Do We Deserve A Boo!?

It’s easy to think we’re doing everything right when we stay in the safety of our nest.

Sometimes we need to speak to the “other side” to see what is actually going on.

Or maybe we need somebody to boo us so that we take a step back.

We may not get all the warm & fuzzies when we announce we’ve spent our insurance lives in Claims.

It seems strange to me, because the focus of the organizations I’ve worked for have put a major emphasis on the experience of Claims customers. But I do know that’s not always the case.

After spending time with agents at the Hawksoft User Group Conference and IIANC’s InsurEXPO19, I share a couple of thoughts on this topic in this episode of The Insurance Nerdery.

Let’s HUG it up!

User group conferences are a great resource to better understand tips, tricks and best practices of a product.

However, there is so much more to these gatherings.

At this year’s Hawksoft User Group (HUG) Conference in Las Vegas, we could see this first hand. 

Hawksoft President & CEO Paul Hawkins was in attendence.  But he wasn’t just there.  He was involved from beginning to end. 

And the really amazing thing… 

Tips and tricks weren’t Paul’s sole focus.  He focused on the community around Hawksoft. 

And speaking of community, I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel at the conference on the topic of community.  The panel included rockstars Chris Paradiso, Patty Lares, Claudia McClain, and Nick Corrao.

We chat about HUG’s example of community in this episode of The Insurance Nerdery.

What is NPS?

In insurance, we throw around a lot of terms and acronyms.  It’s no different when we start digging into Customer Experience.

Unfortunately, dropping ACV or IBNR on someone may leave them with a glossed over look. 

Worse yet, they may not feel comfortable enough to ask the question:

“What does that mean?”

I know I’m an offender, especially when speaking about NPS or Net Promoter Score. 

You might know it’s a CX…see, just did it again!  You might know it’s a Customer Experience metric that is currently seen as the gold standard.

But what is it, how does it work, where does it come from?

We dive into those questions in this episode of The Insurance Nerdery.

Who is the Customer?

 

Customer Service, Customer Care, Customer Experience.

We all talk about these topics on a regular basis.  So answering the question of “Who is the Customer?” should be easy, right?

The obvious answer would be an insured.  A policy holder.

Alright, I’ll give you that.

But Claims folks deal with a number of different people on any given claim.  Is the insured the only person that is our customer? 

In this episode of The Insurance Nerdery, I challenge you Claims Pros. Because you know me, I don’t want to stop at the easy answer. 

Let’s level up our Claims Customer Experience!

Does More Money Equal a Better CX?

 

Spoiler Alert:  I don’t think paying more money on a Claim ensures a great experience.

After appearing on a podcast with my good friend Joey Giangola, another friend in the industry asked me where was my line for paying more money to ensure a great customer experience.

If we think cash is the only difference, we are definitely selling our Claims folks and our Customers short.

We jump into this discussion in this episode of The Insurance Nerdery.