Celent Insurance Newsletter, December 2013
From the Senior Vice President
In our October newsletter, I focused on the opportunities for telematics in China. This month, I'll travel about 11,000 miles west to switch focus to the market opportunity for microinsurance in Latin America. Such an eclectic mix; I guess that's the advantage of being a global analyst firm!
Ever since I first heard of microinsurance, I have been fascinated by it. Unencumbered by a legacy product and systems landscape, faced with consumers who are yet to be indoctrinated in the inherent complexity of the processes that we create for ourselves in developed markets, and faced with fierce cost pressures that demand simplicity, microinsurance provides a great platform to explore innovation. Propositions, distribution channels, and the supporting technologies all need to be simple, quick, and efficient. If you're a tier 1 insurer in a mature insurance market, do these requirements sound familiar?
In our latest report on microinsurance in Latin America, we explore the opportunities and practical implications of addressing this opportunity. The potential microinsurance market for Latin America is estimated at 360 million people, with Mexico and Brazil concentrating around 55% of the total. It is also a market that has been growing. In 2006 only 78 million risks were covered under microinsurance products in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, but by 2011 this number was over 500 million, Latin America representing 10% of that, and Asia having nearly 400 million risks covered. The opportunity is significant. If you're an insurer in a mature market who is wondering if microinsurance has anything to do with your business, I challenge you is to look at the market and see. We are hosting two webinars on the topic next week: one in English on December 18 and another in Spanish on December 19.
As this is my final message of 2013, I wish you all a successful end of the year and look forward to pushing out the frontiers of insurance technology in 2014. Happy holidays!
P.S. The deadline for submitting a nomination for our 2014 Model Insurer Asia Awards is this Friday, December 13. The submission deadline for our 2014 Model Insurer Awards is Tuesday, December 31.
Chart of the Month
From the Celent report Microinsurance in Latin America: Disruption in Practice
Celent Published Reports
- Innovation in Focus: The Great Telematics Experiment
- North American Policy Administration Systems 2013: Personal, Commercial, and Specialty ABCD Vendor View
- Asia-Pacific Policy Administration Systems 2013: Life, Annuities, and Health ABCD Vendor View
- North American Policy Administration Systems 2013: Life, Health, and Annuities ABCD Vendor View
- Microinsurance in Latin America: Disruption in Practice
- EMEA Policy Administration Systems 2013: Life, Annuity, Pension, and Health ABCD Vendor View
Research in Progress
- BPO Services Trends
- Emerging Technology Radar: P&C and Life
- Global IT Spending Trends and CIO Priorities
- Predictive Analytics Spectrum
- Regional PAS Software Deal Trends for North America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific
31 December 2013
Model Insurer Awards
17 January 2014
What Changes will "Digital" Bring to the Insurance Industry?
13 March 2014
Model Insurer Asia Summit
3 April 2014
Innovation & Insight Day
New York, NY
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