The Era of Uncertainty: Insurance

How Insurers Can Turn Gathering Headwinds Into Opportunities

Executive Summary

Worsening inflation and market turmoil have compounded insurers’ struggles with high commoditization and competition. Insurtechs have seen their valuations dwindle and are now faced with sparser and costlier funding that could break them.

Key Question: What do short- and long-term challenges and opportunities mean for insurance providers?

KEY STAT: In Q1 2022, insurtech funding fell 58% quarter over quarter to $2.2 billion, the worst level since Q2 2020.

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    Table of Contents

    1. Executive Summary
    2. Market Turbulence Gives Insurers Pause, but Insurtechs Face a More Formidable Battle
    3. Short-Term Changes
    1. Long-Term Changes
    2. What Should Insurers Do?
    3. Insider Intelligence Interviews
    1. Read Next
    2. Sources
    3. Media Gallery

    Interviewed for This Report

    Kate Ardini
    John Hancock
    Interviewed April 27, 2022
    B.C. Silver
    Root Insurance
    Interviewed May 3, 2022

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