Post - 2011-03-10
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 50 years ago reveals.
The insurance industry could do worse than look to its public sector counterparts to learn how 'intelligent decisioning' can simplify complex processes and witness the value of claims automation.
Martin Ashfield, head of commercial property claims at Axa Insurance, attributed the end of its historical "master-servant" relationship with suppliers to its investment in a consistent rules-based approach to claims leakage. Citing a seven-to-one return…
Severe cold snaps during the past two winters have propelled potholes to centre stage, provoking liability claims. Caroline Elson explains the arguments and outcomes of recent cases.
Recent amendments to the pre-action protocol for disease and illness claims underline that the claims process is a genuine two-way street. Ian Macalister details the encouraging changes.
Axa has confirmed that its Insurance Innovation Hub is no longer in place following CEO Paul Evans' move to break-up the personal and commercial lines general insurance businesses.
ULR has joined the 1% of accredited companies to be awarded the gold standard by Investors in People.
Robust contingency plans must be in place to avoid over-reliance on technology, panellists warned.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 30 years ago reveals.
If I am correct, the main reason for the better performance of women drivers is lower mileage. I think it is the case that on a 'loss-per-mile-driven' basis, they may be indistinguishable.
The insurance industry's ability to execute intelligent decisions in the form of rules-based 'next best' actions is hampered by its "inward-looking" nature and failure to extrapolate from external experiences.
The Test-Achats case will have huge consequences for the motor, life and health insurance industries. Andy Tromans and Nick Elwell-Sutton explore the ramifications.
With electrical and roofing contractors now moving into eco-friendly home energy installation, Richard Forrest-Smith explains the risks, regulation and exciting insurance opportunities this presents.
Mesothelioma claims are not set to peak until at least 2015. David Wynn details what insurers should be doing now to minimise their cost burden, while maximising speed of settlement.
Forty to 50 years ago, the London insurance market claimed it would offer cover for any legitimate risk and, as a young broker, I never imagined I would one day be frustrated by the failure to quote for a simple risk.
An information security analyst from insurance group BGL has visited a Peterborough school to teach students about the importance of internet safety and security.
Human expertise in insurance will never be totally overshadowed by technological advances, stressed the breakfast briefing panel.
With the legal services industry set for a structural shake-up, Mike Willis and Lindsay Bowskill consider the impact on its insurers.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 10 years ago reveals.
With the general public becoming ‘bored’ by environmental issues, Veronica Cowan asks if insurers are really getting behind their own green policies.
A round-up of people moves and new appointments in the industry, as featured in the 10 March 2011 edition of Post.