The Perils and Promise of Insurtechs
Insurtechs typically fall into one of three categories: distribution, risk-bearing carriers or focused service providers filling holes in the value chain.
Among the largest insurers, building a stake in the insurtech movement takes various forms, including direct investment, acquisition and supporting tech accelerators.
Insurtechs have attracted the attention of insurers, with some insurers content simply to observe.
For many insurers, the most important takeaway from dealing with insurers is exposure to faster-moving, adaptive cultures that embrace, rather than reject, change.
For some insurers, working with insurtechs allows them to pursue innovation without disrupting core operations.