Post Accident Experience
The new service was developed with the help of CCC Information Services
and serves up emergency services and checklists, guided accident documentation and digital insurance claims and repair services to keep drivers safe, informed and in control after a collision. After drivers contact Volvo Customer Care and confirm they are uninjured and do not need emergency services, a link is texted to their smartphone, which opens a web-based application that takes drivers through important steps following an accident. Volvo Car Accident Advisor will prompt drivers to capture facts and photos of the accident scene, offer them the option to digitally notify their insurer and to search for collision repair shops, helping to speed claims handling, reduce repair-cycle time, and better manage the overall post-collision process. Bottom Line: Claim Di
comes to mind.
(think: 300m customers globally
) has announced
it’s working with Staples to provide customers who purchase Staples Protection & Tech Help Plan
with tech help on their personal, smart home and home office technology.
“As we continue to expand Staples’ assortment of personal, smart home and home office tech options for our customers, it’s only natural that questions come up regarding how to get the devices setup and working together, how to optimize them to work more smoothly, and ‘Who do I go to when I need more help?’. Our new Staples Protection and Tech Help plans powered by Asurion provide the solution to all these questions in one place, helping our customers to be more productive and connected through their technology.” – Staples Chief Merchandising Officer Peter Scala. Bottom Line: Walmart is to Allstate
, as Staples is to Asurion.
U Complete Me
Malaysian telecommunications company U Mobile has signed a collaboration
agreement with Chubb Insurance Malaysia
, to offer a range of general insurance products to both U Mobile and non-U Mobile customers.
The partnership – set to begin during the third quarter of 2019 – will make Chubb’s micro personal accident insurance as well as a range of travel and motor insurance products available via U Mobile’s soon to be launched e-wallet service GoPayz, allowing users to receive quotes, purchase and manage their policies through the GoPayz app and website. Bottom Line: U Mobile has a 14% market share and ~6m subscribers.
, a mobility platform and a Baloise
subsidiary, has launched
a new ‘mobility insurance’ product which offers pay-per-mile car insurance.
Customers start the process online to later plug in the OBD2 dongle into their vehicles. The Mobly app provides a detailed overview of the number of miles driven and customers receive an invoice based on the actual number of miles. The policy also offers customers coverage for physical injuries while using other modes of transportation. Mobly was launched in 2017 by Baloise to offer a range of mobility services. Additional services include on-demand breakdown assistance and free car assessment reports to determine the market value of cars. So far, car reports helped thousands of people when purchasing or selling a car in the past year, and more than 30k Belgians use the breakdown assistance app.
, “the private social network for your neighborhood,” has announced
$123m in funding led by Riverwood Capital, with participation from existing investors Benchmark, Tiger Global Management and Kleiner Perkins, and new participation from a large global asset manager.
“Around the world, there is a universal yearning for the connectedness of proximity. Neighbors everywhere still love and care about belonging and contributing to a tangible, real place as evidenced by Nextdoor’s continued growth and expansion throughout the US, Europe and Australia.” – Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar.
// London-based Halo plans to operate in the same space. Keyword: Plans.
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