FWD Group Adopts Shift’s FORCE to Improve Claims Assessment

The Singapore-based pan-Asian insurer seeks to accelerate claims processing time in order to improve customer experience.

(Image source: FWD Group homepage.)

FWD Group, a Singapore-based pan-Asian insurer with the stated vision of changing the way people feel about insurance, has adopted Shift Technology’s FORCE fraud detection solution. The  multiline insurer backed by investment firm Pacific Century Group (Hong Kong) will be the first Southeast Asian  company to adopt Shift’s FORCE for health insurance. FORCE uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze multiple data sources and thereby improve insurers’ claims assessment capabilities by eliminating possible waste and fraudulent claims.

Abhishek Bhatia, CEO Singapore, FWD Group.

“At FWD, we’re committed to leveraging digital technology to make insurance simple, reliable and direct for our customers, and our collaboration with Shift Technology is a strong demonstration of our customer-led approach,” comments Abhishek Bhatia, FWD’s Singapore CEO. “Working with Shift also gives us greater confidence in applying straight through processing to a larger number of claims, helping to shorten turnaround time for claim payment and ultimately improve the customer experience.”

Shift describes Force as using advanced AI and data science to detect potentially fraudulent claims and apply a dynamically generated fraud score for each claim that indicates how suspicious a claim is, contributing factors, and how the claim could be investigated. By applying this score to the company’s claims, Force helps FWD eliminate the issue of fraud, waste and abuse as it relates to straight through processing, ensuring genuine claimants are paid quickly and accurately, the vendor says.

Phenomenal Customer Experience

“One of the biggest challenges to straight through processing is being able to know, with certainty, that a claim is meritorious,” comments Jérémy Jawish, CEO and co-founder, Shift Technology. “Our approach to AI-driven fraud detection gives our partners, such as FWD, the ‘go ahead’ to implement their business strategies with confidence and ultimately deliver a phenomenal customer experience.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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