How Insurers can Capture the Connected Generation

How Insurers can Capture the Connected Generation

Insurance is an industry built around relationships. It’s an industry that sells advice, guidance and protection rather than tangible products. We connect with our clients, care about their homes, their livelihoods and do what we can to ensure they’re able to get back on their feet when things go bad. But with technology driving the world into an uncertain future, that connection doesn’t seem to be happening with the younger generation. The question is why? 

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Are our greatest accomplishments meaningful and does it matter?

What is your greatest accomplishment?

It’s a question that gets asked a lot but how do we really answer it? Our careers are littered with facts and figures, accomplishments all, but what makes one stand out against another. Recruiters are constantly telling us to list our accomplishments. ‘That’s what they want to see,’ they say. But when you’re sitting in an interview for a new role or talking to your manager at review time or simply reflecting on your career, how do you rank one accomplishment against another?

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Doing unto others

Doing unto others

Trust. It’s described as difficult to earn but easy to lose. But what makes us trust people, companies, ourselves? Greek philosopher Epicurus said “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”  Epicurus believed that people were most content when they felt a sense of security that should things go wrong, their friends would be there to help. They trust them. Have confidence in them.  

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7 ways to deal with difficult conversations

7 ways to deal with difficult conversations

We all have an inner voice (mine sounds like Kelsey Grammer) that tells us, urges us to have a difficult conversation with someone – the type of conversation that would improve life at the office for ourselves and for everyone else in our team immeasurably. But either fear of confrontation, apprehension or anxiety drowns out that inner voice and the conversation never happens.

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Catastrophe modelling in a post Katrina world

Catastrophe modelling in a post Katrina world

Ten years on from Hurricane Katrina, we can confidently say that quality of exposure data has improved dramatically. Companies across the world are taking a far more rational approach to model-based business decisions and many multinational reinsurance companies and intermediaries, have and continue to invest heavily in model research and evaluation.

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Recognition: The cornerstone to a new and improved insurance industry

Recognition: The cornerstone to a new and improved insurance industry

"Insurance facilitates superheroes.”

Think about this for a moment. A statement like this immediately conjures up some pretty positive vibes. It’s easy to discount such a comment as a pithy throwaway line, but according to Richard Wyatt, Chief Underwriting Officer, Ansvar Insurance, it typifies exactly what the industry means to its customers and practitioners.

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This is not the A-League but the Kids are definitely alright

This is not the A-League but the Kids are definitely alright

Low-hanging gums creak welcomingly as we make our way down the cracked, undulating pathway. My son – torn between scurrying ahead and staying close to me – surveys the expanse of green lawn before us, trying to pick out an ally, his hand gripping mine. He soon spots one and I feel his hand worm its way out of mine until the sensation is no more than a memory. I watch him run along the path, the stops in his boots clattering on the concrete like a billy goat on a bridge. He weaves his way through the burgeoning crowd of parents and volunteers and joins his friend in a game of kick to kick.

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