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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.
Wayne Gretzky's Lessons for Elite Insurance Sales
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
The skills and successful tactics of the hockey great very much align with best-practices for insurance distribution strategies, including going direct.
The General Cuts Physical Check Fees by 80%
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
By adopting image cash letter technology, The General eliminates manual check deposits and saves enough on bank fees to pay for the hardware in six months.
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