News and Views: Argo, Tesla, Aon

Matthew Josefowicz

Matthew Josefowicz on reports that Aon is in talks to sell its employee benefits outsourcing group.





Chuck Ruzicka

Chuck Ruzicka on Tesla’s win with federal regulators and why it’s just the first of many battles for self-driving car manufacturers.





Mitch Wein

Mitch Wein on Argo Risk Tech Solutions and the future of commercial and personal lines insurance.





News and Views: Lemonade and Haven Life, Data Regulation, Revenge of the Mutuals, Grange and Amazon

Tom Benton

Tom Benton on what incumbents can learn from Lemonade’s and Haven Life’s limited launch approach.





Mitch Wein

Mitch Wein on why insurance and finance firms should expect regulators to start taking a closer look at big data.





Rob McIsaac

Rob McIsaac on the advantages mutually owned life insurers may have when overhauling technology and accounting systems.





Jeff Goldberg

Jeff Goldberg on Grange’s bet on Amazon’s Alexa service and the importance of core system flexibility.





News and Views: Lemonade’s Instant Claims, NYS Cyber Regulations Delay, UnitedHealthcare Motion, and BMW’s Self-Driving Cars

Matthew Josefowicz

Matthew Josefowicz on why Lemonade’s instant claims processing is most impressive when looked at from a user experience standpoint.





Mitch Wein

Mitch Wein on the delayed implementation of New York State’s new cybersecurity regulations.





Tom Benton

Tom Benton on UnitedHealthcare Motion and the future of wearables in wellness programs.





Chuck Ruzicka

Chuck Ruzicka on BMW’s entry into the self-driving car market and the importance of learning in innovation.





News and Views: Interest Rates, Waymo, NYS Cyber Regulations

Matthew Josefowicz

Matthew Josefowicz on why the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates won’t have a sizable impact on yields for 2017.





Mitch Wein

Mitch Wein on the latest predictions for New York’s incoming cybersecurity regulations and what insurers are doing to prepare.





Jeff Goldberg

Jeff Goldberg on Google’s decision to spin off its self-driving car unit into its own company.

News and Views: AWS, S&P InsureTech Report, Allstate and SquareTrade, Intel’s Move into Self-Driving Cars

Rob McIsaac

Rob McIsaac on EIS and Guidewire being awarded “AWS Financial Services Competency”.





Jeff Goldberg

Jeff Goldberg on the new S&P report predicting InsureTech start-ups aren’t going to be the end of traditional insurers.





Mitch Wein

Mitch Wein on Allstate acquiring SquareTrade and all the customer data that comes with it.





Chuck Ruzicka

Chuck Ruzicka on Intel’s partnership with Delphi and Mobileye to develop computing systems for autonomous vehicles.





News and Views: Startups, the Future of Driving, Apple Watches, Metromile and CoverHound

Steven Kaye

Steve Kaye on how more startups might follow Nexar Limited’s example in working with municipal governments.





Chuck Ruzicka

Chuck Ruzicka on why carriers need to keep an eye on the present when it comes to self-driving cars and AR technology.





Tom Benton

Tom Benton on Vitality giving life insurance policyholders reduced-cost Apple Watches in exchange for their becoming less sedentary.





Jeff Goldberg

Jeff Goldberg on what the news Metromile/CoverHound partnership tells us about innovation in insurance.





News and Views: Core in the Cloud, Self-Driving Trucks, Claims Satisfaction, and Blockchain Consortium

Tom Benton


Tom Benton on the first successful self-driving truck delivery from Uber’s Otto.





Chuck Ruzicka


Chuck Ruzicka on a new study from J.D. Power on what customers want out of their insurance company’s digital services.





Rob McIsaac


Rob McIsaac on Liberty Mutual Benefits’ move into using cloud computing.





Mitch Wein


Mitch Wein on the new consortium of European reinsurers piloting blockchain.

News and View Roundup: Penn Mutual and Vantis Life Merger, Root, the DDoS Attack

Rob McIsaac


Rob McIsaac on the recent merger between Penn Mutual and Vantis Life





Steven Kaye


Steve Kaye on what auto insurer startup Root can teach insurers about customer service





Tom Benton


Tom Benton on the recent DDoS attack and how insurers should be adjusting security to better protect consumer data.

News and Views Roundup: Zenefits, Drone Use, Workers’ Comp Profitability, Customer Experience, Plans for DC Products

Tom Benton


Tom Benton on DC plan advisors planning to adjust products in the wake of the DOL Ruling





Rob McIsaac


Rob McIsaac on Zenefits launching new products for small business





Mitch Wein


Mitch Wein on consumers’ increasing interest in customer experience, and not just price





Steven Kaye


Steve Kaye on recent profitability in workers’ compensation





Jeff Goldberg


Jeff Goldberg on Travelers’ use of drones during Hurricane Matthew