Jamie Yoder, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership




Jamie Yoder

Jamie Yoder

Jamie Yoder is a global executive who has been at the forefront of insurance and technology for nearly three decades. As president of Snapsheet, Yoder leads the company’s go-to-market activities across all business lines, including claims management software, virtual appraisals and payments technology. He works closely with global clients to provide solutions to provide the best claims experience through Snapsheet’s advanced software and technology.

Prior to Snapsheet, Yoder served as PwC’s insurance advisory leader – advising clients on a range of management issues, including business design and transformation initiatives such as digital innovation, customer experience, operational and IT strategy, operating model design, change management and growth. Yoder also led the global research program on the Future of Insurance. Prior to PwC, Yoder led the insurance practice and served on the management committee at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, which was acquired by PwC in 2010.

Yoder is a frequent speaker on a range of topics, including digital transformation, insurtech, claims management and operational strategies and model design. He is a frequent contributor to highly respected publications, including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance and Risk & Insurance.

Yoder his bachelor’s degree in computer science with minors in math and business from Indiana University Bloomington. He currently sits on the board of directors for the Chicago Children’s Theatre.

Recent Articles by Jamie Yoder

Digital Darwinism: Time to Move Faster

We are in the midst of a bionic revolution in all industries and especially insurance. Organizations are competing with a new mix of people and machines doing both cognitive and physical work, and those companies that become bionic fastest are winning because of superior customer experience and economics. This has led to a new Digital Darwinism […]

Why Financial Wellness Is Elusive

In recent years, insurers have understood that many Americans face real financial challenges – whether saving for retirement or making ends meet on a monthly basis. Yet, no single company has differentiated itself in serving customer needs. Many companies that have a stated goal of improving financial wellness have focused instead on improving financial literacy. […]

Shifting Cost Curves in Commercial Lines

Despite continuing efforts to cut costs, U.S. commercial lines loss adjusted expense and underwriting expense ratios have not improved over the last 20 years. Over two-fifths of every dollar of U.S. commercial lines premium collected is used not to pay claims but to fund loss adjustment, commissions and brokerage and underwriting expenses (source: S&P Global […]

Expanding Into Small Commercial

Small commercial remains a fundamentally attractive sub-segment of commercial insurance. It is intrinsically a large and underserved market; while many small businesses are confident about their business needs, they are often unknowingly underinsured. For example, according to our recent global survey of small business owners, nearly two-thirds of U.S. small businesses do not have business […]

Group Insurance: No Longer Overlooked

Group insurance is an approximately $65 billion market. While growth has been consistent but moderate at 3.5% to 4% per year over the last six years, changes in the employee-employer dynamic are reshaping group benefit needs and making investments and growth prospects in the sector more attractive. Carriers’ initial response has been to drive profitable […]

2 Paths to a New Take on Digital

As consumers, we know that digital has transformed the way we discover, engage and transact with businesses in every industry. From ordering coffee on our mobile devices to running our smart homes on voice-command, we expect all of our experiences to be fast and seamless. The insurance industry has gone through its own digital transformation […]

3 C’s for Commercial Brokers in 2018

As we first noted in our 2014 publication, Broking 2020: Leading from the front in a new era of risk, trends reflecting larger macroeconomic forces have been fueling a contentious debate between brokers and underwriters on compensation, leading to a war of words in 2017 that saw leading players on both sides invest to reinforce […]

Innovation: Solutions From… Elsewhere

Insurance is the industry most affected by disruptive change, according to the percentage of CEOs who are extremely concerned about the threats to their growth prospects from the speed of technological change, changing customer behavior and competition from new market entrants. Insurers know they need to innovate to remain competitive. In fact, 67% of insurance […]

Carriers Must Think Like Distributors

The most successful small commercial carriers have been able to establish highly profitable books of business by cherry picking low-complexity risks that can be efficiently underwritten and processed. These carriers monitor and adjust underwriting decisions at a portfolio level to ensure underwriting discipline and profitability. There has been a focus on building advanced, agent-facing technology, […]

4 Tech Impacts on Business Models

Just a decade ago, “insurance” and “innovation” seemed mutually exclusive. Insurance products and the business overall hadn’t changed much over the previous century and the likelihood of insurers – which, by their very nature, are risk-averse – changing anytime soon seemed unlikely to many both inside and outside the industry. However, over the past decade, […]

Key Findings on the Insurance Industry

Insurance CEOs are acutely aware of the disruption and change facing their industry. Keeping pace isn’t just a matter of adopting new technology. It’s also about being innovative and developing the customer intimacy needed to meet fast-shifting market expectations, while sustaining an unrelenting focus on reducing costs. Disruption and change Insurance CEOs’ concerns over regulation, […]

A New World Full of Opportunity

The primary drivers of disruption in insurance – notably, fintech (and more specifically, insurtech) – are coming from outside the industry. However, while the pace of change and market disruption has been daunting for most incumbents, the growing presence of insurtech companies is not a threat, but rather is creating real opportunities for the industry. […]

FinTech: Epicenter of Disruption (Part 4)

This is the final part of a four-part series. The first article is here. The second is here. The third is here. FinTech is more than technology. It is a cultural mindset. Companies hoping to flourish need to shift their thinking to better meet customer needs, constantly track technological developments, aggressively engage with external partners and integrate digitization into […]

FinTech: Epicenter of Disruption (Part 3)

This is the third in a four-part series. The first article is here. The second is here. Typically, disruption hits a tipping point at which just less than 50% of the incumbent revenue is lost in about a five-year timeframe. Recent disruptions that provide valuable insight include streaming video’s impact on the video rental market. […]

FinTech: Epicenter of Disruption (Part 2)

This is the second in a four part series. To read the first article click here. To help industry players navigate the changes in the banking, fund transfer and payments, insurance and asset and wealth management sectors, we have identified the main emerging trends that will be most significant in the next five years in each […]

FinTech: Epicenter of Disruption (Part 1)

It is difficult to imagine a world without the Internet or mobile devices. They have become core elements of our lifestyle and have brought a high degree of disruption to virtually every area of business. The financial services (FS) industry is no exception; the digital revolution is transforming the way customers access financial products and services. […]

How to Think About the Rise of the Machines

The first machine age, the Industrial Revolution, saw the automation of physical work. We live in the second machine age, where there is increasing augmentation and automation of manual and cognitive work. This second machine age has seen the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), or “intelligence” that is not the result of human cogitation. It […]

InsurTech: Golden Opportunity to Innovate

The insurance industry has remained much the same for more than 100 years, but over the past decade it has seen a number of exciting innovations and new business models. As part of PwC’s Future of Insurance initiative, we’ve interviewed numerous industry executives and have identified six key business opportunities (illustrated below) that incumbents need […]

Insurance at a Tipping Point (Part 3)

This is the last in a series of three articles. The first is here. The second is here. From the impact of analytics, digitization and more exacting customer expectations to the disruptive effect of regulation, geopolitical instability and two-speed global economic growth, the insurance marketplace will look very different in 2020. With the industry at […]

Insurance at a Tipping Point (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of three articles. The first is here. With the entire insurance industry at a tipping point, where many of the winners and losers will be determined in the next five to 10 years, it’s important to think through all the key strategic factors that will determine those outcomes. […]

Insurance at a Tipping Point (Part 1)

Since the start of the decade, we’ve encouraged insurers and industry stakeholders to think about “Insurance 2020” as they formulate their strategies and try to turn change into opportunity. Insurance 2020’s central message is that whatever organizations are doing in the short term, they need to be looking at how to keep pace with the […]

Reinventing Life Insurance

Many life insurance executives with whom we have spoken say that their business needs to fundamentally change to be relevant in today’s market. Life insurance does face formidable challenges. First, let’s take a hard look at some statistics. In 1950, there were approximately 23 million life policies in the U.S., covering a population of 156 […]

Insurance CEOs See Wave of Disruption

The insurance marketplace is transforming, creating openings for some and challenges for others. According to the PwC Global CEO Survey of insurance industry CEOs, 59% of insurance CEOs believe there are more opportunities than there were three years ago, but 61% see more threats. The fact that people are living longer and have more wealth […]

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