Gartner Research

Online Insurance Shopping: A User Profile

Published: 18 September 2000

ID: G0091967

Analyst(s): Rasha Elass

Summary

Consumers are increasingly using the Internet when shopping for or renewing an insurance policy. But the majority of these online shoppers use the Internet for the purpose of comparison-shopping rather than for submitting insurance applications or claims. Nonetheless, Gartner believes that online insurance shopping will become as popular as other online financial services, thus compelling insurance providers to maximize market share today. In this Perspective, Gartner identifies in detail today's auto, homeowner, life and travel online insurance shoppers.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Typical Online Insurance User — A Composite View
  • The Typical Online Insurance Usage
  • Who's Shopping for What Insurance Policy?
    • Online Auto Insurance Shoppers
    • Online Homeowners Insurance Shoppers
    • Online Life Insurance Shoppers
    • Online Travel Insurance Shoppers
  • User Overlap Among Different Insurance Products
  • Household Segments
  • Data Source

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