OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In this A.M.BestTV episode from the East Asian Insurance Conference (EAIC) in Macau, attendees said insurers and reinsurers are rapidly expanding the use of data technology for underwriting, pricing, marketing and customer relations. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=eaic31016nc to view the entire program.
How insurers are coping with and hoping to take advantage of information technology, specifically data analytics, is a hot-button topic at this year’s conference.
“The insurance industry is built on having the right data and collecting it in the correct way,” said Sharon Ooi, head of property/casualty reinsurance, Southeast Asia, Swiss Reinsurance Corporation. “Having smart analytics behind the data will aid the industry in creating better products.”
Greg Solomon, managing director and head of life/health reinsurance, Willis Towers Watson, highlighted how the life/health sector is using technology to benefit its clients.
“One of the interesting areas on the life/health side is in biometrics,” said Solomon. He added that data analytics is allowing companies to look at their clients’ lives on a day-by-day basis, “which helps companies to not just underwrite policies when clients buy one, but to monitor an individual’s health.” Solomon added this would enable companies to intervene sooner if it looks like a problem exists.
Other people that appear in this episode:
- Jürgen Gräber, member of executive board, Hannover Re;
- Ronnie Ng, chairman, Hong Kong Federation of Insurers;
- Jagath Alwis, director and chief technical officer, Ceylinco Insurance PLC; and
- Yves-Daniel Cochand, deputy chief executive officer, Vietnam National Reinsurance Corp.
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