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Top 3 AI benefits for the Health Insurance Sector

By Insurance CIO Outlook | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Artificial intelligence helps health insurance providers upgrade their insurance products and services to accelerate their insurance business and strategically compete in the global market.

FREMONT, CA: Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays an important role in transforming the insurance industry. Insurance providers take advantage of AI-based tools and applications for precise insurance operations and claim settlements. Today, with the increasing popularity of wearable devices, IoT, and smart mobile apps, insurance organizations are capable of optimizing complex insurance decisions and investigations. Intelligent tools and applications used by the insurance clients enable health insurance providers to access the valuable information of their customers’ health and offer customized insurance policies. In recent years, AI-based healthcare tools and applications have rapidly optimized and increased the efficiency of health insurance organizations across the globe.

1. Personalized Insurance Policies 

Smart wearables like fitness bands, home assistants, smartwatches, etc. are becoming an integral part of the modern lifestyle. By accessing valuable customers’ health information, smart devices allow insurers to understand user preferences better. The generated data help insurers tailor personalized insurance products and services while developing long-term customer relationships. The data benefits from smart wearables allow the insurance providers to transition the insured from “highly under mortality risk” to “healthy,” based on their health conditions in order to enable premium policy offerings according to the real-time health records. 

2. Fraud Detections

Health insurance providers use AI-based fraud detection techniques for accurate medical claims. AI technology boosts claims management processes by making it faster, better, and precise. Tech-savvy insurers utilize AI-based tools in various stages of insurance processes, where smart analysis of data can identify anonymous medical claims or tempered medical documents.  AI allows insurers to implement smart features like facilitating real-time Q&A service, pre-accessing claims while automating the damage evaluation process, automating fraud detection, predicting patterns of claim volume, and augmenting loss analysis in the customer interfaces. AI-powered chatbots and customer interfaces can perform smart reviews of the medical claims and verify policy details through the fraud detection algorithms and smart analysis before the payment procedure for claim settlements. AI-based automated claim processing systems help insurers avoid fraudulent medical claims, human errors in claim processes, and resultant inaccuracies in claim reports.

3. Smart Underwriting

AI helps insurance organizations execute dynamic, intelligent underwriting algorithms in their existing claim management processes. As the initial underwriting processes for insurance are tedious and complicated, implementing artificial intelligence can help insurance professionals develop personalized sales tactics, and tackle the growing competition level of the market. AI’s abilities to rope in customer data, and create insurance portfolios with customer preferences and relevant insurance products, ease the improvisation of underwriting processes for insurance companies.

Significant benefits of artificial intelligence in the health insurance sector bring revolutionary changes in the traditional insurance operations. From greater data accuracy, more in-depth customization to strategic fraud detection, AI-based solutions offer all-around insurance operation services to modern insurance companies. The steady adoption of artificial intelligence by insurance organizations proves to accelerate their existing insurance business strategies and increase their products and services sales rate. The constant introductions of smart insurance products, personalized insurance policies, streamlined insurance operations, and more show the level of positive AI domination in the health insurance sector.

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