Technology / Social Media

  • Understanding the Weight of Words in the Workplace
    Understanding the Weight of Words in the Workplace

    3 ways words work wonders in elevating professional performance

    by Jennifer Powers

    You can create an awesome shift in your business or professional career right now. One of the easiest ways to do that is with your words. Yes. Words. Your words have a direct influence over your results. All. The. Time.
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  • How Well Do Insurers Understand Their Customers?
    How Well Do Insurers Understand Their Customers?

    Insurers must take an outside-in focus to prepare for the future of insurance

    by Denise Garth

    Demographic pundits are curious about how Europe is going to survive economically in the year 2050. The population in all European countries will be in dramatic decline.
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  • Every Generation Agrees: Humans Are A Top Source Of Benefits
    Every Generation Agrees: Humans Are A Top Source Of Benefits

    And yet, just 11% of employees depend on internet for valuable benefits information

    A new Colonial Life survey finds Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and Gen Zers can all agree on one thing: Humans are best source of benefits information. 
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  • Forget the Banks: Digital Wallet and Virtual ATM Technologies Emerge
    Forget the Banks: Digital Wallet and Virtual ATM Technologies Emerge

    Tapping an enormous underbanked and underserved market

    After more than 50 years of dominating retail banking, ATMs might finally be on their way out—and a new force of disruption pushing its way in. The global rise in mobile payment platforms such as PayPal Holdings's Venmo and Square, Inc. NYSE's Cash app has led to a steady decline in automated teller machines (ATMs)…
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  • Preventing Brand Failure
    Preventing Brand Failure

    Are you making the single worst brand-building mistake a company can make?

    by Lindsay Pedersen

    In late 2008, Seattle's adored Washington Mutual Bank (known locally and affectionately as WaMu) failed and was subsumed in a shotgun wedding with Chase Bank. Seattleites were reeling in the early days of the Great Recession, and WaMu's going under was salt in that raw wound as they watched thousands of friends, family members, neighbors,…
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  • Bringing Prospects From ‘I’m Interested’ To ‘I’ll Buy’
    Bringing Prospects From ‘I’m Interested’ To ‘I’ll Buy’

    Understanding the importance of decision triggers

    by Jill J. Johnson, MBA

    A key component of effective target marketing involves developing deep insight into the decision-making process influencing how your customers make their purchasing choices. For organizations working with diverse customer needs, moving your prospects from, “I’m interested,” to “I’ll buy,” is a highly complex process. What is significant and how this will impact each of your…
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  • LIMRA Announces 2019 Rising Stars of Technology Under 40
    LIMRA Announces 2019 Rising Stars of Technology Under 40

    Advancing the industry mission through technology

    LIMRA today announced the 10 winners of its contest to recognize Rising Stars of Technology Innovation under 40 in the financial services industry. The contest searched for industry professionals who demonstrate leadership in technology within LIMRA member companies.
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  • Consumer Expectations Driving Advisors to Rely More on Digital Tools
    Consumer Expectations Driving Advisors to Rely More on Digital Tools

    From communicating with current clients to prospecting and marketing... advisors are getting on board

    To effectively engage with today’s tech-enabled consumer, today’s financial professionals need to adapt their practices and adopt new digital tools.
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  • Insurers’ Biggest Risk Is Losing Touch With the Customer
    Insurers’ Biggest Risk Is Losing Touch With the Customer

    Insurers are leveraging technology and analytics for the attention of their customers

    The Internet of Things provides a lot of digitized data, much more than has been available in the past. Organizations are able to look at that and handle risk proactively, even before a loss occur
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  • Three Major Data Challenges in the Digital Era
    Three Major Data Challenges in the Digital Era

    How the insurance industry is grappling with new technological realities

    by Mark Breading

    Data is powering the new economy and is the main driver behind much of the transformation of industry and society. According to multiple sources, 90% of the data in the world has been created in just the last two years.
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  • New Pathways to Financial Freedom and Financial Wellness for Black Americans
    New Pathways to Financial Freedom and Financial Wellness for Black Americans

    Campaign to educate and empower consumers about financial wellness premieres June 19 on TV One and will be available across multiple platforms

    One Solution, the leading branded content division of Urban One, and Prudential Financial, Inc., a leader in financial services, have partnered to create Legacy Lives On, a new 45-minute original documentary created to spark conversations about our relationships with money and the journey to financial wellness in the black community.
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  • U.S. Cyber Insurance Premiums Doubled in Four-Year Span
    U.S. Cyber Insurance Premiums Doubled in Four-Year Span

    Overall Market Tops $2 Billion

    -Direct premiums written in the U.S. cyber insurance market have more than doubled over a four-year span, to $2.0 billion in 2018 from $996 million in 2015, as insurers have increased their writings and expanded product offerings to meet an ever-growing demand, according to a new AM Best special report.
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  • LIMRA Data Shows the Importance of Social Media for Financial Professionals
    LIMRA Data Shows the Importance of Social Media for Financial Professionals

    When Millennials & Gen-Xers look for an advisor, they're usually doing it digitally

    LIMRA research shows 27% of Americans prefer to work with an agent or advisor when buying life insurance. New findings from the 2019 Insurance Barometer Study, which LIMRA does each year with consumer education nonprofit Life Happens, show about 1 in 5 Americans (17%) say they are looking for a financial advisor.
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