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Changing Insurance Distribution Models and Evolving Carrier Strategies

As consumer shopping habits continue to shift, organizations are increasingly taking a hard look at how their products are sold and, ideally, adapting accordingly. For insurance carriers it’s no different. Whether it’s by embracing digitalization or improving direct-to-consumer models, the most successful carriers are the ones making attempts to evolve with the market. While those […]


Hiring for Cybersecurity in the Finance Sector

Hiring for Cybersecurity in the Finance Sector

Were you one of the 143 million Americans impacted by the 2017 Equifax data breach? How about one of the 4.6 million people affected by the 2015 Scottrade hack? Or the 76 million households impacted by the 2014 cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase? These are just three of hundreds of known cyberattacks on financial institutions, with […]


Digitalization in the Insurance Industry

Digitalization in the Insurance Industry

The insurance industry has been notoriously slow to adapt to technology. Even today, when every other industry has embraced digitalization, the majority (58%) of insurance executives admit that insurance trails far behind the trend, according to a report from Willis Towers Watson. Companies seem to understand that the shift towards digitalization is essential for remaining […]


The Current State of Direct-to-Consumer Models in the Insurance Industry

The Current State of Direct-to-Consumer Models in the Insurance Industry

In today’s marketplace, consumers want to be empowered in their buying decisions and are more driven by research, reviews, and ease-of-use than they ever have been before. These changing consumer habits are impacting the insurance sector more than any other industry. The manufacturing and travel services fields are shining examples of areas that have already […]


Big Data in the Insurance Industry

Big Data in the Insurance Industry

It’s no secret that, since the moment the first email was sent in 1971, technology has been one of the most disruptive game changers in every industry, from manufacturing to financial services to consumer products. For the insurance sector, this is especially true; and, in particular, no technology has been – or continues to be […]