The blockchain insurance consortium B3i has secured 38 members worldwide including Allianz, Swiss Re and AIG; the project would help these insurers move away from their paper based processes and secure contracts on distributed ledgers; right now blockchain is not widely used in insurance and the project is hoping to bring along the change; B3i estimates the changes could help the industry to save over 30 percent of costs. Source.
B3i was developed to explore and promote blockchain innovation in the insurance and reinsurance market; the consortium began in October 2016 and has now added three new members bringing its total membership to 15; the consortium's newest members include Hannover, Generali Group and SCOR; B3i is currently developing a shared platform for exchanging contracts which could likely develop into a commercial insurance services company by 2018. Source
The B3i blockchain insurance consortium was founded in October 2016 to focus on blockchain-based solutions for the insurance industry; it began with five companies and has now announced the addition of 10 new members; overall members of the consortium believe the technology has the potential to streamline paperwork and reconciliations, accelerate information and money flow, and significantly improve auditability; the consortium was created to develop a common set of standards and procedures around these initiatives; B3i plans to release an initial report on its research by June 2017. Source