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Severe Weather Across US Could Trigger Record First-Quarter Catastrophe Claims

Also, industry professionals discuss the value of automating underwriting and compromising on insurance policy.
  • May 2021
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Marc Marcella

David Blades

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Winter Storms Could Bring Record First-Quarter Catastrophe Claims

Severe weather impacted 70% of the U.S. from Feb. 12-18, said Marc Marcella, principal scientist, AIR Worldwide, and David Blades, associate director, AM Best.

Gary Grose

Argo: Automation Can Speed Complex Commercial Business Underwriting

Rather than seeking complete automation, commercial lines can benefit from automating specific underwriting steps, said Gary Grose, executive vice president of Argo.

David Sampson

APCIA Chief: Congress Lacks Compromise ‘Muscle Memory’ on Insurance Policy

The most recent bipartisan insurance policy to pass in Congress was the Terrorism Risk and Insurance Act after 9/11, said David Sampson, chief executive officer, APCIA.

Hemant Shah

Archipelago CEO: Insurance Industry ‘Spends Too Much Time Talking With Itself’

Rather than make incremental changes, insurers should go upstream to their customers, said Hemant Shah, co-founder and CEO, Archipelago.

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New Program to Help Brokers,Clients With Benefits Administration

Also, AM Best Audio explores the importance of keeping data current.

New Platform Aims to Streamline Workplace Benefit Quoting

James Ocampo, executive vice president and head of Wellfleet's Workplace Benefit Division, discusses the company's new Lighthouse platform, designed to make quoting, implementing and administering workplace benefits more accurate and efficient for brokers and clients.

Updating Data Critical for Insurers

Sandeep Kharidhi, general manager of data and analytics platforms at Deluxe Corp., explains that it's not enough to have a mountain of data; keeping the data up to date is more important than ever.

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