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Are You MMSEA Compliant? If Not, It Could Cost You
October 30, 2009 @ 22:08 PM | By Christine Hintze

By Jeremy Westerman, TIBCO Software Inc. By July 17, 2010, all insurance companies must be MMSEA (Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007) complaint per government mandate.

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From Automation to Precision: Closing the Productivity Gap
October 30, 2009 @ 12:47 PM | By Christine Hintze

Properly understood, legacy system replacement is both more challenging and more valuable than mere process automation; it should ask more penetrating questions about how to improve underwriting, claim, and customer/producer satisfaction outcomes.

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Oct. 25-31)
October 30, 2009 @ 12:42 PM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (October 25-31, 2009):

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Friday Video: Better Packaging for Financial Services Reform
October 29, 2009 @ 22:22 PM | By Kathy Burger

Whether you're a consumer or a financial services executive, you're probably unhappy with the pace of financial services reform. John Hodgman, The Daily Show's "Resident Expert," has some interesting ideas about how bankers can improve their image, encourage the public to express its outrage -- and make money, all at the same time.

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Can Transparency into Healthcare Pricing Make A Difference? NY Attorney General Cuomo Announces New Fee Database
October 28, 2009 @ 11:20 AM | By Kathy Burger

One argument in the discussions about healthcare and health insurance reform is that more transparency into how services are priced and claims are paid will make the process more understandable, fair and effective.

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NYT: AIG Executive Exodus Greenberg's Fault
October 27, 2009 @ 11:49 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

If Greenberg were out of the picture, what would stop other companies from "poaching" executives, as the story characterizes the voluntary departure of executives for greener pastures?

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Oct. 18-24)
October 23, 2009 @ 11:29 AM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (October 18-24, 2009):

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Microsoft Launches Windows 7
October 22, 2009 @ 11:42 AM | By Nathan Conz

The big news in software this morning is that Microsoft has launched Windows 7, the latest version of its computer operating system.

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Introducing "Insurance Focus" -- Novarica's Matt Josefowicz on 2010 Insurance IT Budgets (Video)
October 22, 2009 @ 10:02 AM | By Kathy Burger

In the first of a series of exclusive video interviews with Insurance & Technology, Matt Josefowicz, Director of the Insurance Practice at Novarica, offers his views on the prospects for insurance IT budgets in 2010, where spending will be targeted, and changes in the insurance IT buying process.

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The New Compliance Environment, or "We're Not in Kansas Any More, Toto"
October 21, 2009 @ 17:06 PM | By Christine Hintze

What were considered acceptable controls in the past may well be deemed inadequate and non-compliant in the new world. The organizations that oversee financial reporting have said that if a company's controls were deemed to be deficient, the company could fail to meet SOX requirements even if no real problem existed.

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Oct. 11-17)
October 16, 2009 @ 11:43 AM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (October 11-17, 2009):

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Getting New Value from Legacy Life Insurance Business
October 14, 2009 @ 12:52 PM | By Christine Hintze

Taking out costs associated with maintaining closed blocks and legacy systems is a key opportunity to find funding for new initiatives and products. This is where most companies struggle - reducing closed block costs is desired, but the achievement of any significant reductions is elusive, with limited options available.

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Oct. 4-10)
October 09, 2009 @ 11:11 AM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (October 4-10, 2009):

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Global Warming Efforts Net Insurance Industry Good Publicity for a Change
October 07, 2009 @ 12:45 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

One could take a cynical view of scare-mongering on the part of an industry that benefits from the perception of increased risk. At the very least, companies such as Munich Re and Swiss Re have little motivation to be skeptical about claims regarding the causes and likely persistence of global warming.

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Gaining Control and Consistency in Claims Operations: Augmenting BPM and Workflow with Workforce Optimization
October 06, 2009 @ 10:16 AM | By Christine Hintze

Workforce optimization can work in tandem with a claims operations' BPM and workflow systems to address the effectiveness and productivity of the people handling the work within a claims operation.

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Sept. 27-Oct 3)
October 02, 2009 @ 10:56 AM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (September 27-October 3, 2009):

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