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Content posted in June 2014
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Population Shifts Challenge Insurers: Conning
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Research reveals changes in population growth and diversity that will cause personal lines insurers to rethink their business strategies.
Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better.
Former FBI Agent Talks Cyber Security With Deloitte
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Vigilance can take security only so far. It's time to focus on resilience.
Crum & Forster Names SVP, Chief Claims Officer
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
The appointment of Anthony R. Slimowicz is effective June 30, 2014.
Capital BlueCross CIO Named To Head Healthcare Innovations Business
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
2013 Elite 8 honoree Mark Caron assumes CEO role at Capital Blue Cross’s Geneia healthcare solutions company.
Creating an Efficient, Effective Insurance Contact Center
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
In an omnichannel world, it is more important than ever that insurance providers are equipped to handle increased demands for support.
Insurers: Avoid “Black Swans” in Product Launches
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Insurers want to avoid a debacle like the launch of the federal government's healthcare website.
The Key to Unlocking the Internet of Things for Insurance
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Data virtualization is a way for insurers to process the high volumes of data from connected devices efficiently.
GEICO Releases Mobile App Makeover
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Mobile customers receive a revitalized digital interface, self-service capabilities and upgraded features.
Verizon Virtual Visits Enters Telehealth Market
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Verizon launches telehealth service to insurers, employers, and health services.
New York Life Selects SAP for Finance Transformation
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
The life insurer will use SAP Insurance Analyzer for business intelligence.
Cybersecurity Lessons from Former FBI Director
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Robert Mueller describes how security initiatives within the Bureau are applicable to financial services.
Allianz France Signs TomTom for Telematics
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
The insurer is preparing a usage-based insurance program.
Big Data and the Cloud: Making Theoretical Weakness Real Strength
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
In becoming cyber resilient, insurers can help protect their financial and reputational interests through a cyber insurance policy.
UC Berkeley Breeds Data Scientists Online: $60K, 18 Months
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Want a data science Master's degree? UC Berkeley's $60,000 online program will make a data scientist out of you in 18 months.
Digital Tools Motivate Prudential Customers to Save
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Developers use behavioral research to improve retirement planning among participants across all ages and income levels.
Apple Preps Multiple Smartwatches
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Wearable devices will include sensors to track health and fitness, according to sources.
Auto Insurance Satisfaction at Record High: J.D. Power
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
The bump comes despite rising rates.
5 Ways Insurers Can Expand Analytics Use
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Insurance companies are challenged to apply analytics to solve broader business problems. Two leaders share their tips.
Operating Smarter in Insurance: When 'More' Is Not Enough
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Faster access to the right intelligence is needed to provide the insights that drive decisions.
Nan Shan Readies Infrastructure Revamp with SAP
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
The Taiwanese life insurer has named the strategy "Envision."
Wolverine Selects Innovation Group for Transformation Initiative
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
The mutual insurer will implement the Innovation Insurer suite as part of a company-wide business renovation.
Woodmen of the World Modernizes Social Business Strategy
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
The fraternal benefit society will build its communications strategy and client relationships through a partnership with Hearsay Social.
ACE Expands Customer Reach with Mobile Travel App
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
The ACE Travel app provides critical information and alerts to protect customers abroad.
ProSight Offers Suite of Fleet Management Tech Free to Policyholders
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
The insurer is making SmartDrive technology available to interested trucking, bussing, and taxi customers.
AmFam Makes Big Internet of Things Bet
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
The insurer has partnered with Microsoft to curate home automation technology startups.
How The Tablet Changed Insurance Software Forever
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
The tablet marketplace has had the greatest impact on software evolution since early Windows versions.
AMIS Models European Solvency II with SunGard
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
The association of Mexican insurance companies is under an April 2015 compliance deadline.
Aon Affinity Plans to Acquire National Flood Services
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
The agreement between Aon U.S. Holdings and StoneRiver National Flood Services will expand Aon's client base in the flood insurance sector.
How P&C Insurers Can Benefit from the Cloud
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
By adopting cloud services, insurers can reduce operating expenses, improve productivity, enhance customer satisfaction and unlock new revenue opportunities.
Avoiding the Telematics Litigation Nightmare
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Insurers interested in telematics programs can take steps to insulate themselves from the risk of lawsuits. Part 2 of 2.
Business PCs' New Era: 6 Trends
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Six factors are shaping the new multi-screen world of office computing.
How To Resolve The Security-Convenience Conundrum
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
Insurers have been stymied by the challenge of balancing digital channel convenience with concerns about cyberrisks, but it doesn't have to be a trade-off.
Inside EMPLOYERS' Transformation Strategy
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Rich Hallman, EVP and CIO of the workers' comp carrier, offers a progress report on efforts to simplify operational processes for agents and policyholders.
Turning Millennials Towards Insurance
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
How can insurance companies entice younger generations to fill the slots left by a retiring workforce?
AIG Names New CEO
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Robert Benmosche, who led AIG's post-financial crisis recovery, will resign from board Sept. 1 and assume advisory role.
For Better Security, Keep Password Policies Simple
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Password proliferation leads to bad data security habits. Here's how insurers are stemming the tide.
Packaged Insurance Mobile Apps Go Beyond Policyholders
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Reflecting the increased desire for mobility across the insurance enterprise, IASA exhibitors announce mobile apps for claims adjusters and more.
Core in the Cloud: It's Getting Pretty Serious
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
More insurers moving to next-generation policy administration platforms are opting for cloud-based systems.
Mobile Apps: Key To Customer Engagement In Insurance
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Insurers need strong mobile offerings to satisfy policyholders but often struggle to develop apps that inform and engage consumers.
The Hartford Names New CEO
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
Current EVP/CFO appointed CEO and member of board; current president/CEO Liam McGee continues as executive chairman of the board.
How CUNA Mutual Uses Gamification To Improve Annuities Sales
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
The provider of financial services to credit unions and their members deploys game-design techniques to improve customer experience and transform the sales process.
Telematics Nightmare Scenario: Litigation
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
The cost to the telematics industry of handling subpoenas and related requests could be more than half a billion dollars. Part 1 of 2.
The CIO's 2 New BFFs
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Now that business is digital at its core, it's time to buddy up with the CDO and CMO.
UBI: Pioneer of Advanced Digitization
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
How automobile telematics serves as a gateway to the Internet of Things and more on the future of digital strategy.
Tech Strategy for Unclaimed Property Compliance
Commentary  |  6/5/2014  | 
Evaluating the health and well-being of your unclaimed property operations will determine whether your organization is prepared to meet regulatory requirements.
Compendia: New Mobile Collaboration App Sets Sights on NYC
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Rebelling against Apple's famous "there's an app for that" mantra, enterprises are looking to combine functionalists in fewer and more secure mobile platforms.
How Evolved is Your Digital Strategy?
Commentary  |  6/5/2014  | 
Today’s insurers encompass a broad range on the digital spectrum, but those who are farther behind will likely fail in the long term.
Co-Operators Prepares Underwriting Revamp
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Software from Global IQX will shore up the insurers' underwriting, rating, and illustration capabilities.
Alfa Mutual to Enhance Rating, Product Development
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
The insurer has selected CGI software to improve time to market and risk rating.
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