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Strong Brands the Likely Winners of UK Insurance Pricing Review

Strong Brands the Likely Winners of UK Insurance Pricing Review

UK personal lines insurers will need to adjust their pricing models in response to the Financial Conduct Authority’s proposed remedies surrounding the pricing of policies for renewing customers, according to a new AM Best commentary.

The Best’s Commentary, “Strong Brands the Likely Winners of UK Insurance Pricing Review,” states that as insurers will need to increase the prices applied to new business to offset the impact of lower renewal premium on earnings, other aspects of their business profile will likely play an increasing role in the decision-making process of potential and established customers.

This suggests that brands currently enjoying high levels of recognition and customer satisfaction will be best positioned to take advantage as policyholders begin to take more notice of a company’s customer service levels, the experiences of other policyholders (expressed via online channels), and metrics such as claims approval ratios.

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Economical Insurance Selects Docebo to Transform the Learning Experience for Employees and Brokers

Economical Insurance Selects Docebo to Transform the Learning Experience for Employees and Brokers

Economical Insurance has selected Docebo (TSX: DCBO), a leading artificial intelligence (AI)-powered learning platform, to enhance and personalize learning experiences for employees and broker partners. Docebo was chosen to help Economical modernize traditional insurance company training through cutting-edge learning experience technology.

Economical Insurance is a rapidly evolving Canadian insurer. After nearly 150 years in business, they are now on the path to becoming a public company. Docebo offers Economical a modern, learner-centric platform to support their rapid growth and learning culture. Economical Insurance has been transforming its business model to keep pace with evolving customer expectations.

“This is such a dynamic time for Economical on so many fronts, and our ability to attract and develop some of the best talent in our industry is a top priority,” said Brigid Pelino, SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Economical Insurance. “With Docebo, we continue our focus on operational efficiency knowing that our new, innovative learning infrastructure will support our employees and valued broker partners with better access to timely information and critical skills to meet their development needs and further our business integrity and capabilities.”

“We are honoured to have been selected by Economical Insurance to support the transformation of their business model through their learners’ experience,” said Alessio Artuffo, CRO, Docebo. “By providing a modern, learner-centric platform, Economical Insurance has innovation and personalization at the forefront of their learning experience.”

About Docebo

Docebo is redefining the way enterprises learn by applying new technologies to the traditional corporate learning management system market. Docebo provides an easy-to-use, highly configurable learning platform with the end-to-end capabilities designed to make customers, partners, and employees love their learning experience.

About Economical Insurance

Economical Mutual Insurance Company (“Economical” or “Economical Insurance”, which includes its subsidiaries where the context so requires) is a leading property and

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Vast Majority of Americans Say Protecting Their Loved Ones Financially is Important Right Now, But Less Than Half Have Life Insurance

Vast Majority of Americans Say Protecting Their Loved Ones Financially is Important Right Now, But Less Than Half Have Life Insurance

Global Atlantic Study Highlights Shifting Financial Priorities and the Need for Planning Amid Pandemic

New research from Global Atlantic Financial Group found that more than eight out of ten Americans (83%) say making sure their loved ones are financially protected is important to them right now, yet two in five (43%) have no life insurance and only one third (33%) believe they have enough life insurance or other assets to protect their family in the event of their own death.

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The “Perceptions of Life Insurance During a Pandemic” study was conducted in August by Artemis Strategy Group on behalf of Global Atlantic, among 1,065 American adults to examine their views on life insurance, estate planning and shifting financial priorities.

Aside from contracting Covid-19 personally or having a family member or close friend contract the virus, the top concern among those surveyed was to ensure their family’s financial wellbeing.

A full two thirds (67%) of Americans say the Covid-19 pandemic has made them think about their own mortality, while seven in ten (69%) have reassessed at least one financial aspect of their life during the pandemic. These areas include their emergency savings situation (54% have reassessed), long-term savings and investments (49%), employment situation (39%), and life insurance (28%).

When asked how many years of income they would replace with life insurance in the event of an early death, nearly six out of ten (57%) said at least two years. More than half of those with $150K or more in household income would replace five or more years of income (54%).

Only one third of Americans had a will in place before the pandemic, but nearly three out of ten either made changes to it during the pandemic,

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Americans are ‘panic buying’ life insurance due to coronavirus pandemic

Americans are ‘panic buying’ life insurance due to coronavirus pandemic

  • Many firms have noted double-digit increases in the number of life insurance policies they’ve sold during the Covid-19 pandemic relative to last year. 
  • The increase is largely due to a fear of death and greater awareness of financial risks associated with mortality, experts said.
  • Insurance sales have been dwindling for years. In 2020, just over half of American adults reported having a life insurance policy, down from 63% a decade earlier.





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Life insurance is enjoying something of a renaissance as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Consumers, especially younger adults, have been buying insurance in elevated numbers since the spring, when thousands of Americans began getting ill and dying from Covid-19.

That result is logical, experts said, given the core use of life insurance: as a financial backstop in the event of death.

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For example, what if the breadwinner of a family dies unexpectedly from Covid-19? Insurance is meant to plug that immediate gap in household income.

“It’s forced the idea of financial protection and mortality to the top of mind for consumers in a way very few events have,” said Jennifer Fitzgerald, the CEO and co-founder of Policygenius, an online marketplace for life insurance.

‘Panic buying’

Insurance sales have been dwindling for years. In 2020, just over half of American adults reported having a life insurance policy, down from 63% a decade earlier.

But Google Search traffic for “life insurance” jumped 50% between March and May this year compared with the same period in 2019, said Fitzgerald, whose firm gets a large share of business from such internet

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Pie Insurance Sees Record Growth and Surpasses $100M in Premium

Pie Insurance Sees Record Growth and Surpasses $100M in Premium

DENVER, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Pie Insurance, an insurtech specializing in workers’ comp  insurance for small businesses, today announced it has exceeded $100 million in cumulative written premium and surpassed $100 million in annualized run rate premium. In less than 3.5 years since being founded, Pie Insurance has cemented its spot as the fastest insurtech company to hit these milestones. This monumental growth is evidence that small businesses, and the insurance agents who serve them, are ready to adopt a modern and automated insurance experience.

“Commercial insurance in the United States generates $300 billion in annual premiums. However, the industry operates in an almost entirely analog environment,” commented Dax Craig, Co-Founder and President of Pie Insurance. “Pie leverages technology to modernize the entire insurance experience for small businesses, and our rapid growth is a testament to the huge unmet need in the market.”

Today’s milestones follow Pie’s last funding in May, in which the company raised $127 million and formed its affiliated entity, Pie Carrier Holdings. To date, Pie has raised $188 million to further the company’s mission of transforming small business insurance by automating the entire quote to claim experience—starting with workers’ comp insurance. Pie’s use of advanced analytics enables quotes in 3 minutes and savings of up to 30% for small businesses.

“Reaching $100 million in written premium in such a short time since our founding shows that there is a massive appetite for workers’ comp insurance that is simple, trusted and affordable,” said John Swigart, Co-Founder and CEO of Pie Insurance. “We recognize the numerous challenges that small businesses are currently facing, and we believe finding insurance shouldn’t add to their burden. We’re proud to help small businesses around the country save money and get workers’ comp insurance  quickly so they can focus

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