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Building new digital businesses in insurance

– More incumbent insurers are considering building digital businesses. Three McKinsey experts discuss what to do—and with whom.
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How insurers can reimagine G&A for the next normal

– This often-overlooked function can yield significant cost savings.
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CEO brief: The future of business building in insurance

– Insurance executives must drive a shift in business from methodical to adaptive and faster.
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Global Insurance Pools statistics and trends: An overview of life, P&C, and health insurance

– The ninth edition of McKinsey’s Global Insurance Pools database offers a detailed look at the insurance industry by region... and line of business.
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CXO perspectives: A conversation on the future of bancassurance

– The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a number of industry changes that were already in full swing. Industry leaders show how... banks and insurers can adapt to the digital shift.
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How insurers can act on the opportunity of digital ecosystems

– Professor Markus Warg, an ecosystem and platform enthusiast, discusses the role that big tech will play in insurance and the importance... of setting the rules of the game within ecosystems.
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The productivity imperative for US life and annuities carriers

– Productivity is a vital element of economic value creation. Research reveals what makes top performers different.
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Insurance 2030—The impact of AI on the future of insurance

– The industry is on the verge of a seismic, tech-driven shift. A focus on four areas can position carriers to embrace this change.
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Revolutionizing insurance: The personalized insurance engine

– Uwe Stuhldreier—an executive at HUK24, Germany’s largest fully digital direct insurer—discusses a customer-centric,... digitally enabled business model that could shape the future of insurance.

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Insurance 2030—The impact of AI on the future of insurance

– The industry is on the verge of a seismic, tech-driven shift. A focus on four areas can position carriers to embrace this change.
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The future of life insurance: Reimagining the industry for the decade ahead

– Over the past decade, life insurers have struggled with growth and profitability. By focusing on three priorities, insurers can reinvent themselves and reestablish their vital role in customers’ lives.

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McKinsey on Insurance

McKinsey Insurance leaders and other experts help you navigate the challenges of a fast-changing insurance landscape and inspire you to reimagine the insurance industry of the future.
Podcast

Building new digital businesses in insurance

– More incumbent insurers are considering building digital businesses. Three McKinsey experts discuss what to do—and with whom.
Podcast

How insurance can help combat climate change

– In the transition to a green economy, the insurance industry can play a critical role in helping stakeholders manage risk.
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Reimagine insurance: Five keys to innovation

– The pandemic could usher in a new era for the global industry, with implications for strategy and organization. McKinsey’s three regional practice leaders share insights on what the future holds.

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Product innovation: The new imperative for insurers in Asia

– Incumbent insurers in Asia find product innovation challenging. Developing products to respond to customer needs, not risks or... competitor actions, will be crucial.
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A better approach to M&A in North American insurance

– Large deals are enticing but rare—and smaller ones create more value. Programmatic deal making would help.
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Running up on runoff: Strategic options for life closed books

– Runoff policies often present profitability challenges for European life insurers. Those looking to create value from their closed... books can learn from recent market shifts.
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Moving to a user-first, omnichannel approach

– As new digital players and ecosystems converge to offer basic insurance products, carriers need to evolve their digital capabilities... and online user experiences to remain relevant and competitive.
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How insurance can help combat climate change

– In the transition to a green economy, the insurance industry can play a critical role in helping stakeholders manage risk.
Article

Africa’s insurance market is set for takeoff

– Five strategic considerations to help guide insurance companies on their journey to success in Africa.
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The growth chessboard: How leaders fuel profitable growth in insurance

– We examined the performance of 46 insurers around the globe to identify the behaviors that the outperformers share.
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Claims 2030: A talent strategy for the future of insurance claims

– Digitization is reshaping the workforce of insurance claims organizations, demanding new roles and skills. Creating a digital... talent strategy is key to leading in this new context.
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Future of insurance: Unleashing growth through new business building

– To compete with digital players, traditional insurers should consider building their own new digital businesses. Markers across... four critical areas can show if insurers are on track.
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Creating value in US insurance investing

– Despite market complexity, many opportunities exist for private equity players to create value in insurance. We studied the US... industry and offer a set of investment recommendations to guide PE firms’ decisions.
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Insurers must rethink the SME segment: Lessons from the United Kingdom

– UK small and medium-size enterprises are facing the recovery with a new set of needs. Insurers that can adapt their offerings... could seize a sterling opportunity.
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