Leading Belgian Insurer Ethias Selects Shift Technology
Auto, Workers Compensation and Property Lines to Benefit from AI-native Fraud Detection
PARIS & BOSTON – September 24, 2019– Shift Technology, a provider of AI-native fraud detection and claims automation solutions for the global insurance industry, today announced it has signed with Ethias, one of Belgium’s leading insurance companies. As a result of the long-term agreement, the carrier will implement Force, Shift’s fraud detection solution during a three-phased project. The first phase will cover Ethias’ auto insurance line, with workers compensation and property to follow.
“At Ethias, our mission has always been to offer our policyholders security and peace of mind through the products and the services we offer,” explained, Geert Morris, Head of Fraud and External Networks, Ethias. “Adding Shift’s industry leading fraud detection capabilities into our claims workflow supports this mission on a number of levels. We can settle meritorious claims more quickly and by identifying suspicious claims sooner and avoiding payment, we can help keep premiums lower for our customers.”
Ethias undertook an extensive evaluation process and found that Force best met the company’s fraud detection requirements. The use of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and data science to identify potentially fraudulent claims significantly minimizes false positives, a key feature for the carrier. Further, the combination of a dynamically generated fraud score for each claim indicating the level of suspicion and identifying the contributing factors behind the score was of critical importance to Ethias. Speeding investigation and resolution of questionable claims not only helps mitigate the issue of fraud but also ensures genuine claimants are paid quickly and accurately.
“The customer experience for policyholders is influenced by a variety of different factors, and at Shift, we believe that how potential fraud is identified and handled plays a role in how an insurer is perceived,” said Jeremy Jawish, CEO and co-founder, Shift Technology. “Fast, accurate fraud detection simply speeds up the claims process. Valid claims are paid more quickly, which makes the customer happy. Non-meritorious claims are rejected, helping to keep fraud from impacting premiums.”
About Shift Technology
Shift Technology delivers the only AI-native fraud detection and claims automation solutions built specifically for the global insurance industry. Our SaaS solutions identify individual and network fraud with double the accuracy of competing offerings, and provide contextual guidance to help insurers achieve faster, more accurate claim resolutions. Shift has analyzed hundreds of millions of claims to date, and was named by CB Insights to the 2018 Global AI Top 100.For more information please visit www.shift-technology.com.