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Impact of Software for Insurance Brokers
Aditya Kathpalia
Aditya Kathpalia Posted on Apr 26, 2024   |  4 Min Read

The insurance industry has been well-known for its loyalty to paper. However, being tethered to traditional pen-and-paper methods, especially for customer onboarding, policy and claims-related processes, significantly impacts productivity, accuracy, and the customer experience. For instance, when customers decide to buy a new policy, they are required to fill out and submit seemingly endless paperwork, which is often time-consuming and frustrating. On the other hand, the insurance businesses have to collect, manage, and verify the information collected from the customer and then manually enter the details from those documents to a different system to get it processed on time. As such, the process of collecting data from paperwork and then extracting relevant information from it can be long, tedious, and prone to human errors.

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To overcome these challenges, insurers must hop on the paperless trend and replace manual, paper-heavy processes with AI-powered true automation. Let’s explore how AI-powered insurance policy administration systems can help insurers digitize data collection and paperwork to enhance the policyholder experience.

How AI-Powered Insurance Systems Elevate Policyholder’s Experience?

Here are the key areas where AI-driven insurance policy management solutions are transforming, optimizing, and improving the policyholder experience:

1. Seamless Customer Onboarding

In order to survive and thrive in the hyper-competitive market, insurers must build lasting relationships with customers. Onboarding offers a golden chance to cement relationships with policyholders and inculcate loyalty, right from day one. However, the typical insurance onboarding process can go on for weeks or even months, with the average onboarding time being 23 days. As such, by optimizing the onboarding process, insurance businesses can improve the overall customer experience by 43%. By moving away from paper-heavy workflows, streamlining form-filling, leveraging Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to extract information from paper-based documents including handwritten notes and offering self-service options, insurance businesses can enhance the onboarding experience. Insurance policy management solutions powered by AI can digitize documentation, ensure seamless communication, and offer unmatched accuracy, thereby boosting policyholder satisfaction.

2. Automated Data Processing

When it comes to policy administration, insurance businesses typically rely on employees for verifying documents. This process calls for the customers having to submit forms and supporting documents, either in the physical or digital format. Thereafter, the employees consolidate and verify them. However, due to the human-heavy nature of the work, mistakes can creep in. With AI-powered insurance policy administration systems, insurers can significantly cut down the time and energy required to manage paperwork. OCR technologies – a subset of AI – can be employed for automating data extraction from the document. Similarly, AI-powered intelligent document processing (IDP) leverages the extracted information for usage in subsequent systems. This not only enhances accuracy but also speeds up policy processes and frees up the human resources to take on more valuable or complex tasks.

3. Advanced Data Analytics

Insurance policy software not only extracts and captures information from documents, emails, and other sources, but it also analyzes the data. Machine Learning algorithms can be used for assessing the risk factors and underwriting criteria. The assessments done by insurance policy administration systems speed up the process and enable underwriters to set premiums more accurately while eliminating bias. Accurate customer risk profile assessment demonstrates fair pricing for everyone, resulting in improved customer satisfaction. Underwriters can also use the assessments to offer personalized premiums.

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4. Paperless Communication Powered by Gen AI

Another significant advantage of leveraging an AI-powered insurance policy administration system rests in the access to omnichannel digital communication. Insurers can make themselves increasingly accessible by facilitating channels of seamless communication and interaction. Apart from enhancing the customer experience through accessibility. Generative AI (Gen AI) – powered chatbots and virtual assistants improve the quality of service through round-the-clock availability, information accuracy, and increased transparency. Whether policyholders wish to cross-verify their policy details or seek assistance while raising claims, they can bank on the convenience of intuitive chatbots and virtual assistants. This will cultivate greater trust and nurture stronger relationships.

5. Efficient Claims Processing

Traditionally, insurance companies had separate, disconnected departments for handling claims. Once the customer filed a claim, the employee would look for the policy and then assess the details of the claim. If the accident or loss was covered in the policy, the claims adjustor would then decide whether to approve the claim or not. However, with AI-powered corporate policy management software, insurers can streamline the end-to-end claims process. Machine Learning algorithms can be used for evaluating damage or loss from images. This eliminates the need for endless paperwork and also fast-tracks claims settlements. This kind of efficiency improves customer satisfaction and instills trust in the insurance company.

6. Proactive Fraud Detection

AI-powered insurance policy management systems improve risk mitigation strategies through proactive fraud detection and prevention. To start with, these systems can analyze large volumes of historical data in real-time using advanced analytics techniques to identify high-risk customers and policyholders. Such a cross-functional data analysis allows it to run multiple scenarios and factor in several variables that can influence risk. Machine Learning (ML) algorithms can be used to monitor policyholder behavior and even identify abnormal activities that may be indicative of fraudulent transactions. Suspicious patterns and unusual claims activities within huge volumes of claims documents can be unearthed using Natural language processing (NLP) techniques as well. As a result, insurers can neutralize threats almost instantly. Such a three-fold risk assessment minimizes the possibility of claims fraud, while also correcting it in case of an event.


Mastering the policyholders’ experience demands the adoption of a holistic approach that integrates advanced tech, customer-focused strategies, and a culture of continuous improvement. By strategically implementing the best policy management software for the business, insurers can reduce cumbersome paperwork and create positive customer experience – setting the stage for a successful long-lasting relationship.

Case in Focus

A leading Dominican general insurer lacked a core, connected, and centralized insurance management system. This led to significant waste of resources, time, and revenue, and it also impacted the customer experience. To overcome this issue, we implemented a tiered, web-based insurance management platform. As a result, the insurer brought all the core insurance business processes together, improved flexibility, reduced errors, and enhanced customer experience. To know more, refer to the complete case study.

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