Sean Cunningham

Sean is a Senior Research Associate for P&C Monitor at Corporate Insight.


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P&C Mobile Trends, Highlights and Innovations – Q4 2016

January 20, 2017 by
P&C firms continued to embrace mobile technology through the end of 2016, with changes spanning from minor tweaks, such as updated profile sections, to one firm’s addition of full-fledged in-app ridesharing functionalities. During 2016’s final quarter, GEICO implemented one of the year’s most noteworthy mobile innovations when it integrated Lyft into its mobile app. While […]

P&C Mobile Trends, Highlights and Innovations – Q3 2016

November 10, 2016 by
In the third quarter of 2016, P&C firms embraced new technology and continued to adapt to new mobile features, with both Allstate and GEICO adding 3D Touch access for applicable devices. This quarter, however, the most innovative use of mobile technology came from Liberty Mutual and its subsidiary firm Safeco as they became the first […]

Pokémon GO Brings Fear—and Potential Opportunity—to Auto Insurance Industry

August 02, 2016 by
Whether it’s the nostalgia, the new technology or the need to “catch ‘em all,” Pokémon GO has taken the nation by storm. While the augmented reality game’s explosion has been a tremendous business success, the obsession of its user base has led to a number of safety concerns that are impacting the insurance industry in very real ways.

P&C Mobile Trends, Highlights and Innovations – Q2 2016

July 19, 2016 by
Rather than revamp or overhaul their mobile apps in Q2 2016, firms are using the time to fine tune their clients’ user experience. Continuing the trend of advancing their mobile device technology, Allstate, Nationwide and Progressive implemented Touch ID login, while Liberty Mutual added 3D Touch access for applicable devices.

P&C Mobile Trends, Highlights and Innovations

April 07, 2016 by
Mobile technology in the P&C insurance industry grows in importance as more and more clients expect to handle all their financials through their smartphones, which created the opportunity for us to introduce the Quarterly P&C Mobile Trends, Highlights and Innovation blog series. For firms, coming up with new ways to improve the customer experience on […]

Google Compare Fails at Initial Attempt to Break into Auto Industry

March 01, 2016 by
Google announced that it suspended its Google Compare service, all but admitting defeat in its efforts to enter the auto insurance market. Google has seemingly succeeded at everything it has done, but its attempt to enter the auto insurance market has failed (for the moment) due to the firm neglecting the importance of independent agents […]

Esurance Courts Occasional Drivers with Innovative Pay Per Mile Program

October 22, 2015 by
Esurance is introducing a potentially revolutionary way for clients to buy insurance with Esurance Pay Per Mile. This mileage-based insurance offering is now available in Oregon and could expand nationwide if it proves successful. The logic behind the Pay Per Mile plan is both simple and sensible: customers who walk or bike to work but […]

When a Life Hack Gets Hacked: Telematics Cyber Threats Raise Security Questions for Auto Insurers

August 10, 2015 by
With innovation comes excitement but also new dangers. That is the case currently with telematics, a technology that has revolutionized the auto insurance industry in recent years. Telematics tracks the movements and speeds of cars, but was recently used by cybersecurity researchers to turn off a Jeep Cherokee’s engine as it drove. This is a […]

Firearm Legislation Attempts to Mimic the Auto-Insurance Model

July 13, 2015 by
Lawmakers introduced a new bill to the House of Representatives in May, which has the potential to radically alter firearm safety by mimicking the auto-insurance model. The legislation, which would hold gun owners accountable for their actions, is an effort to reduce violence and gun accidents. New York Representative Carolyn Maloney introduced the potential legislation, […]

On Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling, Esurance Was Just Ahead of the Curve

July 07, 2015 by
On June 26, the United States Supreme Court determined that same-sex marriage was lawful throughout the country regardless of former state laws. This was a monumental announcement for civil rights and equality in America, and the reverberations will be felt through many veins of society, even in the auto insurance industry.