Insurtech's will argue that they are changing the insurance world when in fact they are, in the main, sitting atop of existing carriers and deep rooted processes. They are adding style. Putting make up on an old face. Is this enough to convince a buyer to buy?
How much work will a GPU do and why is this important for insurance?
Posted in MicroInsurance blog on Apr 11, 2020
11th March was my last face to face meeting in New York, for 6 weeks I have been working at home and social distancing. A lot has changed in 31 days. Here are a few tips about working at home.
Not since the untimely death of the Princess of Wales, Lady Diana, can I think of an event that was globally discussed and touched a majority. Although different events in so many ways, there are some similarities. COVID-19 starts and ends all discussions on the phone. However, there is the ONE BIG HUGE difference, the economic impact the fight against COVID-19 is having. No other event has had this fast and as deep an impact globally. Most other events can be measured in a few news cycles, this event will be measured in months. But could we have planned for this? Do we have the ability to predict these local and global disasters? It seems we can, but do we do anything about it? It seems not and with our eyes firmly on COVID-19 events what else are we all missing?
This week, 16th March 2020, as more of us find ourselves working at home and again employers looking for flexible working, is it time to look at GIG working as a benefit? On the 2nd March 2020, France's highest appeals court ruled that one of Uber's former drivers should be recognized as an employee rather than as an independent contractor, putting France at the vanguard of other efforts around the world to give gig-economy workers broader employment rights. But is this the right approach?
is the insurance industry being disrupted or is it just toiling along waiting for that to happen?
"With the hurricane, you knew when and at what time it would arrive," Puerto Rico, Guayanilla resident Tatiana Rodriguez, 28, said, adding of the quakes, "This, you don't know at what time it's going to happen." This is the un-happy experience reported by CNN of many people this week in Puerto Rico.
With earthquakes back in the news from Puerto Rico with a 6.4 Magnitude shock and many aftershocks, this got me thinking about how we can respond with insurance and what warnings people get.
Is there any 'community' in insurance? When many industries are all trying to help those in need or to raise awareness of good causes, why does insurance fail at this - the one product designed to help and support communities in their time of need?
The sharing economy is here to stay and was one of the fastest growing business trends of the last decade, although at this point in time it’s impossible to know the actual size of the sharing economy because many of the companies are private and don’t publish their full business results.