News & Commentary
Content posted in March 2001
Where Are They Now?
News  |  3/8/2001  | 
Reinhart Leaves Insurance, But Doesn't Go Far
Executive News
News  |  3/8/2001  | 
Executive Closeup
News  |  3/8/2001  | 
Walters Takes 'Number One' to Heart
DATA DELIVERY TPS SYSTEMS
News  |  3/8/2001  | 
OPTICAL LIBRARY PLASMON
News  |  3/8/2001  | 
Tech Unions Speed Up as Economy Slows Down
News  |  3/8/2001  | 
Some IT workers looking for job security are turning to unions as employers trim payroll. Will this trend affect the insurance industry?
Trusted Financial Advisor: Kick It Up a Notch
News  |  3/8/2001  | 
Insurers must be prepared-technologically and culturally-to give customers access to both live and virtual advisors.
optimizemag.com
News  |  3/8/2001  | 
Zurich US's Enterprise Risk Division focuses on Web-based service, not sales.
On the Verge of Voice Commerce
News  |  3/8/2001  | 
Even though consumers are comfortable with voice technologies for things like directory assistance, demands for voice commerce in insurance have been modest. But that is likely to change.
Get Smart
News  |  3/8/2001  | 
Insurance companies know how to collect data. The challenge is doing something meaningful-something intelligent-with it. In the end, only the smart will survive.
Analysis Gives Insurer Competitive Advantage
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
Time lost to disability is a drain on productivity, especially during a labor market shortage.
Allstate Saves Millions With Data Distribution
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
Whether they were seeking financial, product or policy-related information, Allstate Insurance Co.'s (Northbrook, IL) internal customers found their search of Allstate's distributed data centers time-consuming.
Carrier Refines Policy Valuation Capability
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
Marshall & Swift software enables Chubb to sharpen building and contents estimates.
Cyber News
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
NY Sets Nation's First E-commerce Ad Guidelines
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
New York State Insurance Department has issued the insurance industry's first set of guidelines for online advertisements, referrals and solicitations.
Alliances & Partnerships
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
Competitive Intelligence
I&T Will Introduce Online Newsletter
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
In the latest development in its multi-channel information delivery strategy, Insurance & Technology will launch a biweekly email newsletter in April.
Comshare BI Platform
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
Who's Surfing Where?
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
Don Lykins, vice president of application architecture, American Financial Group (Cincinnati), visits the following sites...
The MONY Group Inc. Integrates with Advest
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
The MONY Group Inc. (New York) has begun its systems integration with the newly acquired Advest Group (Hart-ford)
Amica Taps CheckFree i-Solutions for EBPP
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
Embracing the concept of "anywhere, anytime" service, Amica Mutual Insurance Co. (Lincoln, RI, $3.7 billion in assets) has implemented Atlanta-based CheckFree i-Solutions' integrated software and services to provide electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) services to its customers.
PDMA Acquires LifePRO Assets from IBM
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
Indianapolis-based Professional Data Management Again, Inc. (PDMA), has acquired LifePRO's intellectual property, staff, clients and all other assets from IBM (Armonk, NY) for an undisclosed sum.
Empirex Telephony Testing
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
New Contracts
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
Allstate On Track with Multi-Channel Strategy
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
Following its report of fourth-quarter 2000 results, Allstate (Northbrook, IL, $104.8 billion in assets) says it is on-track with its multi-channel strategy.
Next Up: Can Fusura Hit Web Sales Homerun?
News  |  3/7/2001  | 
Online agency backed by AIG, Prudential and Kemper will market to consumers directly on the Internet.
Spectator Sport
News  |  3/7/2001  | 


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