10 The Big Fix
Legacy systems were keeping AACC from an
improved rating and pricing formula.
12 The Big Fix
As IT leader prepared to step aside, PLM
realized it was time to get the house in order.
16 IT Analysis
Somehow, the talent drain has risen to the
top of the list for insurance IT leaders. There
are several reasons why, but fewer ways to
fix the problem.
34 Corner the Market
Four key points for agents to keep an eye on
as they fight to stay viable in the digital age.
A slowdown in the replacement of core
insurance solutions can partially be blamed
(or credited) to insurtech solutions.
42 What Do You Think?
The amount of data available to insurance
carriers today should offer better insight into
Contents JUNE 2017 // ISSUE 4 // VOL. 4
18 One Brick at a Time
The California Earthquake Authority, through its
two dozen participating insurers, is working to find
a compelling reason for the state’s homeowners to
purchase coverage. A new policy administration
system could be the key to that attempt.
It’s a race to the finish line for insurance
6 IT Closeup
ROI has taken on another meaning beyond
investment—return on information.
14 IT Thoughts
Managed service providers are new targets
for ransomware and the cost of rescuing
their data is exorbitant.
36 Game Changers
Has the build vs. buy question really
changed that much?
40 Innovation Corner
Seven pathways insurers can use to ground
their transformation strategies.
22 Survival of
Leaders of five major core
solution providers provide
their insights on issues ranging
from the flood of mergers and
acquisitions in the past year,
their views on insurtech, and
where they see the insurance
industry headed over the
Technology will bring huge
changes to automobiles and
personal auto insurance over
the next decade. Assuming
there will be no changes is a
Cover photograph courtesy
of Stephenie Dagata.