Executive Viewpoints | Accelerating Digital in P&C Insurance to Weather the Perfect Storm of Uncertainties

14 Jun 2017
by Skand Bhargava

The Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance industry is in the midst of a perfect storm of challenges. Low profitability has been prevalent, particularly in the last several years. The rise of emerging insurance technology companies is creating steep, agile competition. Geopolitical unrest – such as Brexit and the Trump administration’s proposed policy changes to the H1-B visa program, deregulation, and tax cuts – is causing significant uncertainty in the P&C insurance industry. The evolution of the customer base and their demands for access, communication, and new offerings through multiple channels and technologies will require dramatic changes to the way P&C insurers deliver services. And although business and IT support services in the P&C insurance industry are mature, optimizing operations continues to be an ongoing challenge.

But P&C insurers can turn this gloomy picture into blue skies of near- and long-term value by accelerating implementation and adoption of digital technology, in particular analytics, automation, and advanced IT.

This executive viewpoint provides an overview of the challenges and risks P&C insurers face today and explores several critical areas that will allow them to weather the storm of uncertainty and create a competitive edge.


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