2012 Insurance Trends: Catastrophe Models, Startups, Premium Growth, Actuaries, New Investions, Analytics, Municipalities and Social Networking. By Claude Penland, Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society www.ClaudePenland.com
Catastrophe Models • Karen Clark & Co. Has More to say about Risk Management Solutions’ models • EQECAT Offers Catastrophe Report Alerts
Startup Companies • Bloom Health is a Startup that Works like a 401(k) for Health Insurance
Premium Growth • Gulf Cooperation Council Regional Insurance Premiums to Hit $20 Billion in 2012 • The Russian Insurance Industry is Growing Impressively
Actuaries • Do You Love Math? Be An Actuary!
New Inventions • National Disability Insurance Scheme Considered in Australia • Insurance Companies Look to Fight Organized Fraud • India to Allow Health Insurance Portability
Analytics • Embedding Analytics into the Insurance Claims Process • Improving Commercial Casualty Claims Handling with Predictive Analytics • Predictive Modeling for Life, Health and Casualty Actuaries
US Municipalities Running Out of Money • Could US Municipal Bond Defaults be Close to $100 Billion?
Social Networking • 111 Twitter Feeds for Insurance Professionals • LinkedIn Social Networking for Insurance Professionals