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AIG's Milton Sentenced: Considering the Whole Man
January 29, 2009 @ 13:17 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Perhaps some might argue that the AIG/GenRe finite reinsurance transaction was egregious in some respects, and that in this instance a man capable of and accustomed to playing by the rules departed from them. If that is true, his conviction is a tragedy. If it's not, it's a travesty.

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Obama and Healthcare IT
January 22, 2009 @ 11:29 AM | By Nathan Conz

Obama wants all Americans' healthcare records and related information digitized within five years. That will lower costs and create efficiencies by eliminating paperwork, facilitating on-demand patient information for the full spectrum of providers, and making fraud easier to spot. That's the thinking, at least.

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Top 3 Quotes from the 2009 Property/Casualty Insurance Joint Industry Forum
January 14, 2009 @ 11:53 AM | By Nathan Conz

If there was one prevailing theme, it was the relative health of P&C industry compared to its financial services brethren and the strength of the battle-tested P&C business model. The companies within the industry that have weathered the current economic storm best, many forum panelists agreed, were those that stuck to their core business.

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E&Y: Unprecedented Challenges, Opportunities for Life Insurers
January 12, 2009 @ 12:08 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

In 2009, life insurance companies will incorporate risk management lessons learned into their existing enterprise risk management processes to stay ahead of their competition. In terms of modeling priorities, line managers and corporate functions will have increasing responsibility to ensure that lessons learned are incorporated into the models. Companies that develop a holistic approach to ERM will be better equipped to maintain liquidity under future stress scenarios.

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Still Talking About My Generation
January 09, 2009 @ 12:33 PM | By Nathan Conz

Older workers need to realize that Millennials don't believe that just our generation is entitled to a more free-flowing and flexible workplace -- everyone is. Just go with it.

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Talking About My Generation
January 08, 2009 @ 11:31 AM | By Nathan Conz

I'm not sure how I missed the opportunity to write an angry blog post about this Wall Street Journal article on the Millennial generation when it was published in October. Perhaps my mind was preoccupied with some sort of financial crisis. Lucky for me, however, I also receive a copy of USA Hockey Magazine each month. In this month's issue, the magazine referenced the WSJ article in a story for hockey parents and reminded me just how much I dislike the term "Trophy Kids" when it's used to describe Millennials and the supposed sense of entitlement they (ok fine...we) are bringing to the workplace.

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Compliance Technology Investment: Risk and Benefit
January 08, 2009 @ 11:08 AM | By Christine Hintze

Too often, the decision to invest in regulatory technology is made through a return on investment calculation that pits the cost of fines against the cost of technology.

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Data Driven Organizations: Knowing the Unknown
January 05, 2009 @ 12:09 PM | By Christine Hintze

The old but often downplayed adage that "it's better to know what you don't know" should bring the importance of information to the forefront and increase the sense of urgency for insurance organizations to be more data driven.

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