What Innovative Approaches to Analyzing Insurance Data Yield Unexpected Insights?

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    What's one innovative approach you've taken to analyze insurance data that provided unexpected insights?

    In the quest for groundbreaking insights within the insurance industry, we've gathered unique perspectives from top executives, including a Chief Data and Analytics Officer and a CEO. They share one innovative approach they've taken to analyze insurance data, from analyzing commercial auto policy data to leveraging geo-specific pricing data. Discover the four inventive strategies that these industry leaders have employed to uncover unexpected insights.

    • Analyze Commercial Auto Policy Data
    • Utilize Predictive Analytics Models
    • Group Policies into Predictive Portfolios
    • Leverage Geo-Specific Pricing Data

    Analyze Commercial Auto Policy Data

    While working at an insurance carrier, my team once searched commercial vehicle data to filter by elite car makes and models. We hadn't expected to find much and were surprised to discover that there were a number of commercial auto policies with elite luxury vehicles on them. From there, my team looked at the associated driver data and found a few policies where young drivers had been added to the commercial auto policy, usually with the same last name as the business owner. We were able to put our findings into a report for the commercial auto underwriting team so they could review them further and decide whether to take any action with their customers.

    Meghan Anzelc, Ph.D.
    Meghan Anzelc, Ph.D.Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Three Arc Advisory

    Utilize Predictive Analytics Models

    We innovatively analyzed insurance data for a client by integrating predictive analytics models. These models uncovered unexpected patterns, particularly in the correlation between lifestyle changes and insurance needs. Armed with this insight, we adjusted marketing strategies to proactively target individuals undergoing such changes, leading to a significant increase in policy uptake within this demographic.

    This application of predictive analytics not only provided unexpected insights but also demonstrated its value in anticipating customer needs. The refined marketing approach showcased the potential of leveraging advanced data analysis to optimize outcomes for our clients in the insurance industry.

    Nitin Bajaj
    Nitin BajajCEO, Stratosphere

    Group Policies into Predictive Portfolios

    When analyzing insurance data, specifically to predict losses, one of the techniques that provided unexpected results was the grouping of insurance policies into portfolios. These portfolios were samples based on various characteristics, such as risk metrics, demographics, etc. Creating portfolios and then generating high-level aggregated metrics allowed for increased accuracy when trying to predict things like the loss ratio in a particular portfolio.

    Joel Reji
    Joel RejiFounder, Heimdall

    Leverage Geo-Specific Pricing Data

    At Rate Retriever, we use competitive pricing data to give consumers personalized rate estimates with geo-specific carrier results and pricing options. This has allowed us to learn which ZIP codes offer the highest opportunity for conversion for different insurance companies so that we can send them high-quality leads. The insight we glean from this is often unexpected, as a provider that has highly competitive pricing for a given profile in one ZIP code may be one of the most expensive options in another.

    Jason Wootton
    Jason WoottonCSO, Rate Retriever