Going National

MyLifeProtected, aka MassDrive’s brand for its insurance comparison services, is now available nationwide. Think: real time comparative quotes for P&C and L&H products. Hiscox Small Business headed in the same direction; the insurer…

One of us is lying

CoverHound says 51% of its online insurance shoppers provided inaccurate information either by accident or intentionally. Bottom Line: watch out for millennials seeking renters insurance and/or ‘currently insured’ millennials (or else)…

Lincoln Financial’s Territory Visualizer is a winner

Lincoln Financial Group has been selected as the 2016 Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) Marketing Innovation Award winner in the distributor category for its Territory Visualizer. Think: an app that provides a…

Encryption matters

Apple unveiled a new open-source development platform called CareKit, which would let developers introduce health care apps capable of monitoring a wealth of information though Apple devices; the kind of…

Money is the best medicine

Denver-based CirrusMD has raised $1.05 to strengthen its software and expand its team. The Gist: patients use CirrusMD software to message on-call doctors. The data from each session is then…

Zenefits And The Seven Dwarfs

Benefits and HR software provider Maxwell Health raised $22 million in Series C funding and declares it has reached a sweet spot, aka not too big, not too small. Not everyone is drinking…

10 years in the aggregating

China’s online insurance aggregator Huize Insurance has raised $31 million in series B funding, which some consider unusual since the company is ten-years old (so is Twitter, BTW). The company’s platform provides real time…

Quelle surprise

Axa’s Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries will step down come Sept. 1. While he didn’t reveal his future plans, you can rule out retirement, as the word on the street…

Google Capital’s ink still wet

Girnar Software, which runs several auto portals in India including CarDekho.com, has raised an undisclosed amount of new funding from Google Capital. Worth Noting: the company is busy expanding internationally and…

ZugarZnap announces charitable music album

The insurance provider for millennials, aka ZugarZnap, will be donating a week’s worth of water to a child within the developing world every time an insurance product is sold on…

Bizarro World: Where Buying Can Be Fun

In the Bizarro world of insurance, the product that people buy hoping they never use it is replaced with products that people buy via an interactive and engaging learning experience….

Double meaning

Fintech is now also a coverage. Think: a new policy offered by Markel International in UK that protects financial services firms, such as trading platforms, forex platforms and peer-to-peer crowdfunding sites, against…

Generali appoints new CEO

Generali named Philippe Donnet as Group CEO. Donnet is replacing Mario Greco, who’s replacing Martin Senn, at Zurich. Bottom Line: the grass isn’t greener. Recall:

California quotin’

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) has set up an online tool to help motorists compare average premium prices among insurers because they may know the insurers that advertise on…

Metromile is getting an outside look

Pay per mile insurance intermediary Metromile hired ex-P&G Raquel Rozas as Head of Brand and Product Marketing. Aviva CEO Mark Wilson would likely approve as he is quoted saying insurance natives are of…

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