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Internet of Things in Insurance - Thematic Research

Internet of Things in Insurance - Thematic Research

Summary

Pricing is at the heart of insurance operations as, in the past, it was hard to refine pricing models. Internet of Things (IoT) has lowered the barriers to innovative pricing; not only is it now possible to monitor a vehicle’s location or the temperature of a building or cargo, sensors can also provide rich real-time data that gives instant and granular insight into the presented risk. As a result, new business models can be derived (e.g. behavioral-driven models).

Using algorithms and AI, all this information can be aggregated, crunched, measured, and modeled, and risk can be priced accordingly. However, IoT-enabled data, news feeds, and other external data will not simply innovate pricing models. Insurers have to decouple their pricing models from the IT department and bring them closer to the line underwriting department. The role of insurance here is, ultimately, to prevent loss or damage

At present, insurers continue to grapple with reducing associated administrative costs and accelerating claims settlement. Hence loss mitigation is the first step on the ladder of prevention. IoT sensors can communicate at the onset of damage before it can escalate.IoT technologies will enable insurers to get closer than ever to their customers. Through constant engagement, insurers can act as a business partner, spreading the risk with their customer. Additionally, insurers can use the data gathered directly from customers to build a single and comprehensive customer view of the insured risk, thereby enhancing the transparency and credibility of the premium being charged. Providing clients with a view of the risk and charges will help increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.

The report Internet of Things in Insurance - Thematic Research, offers a framework in which to look at IoT, summarizes the important trends, and identifies the key players.

Scope

  • This report analyses the impact of the internet of things (IoT) on the insurance industry.
  • It discusses how IoT is among the most disruptive technologies in the insurance sector.
  • It identifies prominent areas in which IoT will impact insurance and the big tech players within this technology theme.
Reasons to buy
  • The report highlights some of the big technology players within the IoT theme, classified by value chain segment.
  • It identifies the technology trends within the IoT value chain, as well as trends showing how IoT is being implemented across the global insurance sector.
  • The report analyses the IoT value chain across four layers - devices, connectivity, data, and control.
  • It provides an industry analysis, explaining IoT, its stages of development, its broad market segments, and a competitive analysis.
  • The report discusses the impact of IoT on insurance through key recommendations for insurers.
  • The report offers a technology briefing, to explain the six big IoT market segments and the IoT value chain as four distinct layers.


PLAYERS
TRENDS
Technology trends in IoT
IoT trends in Insurance
VALUE CHAIN
Device layer
Connectivity layer
Data layer
App layer
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
The standards battle
Market size and growth forecasts
The four stages of IoT development
Competitive analysis
Mergers and acquisitions
Timeline
IMPACT OF IOT ON INSURANCE
Key recommendations for insurers
COMPANIES SECTION
Public tech companies
Private tech companies
Insurance companies
TECHNOLOGY BRIEFING
The six big IoT market segments
Navigating the IoT value chain
GLOSSARY
APPENDIX: OUR “THEMATIC” RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

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