It’s not about your health, stupid

Ignilife, a French wellness prevention startup serving 3 million customers, has raised €1.4 million from the Malakoff Mederic group. Back home, UnitedHealthcare recently launched a wellness program called UnitedHealthcare Motion that links financial incentives with the use…

Effective Coverage goes digital

National provider of renters insurance Effective Coverage launched a mobile platform designed to offer access to top-rated renters insurance carriers in Pennsylvania. Think: customers can instantly find, quote, and buy insurance on the platform;…

Responsible Innovation

Think: the name of a so-called white paper that will be released Thursday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and will attempt to establish a new regulatory framework; providing clear…

A word with Aviva Group CIO

“No suits and ties allowed!” – Aviva Group CIO Monique Shivanandan on how opening a Digital Garage has really helped disrupt corporate thinking. Worth Noting: last year, Aviva c-suite went on a tech…

A word with Suncorp Group CEO

“We have moved from focusing on products to focusing on customer outcomes and getting more connected customers and this is where the basis of the platform or the marketplace that…

A word with RespondWell CEO

“It’s our convenience-driven lifestyle” – cofounder, Chairman and CEO at RespondWell, Ted Spooner, on the potential of telehealth and how his company is really pushing hard to grow the business…

Targeting a borderless and more collaborative society

French P2P car sharing startup TravelerCar has raised ~$5.6 million in Series A funding; targeting a fivefold increase in user base by end of year. Bottom Line: backed by French insurance company MAIF.

AIG shrinks

AIG plans to reduce expenses by $1.6 billion through 2017 and will lay off 242 jobs in New York City. Bottom Line: cutting its way to growth.

Aviva Canada partners with business incubator DMZ

Digital first is the driving force behind Aviva Canada‘s new partnership with the DMZ at Ryerson, the leading university-based incubator for emerging tech startups. The insurer is hoping that the innovative exchange with…

A word with Nationwide VP of Property & Preferred Auto Product

“By adopting telematics solutions from LexisNexis, we are providing yet another avenue for our members to take charge of their rates and become the best and safest drivers they can…

Gusto adds more capital

Zenefits rival Gusto has raised $25 million, mainly from insiders who wanted to become ‘more significant owners’, at a valuation of ~$1 billion. Recall: the once known as ZenPayroll raised $50 million late…

Let’s raise a glass of Lemonade

Berlin-based P2P startup Friendsurance has raised $15.3 million in a round led by Horizon Ventures. On the horizon: expansion to Australia. Bottom Line: in the company of those looking to upgrade traditional distribution…

Chubb bets big on small

Yesterday, Chubb announced the launch of its Small Commercial Insurance division for North America, which will be led by President Jim Williamson and dedicated to “improving the economics of the small commercial…

Upstream launches CoverNow microinsurance provider

Meet CoverNow: a new health/life microinsurance solution offered via mobile by Upstream to customers of its Mobile Operator partners in Egypt and Brazil. Worth Noting: Upstream offers technology to accelerate mobile commerce in high-growth…

The one standing

Geico marks 14 million policies in force. But that’s not all. Its 14 millionth auto policy was purchased on its mobile app. On the other hand, Google marks the end of Google Compare,…

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