Blockchain-Enhanced Smart Contract for Cost-Effective Insurance Claims Processing

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationJournal of Global Information Management
Volume31
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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Blockchain-enabled smart contracts have revolutionized the insurance industry due to their potential to streamline backend operations, mitigate fraudulent claims, and enhance data security and transparency. Guided by the design science methodology, the authors propose two specific smart contract frameworks to enhance insurance claims processing related to vehicle damage claims and personal injury claims. These proposed frameworks can improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of insurance claims processing by automating claims submission, review, analysis, and payment, while reducing fraud and data leakage, by merging various data sources and disintermediation. Furthermore, the authors design a smart contract template supported by eight operational algorithms to facilitate the processing of insurance claims with the help of smart contracts. This template provides practitioners with a standardized prototype for the development of secure and efficient insurance applications.

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  • Blockchain, Design Science, Fintech, Insurance Claims Processing, Smart Contract

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