It's back to school and back to business. If you haven't had time to keep up with your insurance reading, we offer a selection of items that we've found noteworthy - from threats and fraud to emerging trends.
For years, there has been talk about the diminished role of agents as technology takes center stage in selling and servicing insurance customers. A series of recent customer satisfaction studies by J.D. Power shows the reverse: customer reliance on and appreciation of the role that agents play is actually growing.
Many car makers are introducing Level 2 autonomous features as options in new cars, but recent tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that not all these features may be ready for prime time - some of these features may put a driver at risk.
As we linger in the dog days of summer and vacation time kicks in, you may be falling behind on your news. Not to worry, we've been keeping an eye out. Here are a few items that caught our attention this week.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers predict that 75% of cars on the roads in the world will be autonomous by 2040. How is that prediction holding up? And are consumers ready for self-driving cars?