Shefi Ben-Hutta

Editor, Coverager

Welcome to the New GEICO Renters Insurance Site!

Geico just launched its interactive quoting website with its chatbot named Kate . This is Kate. And here’s Geico’s new renters insurance flow.           Before you go. Kate…

Insurance gets a Boost

Meet new insurance entrant Boost . Think: an emerging MGA player (1) that looks to become an insurer, and (2) is conveniently located on 419 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016,…

Photo Verification Startup Truepic Announces Funding and Eyes Insurance

Photo verification startup Truepic is possibly a new entrant in the insurance scene. The San Diego-based company has just picked up $1.75 million in a seed round bringing its total funding to date…

Dear Health IQ, I Failed. You Lost.

It started with an Health IQ ad that got my attention. One. Because it has a typo (insurancev) . And Two. Because I can’t do pull-ups.   Recall: Health IQ is…

German Aggregator Check24 intensifies Competition With Insurtech

Insurance aggregator Check24 has announced the launch of an insurance app and its intention to enter the fintech space. By fintech, think insurtech. The company, which was established in Germany in 1999,…

Three Fast Facts on Knip

1. Remember when it hired a 19-year-old as its CTO? Well, that was then.   And this is now.   Wait, there’s more. One more.   Read as: Knip lost its…

Harken Health, We Hardly Knew You

Lifestyle health insurer Harken Health, the independent subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, is shutting down according to Chicago Tribune.     The company, which describes itself as “a new kind of health care company that unites…

Car Insurance Made Sexy By Wilov

Meet Wilov. The one-year-old Paris-based startup that offers car insurance by the day minus an annual contract. [BTW, ‘zero-commitment contracts’ are a thing. Example: Friday]. The startup offers policies that start at…

AllLife Shows Insurers They Don’t Have to Price Clients Perfectly

Earlier this month, AllLife announced a new round of (undisclosed) funding. The company, which is backed by Gen Re and until recently offered life insurance to those living with HIV…

So, You Thought You Married The One…

Great American Insurance Group has recently collaborated with Richard Zizian to introduce ‘divorce insurance’ . More like unemployment insurance but let’s play along with the gimmicky name. The product covers child and spousal support when…

Understory Announces Networks in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, Denver, And St. Louis

Understory, Inc., a weather network and analytics company, announces the launch of five new metropolitan-based networks of surface-level weather stations. The new networks cover the metro areas of Dallas, Ft….

What Customer Engagement in Home Insurance Looks Like

Home information platform HomeZada announced the launch of an app that offers home value estimates, mortgage payment schedules, and property expense budgets; all in the name of ‘home awareness’. Note – the home valuation…

Swiss Re by The Sea – Reinsurer Launches Coverage Against The Escape of Fish

Swiss Re has announced its collaboration with Taiwan Fire & Marine Insurance to launch the first parametric aquaculture insurance solution in Taiwan. The coverage targets fish farms and kicks in when there’s extreme…

In The Spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, Meet Monsenso

Copenhagen-based Monsenso is a healthtech startup launched in 2013 that develops mobile health solutions for those suffering from mental disorders. To put in context: according to WHO, some 300 million people are affected by depression worldwide….

MassMutual’s New Ad is All About Interdependence

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