Insurance embarks on a journey of personalization to deliver greater value to the client
Mónica García Cristóbal
Whereas the previous strategy prioritized price, now is a time of increasing focus on hyperpersonalized service and journeys.
The following processes are therefore key:
- Comprehensively collecting interaction and transactional data, in accordance with current legislation (integrated consent management), with a consolidated view of the client.
- Designing and executing real, high-value proposals for clients that showcase the benefits of sharing data, i.e. less effort, more advantages and better service.
- Breaking down silo mentality internally (marketing, sales, clients, operations, technical area, etc.), externally (broker and agent networks, agreements, service providers, etc.) and across channels (online and offline). Having a single view of the client in all company interactions, which will be automatically managed in an organized manner.
This is the only way that we can aspire to build close and excellent relationships with our clients, meeting their needs proactively—when requested—and anticipating their future needs based on their profile and the previous times they got in touch.
Impact of technology
If we take Netflix as an example, a content platform where no two home pages are the same, the hyperpersonalization of insurance means interacting with our clients in real time. Clients need to be offered the right product at the right time and through the right channel.
To do this, the following is needed:
- Data—captured by artificial intelligence, machine learning, telematics, IoT, etc.—to know clients inside out.
- Ability to leverage this information to generate offers that may be of interest to clients.
- Omnichannel: so the journey is seamless and can switch between the various channels available, with the information being fully integrated.
In addition to this, agility, convenience, simplicity and ease of understanding, transparency, and real-time responsiveness (within a few clicks of any request) are required.
These trends undoubtedly impact the business model of insurance companies like MAPFRE, which are committed to:
- Designing value propositions for audiences with different needs;
- Personalizing the client journey through data and analytics;
- Empowering clients with greater willingness to use remote/digital channels;
- Encouraging connecting and bonding with people, beyond the insurance offered.
In a particularly complex line such as Automobiles, where there are more limitations, ways are opening up to put things into operation, introducing on/off features in insurance, pay-per-use, temporary subscriptions, etc. This is undoubtedly where data has an added value: If clients provide these data, the company can provide a personalized product; without the data, only standard products can be proposed. For the clients we know best, custom coverage and products can be created.
This journey to hyperpersonalization is even more necessary with today’s consumption habits; people only expect what they need and where they are, things that are adapted to them and their circumstances and that can be acquired quickly and easily. The most visionary and forward-looking insurers will, like MAPFRE, be able to manage and take action under those conditions.