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How Digitalization Optimizes Insurance Documentation?

By Insurance CIO Outlook | Thursday, December 12, 2019

Digitalization is the most viable alternative to break free from the complexities involved in paper-based insurance operations. 

FREMONT, CA: Documentation is an integral aspect of insurance. However, companies of all dimensions struggle when it comes to document management in the insurance sector. Processing hundreds of thousands of paper documents consisting of policies, applications, declarations, endorsements, and reinstatements can be challenging. Simple word processors and manual processes cannot match the complexities involved with the insurance documents. Being a data-driven industry, digitalization offers a window to the insurance firms to address the above challenge.  

The digitalization of insurance processes will enable the insurers to process the insurance documents more carefully. Apart from streamlining the internal processes, insurance firms are also required to provide an immediate response to the customers. Document management will be vital when it comes to offering accurate and timely responses to customers. Alternatively, a failure to provide a clear response to the customers can result in loss of productivity and even customers. Digitalization can assist insurance firms in managing the vast array of insurance documents effectively.    

Ad-Hoc document storage and management system can not only impact the efficiency of workflow but also compromise the data security and may even lead to unauthorized usage of data. Instead, a centralized repository can be used with clear rights of data access to the various user groups that can save time, boost productivity, and aid in retaining customers. Further, digitalization will also enable the firms to proactively notify the customers in case of policy renewals and any other updates.   

Loss of documents is another complication that is associated with the physical handling and storage of insurance documents. Moreover, a significant amount of time and effort is wasted while searching for the lost documents. Alternatively, digital storage of the insurance documents will eliminate any possibility of document loss provided the documents are indexed properly and are subjected back-up on a regular basis.    

As mentioned earlier, centralized management of the documents will enable the users across the departments to access files and records without the loss of time seeking authorizations from various departments and managers. Further, digital handling of files can also minimize human errors resulting from misplaced files, incorrect labels, and others.

Digitalization is the future of insurance document management. Firms that are quick to incorporate the digital alternative can move towards fruition essentially.

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