A 2014 Oxford University study concluded that jobs in the “service” and “sales and related” categories have high probability (greater than .7) of computerization (computerization is job automation by means of computer-controlled equipment). According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, the underwriting profession is vulnerable to having at least 35% of its tasks automated. Now, before you dust off your resume, let’s think about this a little further.
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Pyramid Solutions is excited to attend and sponsor the Association of Home Office Underwriters (AHOU) 16th Annual Conference: Appetite for Disruption.
Recent advances in cognitive technology make life insurance underwriters more effective at assessing policy applications. This technology allows life carriers to extract key data from documents, process it into relevant information, and present it back to Underwriters – all within the context of their normal application review process. Anecdotal evidence indicates that this can increase the productivity of underwriters by 30% when assessing complicated applications.
Mystification is typically not a word that I like to associate with a process – especially if the process involves my money. Unfortunately, “mystification” best-fits my mortgage experience. I started the journey towards my dream home with what looked like a path of gold stones in front of me. I would take a step and stumble backward disappointed because I realized it was fool’s gold. I constantly had to ask my Loan Officer the same four questions over and over…
In Part One of my epic mortgage experience, you got a small glimpse of my tendencies and personality. I clearly was frustrated with the amount of time wasted in the first few days of the process, but that frustration doesn’t compare to how irritating the next steps were.