As some of you know, I've begun writing a book about insurance and technology. I've got a more descriptive title which I plan to keep under wraps until the book is finished near the end of September 2021. I'm grateful to Wells Media Group for agreeing to publish, market, and distribute it. They are quite… Continue reading Some Thoughts – Insurance and Otherwise – Triggered by COVID-19
Most people know that I'm a cynic, or is that a skeptic (?), and that part of me is only being amplified each day concerning COVID-19. I don't think there will be an effective (meaning efficacious) vaccine until 3Q2022 at the earliest. That means, if that time period is correct, that society won't get back… Continue reading My COVID-19 Thoughts (All Opinions, Obviously)
Continuing to live with our COVID-19 lock-down / self-isolate / stay-at-home experience just like most of the world, we have tried both delivery from a local grocery store and Instacart. We were happy with both services. However, I believe that Instacart has lessons for P&C insurance claim management, particularly if the insurance company or third-party… Continue reading Instacart: Lessons for P&C Insurance Claim Management
I have decided to write a book about the relationship between insurance and technology. Wells Media Group (WMG) and I have entered into an agreement where WMG will publish, market, and distribute the book as a paper book, ebook, and audio book when it is finished. I plan to keep the working title secret until… Continue reading I am writing a book about insurance & technology
I'm not sure if this will help the many threads of whether Business Interruption (BI) should or should not be covered if the commercial P&C insurance policy excludes BI claims from being triggered by bacteria / viruses / pathogens but ... ... I thought an illustrative visual diagram of a simplified risk flow capturing the… Continue reading Simplified Risk Flow of Commercial P&C Insurance Purchase
I've seen many insurance trade press articles or social media posts asking why insurers aren't using either an Amazon or Netflix business model. The articles or posts mention that Amazon and Netflix are massively successful, are driven by a strong customer focus, have operations throughout the globe, and, equally importantly, conduct commerce using web-based mobile… Continue reading Should Insurers Use an Amazon or Netflix Business Model?
Society is faced with a pathogen that currently has no treatment and no vaccine. We each have to realize how highly infectious this pathogen is even though people may not be showing symptoms that they are infected. College-age youth, at least in the US, is demonstrating its collective stupidity, ignorance, and irresponsibility by gathering in… Continue reading COVID-19: A Few Thoughts