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The Modern Mindset for Business: Tech is Not the Issue

Don't focus so much on the technology, but rather on the problems you're trying to solve. What you're trying to accomplish matters more than the tech you use.

How Catastrophe Bonds Help Mitigate the Impact of Climate Change

By transferring the risk of natural disasters, countries improve economic resilience and have greater access to capital to provide relief to citizens if an extreme weather event does occur.

Why Insurtech Firm Root Tanked After IPOing

Amidst an otherwise febrile fintech market, Root has gone underground, falling from a $6 billion IPO market cap to $3 billion. In one important sense, Root’s public humiliation is healthy.

Insurance Roadblocks Threaten to Limit Use of Genomic Tests

Resistance from insurance companies threatens to slow innovation that could dramatically improve patient outcomes from genomic testing.

How Tech Will Propel Asia’s Insurance Explosion

Asia may be the insurance industry's biggest opportunity for growth. Many companies there are betting on new "insurtech" innovations. China's online-only insurer Zhong An is the world’s most well-funded such startup. Singapore, and Hong Kong...

InsurTech Startups Strive to Reinvent Insurance

Technology is starting to transform insurance. The industry may be conservative, but we're seeing innovation ranging from new health underwriters (like Oscar, whose CEO speaks at Techonomy NYC May 17), to a Scottish company that...

Americans Want Government Healthcare, But They’re Afraid to Say So

What do Americans want in healthcare reform? Lower costs. The best way to get there isn’t through insurance companies—and may very well be through government-sponsored programs like Medicare. If we continue to treat this topic...

Consumers to Health Insurers: Keep it Simple

The American healthcare markethas undergone a period of rapid change in recent years. Chief among these changes has been a general shift towards consumer choice, prompting the rollout of new tech products in a bid...

Attacked by Cyber Criminals? There’s Insurance For That

Few threats are more on the minds of business leaders than cyber attacks and data breaches. Companies that have been attacked range from Barnes & Noble to Home Depot to J.P. Morgan to Staples, Sony...

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