Technology / Social Media

  • LIMRA and The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative™ Announce New Life and Annuity Members
    LIMRA and The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative™ Announce New Life and Annuity Members

    Building blockchain solutions that will lower industry transaction costs, improve the customer experience, and increase the speed and security of data transfers among customers

    LIMRA and The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative™ LIMRA announced today that eight companies have joined the life and annuity sector of the risk management and insurance industry’s first enterprise-level blockchain consortium.
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  • Competing In The Post-Digital Insurance World
    Competing In The Post-Digital Insurance World

    The key to unlocking true transformation and innovation isn’t just about investing in new technology, It’s about investing in new mindsets

    by Emily Smith Cardineau

    Depending on who you ask, the term post-digital was coined by a tech journalist named Russell Davies in 2009 to describe a new paradigm he saw on the horizon. His use of the term in no way suggested that digital was to become obsolete or a thing of the past, rather that digital was becoming…
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  • Millennial Healthcare Preferences Are A Departure From The Status Quo
    Millennial Healthcare Preferences Are A Departure From The Status Quo

    Less Insured, Less Satisfied, and Visit the Doctor Less

    As Millennials overtake the Baby Boomers as the largest generation according to the U.S. Census Bureau, national nonprofit Transamerica Center for Health Studies® (TCHS) released today new research showing how Millennials are shaking up traditional healthcare.
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  • How FOMO Fuels American Spending
    How FOMO Fuels American Spending

    Our financial decisions are influenced by friends’ social media feeds

    More than a third of Americans admit their spending habits have been influenced by images and experiences shared by their friends on social media and confess they spend more than they can afford to avoid missing out on the fun, according to Schwab’s 2019 Modern Wealth Survey, an annual examination of how 1,000 Americans think…
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  • Digital-First Customer Engagement: The Gateway to Opportunity
    Digital-First Customer Engagement: The Gateway to Opportunity

    Embracing today's 'one-stop-shop' for the benefits portfolio

    by Tom Murray

    Many large employers use employee benefit packages as part of their approach to reward their employees and keep them motivated. Given the size and diversity of their workforces, employers frequently opt for cafeteria-style benefits...
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  • C-Suite Beware: You Are The Latest Targets of Cyber-Crime
    C-Suite Beware: You Are The Latest Targets of Cyber-Crime

    Executives are increasingly and proactively targeted by social breaches – correlating to a rise of social-engineering attacks with financial motivation

    C-level executives – who have access to a company’s most sensitive information, are now the major focus for social engineering attacks, alerts the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report.
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  • Study: Businesses Are Woefully Unprepared for Cyber Breaches
    Study: Businesses Are Woefully Unprepared for Cyber Breaches

    New 1E Survey identifies a lack of IT security and operations basics

    1E, an endpoint management and security company, has today unveiled Getting Your House in Order, research findings that showcase the considerable scale of security breaches and the challenges businesses still face surrounding cyber-attacks.
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  • Assurance Announces Term & Permanent Life ‘Single-Entry’ Quoting, Transforming Case Design Across The Industry
    Assurance Announces Term & Permanent Life ‘Single-Entry’ Quoting, Transforming Case Design Across The Industry

    Ensight™ Intelligent Quote's new innovation to deliver radical new efficiencies and sales opportunities for BGA community and US life distribution

    Assurance, a leading FinTech technology platform provider of cloud-based sales acceleration tools for Life Insurance and Annuity products, announced today the addition of Term life insurance to Ensight™ Intelligent Quote, the next generation life insurance quoting platform. The integration of Term life insurance makes Ensight™ Intelligent Quote the first 'single-entry' quoting platform to cover both…
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  • Employment Scams Were the Riskiest Scams in 2018
    Employment Scams Were the Riskiest Scams in 2018

    "Scammers are opportunists..."

    Employment scams were the riskiest scams in 2018, according to the latest report from the Better Business Bureau, Tech-Savvy Scammers Work to Con More Victims: 2018 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report (BBB.org/RiskReport).
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  • HSB Survey Finds Data Breaches Target More Consumers
    HSB Survey Finds Data Breaches Target More Consumers

    ID Theft Up, Smartphone Ownership Hits 85 Percent

    Data breaches are threatening the security of more U.S. consumers, according to a survey released by HSB, part of Munich Re, with more than a third reporting that their personal information was exposed.
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  • In Search Of The Client Of The Future
    In Search Of The Client Of The Future

    New Majesco research clearly reveals rising consumer expectations for a new era of insurance

    Majesco (NASDAQ:MJCO), a global leader of cloud insurance software solutions for insurance business transformation, today announced the release of a new thought leadership report, Building a Business Model for the Insurance Customer of the Future, based on its third annual survey of consumers who buy insurance.
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  • Beware the Perils of Click Bait
    Beware the Perils of Click Bait

    BBB warns consumers: Be careful what you click on

    BBB warns consumers: Be careful what you click on Reprinted with permission from Better Business Bureau media and news blog. Visit here. April 1, 2019 — Gotcha! Click bait involves “baiting” an unsuspecting reader into clicking on a link by using enticing verbiage, a salacious headline or an ad that seems too good to be…
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  • John Hancock Adds Alexa Skills to Retirement Plan Participant Experience for Frequently Asked Questions
    John Hancock Adds Alexa Skills to Retirement Plan Participant Experience for Frequently Asked Questions

    "Alexa, open John Hancock..."

    John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (“John Hancock”) is enhancing its participant experience by providing its open architecture retirement plan participants access to personalized information including frequently-asked account queries through their Alexa-enabled devices.
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