Revolutionizing Insurance: The Power of Continuous Underwriting Part 2

Revolutionizing Insurance: The Power of Continuous Underwriting Part 2

Gone are the days of manual underwriting processes and reactive risk management. Today, the industry is embracing continuous underwriting, a paradigm shift that leverages data and automation to revolutionize risk assessment and profitability.

Rainbow CEO and co-founder Bobby Touran and Head of Underwriting Bill Deemer recently wrote a two part article on the transformative potential of continuous underwriting, leveraging data and technology to redefine risk assessment and policy management. We’ve pulled some of our favorite quotes from Part 2 of their Insurance Thought Leadership article for you here.

"Don’t listen to the naysayers; insurance has long been a hub of innovation."

In the recent article by Co-founder and CEO Bobby Touran and Head of Underwriting Bill Deemer "Promise of Continuous Underwriting (Part 2)," the evolution of underwriting has been a journey marked by innovation. From faxing hand-written applications to underwriters to the advent of electronic applications, insurance has continually adapted to meet the demands of the modern world.

"Grow the book, ignore it, watch the loss ratio creep, re-underwrite the book. Rinse and repeat."

However, traditional underwriting methods often relied on historical data and pre-policy term assessments, leaving room for inefficiencies and inaccuracies. This was particularly evident in small commercial insurance, where the set-it-and-forget-it strategy prevailed, leading to loss ratio creep and consumer dissatisfaction.

"Through continuous underwriting practices, we today possess access to data to be smarter underwriters. Through automation, we can scale to benefit more consumers."

But with continuous underwriting, the game has changed. As the article discusses, advancements in technology now allow insurers to access real-time data and insights, enabling smarter underwriting decisions and proactive risk management. From analyzing social media profiles to monitoring changes in business operations, underwriters can gain a deeper understanding of risks and adjust policies accordingly.

The benefits are manifold. Businesses can now enjoy seamless coverage adjustments based on their evolving needs, without the hassle of term-ending audits. Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) policies integrated with point of sale (POS) systems offer real-time premium adjustments, while usage-based auto insurance (UBI) policies provide tailored coverage for specific business activities.

"With the rapid development of AI, the possibilities for additional insights and predictive models will continue to increase the application effectiveness of continuous underwriting."

Continuous underwriting is not just a trend but a fundamental shift in the insurance landscape. With the rapid development of AI and predictive analytics, the possibilities for innovation are endless. By embracing continuous underwriting, insurers can enhance profitability, improve customer satisfaction, and drive industry-wide transformation.

"Continuous underwriting is here to stay–and already proving its worth."

The promise of continuous underwriting heralds a new era for insurance—one where data-driven insights and automation pave the way for smarter, more efficient risk management. As stakeholders across the industry embrace this evolution, the future of insurance looks brighter than ever before.

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