AM Well

AM Best, the Oldwick, New Jersey-based global credit rating agency focused on insurance, is looking to move beyond conventional metrics to add innovation scoring, announcing yesterday a new criteria – in draft…

Dating Flo

My love affair with Flo from Progressive began innocently . My sixteen-year-old son had recently received his driver’s license, causing my car insurance premiums to blow up like a Trump-style…

Insurance Players With Innovation Units

Recall insurers with innovation units below .  

Foolz & Rules

January 22, 2019, 12:17AM. Received an incoming email along the lines of ‘the insurtech movement in the US is awesome.’   *  *  *   I can understand why that’s…

It’s Very Convenient to Be Convenient

Start with why. Why are we here? And what’s all this innovation/insurtech about? In their 1917 Spring catalog, Sears encouraged people to use electricity for more than light.    …

Lemonade in Europe

Apparently, lemonade in the US and Europe are two very different things. So whenever I ask for lemonade in London they kept on giving me Sprite. What do they call…

Insurtech. Challenged.

“Founded in 2013, the company has raised a total of $185 Million to date making it one of the largest investments in the rapidly growing Insuretech category.” – – Compare.com…

Lemonade’s Cards

I don’t know Jason Toff personally, but after seeing one of his tweets followed by some research, I can now tell you a few things about him. At 32, Jason…

You’re Better Than That

Policygenius has made a minor, yet significant change to its homepage. It went from “the easy way to compare and buy life insurance”…to “the easy way to compare and buy…

Insurance Under the Influence: Low-Tech

Recent events suggest it doesn’t take much tech to succeed in insurance .   A Winner: QuoteWizard. The 8-year-old Seattle-based lead-gen company was acquired by Charlotte-based LendingTree for $300m in cash,…

Insurance Under the Influence: Casper

Professionalism is the practicing of an activity, especially a sport, by professional rather than amateur players.   The host of The Apprentice is running America.    “I think we’re in a new age,…

I’m Your Partner, For Now

  Two weeks ago,  kicked off its first xagent Leadership Council bringing together its investors and insurance brokers to discuss company updates and changes in the US small business insurance…

Why Stop at ONE? A Look at Chatbot/Charity Schemes

A look at new insurance schemes that are part chatbot and part charity-slash-giveback.   1. Adam Riese The German insurer offering personal lines coverage will make occasional donations to betterplace.org.    …

Behind the Scenes

We started our week in Chicago for SE2’s annual partnership forum, which now counts nine years in a row. This year’s theme – “Digital Insurance: A New Mindset” – brought together 170…

Protected: Insurance Players Offering Voice Computing Skills

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