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Will Data Proliferation Foster Insurer/Customer Collaboration on Underwriting?
November 19, 2010 @ 09:17 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

As in the case of telematics, perhaps life and health insurance customers will be motivated to enter into a kind of information transparency partnership whereby they enjoy better rates for demonstrating less risky behavior.

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Insurance Telematics: More than Just New Underwriting Criteria
November 18, 2010 @ 09:26 AM | By Fred Blumer- Hughes Telematics Inc.

The benefits to insurers of on-board telematics systems – either OEM or consumer-installed – go far beyond the generation of data that enable comprehensive underwriting criteria. In fact, even without extensive empirical data, insurers should expect to lower costs and increase customer satisfaction through intelligent implementation of telematics.

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Life Carriers Embrace Social Media to Improve Risk: Ernst & Young
November 17, 2010 @ 15:54 PM | By Nathan Golia

Many life insurers are using social media to reach a younger market in order to balance the longevity risk of baby boomers with the low mortality risk of these younger consumers, according to research from Ernst & Young.

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An Opportunity to Participate in Our Annual IT Salary Survey, Win Prizes
November 17, 2010 @ 12:44 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Upon completion of the survey, you will be eligible to enter a contest for prizes including a chance to win a first prize of a Sony BRAVIA 60" HDTV valued at $2,700, second prize of a 64GB Apple iPad with WiFi and 3G valued at $829, or third prize of a Sony home theater system valued at $600.

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What I Learned on my Autumn "Vacation"
November 12, 2010 @ 12:06 PM | By Nathan Golia

This past week was my first Insurance & Technology Executive Summit. It's been a date circled on my calendar since I interviewed for this job back in May — it set a hard deadline for me to transition from subject matter novice to, if not "expert," at least "intermediate."

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Insurers Less Focused on Efficiency, More on Capability
November 11, 2010 @ 13:30 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Modestly growing insurance carrier IT budgets will shift away from efficiency concerns to building increasingly necessary capabilities for a modern, information-based business, says Novarica's Matthew Josefowicz.

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Reporting from I&T's Executive Summit 2010 in Carefree, Arizona
November 08, 2010 @ 09:43 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Today marks the beginning of regular programming at the 2010 Insurance & Technology Executive Summit.

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Insurers Feel Need for Better Payment Processing for Customer Service and Efficiency
November 08, 2010 @ 09:07 AM | By Mike Tallitsch

In today's increasingly competitive market, many insurers may be falling behind rivals that are giving customers and agents more payment options.

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What the 2010 Election Means for Insurance IT
November 03, 2010 @ 13:53 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

GOP victories will recast the implementation of healthcare reform and likely impact privacy and security legislation.

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