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New Microinsurance Facility Focuses on Catastrophe Risk
March 31, 2011 @ 12:52 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

An international consortium including Swiss Re, Guy Carpenter and Mercy Corps has created what it calls a scalable, innovative model to combat the financial impact of natural disasters for Haitians.

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I&T Seeks Nominations for Elite 8 2011
March 30, 2011 @ 12:40 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

We're getting ready to select this year's Elite 8 insurance technology executives, and welcome help from our reader base.

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New Life & Annuities Sales Tool: Aging Simulation
March 29, 2011 @ 11:41 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Allianz is already looking to develop a version of Stanford University researchers' virtual technology that has been shown to encourage the saving impulse in young people who see a simulation of their older self.

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After a Fortnight, Japan Situation Remains Unclear
March 25, 2011 @ 11:42 AM | By Nathan Golia

News this morning, two weeks after the original earthquake, of a potential reactor breach at a stricken nuclear plant headlines the week's developments.

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Insurance and Banking Industries Could Be Job Development Difference Makers
March 24, 2011 @ 16:15 PM | By Kathy Burger

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Data Security Tips Throughout Enterprise Devices' Lifecycles
March 24, 2011 @ 10:00 AM | By Nathan Golia

US Micro Corporation, a firm that helps companies dispose of IT assets, shared some tips at the I&T offices on how to make sure data are secure throughout the adoption, life and retirement of hardware.

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Early Carrier Estimates Trickle In for Japan Quake Losses
March 22, 2011 @ 12:04 PM | By Nathan Golia

While most carriers and observers are steering clear of releasing hard numbers, Swiss Re and Chartis have decided to do just that.

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Report: Firms Plan Alliance for Cloud Computing Standards
March 22, 2011 @ 10:25 AM | By Nathan Golia

According to The New York Times, both personal and business use of new networking and cloud technologies would be standardized.

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Insurance Outlook Still Uncertain One Week After Japan Quake
March 18, 2011 @ 12:03 PM | By Nathan Golia

The news out of Japan remains grim, and insurers — like many others — can still only wait and see what will happen.

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Mizuho IT Failure a Reminder on Business Continuity Preparedness
March 18, 2011 @ 11:44 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

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What Did You Think of Our Customer Experience Virtual Event?
March 17, 2011 @ 12:35 PM | By Nathan Golia

Executives from Farmers, New York Life and Amica talked about all aspects of customer experience including mobile, analytics and social media.

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What Will it Take to Harden the Market?
March 16, 2011 @ 10:29 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

It will take more than the terrible tragedy convulsing Japan, according to Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, who predict only pockets of price hardening.

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Carriers in Japan Must Buck Their Reputation
March 15, 2011 @ 12:31 PM | By Nathan Golia

Research finds that Japanese consumers have a poor view of the insurance industry, but carriers can show that it's unwarranted in their response to the earthquake.

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Sendai Quake Raises Questions About Emerging CAT Loss Profile, Risk Models
March 14, 2011 @ 12:05 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Japanese government coverage limits insurers' and reinsurers losses, but the industry needs to take a close look at the reliability of its CAT models.

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Organizational Strategies, Role of Social Discussed at IBM Customer Experience Luncheon
March 14, 2011 @ 10:29 AM | By Nathan Golia

Carriers are forming cross-functional groups to decide how to leverage technologies to improve the customer experience.

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A Review of Deadly Tsunamis That Hit American Shores
March 11, 2011 @ 11:47 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

The waves generated on American shores by the March 11 Sendai earthquake may have been mild compared to those striking Japan, but history shows that tsunamis pose a deadly threat on the eastern shores of the Pacific.

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More Video and Other Updates on Japanese Quake and Tsunami
March 11, 2011 @ 11:19 AM | By Nathan Golia

The country's broadcasting arm, NHK; as well as several other outlets, have posted several videos showing the destructive power of this morning's seismic event.

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Technology Shows the World Scope of Japan Earthquake Disaster
March 11, 2011 @ 10:17 AM | By Kathy Burger

Technology shows the world scope of Japan earthquake disaster; even within a few hours or the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami there was a tremendous amount of information about the scope of the tragedy.

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Need for Customer Focus Seen for Long Haul
March 10, 2011 @ 12:02 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Insurers must come to grips with an ever-changing and diversified consumer population at a time of accelerated change, driven largely by technology.

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Customer Experience Driving Carriers' Tech Investment: Deloitte
March 10, 2011 @ 09:27 AM | By Nathan Golia

Insurance practice leader Rebecca Amoroso discussed how technology is changing the landscape across the insurance enterprise.

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Effective Policyholder Communication Requires Quality, Relevant Content
March 07, 2011 @ 12:27 PM | By Robert Linsky- NEPS- LLC

Whether insurers communicate to their policyholders through printed documents, email, online or social networking sites, a clear understanding of the central purpose of each communication and its intended audience are the first requirements for achieving success.

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McRaith a Favorable FIO Director Choice for Insurers
March 04, 2011 @ 13:59 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

The head of the Illinois Department of Insurance is well-equipped to represent both the merits of the existing state-based regime and also the legitimate concerns of insurance companies.

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The Federal Insurance Office Has a Face. Now What?
March 04, 2011 @ 12:20 PM | By Nathan Golia

The expected appointment of Michael McRaith as head of the recently created Federal Insurance Office is the first breeze pushing aside the clouds of uncertainty over the body.

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There's ROI in Better Customer Experience
March 04, 2011 @ 12:04 PM | By Kathy Burger

Customers expect their insurers to offer a quality service experience; I&T's March 16 Virtual Event on customer experience shows how industry leaders do it.

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Resistance is Futile: Jobs Makes Appearance to Introduce iPad2
March 02, 2011 @ 14:30 PM | By Kathy Burger

Jobs makes appearance to introduce iPad2; new tablet device begins shipping on March 11 and is thinner and lighter than the first-generation model.

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Carriers Embracing Modern Data Strategies
March 02, 2011 @ 13:12 PM | By Nathan Golia

Insurance CIOs at companies new and old increasingly realize the importance of building strong data warehouses for now and the future.

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Mobile's Role in Life Insurance Not Necessarily on the Consumer Side
March 01, 2011 @ 12:32 PM | By Nathan Golia

A Celent report indicates that life carriers don't see the same need to develop consumer-facing mobile applications as P&C carriers.

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