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Torchmark Sends Reconciliations to the Cloud
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
A high-volume data matching solution helps the insurer improve efficiency and reduce risk.
Why a CIO's Last 100 Days Are Most Important
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
It is incumbent on outgoing CIOs to offer up some sort of transition plan, something that will get the IT function from point A to point B with as little disruption as possible.
Becoming Customer-Centric, Not Product-Centric
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
New technology can ensure that your customers get the products they require, rather than being force-fit into a product option thatís not right for them.
MetLife Geek-A-Thon Refurbishes Computers For Students
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
MetLife's IT staff spent two days updating 311 computers to provide disadvantaged school children with their own home computers.
The Social Movement: Experts Share Insight
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Social media experts across the economy share their thoughts on the growth of social media.
How MassMutual Builds a Data Science Pipeline
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
The insurer offers top talent from colleges in its area an enticing opportunity for professional development and real-world work.
Mercury to Acquire Workmenís Auto Insurance
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
The $8 million transaction is expected to close in early 2015.
HM Insurance Hires SVP, Marketing & Strategy
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
The appointee will lead initiatives in strategic planning, market research, and business analytics.
Why CIOs Should Be More Involved In Acquisitions
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Here are five important reasons CIOs need to have a voice during mergers and acquisitions.
The Need for an Intelligent Quote Engine in Life Insurance
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
An innovative and effective quote engine, backed by the insight of distinguished experts, may enable more people to buy life insurance.
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.
Assurant Sells Specialty Group to Global Indemnity
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
The American Reliable Insurance Company unit was valued at $114 million.
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?
Erie Selects Guidewire ClaimCenter
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
The system was chosen to improve flexibility and claims service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preparing Technology for New Investment Portfolios
Commentary  |  9/20/2014  | 
Insurance investment portfolios are changing. Are your technology and operations prepared?
Following Unit Head Retirements, Focus Moves to 'One AIG'
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
The insurance giant is making the transition to a more streamlined leadership structure under CEO Peter Hancock.
Tech Pioneers Gain the First-Mover Advantage
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Early adopters of new technologies experience better business outcomes than those who wait.
Oracle Leader Ellison Is Not 'Stepping Down'
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Oracle announces new titles, but Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, and Mark Hurd say roles won't change. Buried news: Oracle misses earnings.
Using Addressability to Create Scale
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
This approach provides companies with niche appetites the ability to compete at scale with their mass-market competitors.
5 Innovation Insights From Insurance Leaders
Slideshows  |  9/17/2014  | 
Innovation leaders from AXA, Allstate, and more share insight into their processes at the SMA Summit.
Insurers Must Cultivate Relationships With Millenials: J.D. Power
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Online user experience is crucial in being attractive to the burgeoning Generation Y customer segment.
The Multi-Channel, Multi-Device Dilemma
Commentary  |  9/17/2014  | 
How can insurers provide customers with channel interaction choices without sacrificing service excellence?
AIG Names Kaiser Permanente Vet CIO
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Philip Fasano has also worked at Capital One and JPMorgan Chase.
The Challenge of Analytics Integration
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
How Society Insurance adopted analytics software to improve service for its workers' compensation policyholders.
Technology Rising, but CIO Influence Falling?
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
Is CIO influence on the rise in this era of technology as the answer to everything, or is it declining because deep technical expertise just doesnít matter as much anymore?
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