More Eye-Opening Industry Survey Results – What’s New In Homeowners Insurance Ratemaking?

As many have noticed, homeowners insurance is heating up. Over the past few years companies have addressed many of the challenges in the highly competitive auto insurance market; now, carriers are switching their attention to homeowners. With highly volatile weather patterns, carriers have increased their focus on determining the right premium for their customers. Companies…

Driving Towards Integrated Customer Analytics in 2016

An interview with Earnix CEO, David Schapiro Sitting in David Schapiro’s office last week, I was quick to learn of his passion for the sea. The Earnix journey that started over a decade ago, can be thought of as a voyage over the changing seas of the financial services industry.

Canadian Insurers: Are Your Analytics On Track For 2016?

  It doesn’t surprise me that analytics will be the key focus for Canadian Insures going forward. According to a recent survey by FC Business Intelligence, 59% of over 100 Canadian insurance executives surveyed, believe that analytics will gain the lion’s share of their attention in 2016. Furthermore, it was pleasing to learn that survey…

Industry on the Verge of Change: Data Innovation, Disruption and Digitalization

It will please some of you to know that as this year’s Earnix Pricing and Innovation Summit MC, I got to enjoy the Summit from a totally different perspective. Because as much as the audience is watching the speaker, the speakers are watching the audience. And from up on stage, I saw a room of…

Are Insurance Carriers Ready to Jump Up Into the Cloud?

When we were approached by Carrier Management to write an expert opinion about how property & casualty insurers are getting their feet wet in cloud computing, we were enthusiastic to share our knowledge of the insurance market and our expertise in cloud computing specifically. For a long time now we have been advising our clients…

Eye-Opening Industry Survey Results – What’s New In Homeowners Insurance Ratemaking?

It’s no secret that the homeowners insurance business has historically taken a back seat to the other insurance lines when it comes to pricing sophistication. But now, insurance carriers are investing in their homeowners business as they realize this is an area with household growth potential. Furthermore, by focusing on improving their homeowners pricing precision…

CEO Shares His Thoughts on the Upcoming Earnix Pricing and Innovation Summit

The analytics world is evolving at a rapid pace. For many insurance and banking executives, keeping up with cutting-edge technologies in data-driven, decision-making is challenging. Additionally, there is a lack of relevant industry conferences that allow these topics to be deeply examined in pragmatic terms. We decided four years ago to step in and address…

Insurers Have a Big Appetite for Data, But Are Slow to Digest

With more data sources becoming available, business functions across the organization are realizing the value they can gain from a deeper understanding of the customer. This is clearly not an “IT-thing” or a top-down initiative. In 91% of the companies surveyed, each business function is responsible for data acquisition for its own models.

Predictive Model Maintenance: Why, When and How

Predictive analytics models are extremely valuable organizational assets; they are central to making critical business decisions – whether it is identifying new opportunities or evaluating potential risks. A model that is outdated or underperforms puts decision-makers and their decisions at severe risk for accuracy and reliability, which can ultimately effect bottom-line profitability and cause damage to a business.

Homeowners Insurance Ratemaking Approaches Survey 2014 [Infographic]

In a recent survey conducted jointly with Verisk Insurance Solutions, we asked 99 insurance professionals about their best practices in ratemaking approaches specifically regarding homeowners coverage in the US and Canada. It’s no secret that Homeowners business has historically taken a back seat to the Auto business for insurance carriers when it comes to profitability…