Recently, Trusted Choice’s Ryan Hanley interviewed me for an Agency Nation podcast about insurtech, disrupters, et al. To listen to the 30 minute podcast, CLICK HERE.
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Will independent agents survive the insurance technology revolution?
I’d like to believe yes.
So does Bill Wilson, our guest in this episode of Agency Nation Radio.
Bill is the founder of InsuranceCommentary.com (as well as former Vice President of Education and Research at Big “I”) and one of the all time great thought-leaders in the insurance space.
I asked Bill to join the podcast for a conversation around insurtech and in particular which companies and technologies he sees as legitimate threats to Trusted Choice independent agents and which are just a flash in the pan.
We start the conversation by dissecting a thought-provoking new post from Shefi Ben-Hutta titled, Insurtech is Not Well and the implications of her suggestions.
Additionally we touch on:
- Lemonade sculpting a story of trust while turning off Facebook Reviews.
- The rise and fall of mobile first insurance platforms.
- The lack of insurance business expertise in insurtech.
…and so much more.
So here’s what you do next:
- Make sure you subscribe to Bill’s blog at InsuranceCommentary.com.
- Connect with Bill Wilson on LinkedIn.
- Connect with Shefi Ben-Hutta while you’re at it.
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Great interview! I just finished listening. Having never listened to Bill, I had the feeling that he might be a bit of a curmudgeon – certainly not the case. And he gets bonus points for self-awareness.
You’re kind, Tom. As I said in the interview, I try not to come across as a technophobe or as the old guy in the insurance neighborhood yelling at the disrupter kids to get out of his yard. For me, this industry is all about protecting individuals, families, and organizations from serious or catastrophic financial loss. Everything else, including the “customer buying experience” is secondary. We have to educate the public in this respect. There’s no way some of these so-called disrupters can accomplish this mission with a 1-3 minute phone app purchase of, all too often, dubious products. That’s all I’m saying.
Great article from Don Riggin: