout your career
    You can download Remark's report here

    • 22 min
    “Ask once remember always” - Build a consistent personalized customer experience

    “Ask once remember always” - Build a consistent personalized customer experience

    Brian Poppe worked for Lincoln Financial Group for a period of time and then came over to Mutual of Omaha a little more than 13 years ago.  From pricing and product development at Lincoln Insurance, he worked his way up in risk management at Mutual of Ohama. Brian also created and led the innovation practice for a couple of years,  led one of the PNLs, worked on tech modernization, a bridge between business and IT strategy. He is now Chief Data officer - we can say he’s exempt in the data world! 
    In this podcast, learn about: 
    Friction between data privacy and personalization. How do you protect customer privacy and what are the legal implications? How do you make sure you're not intentionally/unintentionally biasing some of the models that you're using to either recommend or automate underwriting?Personalization of the customer experience. How do you help your customers pick the right policies? How do you earn their trust to be able to provide them with the right recommendations? Whether human interactions will continue to be crucial for consumers’ decision-making process and how AI is impacting insurance and potential future applicationsHis Pilot AI with chatbots, and the experience of an interactive agent call centerThe future of insurance and the implications of embedded insuranceHow inflation is impacting insurance businesses and consumersDiversity equity and inclusion in the insurance space «So one of the things that we, and I suppose many others in the insurance industry, have learned is as much as you want to give an automated recommendation to a customer because it's such a personal and financial decision, customers want confirmation that they're making the right choice. So we can put a recommendation engine out there that helps customers pick a policy, they will still want to talk to a person to verify that they're on the right path» But how to ensure the protection of consumer data privacy while serving their needs for a more personal touch? « The technology industry has greatly advanced the ability to do that in a way that protects both customer privacy while still allowing you to do the types of personalization that customers are coming to expect from other industries (…) for example through anonymize the data either through consolidating it in a way or tokenizing it » 

    • 27 min
    Digital Transformation in Insurance: Data Driven Insights and Privacy

    Digital Transformation in Insurance: Data Driven Insights and Privacy

    Listen to the new InsurBreak podcast with our guest Robert Easton, Global Chief Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel at Marsh LLC. 
    In this podcast learn about: 
    The impact of digital tech transformation in insurance, on legal and compliance, and the new regulation priorities. How to embed these new regulations in insurance brokers’ and risk advisors’ workflows to deliver better client experience, protect the company, and limit the amount of manual work. The need to broaden the skills of different business areas and connect different organizations to avoid working in siloed to be able to develop compliance and ensure cybersecurity within the company How legal and compliance regulation drove improvement for better client engagement (with the creation of a centralized system or portal for clients to access their documents for example)His experience using AI in underwriting, and the lesson learned about ethical AI and transparency And more! 

    • 29 min

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