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The Experience is the Product

Matthew Josefowicz

I had a chance to present on customer experience in insurance recently at the Insurance Performance Association. It was an interesting event featuring several engaging speakers from outside the industry as well as business leaders and consultants from within.

My presentation focused on the role of technology in supporting customer experience, especially in a technology-transformed world where customer expectations are set by other, more advanced industries like banking and online retail. This is an important are of research for us at Novarica: our report on Insurer Digital Capabilities focused heavily on customer and stakeholder experience, and one of our recent Research Partner Program reports focused on this topic, especially related to ECM.

But even more important than deploying technology-enabled capabilities effectively is the incorporation of experience into the insurance product itself. As the slide below from my presentation illustrates, the overall experience of feeling covered is what insureds are buying, not just risk transfer.
(R)Evolution in Customer Experience in Insurance

Rather than start from a coverage and price, insurers may want to start with the customer’s need.

This is also the topic of our latest “Novarica Quick Quote” slideshare.

Novarica Quick Quote – Customer Experience in Insurance from novarica
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About Matthew Josefowicz

Matthew Josefowicz is the President and CEO of Novarica. He is an expert on insurance and financial services technology, with two decades of experience advising CIOs on IT strategy and solutions. He has written more than 100 reports on insurance technology issues and is the lead moderator of the Novarica Insurance Technology Research Council. Prior to launching Novarica in 2007, he founded and led the global insurance group at analyst firm Celent and worked at D. E. Shaw & Co., LP. He holds a BA magna cum laude in Classics from Brown University. He can be reached directly at