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Despite COVID, Tech Investment Continues

Insurers will continue to experiment with emerging technology in 2021, despite the challenges of 2020. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many insurers paused their 2020 innovation plans, emphasizing digital workflows and cost control at the expense of emerging technology pilots. Heading into 2021, technology priorities for many insurers, especially those in the property/casualty space, are […]

20 Issues to Watch in 2021

Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark kicks off every year with our popular 20 Issues to Watch webinar. While there are certainly more than 20 issues to discuss after the unprecedented events of 2020, we focused on the high-impact issues relating to workers’ compensation, healthcare and risk management. These are all important issues for […]

U.S. M&A Will Rise Sharply in 2021

After a year during which the U.S. insurance industry had to grapple with the global pandemic, the severe economic downturn and other factors such as political uncertainty, insurance deal activity in 2021 will be robust due to several factors: Increasing premium rates and a more optimistic outlook for most lines of business will make stronger […]

Don’t Go Into Recovery Mode in 2021; Reset

The new year has finally arrived. The holiday greetings that landed in my inbox last month all celebrated turning the page on 2020. The reality is we will continue to live with the effects of last year’s disruptions. Approaching 2021 as a “recovery” year implies to some degree going back to where we were — and if […]

What 2020 Taught Us on Selling Insurance

2020 was a year of accelerated digital transformation in insurance across all lines of business. Major purchases such as life insurance or financial products are increasingly bought and sold online, making the digital customer journey one of the top sales tools in the insurance business. Effect of the COVID-19 crisis on insurance sales The COVID-19 […]

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