The Internet of Things and insurance are intertwining at a healthy clip, with companies across lines of business leveraging connected devices for several different initiatives. Following are some of the biggest game-changers of the year.
John Hancock Vitality
John Hancock's Vitality program uses FitBit data to help policyholders adjust their premiums by adopting healthy habits. Read more here.
American Modern's Smart Home
American Modern Insurance built a sample home outfitted with the latest smart devices to figure out how the technology affects risk and claim response. Take a look inside.
Erie Insurance & Google Glass
The P&C insurer is using Google Glass technology in the field to help its adjusters gather data. Read more.
State Farm, AmFam Give Discounts for Nest
Home insurance customers for State Farm and American Family get discounts for using Nest smart devices in their homes, like this smoke and CO detector. Get the details.
Beam Dental Insurance
The Beam smart toothbrush partnered with Renaissance Dental to launch an insurance product for group customers. Get the details.
VSP's smart glasses
Optical insurer VSP is developing its own smart glasses for select policyholders to track health impacts. More information here.
Munich Re Gets the Scoop
Munich Re America's "Mobility Domain" will focus on establishing strategic partnerships and pilot projects that will enable the company and its clients to develop risk management solutions for such areas as vehicle telematics, shared mobility, crash avoidance systems, and autonomous driving. Get the details.
Church insurer GuideOne says that smart devices are a key part of its SafeChurch program. Get the scoop from the CIO.