Straight from Swiss

Swiss aggregator Anivo secured a partnership with Switzerland’s national railway company SBB and considers Knip a competitor, in one way.

Deja vu

Minneapolis-based Bright Health, which recently raised $80 million, is reminding us of its plans to launch in Colorado and provide health insurance through Centura Health. Bottom Line: Narrow networks and integrated healthtech experiences are trending at…

Life after acquisition

UK-based Inzura is launching an app that uses “smartphone data and photo recognition” to calculate car insurance premiums. Fun Fact: Cofounder Richard Jelbert was the founder of telematics firm MyDrive Solutions, which…

The state of ignorance

“The industry is passive and waiting” – Matthias Uebing of German consulting firm Zeb summarizes the findings of a recent study. Bottom Line: don’t ask German insurers to name more than a handful of…

Recall Margo

That’s Philly-based part-digital insurance broker launched last year to inject trust and confidence in the insurance value chain. Well, they received a visit from Mayor Jim Kenney to chitchat on technology and entrepreneurship. Bottom Line: difficult…

Allstate plans to sell your data

The Northbrook-based insurer with some 1 million UBI policies is bullish on telematics creating a separate unit called Arity that will focus on data management and data analytics with a…

A word with FitSense CEO

“Our initial thought was to use the new data directly for underwriting purposes, but most of the companies we talked to are not yet ready for this, and therefore see…

Pay attention to Apple

Because Tim Cook gets really excited when discussing the opportunity in healthcare to do something for reasons other than reimbursement, saying that Apple has gotten into the health, wellness and some patient-care stuff.

Pay Attention to Llama

Take note of Rent Llama; a new site set to launch this fall in Virginia that’s meant to act as a marketplace for users to rent their stuff. By stuff, think:…

CyberPolicy by CoverHound

Before. After. Progress.

Drones squared

Flying a drone? Consider Verifly. The first app for on demand drone insurance for personal and commercial use. Founded by Jay Bregman and Eugene Hertz. Underwritten by London-based Global Aerospace. Located in Soho. Available…

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection is partnering like cray cray crazy

BHTP’s products are now available on aggregator website TripInsuranceZone. This is the third announcement from the insurer in the last two weeks as the company (1) announced a similar strategy…

Moral Machine

“Moral Machine” – A series of ethical dilemmas recently developed by MIT Media Lab on the subject of ‘what should driverless cars do if…’, but really it’s just a series of questions…

Stay tuned…

It appears that the founder of Bike-ID, a Berlin-based startup that allows bicycle owners to purchase theft-slash-damage coverage via an app, is working on Bike-ID 2.0 in the name of Inzmo. Think: Hassle-free insurance over your mobile phone. Bottom…

Sold not bought

Axa is exiting Romania. Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) will be picking up the pieces subject to regulatory approval. By pieces think: Axa Life generated more than $5 million in gross written premium. Back home,…

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