“Tomorrow’s World Today provides us a great opportunity to demonstrate howinnovation, particularly in a highly-regulated and mature industry, is necessary to adaptto emerging trends and consumer needs,”
PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) April 29, 2019
Over seven million Americans work more than one job. Whether it’s for extra income or because it’s their time to pursue a passion, chances are that second job needs specialty insurance. But what do you do if you only need insurance for a few hours at a time?
This season, Tomorrow’s World Today viewers will learn about flexible policies and how they have innovated the insurance world and helped keep costs down for people working second jobs. Field reporter Jackie Long will visit Markel Insurance (NYSE - MKL) to learn more about these specialty policies as well as their partnership with Verifly, the digital insurance agent who developed an app that allows people to get insured for general liability for specific jobs. It’s a game-changer for independent contractors or people working second jobs that don’t need coverage 24/7.
“Tomorrow’s World Today provides us a great opportunity to demonstrate how innovation, particularly in a highly-regulated and mature industry, is necessary to adapt to emerging trends and consumer needs,” said Scott Whitehead, Managing Director of Markel Digital. “Partnering with Verifly, being creative throughout the product design process, and leveraging their technology allows us to deliver products far more efficiently than traditional insurance and in a way that meets today’s consumers’ expectations.”
“Ninety-five percent of small businesses have between zero and four employees, and they have been traditionally ignored by the insurance industry,” added Jay Bregman, CEO of Verifly. “We have found a way to use technology to bring the A-list carriers like Markel right to their fingertips.”
Tomorrow’s World Today, nominated for a 2019 Daytime Emmy, returns to Science Channel for season two beginning Saturday, May 4 at 8am. Viewers can tune in every Saturday and Sunday morning for five weeks and watch back-to-back new episodes.
About Tomorrow’s World Today
This cutting-edge television show travels the world in search of innovative pioneers who are creating new ways to utilize our natural and technological resources for a more sustainable lifestyle. Tomorrow’s World Today has a homebase in Pittsburgh, PA, one of the nation’s most progressive tech landscapes, home to Duolingo, the most downloaded educational app in the world, and UBER’s flagship location for autonomous transportation.
About Markel Corporation
Markel Corporation is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets. The Company’s principal business markets and underwrite specialty insurance products. In each of the company’s businesses, it seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value.
Verifly’s on-demand episodic insurance is designed to provide a more flexible alternative to expensive annual plans, with coverage by the hour, the day, the month, all the way up to a full year. With intuitive interface, transparent pricing, and comprehensive coverage options, Verifly aims to provide a straightforward insurance purchasing experience to small business owners and independent contractors everywhere.