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Protesters Arrested at Aetna Office Building
September 30, 2009 @ 11:55 AM | By Nathan Conz

It looks like the ongoing healthcare debate has landed, quite literally, on the doorsteps of the nation's health insurance carriers.

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Sept. 20-26)
September 25, 2009 @ 10:52 AM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (September 20-26, 2009):

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Web 2.0 Look Before You Leap - Before you jump into social media, ask yourself: Do you know who speaks on your behalf?
September 24, 2009 @ 09:27 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

In order to successfully utilize the new social media tool as part of a complete, and many are now calling it a "traditional" marketing strategy, senior leadership should involve all levels of a company. But either one person or a department needs to be in charge of creating and executing the company's policy. Otherwise, your company's genuine message will get shut out by all the clutter.

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CSC Moves Away from Rip and Replace
September 23, 2009 @ 13:36 PM | By Nathan Conz

One of the major topics of discussion at last week's CSC Connect and FutureFocus conferences, held simultaneously in Orlando, Fla. was the Falls Church, Va.-based vendor's push towards more componentization and incremental implementations.

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Claims Analytics: Using Predictive Analytics to Optimize Your Claims Processes
September 22, 2009 @ 11:25 AM | By Christine Hintze

By Stuart Rose, global insurance marketing manager, SAS There are no easy ways to grow revenue, increase profit or improve market share in the insurance industry right now. Increasingly, insurers need to look internally to trim expenses and improve business processes. One way to do this is to use predictive claims analytics to optimize loss reserves, increase productivity and assist in preventing fraud.

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Five Things You Should Know Before Selecting a BPO Partner
September 19, 2009 @ 19:54 PM | By Christine Hintze

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), the end-to-end outsourcing of a business line or process, can boost business performance by reducing costs, increasing the quality of processes, accelerating transformation throughout a business, creating a more flexible response to sudden external stresses, or through a combination of several benefits.

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Sept. 13-19)
September 18, 2009 @ 11:40 AM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (September 13-19, 2009):

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Video: Esurance's New Bollywood Video
September 17, 2009 @ 12:36 PM | By Nathan Conz

Esurance has yet again leveraged its Erin Esurance character in a multimedia ad marketing campaign that makes heavy use of Web 2.0 concepts like shared video and customer interaction.

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Insurers, But Evidently No One Else, Happy with Baucus Health Care Plan
September 17, 2009 @ 12:16 PM | By Kathy Burger

When all is said and done, the best health insurance plan, I always say, is "Don't get sick." But short of that we need to find the best way to insure the greatest number of people at the least cost.

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NAMIC: Mr. President, If It Aint Broke...
September 15, 2009 @ 11:30 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

"We agree with President Obama that financial services regulation should hold companies and regulators accountable for their actions that contributed to the financial crisis. However, it is important to remember that not every regulator failed in this crisis. Great care should be taken to avoid overreacting with any new regulatory proposal that could limit the abilities of regulators that have been effective."

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Progress on Analytics, Consequences of IBM/SPSS: A Conversation With SAS's Stuart Rose
September 14, 2009 @ 11:36 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

"Ten years ago, business intelligence was standard reporting and ad hoc query analysis; now it's profiling, forecasting, predictive modeling and optimization," says Stuart Rose of SAS. "A challenge for SPSS, as with other recent acquisitions by large global corporations like IBM, is the ability to remain focused, agile and innovative. Being privately held gives SAS the ability to pump more than 20 percent of our revenue into R&D every year and keep innovation at the forefront."

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9/11: Gratitude and Vigilance
September 11, 2009 @ 11:45 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

We must remember, in order to honor the dead, to honor the sacrifices and losses of the living, and to bear in mind that in the great sweep of history eight years is the blink of an eye. That's true from a risk management and business continuity perspective, as well as from a national security perspective.

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Sept. 6-12)
September 11, 2009 @ 11:10 AM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (September 6-12, 2009):

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From One Crisis to Another: Addressing Global Financial Risk and U.S. Healthcare (Video)
September 08, 2009 @ 10:35 AM | By Kathy Burger

Let the retrospectives begin. Over the next couple of weeks we are sure to get an earful and eyeful of analysis, second-guessing and forecasting relating to the fact that it is one year since the failures (near or actual) of Lehman Brothers and AIG, as well as Bank of America's 11th-hour deal to acquire Merrill Lynch.

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)
September 03, 2009 @ 16:45 PM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (August 30-September 5, 2009):

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AIG, Benmosche and the Vindication of Hank Greenberg
September 02, 2009 @ 11:37 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

With the arrival of Benmosche at AIG, it is again imaginable that the brand could survive and thrive once more. And it is possible that his actions to rehabilitate Greenberg's reputation may grant the former AIG boss an opportunity for self-vindication.

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Video Demo: Pyxis Mobile Announces Support for iPhone
September 02, 2009 @ 11:32 AM | By Nathan Conz

Earlier today, Pyxis Mobile sent us a link to this video demonstrating a few capabilities of its Application Studio solution, which, we reported yesterday, now features support for the Apple iPhone.

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