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Understanding the advantages of self-funded health insurance plans

What is a Self-Funded plan? More and more employers are looking to move to self-funded health insurance plans. While fully insured plans certainly have some advantages, self-funding gives more control and flexibility to the... Read More

How Behavioral Data Should Impact Underwriting

At Verikai, we’re using data to transform the insurance underwriting process and ultimately provide our customers with the right tools to better analyze their clients’ risk.  When explaining Verikai to a new... Read More

The IMQ process is flawed. Here’s how alternative data is the solution.

Most underwriters can admit that individual medical questionnaires (IMQs) are neither efficient nor accurate in predicting future insurance claims. What’s wrong with IMQs? For starters, no one particularly likes them. Employees... Read More

Breaking into the field of Data Science with Jessica Yu

At Verikai, we consider our team culture a top priority, and a huge part of building an inclusive and innovative culture is the value we place on diversity. So today, we sat down with our very talented Data Scientist, Jessica Yu,... Read More

The Age of Insurtech for Insurance Brokers

Today’s world has been redefined by technology. Even when you look at a traditionally slow-moving industry like insurance, the pandemic and new enhancements in data have changed the “if it ain’t broke,... Read More

Health Insurance Challenges and Trends to Watch in 2022

The workplace has changed drastically since the arrival of COVID-19, which continues to fast-track digital transformation initiatives. As the insurance industry responds to rapidly evolving employee needs, the demand for... Read More

Employee Spotlight: 12 Questions with Jean McCauley, Senior Recruiter

In this month’s employee spotlight, we’re highlighting our expert recruiter and professional pelotoner, Jean McCauley. We sat down with Jean to discuss what she loves about working at Verikai, what she looks for in a... Read More

How Self-funding Improves Profits

With health care costs continuing to rise as we start off 2022, many employers have turned to self-funding as a solution to control their spend. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, “the percentage of... Read More

Employee Spotlight: 12 Questions with Mike Iannarone, VP of Technology

We’re back with this month’s employee spotlight, featuring Mike Iannarone, Vice President of Technology at Verikai.  With only a few months under his belt, Mike has hit the ground running. He is a talented leader who is... Read More

Employee Spotlight: 12 Questions with Ellie Newby, Marketing Manager

For today’s employee spotlight we sat down with Ellie, our one and only Marketing Manager! Ellie has been a one-woman show up until very recently, running all of our marketing efforts and looking good doing it! Let’s... Read More