CNA LIFE OUTSOURCES TO WIPRO
In a deal intended to provide a more stable processing platform while
freeing up IT personnel so that they can focus on agent and policyholder support, CNA Life awarded a contract to Wipro Technologies.
BCBSNC Launches Predictive Modeling Initiative
In order to identify patients with treatable illnessesand reduce
costs related to providing services to these customersBlue Cross
and Blue Shield of North Carolina and BioSignia are co-developing a
software program that will review insurance claims using predictive
Cotelligent Invests in Bluebook Claims Hub
Cotelligent, a Web services and mobile business solutions provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Bluebook International to develop B.E.S.T.NET, a Microsoft .NET-based Web services claims solution.
The Digital Insurer: Challenges & Opportunities
In an increasingly difficult economic environment, with health insurers being squeezed between the rising administrative costs of complying with new HIPAA standards and the continual rise of medical costs, insurers are looking for innovative methods to not only reduce their costs, but also to increase efficiency and improve customer service.
--> Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City will implement DST Systems' Automated Work Distributor;
--> Xchange Inc. will use IONA's Orbix E2A Application Service Platform enterprise edition;
--> DataFlux Corp. reaches an agreement with iORMYX ;
--> Jacada makes the Jacada Integrator 3.6 generally available...
DELIVERY STRATEGIES BRIEFS
--> ACORD's newly redesigned Web site will allow for easier downloads;
--> Applied Systems unveils long-term research and development plans;
--> Fireman's Fund Insurance wins the endorsement of the Woodworkers Institute of California...
A CHANGED WORLD: THE IMPACT OF 9/11
In the media businessInsurance & Technology's businesstime is measured in terms of deadlines and production schedules.How has your life changed? How has life changed at your place of work since 9/11? Let us know.
CIGNA To Standardize Claims with Acenza
In a move intended to standardize and enforce best-practice claims management across CIGNA's disability benefits claims processes, the insurer awarded FileNET a contract for use of its Acenza for Insurance application suite.
--> ATG forms strategic alliance with Hyperion;
--> AMC Technologies, releases ERMS for mySAP CRM;
--> E.piphany will ship a new module for its CRM suite...
DELIVERY STRATEGIES BRIEFS
--> Allstate Financial Group introduces AccessAllstate.com;
--> Empire Fire and Marine and Docucorp International agreement;
--> An improved version of a price-and-policy comparison service on the Internet has been released by Long-Term Care Quote...
P&C Industry To Spend More on IT
2001 losses and hard market notwithstanding, P&C insurers will actually increase their IT budgets in
2002 and beyond, according to a new TowerGroup study.
Web Services: Here To Stay?
With many insurance companies already dabbling with Web services development, experts estimate
wide-scale adoption will occur in a few years.
The Same New Erie
Erie is transforming its IT shop to retain its tradition of excellent service, while controlling costs.
Have a Smooth Ride
Get strapped in, adjust your mirrors, and keep your eyes on the roadyours is a risky business. As an insurance technology executive, you must cope with many kinds of operational riskand do it prudently.
Systems Integration: Is There a Better Way?
In an industry heavy with operational costs, improving efficiency has long been at the top of insurers' to-do lists. With the weak economy and increasing competition, streamlined operations
Global Technology Exemplar
As CTO of AXA Financial, the subsidiary that supports AXA's retail, wholesale and product manufacturing business, Don Buskard supplies long-term technology vision, as well as supervising the firm's day-to-day
information services and infrastructure.
Nationwide Retirement Solutions and Morningstar Associates LLC have formed an alliance; Workers Compensation.com and The American Insurance Association will partner...