More than 27 percent of the top 100 life insurance companies offer producers smartphone or tablet-based applications, according to a new report.
Celent, a unit of Oliver Wyman, discloses this finding in “Mobile Technology for the Life Insurance Producer: Is Agent Mobile Technology on the Move Yet.” The report examines the availability of producer-related apps in the Apple App store, the Android Marketplace and other app purchasing sites. The report’s authors additionally visited insurers’ web sites and researched the business and technology press for articles and news of mobile apps targeted to life insurance professionals.
Of the minority of life insurers that offer producer-focused apps, the report finds that transactional apps constitute the largest share, marketing apps and informational apps making up the balance. The study adds that 32 percent of the top 100 life insurers offer individual policyholder apps.