Vote now in the 2019 Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards

Efma feature

06 May 2019

Voting is open online from 6 until 17 May here: winners will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam on 24 June.

Efma members and non-members from financial institutions have from 6 until 17 May 2019 to vote for the winners of the fourth annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards.

The Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance program is a joint initiative that aims to reward the most innovative distribution and marketing projects developed by insurance companies across five continents.

“We created a place where the whole insurance ecosystem is able to showcase their innovations,” said Yasmine Zeggane, Efma’s Deputy Head of Strategic Partnerships and project leader for the awards initiative.

"We can see that insurers have now entirely digitized their processes from underwriting to claims management and that they are now exploring new business models and building ecosystems to offer new services to their customers and becoming an everyday partner in their life," said Boris Plantier, Efma’s Strategic Content Manager.

This year, Efma received 395 innovations from 287 institutions in 54 countries, a new record of submissions. An expert panel have selected nominees for awards in seven different categories. Both Efma members and non-members can vote for the winners in each of the seven categories by visiting and selecting their top three innovations per category.

Nominees include:

Workforce Transformation
· Allianz (France) – Digital Sales Academy
· Australian Mutual Provident (Australia) – AMP Mental Health Awareness Program
· AXA Winterthur (Switzerland) – AI Driven Workforce Transformation
· BNP Paribas Cardif (France) – PostDrive
· KBC Verzekeringen (Belgium) – EVA, unlocking expertise, anytime, anywhere, instantly
· MAPFRE (Spain) – MAPFRE innova
· PZU (Poland) – Robotic Process Automation for PZU Group employees & customers
· Safeco Insurance (USA) – VR Gold Service Tour
· Zurich Global Corporate (Switzerland) – Make the Difference

Customer Experience 
· Europ Assistance Italia (Italy) – MyClinic
· Discovery (South Africa) – Affinity Matching
· Generali Welion (Italy) – SkinVision, Detect your skin cancer
· MAPFRE (Spain) – Savia, the new digital health platform by MAPFRE
· MassMutual Financial Group (USA) – Society of Grownups (SoG)
· Metlife (USA) – Vitana
· Nippon Life Insurance Company (Japan) – TASKALL, fusion of face-to-face channel & AI
· Tryg (Denmark) – Undo Insurance, a 100% app-based insurance company
· Zurich España (Spain) – Azul

· Atidot (Israel) – Atidot
· CCS (Netherlands) – CCS Marketplace
· HedgeSPA (Singapore) – HedgeSPA, sophisticated predictive analytics for hedge funds & institutions
· Lydia (France) – instant mobile insurance
· Pineapple (South Africa) – Pineapple
· Shift Technology (France) – Claims automation
· Tapoly (UK) – Tapoly
· Wellth (USA) – ‘Safe Driver Discount’ for life insurance
· Wellthie (USA) – Wellthie’s National Small Business Health Insurance Marketplace

Core Insurance Transformation
· Aviva (Poland) – Automated Claims Resolution Platform
· AXA Insurance Hong Kong (Hong Kong) –Using AI to detect fraud & improve profitability
· FNB Life (South Africa) – Predictive Mortality Model
· Kyobo Life Insurance Company (Korea) – “BARO”, the world’s first AI underwriter
· Luko (France) – Luko Home Insurance
· Manulife Financial (China) –
· PZU (Poland) – Self Service Portal for PZU Group customers
· RGA - Reinsurance Group of America (USA) – APEXA
· Suramericana (Colombia) – SURA Masivos, Digital Broker Platform to innovate Bancassurance

Connected Insurance and Ecosystems
· American International Group (Singapore) – AIG On the Go
· Allianz (France) – Multi-distribution Gateway
· AXA Germany (Germany) – LightGuard connect
· Generali China Life Insurance Co., Ltd (China) – Pocket Insurance, iGCL
· Green Delta Insurance (Bangladesh) – Weather Index-based Agriculture Insurance
· The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (Hong Kong) – Motor Insurance DLT-based Authentication System (MIDAS)
· mecubro (Argentina) – mecubro
· Quick Sigorta (Turkey) – QWorld, Our Digital Ecosystem
· Verti Seguros (Spain) – MAPFRE Verti Driver

Product and Service Innovation 
· Armour Insurance (Canada) –
· Aviva (France) – OnMyWay
· AXA Assistance Italy (Italy) – BeLive – Cancer Genoma Profiling
· AXA Partners (France) – PLEEZ – AXA Partners Digital Personal Assistant
· bind (USA) – Bind On-Demand Health Insurance
· Discovery (South Africa) – MedTech Booster Benefit
· Max Bupa (India) – AnyTimeHealth
· NTUC Income (Singapore) – Droplet
· Zurich España (Spain) – Klinc by Zurich

Global Innovator
· Aviva (UK)
· Discovery (South Africa)
· Generali JenIoT (Italy)
· MAPFRE (Spain)
· Metlife (USA)
· PZU (Poland)
· Zurich (Switzerland)
· Suramericana (Colombia)

The winners of each category will be revealed during the Innovation in Insurance Awards ceremony, which will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 24 June 2019.

For the Product and Service Innovation category, online voters and jury members will shortlist six innovations out of the nine nominated ones. The six shortlisted innovators will present their innovations to the audience at the Innovation in Insurance Awards ceremony. The audience will then cast their votes and the winner will be announced on-stage.

For the Global Innovator category, the Awards Jury will select the winner from the nine nominees identified by the Awards Committee.

Keywords : Insurance Products & Services , Innovation

Geography : International