NMM to Implement Guidewire
As part of an ongoing IT-driven transformation, workers' compensation carrier New Mexico Mutual Group has selected ClaimCenter as its new claim system.
Delivering personalized content to policyholders can encourage more frequent online activity and build customer loyalty.
Johnson Goes Global
The insurance industry has been both slow to pick up on technology trends and tolerant of technology initiative failure, but it can't afford to stay the course, opines Judy Johnson, a former Sapiens (Research Triangle Park, N.C.) executive and META Group (Stamford, Conn.) analyst who recently made the move to India-based IT services provider Patni Computer Systems.
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP; York, Maine) brings together industries with privacy concerns in order to discuss the development and maintenance of programs and privacy policies, according to its mission statement.
Compliance Sticker Shock
Financial services companies have reported higher-than-expected costs in dealing with the demands of compliance, according to a survey released this spring by Financial Executives International (FEI; Florham Park, N.J.), a financial professionals' networking and advocacy membership group.
What’s the Frequency?
Telematics and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies can enable insurers to do a more targeted job of underwriting and pricing, but privacy concerns may stall their adoption.
The New Kid
As a five-year-old company, Simple Insurance has the advantage of not being tied down to legacy systems and of being able to live up to its name.
Courting Business Intelligence
BI can offer competitive advantage by tying together disparate data and providing an enterprisewide view of business. But first, insurers have to define business intelligence for their organizations.
The story is true, and far from unique: A senior technology executive at a household-name insurance carrier has responsibility for managing the vendor relationship for a large systems implementation.
Coping With Success
To accommodate rapid business growth, Canal Insurance turns to ImageRight to help solve workflow, storage and security issues.
A Door to Efficiency
Bowstreet Portlet Factory provides Allmerica Financial with tools to customize Web portal and enable its agent partners to handle more business in less time.
MMA Means Modernization
The Medicare Modernization Act is forcing carriers to upgrade their policy management systems.
One-Stop Web Shop
Chubb enhances Web site to provide producers and policyholders with a single, easy-to-use online platform.
Closing the Gate
As the problem of spam has grown more severe, defense strategies have expanded their focus from internal content filtering to network-level blocking techniques.
Massachusetts Carriers Promote e-Prescribing
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has teamed with Tufts Health Plan and Neighborhood Health Plan of Massachusetts to distribute ZixCorp's latest edition of PocketScript e-prescribing software to healthcare providers.
7 Myths About Network Security
Just because you've installed a firewall and use anti-virus and anti-spyware tools doesn't mean you're safe from attack. We explode seven security myths, and provide you with tips for staying safe.