Shefi Ben-Hutta

Editor, Coverager

Think Hub International, Think Crop Business, Think Fried Chicken

Hub International announced that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Wells Fargo Crop for an undisclosed amount .   “Hub Mountain is aggressively investing in its crop and…

The Promise of Fast, Ridiculously Easy Small Business Insurance Offline

Meet SMB Insurance :   Think: a Columbus-based insurance agency offering small business insurance since March. Shoppers are asked to either fill out a quick form or give the agency…

Keoghs Launches AI Insurance Lawyer

UK-based law firm, Keoghs, has launched an AI platform called Lauri, designed to handle avoidable litigation cases and provide insurers with speed and ease of service. The law firm currently represents “the…

MassMutual’s Failed Insurtech Experiment

In June 2016 MassMutual announced the launch of ValoraLife, “a simple, quick way to buy affordable life insurance online.” Its products – Term and Term Plus – were first made available in Houston, TX and were later…

Dear Insurers, Wait for Facebook (Aviva’s In Line)

You may soon say “Hello” to Facebook Messenger from your website, now that Facebook is planning to allow brands to integrate Messenger to their websites . That’s the news coming out…

Allianz Develops Blockchain Prototype for Captive Insurance

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has prototyped a blockchain-powered captive insurance platform with accelerated workflows for faster and more secure policy and claims management. The initiative is a joint effort…

WR Berkley’s Profinans is Working on its Brand Identity

Before.   After.   Much better.   Let me explain. Profinans, established in 2005 in Norway, is an agent of WR Berkley. It specializes in loans and insurance for unions and housing companies. “We…

Fresh Leads Promises Leads Straight From The Source

Meet Fresh Leads :   Think: a lead exchange platform for several industries including insurance.   The domain is owned by Justin Aquilia for Fresh Leads Inc. Three things to note:…

There’s a Toffee [Insurtech] for That

Meet Toffee :   Think: a Gurgaon-based insurance startup established earlier this year to offer microinsurance coverage around one’s lifestyle. Think: bicycle insurance, sports insurance, and even Dengue (mosquito-borne viral infection) insurance; to…

What’s Next in Insurtech? A Sleeping Chatbot

Remember when digital commercial broker Next Insurance made the news because it was the first to offer a chatbot to enable personal trainers to quote and purchase insurance via Facebook Messenger? Refresher: that was back…

Beazley Launches its Financial Lines Products in Spain

Specialist insurer Beazley has unveiled a comprehensive suite of financial lines products in Spain designed for the needs of a broad range of commercial and financial organizations.   Led by…

Cambodia’s First Online Insurance Platform is Live

Cambodian Investment Management Insurance Agent, a majority owned subsidiary of Cambodian Investment Management, has launched the first online insurance portal in Cambodia . The platform is available for quoting health,…

Goji New and Former CEO Share the Same Views Re. Agents

Boston-based car and home insurance aggregator Goji has finally announced its new CEO – Peter Breitstone, a former senior executive at Insureon, Aon, and Zurich. Peter succeeds CEO Steve Kezirian (2015-2017), who succeeded  interin CEO James…

Brian Duperreault Declares 2018 ‘Year of The Underwriter'”

Yesterday AIG reported a net loss of $1.7B for the third quarter of 2017, compared to net income of $462M in the prior-year quarter. After-tax operating loss was $1.1B for the third quarter…

Orange is The New Mobile Bank in France

85% of today’s banking interactions are done through a smartphone    Telecommunications operator Orange has launched its own bank across France, and has announced its subsequent launch in Spain and Belgium….

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