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In an industry that’s so often immersed in day-to-day priorities – getting through overflowing submission inboxes, writing that big piece of business, getting to the next phase of a technology integration – chances to take stock of the larger insurance landscape can be few and far between. With the year winding down, we at Insurance Quantified, together with our advisors, are taking this opportunity to share our insights on some of the most important trends shaping the industry today – and how they will affect insurance businesses in the future.
We firmly believe that humans have a key role to play in the underwriting workflow – but submission ingestion is one area where that role can be greatly reduced. By leveraging a variety of AI techniques, insurers can automate much of the initial extraction, enabling insurance professionals to go beyond that first step and serve as quality control artists as opposed to data entry specialists. By turning a slow, variable process into a fast, accurate one, these organizations can increase productivity and ensure all downstream decisions are based on accurate data, giving them a trustworthy source of business intelligence.
Insurance is a complex business. This shouldn’t be news to anyone operating in this industry, but it also shouldn’t be shocking to anyone who has ever had to purchase insurance. As with any complex system, insurance companies have developed processes and guidelines that enable them to operate consistently across different offices, regions and often national borders. And just like any complex system with longstanding processes and ways of executing, these same concepts that enable companies to operate effectively can also become shackles when external or internal forces demand change and adaptation.  
Last month, Insurance Quantified hosted a panel at ITC Vegas, the world’s largest gathering of insurance innovation. Our Vice President of Groundspeed Product Management, Suman Palit, moderated “The Holy Grail for Commercial Underwriting: Fast, Accurate Data”, featuring expert insurers David Mocklow (EVP of Strategy & Transformation at MSIG North America) and Ryan Cole (Vice President, Head of Group Innovation at Everest). David and Ryan, together with Suman, led a compelling discussion on how commercial underwriting teams can harness technology to redefine industry standards and expectations for data speed and quality.
It’s been a busy few months at Insurance Quantified as we welcomed Groundspeed colleagues and clients to our team and set out to deliver on our shared mission to maximize the value of underwriting data for commercial P&C insurers. Today, we are excited to share what has been happening behind the scenes to enhance our underwriting solutions and reintroduce a sorely missed value back into the insurtech landscape: Trust. 
Join our very own Suman Palit, Vice President of Groundspeed Product Management, on November 2 from 3:05 - 3:40 PM for “The Holy Grail for Commercial Underwriting: Fast, Accurate Data” panel. The group of experts will discuss how the industry is using technology to redefine standards and expectations for speed and quality of data.
In a recent webinar from Insurance Quantified, in partnership with driver risk platform SambaSafety, industry professionals unpacked the current state of commercial trucking, how fraud can fall through the cracks and how underwriters can use data and technology to help eliminate it. The panel featured Joshua Nolan (Product Manager at Insurance Quantified), Dave Michelson (former CEO and President of National Interstate Insurance Company) and Grahm Saunders (Senior Solutions Consultant at SambaSafety).
We are thrilled to be a Gold sponsor at the 2023 Target Markets Annual Summit in Scottsdale from October 16-18. The team at Insurance Quantified now with Groundspeed is looking forward to in-depth conversations about the insurance industry.
Insurance Quantified now with Groundspeed is excited to attend the 2023 MCIEF Annual Conference in Orlando from October 3-6. We look forward to learning about the newest advancements in the motor carrier insurance industry and seeing our clients, partners and industry colleagues at the event.
Technology has modernized a number of industries – but insurance underwriting stands out as an area that has remained relatively underserved by technology, still largely taking place between the inbox and Excel. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Recent years have seen the rise of modern tools that incorporate AI and machine learning methodologies to expand opportunities for underwriting. 
Join Insurance Quantified and SambaSafety on September 27, 2023 for a deep dive webinar on how underwriting teams are using this powerful combination of the right data and tools to discover discrepancies in commercial trucking applications.
In a fireside chat at the 2023 DigIn Conference, Jeff Tyler of Insurance Quantified and David Daniels of MiniCo Insurance Agency (a Jencap Company) discussed how insurers can leverage AI tools to become a preferred employer and supercharge existing and future underwriting talent. Here are a few of the highlights.
In the insurance industry, a common pain point is access to the information needed to make decisions and run the business. David Daniels, EVP and Director of Product Development & Innovation at MiniCo Insurance Agency, a Jencap Company, reflects on his career in insurance and discusses the opportunities he sees for data and technology in this Q&A with Insurance Quantified.
Underwriting commercial P&C insurance is complex – each industry looks different, small businesses are different than medium-sized ones, and each product can bring on new complications. Combine these challenges with an industry talent crisis, and it has never been more difficult to position your underwriting function for success.
Too many technologists can connect with this story: you deliver something that you feel is genius, only to have nobody use it. To avoid this dilemma, we advocate for a “user-first” approach to technology initiatives where you earn the trust of business partners with a little empathy, steady stream of value and a lot of communication.
Imagine dining at an elegant restaurant. The waiter escorts you to your seat, you select a five-course meal and then settle in for what may be a long wait as the chef prepares your food. But, to your delight, the server instead brings out each course without delay and at the perfect moment. The food is delicious, and when you receive the bill, the cost is no more than it would be at a neighborhood diner. On your way home, you think about your surprising and pleasant visit.
Having the same people review the same product repeatedly can lead to gaps. At Insurance Quantified, one way we overcome this is by inviting all employees to put on their user hats and test out the client experience during an annual bug bash. It's not only an opportunity to find bugs, it helps us build culture and work together to mold our product into the best version it can be.
Loss history is a crucial component of any commercial insurance submission, as underwriters rely on past trends to estimate future loss activity and determine if an account falls within its risk appetite. A complete loss history comprises both closed claims, where the severity of the loss is clear, and, in many cases, open claims, where the final total incurred is unknown. Reserves set aside by the current carrier offer some information on open claim development, but reserving practices vary by carrier and are often inaccurate. As a result, open claims add an unwelcome degree of uncertainty to risk assessment, which can lead to adverse selection, pricing inaccuracy, or even missing out on profitable business.
In this blog post, you’ll learn how our Artificial Intelligence with Human in the Loop system helps commercial insurance carriers get the data they need at 98% accuracy, quickly, and at low cost.
What if you could transform your underwriting process to have complete risk data gathered from various insurance documents and delivered to your underwriters in as little as two hours? Not only would the data be provided quickly, but it would be 98% accurate. With Groundspeed, this transformation is possible. This blog will highlight the importance of loss runs and how Groundspeed uses human-in-the-loop AI to transform the commercial underwriting process, so carriers can unlock the value in their unstructured data and evaluate risk faster.
Between manual data entry, complexity of evaluating risks in the digital world, and ambitious growth targets, the demands on underwriting teams are intense. In this on demand webinar, Insurance Quantified's Jeff Tyler discusses how the right technology and data insights can augment and amplify teams, helping them drive greater business impact.
Having a thoughtful and effective data management strategy will allow you to make the most of your data science applications. Read insights in our ebook on those data management strategies that will help lead you to better results, including improved risk decisions, from machine learning and other data science techniques.
Groundspeed’s Rapid Fusion Data Pipeline removed the need for manual data entry, providing underwriters with actionable information in less time for enhanced risk selection, underwriting efficiency, and business growth. Travelers is currently increasing their quote ratio, reducing underwriter bias in submission selection, and creating an underwriting dataset to determine growth opportunities.

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