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Why You Shouldn't Count On General Liability To Cover Cyber Risk
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
Travelers Insurance's legal spat with P.F. Chang's over who'll pay breach costs will likely illustrate why enterprises shouldn't think of their general liability policies as backstops for cyber risk.
The Rocky Road of Modernization
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
Todayís top challenges in core system replacement, from choosing a system through implementation.
New York Life Boosts Social Savvy
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
The adoption of new technologies addresses challenges in customer engagement and business growth.
Tech's Role in Insurance ORSA Compliance
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
ORSA is a relatively new concept aimed at enhancing insurer awareness and understanding significant risks and interdependencies.
Assurant Sells Specialty Group to Global Indemnity
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
The American Reliable Insurance Company unit was valued at $114 million.
Optimizing a Digital Media Strategy in Insurance
Commentary  |  10/16/2014  | 
It is important to not only understand disparate digital platforms, but also to identify which audience segments are consuming content and when they are consuming it.
Agency Tech Adoption: What Insurers Should Know
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Agencies face greater pressure to adopt new technologies and improve service. How should insurers respond?
Leveraging Insurance Data, Part 2: A Single Source of the Truth
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
In a single source of truth, the IT architecture will enable solutions that provide a consistent, integrated view of the business, regardless of access point.
Erie Selects Guidewire ClaimCenter
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
The system was chosen to improve flexibility and claims service.
Defining Insurance Speed to Market
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
The first step in quantifying speed-to-market is establishing a baseline by mapping and measuring current workflows that are used to change existing products and bring new products to market.
Securian Builds Team for Digital, Acquisition Strategy
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Two new hires will lead the development of projects to boost digital and strategic planning initiatives.
HealthCare.gov: Lessons From Continuous Software Delivery
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
A tight cycle of development, design, and testing is the best way to keep a big project (even a supposedly Agile one) from blowing up.
Connected Cars Vs. Cybercrime: Tough Fight
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Automakers should consider adding real-time intrusion detection and response capabilities, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
Accenture: Satisfied Customers Not Always Loyal
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
More than 40% of customers who submit claims are likely to switch insurers within the following year, regardless of satisfaction.
Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
Value: The Ultimate Test of Innovation
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
What is innovation, and how can insurance companies ensure projects and products succeed rather than end up in the dustbins?
CSAA Names Tower Group, Fireman's Fund Exec COO
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
Greg Meyer's product development and distribution experience was cited by the insurer.
Former Coca-Cola Exec Joins MagMutual as CIO
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
Sallie Graves also has consumer-side insurance IT experience.
Achieving True IoT Integration With Insurance
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
Telematics efforts under way in the insurance industry can be amplified by leveraging the Internet of Things more fully.
Prosperity Life Completes SBLI USA Acquisition
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
Post-merger, Prosperity will have an aggregate of $2.7 billion in assets through its operating subsidies.
To Leverage Data, IT Must First Understand Its Purpose
Commentary  |  10/8/2014  | 
Insurers that understand and manage their data better are the companies that will compete and thrive in the world market.
HCSC Mobile App Aims to De-Stress
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
"Centered" takes a holistic approach to stress management by combining the benefits of physical exercise and meditation.
4 Considerations for Core Systems Replacements
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
Core systems replacements need to meet the goals while fitting an organization's resource bandwidth, capabilities, and project tolerance level.
The Future of FinTech
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
Making predictions in technology is tricky but there are a couple of prevailing themes that are likely to influence how the industry will evolve over the next five to 10 years.
Exploring the Value of Business Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
Developing and delivering an approach to BI can drive business improvement and benefits realization, and highlight the significance of IT.
Novarica Adds Former AXA CTO as Principal
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Mitch Wein worked both stateside and overseas for the large insurer before joining the analyst firm.
Walmart Adds Health to Insurance Push
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
The retailer has expanded its agency relationship to include health insurance quotes.
Digital Business Side Effect: Income Disparity
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
At Gartner Symposium, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson praises tech advancements such as self-driving cars, but says the real challenge is to make the digital economy translate into wider prosperity.
Preventing Claims With Infrared Technology
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
How Fireman's Fund uses infrared cameras to detect damage invisible to the naked eye.
Losing Policyholders? The Solution is Ridiculous
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Insurers must do a better job of acting on voice of the customer data to identify problems in the customer experience, KPMG says.
Cyberinsurance Resurges In The Wake Of Mega-Breaches
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Insurance policies customized for cyberattack protection are on the rise as businesses worry they could be the next Target.
Real-Time Monitoring Helps Insurers Tackle MLR Requirements
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
Medical Loss Ratio reporting and compliance requirements may seem daunting, but the right technology can streamline the process.
How CIOs Can Help CMOs Take Technology Leadership
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
From the InformationWeek Leadership Conference at Interop: Business units won't wait, so you may as well help them do things right.
Big Data: Quality Over Quantity
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
The majority of C-level executives agree that they could better leverage data, but they donít necessarily need more of it.
Fidelity Labs: Financial Services Tech Incubator
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
Artificial intelligence, robotics, and wearables are among the many tech innovations percolating in Fidelity Labs, the Boston tech incubator for Fidelity Investments.
Enablers of Digital Strategy: Present & Future
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
Digital strategy is critical for insurers struggling to remain competitive in a connected world, but how do those tactics morph from idea to reality?
7 Keys to Insurance Tech Leadership
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
State Street research finds that insurance companies are generally behind where they want to be in digital customer interaction.
AIG to Cut Costs, Grow Business With Accenture
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
The life and annuity platform will drive product development and streamline the underwriting process.
Novarica: 40% of Insurers Planning Policy Revamp in 2015
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Insurance technology spending overall is tracking with premium growth, reports the analyst firmís annual survey.
What Leadership Traits Are Best for Innovation?
Commentary  |  9/29/2014  | 
Leadership is rightly seen as one of the most critical components of financial services innovation programs.
5 Key Factors in Core Systems Replacement
Commentary  |  9/26/2014  | 
With so many moving parts, itís critical to get the core project off on the right foot with the selection of the best-fit offering.
Guardian Life Broadens Social Reach
News  |  9/26/2014  | 
Financial representatives leverage content, compliance, and retention software to build relationships and grow business on social media.
Leverage Analytics for Improved Fraud Detection
Commentary  |  9/26/2014  | 
Insurers must counter smarter and more sophisticated defrauders through tech approaches that leverage data analytics.
Catching Up With: Aflac CIO Julia Davis
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
The supplemental insurance CIO sees her company on the same path as many insurers in more traditional business lines.
Tech Helps Insurers Unite Against Fraud
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
With advances in technology, more cross-industry insurance organizations can quickly set up information exchanges to stop the bad guys.
Innovation Group Purchases Driven Solutions
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
The acquisition will strengthen Innovation Groupís accident management and repair offerings for fleet and auto insurance.
Technology & Catastrophe Modeling: Beyond the Hype
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
As computing power increases, so does the sophistication -- and footprint -- of catastrophe modeling software, which raises important questions about how to deploy, manage, and support these new, more resource-intensive modeling environments.
Simplification: A New Approach to Insurance
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
Insurers must plan long-term simplification strategies to run their businesses and adapt to regulatory pressures.
Accident Fund Hires New CIO
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Said Tayim has experience at XL Group, State Farm, and Zurich.
Pan-American Life Names VP of International Business Tech
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Frank Recio plans to implement new business processes to drive system efficiency.
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