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Consolidating Rating and Underwriting to Compete in the Modern Insurance Market
December 21, 2009 @ 14:52 PM | By Christine Hintze

Consolidating onto a single rating engine enables the agility and efficiency that insurers require to effectively compete in the modern insurance market. With a streamlined rating approach, insurers can rapidly adapt to market changes and capitalize on new business opportunities, while reducing IT costs to optimize profits.

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Midnight Vote Speeds end of Healthcare Reform Debate
December 21, 2009 @ 13:55 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

The haste with which this morning's vote was forced, and with which the dominant party is seeking to end debate about healthcare reform legislation could result in popular backlash of a kind not seen in a long time, suggests Jay Cost in an essay titled "Democrats Risk Another Jacksonian Moment," published at RealClearPolitics' HorseRace Blog today. "

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Dec. 13-19)
December 18, 2009 @ 10:20 AM | By Nathan Conz

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

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Intel Sued by FTC for Stifling Competition
December 17, 2009 @ 12:07 PM | By Nathan Conz

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is alleging that Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker Intel has stifled competition in the microprocessor market, in a new lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

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State Farm's Deal With Florida: Reality Bites
December 16, 2009 @ 12:38 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

The Florida Office's statement admits that it had been asking the unreasonable by saying that the deal will allow "State Farm Florida to remain a viable insurer in the Florida market."

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Dec. 6-12)
December 11, 2009 @ 12:19 PM | By Nathan Conz

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

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Four things to know before launching a systems integration project
December 08, 2009 @ 18:44 PM | By Christine Hintze

Remember that leading a successful systems integration is not a science; it is an art form. Develop a team of "artists" and ask them early and often for guidance. Team members are valuable resources and need to be treated as such.

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Pre-Launch Practices to Accelerate Your Insurance IT Initiative
December 04, 2009 @ 13:29 PM | By Christine Hintze

By Chad Sands, manager, P&C systems, State Farm Insurance Cos. Large initiatives often fail to live up to expectations not only due to their size and complexity, but also due to the number of interested parties and competing priorities they tend to attract. Leadership decisions prior to the launch of a large initiative do more to establish its ultimate trajectory than perhaps any other factor. The following are three practices which can help ensure your initiative launches with the best chance for success.

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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)
December 04, 2009 @ 13:02 PM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (November 29 - December 5, 2009):

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