Weather patterns in recent years have been wreaking havoc with homeowners and insurance carriers alike. According to a study of homeowners insurance claim trends between 1997 and 2011 by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), the cost of homeowner’s insurance claims has skyrocketed, with the average claim payment per insured home up 173 percent nationwide during that time period. In 2011 alone, homeowners insurance claim costs per insured home increased 27 percent.
On the auto insurance scene, there’s a new insurance software tool available . . . one that your tech-savvy customers will love … digital proof of insurance.
Remember back in the dawn of the computer age, with all the buzz about how we were headed for a paperless society? Obviously we aren’t there yet. The computer age was not a paperless revolution, but instead created a deluge of paper production.
In 10 or 20 years, the insurance industry may be totally unrecognizable by today’s standards.
New technology, new competitors and new distribution channels are combining to disrupt traditional business models, reshape customer expectations, and transform the insurance buying experience.
We’ve all been there. The voicemail … the hang up … and the “Sorry, not interested” before you’ve even told them what you’re calling about. Telemarketing is an important, albeit very painful aspect of insurance marketing. If the mere thought of conducting telephone sales calls makes you want to call in sick or take a two-hour lunch, it’s time to time to face your fears and get the insurance software and process in place to help you work smarter!
With Thanksgiving just hours away, this might be a good time to remind your insurance customers of some important safety tips to make sure their holiday is a safe and happy one.