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Four Major Issues Pertaining the Digital Insurance Adoption

By Insurance CIO Outlook | Tuesday, February 09, 2021

One primary concern in the insurance industry is the incapability to adapt to future operating models, which prevents future integration of tools and systems, preventing future success.

FREMONT, CA: The insurance industry is increasingly adopting digital insurance and its agenda. Digital, as a business priority, plays a critical role in digitizing systems and digital business. It creates an improved customer experience and loyalty throughout digital and traditional channels. The digital platforms also optimize operations, enhance revenue and lower costs, among many other benefits.

However, insurers also face some challenges when digitizing business. Here are four challenges they face:

No Digital Agility:

Insurance companies need to be agile and efficient to stay relevant in a fast-changing industry. Therefore, integrating digital technology that enhances efficiency, which is established across the operations and organization in the internal back-end-operations and external, customer-facing portals, will deliver an effective digital transformation.

Inoperable Systems:

One primary concern in the insurance industry is the incapability to adapt to future operating models. This prevents future integration of tools and systems, preventing future success.

It is difficult and expensive to turn off legacy systems as there are risks involved. But insurers need to develop a new plan to overcome legacy systems to remain relevant and have a successful digital business.

Difficulty Executing a Connected Ecosystem:

Insurers need to integrate digital solutions that connect users and also connect their touchpoints to allow the companies to stay relevant and competitive, providing the consistent experiences that customers want. Although combining digital and physical elements can be expensive and a difficult task, the benefits are significant.

Disruption from InsurTech:

Insurtech is gradually increasing and disrupting the industry through product development and delivery, as well as changing customer expectations of digital implementation and experiences. This has become a growing threat to the insurance sector.

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