Underwriting Small Commercial Risks in 2021: Challenges and Opportunities

Available On-Demand

Why this Webinar:

Insurers have a great opportunity today to grow their premium base by refining their product offerings for small and medium-sized businesses. But this space represents a big challenge as well: data quality is low, acquisition costs are high, and automation is lacking. The next decade will be full of new and emerging risks — such as cyber, pandemic, and supply chain — all of which will be relevant to the small business community. Insurers must devise better products to meet this demand.

Webinar Agenda Includes:

  • Cyber insurance for SMB, today and in the future.
  • Using the digital footprint of a small business to find hidden underwriting insight.
  • How much automation is possible with small commercial underwriting? What are the underwriting implications of remote working and its associated risks?.
  • Scope of SMB market opportunity in commercial lines.


  • Ben Harper Head of Corporate Sustainability at Zurich North America
  • Kara C. Owens Managing Director, Global Cyber Underwriting Executive at Markel Corporation
  • Chris Folkman Senior Director of Product Management at Guidewire Software



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