Property and casualty insurers, life insurers, reinsurance firms and insurance brokers
April 27, 2017

New and Disruptive Technologies Take Center Stage at Efma–Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards in London

LONDON; Apr. 27, 2017 – Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet-of-things and blockchain were prominently featured among the winners of the second annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance awards announced in London. Aimed at showcasing the best examples of insurance technology innovations in multiple categories, the awards this year attracted nearly 220 entries from nearly 150 institutions in 38 countries.
April 19, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Set to Transform Insurance Industry but Integration Challenges Remain, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Apr. 19, 2017 – Insurance executives believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will significantly transform their industry in the next three years, with insurers investing in AI to empower agents, brokers and employees to enhance the customer experience with automated personalized services, faster claims handling and individual risk-based underwriting processes, according to Accenture’s Technology Vision for Insurance 2017
March 30, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Attract Almost Half of InsurTech Funding Globally in 2016, According to Accenture Research

LONDON, NEW YORK and HONG KONG; March 30, 2017 – Artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) now account for almost half of total investment in insurance technology (insurtech) startups globally, new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows.
January 11, 2017

Seven out of 10 Consumers Globally Welcome Robo-Advice for Banking, Insurance and Retirement Services, According to Accenture

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG; Jan. 11, 2017 –Seven in 10 consumers around the world would welcome robo-advisory services – computer-generated advice and services that are independent of a human advisor – for their banking, insurance and retirement planning, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Yet, a large number of consumers still want human interaction for their more complex needs, leaving firms challenged with blending a physical presence with an advanced digital user-experience, as they look to integrate robot and human services.
December 09, 2016

Efma and Accenture Issue Call for Entries for Second Innovation in Insurance Awards

PARIS, NEW YORK and HONG KONG; Dec. 9, 2016 – Efma and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have issued a joint call for entries for the second annual Innovation in Insurance Awards, with insurance and bancassurance companies invited to submit their entries by 8 March 2017. 
December 06, 2016

Accenture’s Life Insurance & Annuity Platform Receives Highest Product Scores for Three Use Cases in Gartner’s 2016 Critical Capabilities Report

NEW YORK; Dec. 6, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has received the highest scores for three use cases in Gartner’s September 2016, Critical Capabilities for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, North America.

October 25, 2016

New Release of Accenture Life Insurance and Annuity Platform Improves Productivity for Underwriters and Case Managers

NEW YORK; Oct. 25, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has released an updated version of the Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP) New Business and Underwriting component that enhances productivity levels for underwriters and case managers through a new workbench that streamlines navigation and centralizes information.
October 17, 2016

Leading Global Insurance Company Selects Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform

NEW YORK; Oct. 17, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by one of the world’s largest insurance companies to strengthen its annuity business through the firm’s Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP) software. 

September 20, 2016

Accenture Debuts Prototype of ‘Editable’ Blockchain for Enterprise and Permissioned Systems

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG; Sept. 20, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has created a prototype of a new capability that enables blockchain technology to be edited under extraordinary circumstances to resolve human errors, accommodate legal and regulatory requirements, and address mischief and other issues, while preserving key cryptographic features. The prototype represents a significant breakthrough for enterprise uses of blockchain technology particularly in banking, insurance and capital markets. 
August 02, 2016

Accenture Completes the Sale of Majority Stake in Duck Creek Technologies to Funds Advised by Apax Partners, Creating New Insurance Technology Joint Venture

NEW YORK and LONDON; August 2, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed the sale of a majority stake in Duck Creek Technologies to funds advised by Apax Partners, a leading global private equity firm. As part of the agreement, which was originally announced on April 18, Accenture and Apax have formed a joint venture in which Apax funds hold a 60 percent stake in Duck Creek Technologies, and Accenture retains a 40 percent stake. Duck Creek will leverage new access to capital to accelerate development and expansion of property and casualty (P&C) insurance technologies.