In this issue of the InsurTech NY Newsletter:
Why June 1 Matters.
Every year the US Government spends more money than it takes in. To fund all of that spending, the government borrows money. Only Congress has the power to limit how much debt is taken on. Right now that limit is $31.4 Trillion. To spend more money, Congress must raise or suspend the debt limit.
Flashback to 2011, a political standoff on the debt limit brought the government within days of defaulting on its debt, resulting in a credit downgrade. At the time, the date of default was nebulous.
That year, a policy researcher at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Shai Akabas, coined the X-Date. The X-Date is the last day the US Government can meet its obligations. The day after it will default.
This time, the X-Date is projected to be June 1 by the Treasury. And, the bond market shows signs of worry. 1 Month T- Bills are trading 100 basis points higher than a week ago.
A government default could have a serious impact on insurers, which hold around 3% of the domestic debt holdings.
This situation demonstrates that the insurance industry does not exist in a bubble. We must be regularly vigilant about other adjacent industries like public service, health care, and real estate. To help you stay informed, we are hosting our next event on InsurTech Adjacencies in Palo Alto on May 16th.
Learn more and register: InsurTech Adjacencies
Investing in InsurTech Adjacencies (Bay Area – Palo Alto) – May 16 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm
– Panels Include: Health & Wellness Investment Trends, Spotting PropTech opportunity in a declining market
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The Art of Distribution (NYC) – June 8 | 4:30pm – 8:00pm
– Event Highlights: Art Exhibition, Zen & the Art of Insurance, How to Distribute to Underserved Markets (proceeds go to non-profit orgs)
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Discover a curated mix of April and May InsurTech financings, exits, partnerships, opportunities, and partner events on the East Coast.
InsurTech News and Deals
The Guarantors ($35M, CIBC Innovation Banking): P&C: Rental coverage for personal and commercial lease guarantees and security deposits.
Marble ($4.2M, Distributed Ventures): Distribution: Policy management and distribution platform integrating loyalty program with a digital wallet and policy comparison.
Novidea ($50M, Battery Ventures): AMS: End to end agency management system using cloud-native, data-driven technology to manage customer and policy data.
Israeli Wine Tasting and InsurTech (June 6)
Insurtech Insights (June 7-8)
OnRamp Insurance Conference (June 21-22)
Surplus Lines Insurance for InsurTechs Webinar (June 28)
Reuters Future of Insurance USA (June 27-28)
InsurTech Leaders Summit (Sept 20-21)
DFS Exchange – NY Department of Financial Services newly-launched engagement platform to foster the growth of responsible innovation in financial services in New York.
See more information and register via our website: www.insurtechny.com/upcoming-insurtech-conferences
Enterprise Ireland – Senior Market Advisor
TIAA – Director, FW Solutions
Verisk – Actuarial Associate
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