Author Archives: khittel

The Sandpiper — and the Insurance Industry

Sandpipers are tiny, somewhat top-heavy birds that, per Wikipedia, “eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil.”  The shorebird variety… Continue reading

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Nobody Knows Anything

“Nobody knows anything,” William Goldman famously said of Hollywood. I think the same is true of Baseball: Nobody knows anything. Hit it up the middle. Hit it on the ground. Hit it in the air. Hit it where they ain’t. … Continue reading

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Lemonade, Inc.: Part Deux

Well, it’s not everyday you publish a Blog post about a relatively new company within the insurance industry, and a couple days later … Continue reading

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Lemonade Inc.: Hype, Trust, Transparency, Mutuality

I’ve been excited by the advent of #Lemonade Inc. since I first heard about it early last year. If you’ve had any experience in the insurance biz over the past few years, when insurtech became a thing — or over … Continue reading

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New York Life and Slave Insurance

So… I was lunching with a friend the other other day when he asked me — knowing I had spent some 25 of my life working at New York Life Insurance Company Continue reading

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