MSIG leads next wave of robotics technology among general insurers

07 Aug 2018

Results show improvements in processing time as much as 80 percent

As part of a series of initiatives focusing on digital innovation, MSIG Insurance (“MSIG”) has introduced Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software into its process workflows. NCS Pte Ltd, a leading information communications technology service provider and subsidiary of Singtel, designed the bots using UIPath RPA software.

“Robotic Processing Automation presents an opportunity for insurers to digitise their processes further and enhance customer experience through faster turnaround times. NCS’ deep experience in implementing RPA has enabled us to roll out the initiative within a very short timeframe. We are seeing increased agility in our processes now that our employees are freed up to focus on higher value-added tasks. Our partnership with NCS has produced great results and we look forward to this ongoing collaboration,” said Ms Sharon Teo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services and Project Management Office of MSIG Insurance.

Mr Chia Wee Boon, Chief Executive Officer of NCS, said, “We are pleased to help MSIG leverage our expertise in Robotic Processing Automation to improve their customer experience with faster, more accurate processes. With the growing emphasis on business process enhancement through automation, we look forward to continuing our partnership with MSIG as they embrace innovation to transform customer engagement and be at the forefront of this changing technology landscape.”

MSIG’s two newcomers to its virtual workforce – named Zac and Velma – have helped to improve process efficiency, cutting down the time spent on travel claims registration and motor fleet policy processing by around 70% and 80% respectively. Both bots are able to eliminate error rates by 100%.

Zac processes travel claims submitted over the website, saving MSIG staff from the repetitive task of manually entering information into the system and printing out acknowledgement letters to send to claimants. Zac automates the process with immediate registration of claimant details upon online submission, and emails an acknowledgement to the claimant. This cuts down the processing time for MSIG’s travel claims registration and acknowledgement from 14 minutes to 3 minutes.

Velma enters the vehicle details of new motor fleet policies into the system. Instead of taking the average 2 minutes to key in one vehicle policy, she takes 40 seconds. She is also able to handle policy validation and cancel maid or foreign workers’ policies with expired bonds from the system when instructed. 

Following the successful implementation of Zac and Velma, MSIG and NCS have plans to extend the partnership even further with the development of more RPAs over the next 6 months. They will develop bots to improve claims registration and policy processing for other product lines, and will extend the use of bots to other department processes if they require automation. 

The investment in RPA will form part of the digital roadmap that MSIG has set out to ultimately simplify customer experience and empower its employees at work.

About MSIG Insurance 

MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (MSIG Singapore), a member of the MS&AD Insurance Group, is Singapore’s leading general insurers. With a local presence of over 100 years, MSIG Singapore offers an extensive range of insurance solutions for commercial and personal risk protection, enabling the security and safety of individuals and businesses. Wholly owned by MSIG Holdings (Asia) Pte Ltd, MSIG Singapore holds an A+/Stable financial rating by Standard & Poor’s. 

About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions. It also provides mobility, social networking, business analytics and cloud computing services.

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