Emerging Trends: Gen AI and the Future of Commercial Insurance Underwriting

May 16, 2024 By: Satyaki Ghosh

Commercial insurance underwriting is riddled with inefficiencies, with underwriters dedicating 40% of their time to non-core tasks. This translates to a potential loss of $85-$160 billion in the next five years. This growing risk landscape demands innovative solutions.

The solution lies in AI, specifically the cutting-edge power of Generative AI in insurance. This advanced technology goes beyond traditional AI, creating new datasets rather than just analyzing existing ones. It enables insurers to generate synthetic risk profiles and explore new areas of risk assessment.

This blog dives deeper into the Generative AI use cases in insurance, exploring how it can reshape the future of commercial insurance underwriting.

Gen AI in Commercial Insurance Underwriting

The global market for Generative AI was valued at $14.56 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow to $94.80 billion by 2029. Gen AI is more than just a trend; rather it represents a critical leap towards a more efficient, data-rich, and ultimately, more accurate underwriting landscape.
Here are the Gen AI trends in insurance and commercial underwriting:

Generative AI with a choice of proof of concept
According to Insurance Thought Leadership, 87% of insurance carriers and Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) reported an ever-increasing need for cutting-edge and adaptable services in the claims intake and dissemination process. To overlook the same commercial insurance underwriting is adopting a new trend: using mini-projects to test the power of Generative AI (Gen AI). These “pilot programs” allow insurers to see if claim processing using generative AI can improve how they assess risks for businesses.

Underwriters review these artificial contracts to identify risks that may be overlooked by traditional methods. The outcomes of these pilot tests are crucial for insurers to determine the suitability of Gen AI for their operations, offering a strategic approach to integrate this technology gradually. This methodical testing could pave the way for faster, more accurate risk detection and superior insurance coverage in the future.

Spotting Risks Beforehand
The integration of Generative AI for insurance into commercial underwriting is transformative, enhancing operational efficiencies but also posing significant legal challenges. Misinformation and fabrication risks arise as AI could generate inaccurate data, evidenced by an incident where a legal professional’s AI-generated legal brief included fabricated elements. This necessitates rigorous verification processes within insurance practices.

To curb these challenges, proactive insurers are engaging in clear client communication about Gen AI’s risks, updating policies to reflect these new realities, and implementing robust quality assurance protocols. Studies by McKinsey & Company also show that Gen AI models can analyze hundreds of times more data points as compared to traditional models.

Against this backdrop of traditional insurance challenges, JK Tech presents JIVA, a groundbreaking generative AI orchestrator for the insurance industry. JIVA leverages the transformative power of Generative AI for insurance to empower businesses as valuable partners in the complexities of insurance.  JIVA ingests business data from multiple sources, employing Gen AI to identify previously unseen risks specific to unique operations.

The Human-AI Partnership: Redefining the Underwriter’s Role

Generative AI in Insurance isn’t here to replace underwriters; it’s here to supercharge them. Think of AI as a powerful new tool in an underwriter’s arsenal, automating tedious tasks like data entry and freeing them to focus on complex risk assessments and strategic client consultations. This human-AI partnership opens up a future where underwriters evolve from gatekeepers to strategic risk management partners.

The future of Generative AI in insurance is bright. As AI continues to learn and evolve, we can expect even more sophisticated risk assessments, personalized insurance products, and streamlined underwriting processes. This will not only benefit businesses by ensuring they get the right coverage at a fair price but will also empower insurers to offer a more competitive and customer-centric experience.

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