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Accelerating innovation

Preparing Securian Financial and our customers for the future

How we work

From experimenting with emerging technologies to engaging with innovative companies in the startup community, we're making innovation a priority in solving customer problems and preparing for the future.


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Engaging the insurtech ecosystem

We engage and foster innovation through relationships with emerging companies and strategic venture investments.

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Exploring emerging technologies

We invest in, incubate and experiment with the latest technologies like artificial intelligence, robotic processing automation, blockchain and more.

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Investing in the tech community

We support the technology community in the Twin Cities and beyond through unique events and sponsorships.

What's new

Here are some recent examples of our innovation teams at work.

OnRamp Insurance Conference

June 2023

Securian Financial and Allianz Life are co-sponsoring the OnRamp Insurance Conference at Allianz Field in St. Paul, MN. The conference brings together 1000+ attendees from the insurance industry’s leading corporations, investors and startups. The conference highlights innovations disrupting the insurance industry, the leaders making such innovations possible and how new technologies and business models will reinvent the industry.

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NextGen Lab Tech Summit – Modern and emerging technologies showcased

October 2022

The event, which showcased how Securian Financial is exploring and using emerging technologies, featured hands-on demos, keynote sessions and the opportunity to learn how advancements in technologies including artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and natural language processing are supporting our company and our customers.

Nearly 400 associates participated in the event over the course of three days, attending sessions in-person and virtually on topics including blockchain, quantum computing, using natural language processing for customer insights and augmented and virtual reality.

Realizing a cloud transformation journey in collaboration with Slalom

January 2022

Securian Financial collaborated with Slalom to envision what it means to adopt the cloud from a company-wide perspective, addressing both technical and cultural components. The multi-year cloud journey has yielded faster product innovation and empowered teams to learn and experiment in the AWS cloud.

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Securian Financial launched Benefit Scout® ChatBot

August 2021

Utilizing artificial intelligence, the Benefit Scout® ChatBot engages with customers in a meaningful way by creating a conversational flow that is continuously learning based on previous interactions and social norming. Benefit Scout ChatBot is a unified experience that provides information and tools to help employees understand and make decisions about their benefits, leading to increased enrollment and improved participation.

Industry consortium completes POC for blockchain claims tool

February 2021

We are a member of The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative™, the risk management and insurance industry’s largest enterprise-level blockchain consortium. RiskStream recently completed a proof of concept of its Mortality Monitor™ application, which would create a decentralized death registry using blockchain to facilitate reliable, secure and traceable exchange of information, with potential to enable faster payment of death claims.

Read more about Mortality Monitor™

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