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Will Reform-Driven Innovations Continue if Law is Struck Down?
March 28, 2012 @ 10:51 AM | By Nathan Golia

Health insurers have embraced modernization of the healthcare system since the Affordable Care Act was passed.

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Silos Breaking Down in the C-Suite, PEMCO CMO Says
March 23, 2012 @ 11:07 AM | By Nathan Golia

It's not just the CIO and CMO who are becoming fast friends. PEMCO CMO Rod Brooks tells Insurance & Technology that business units are being integrated across the enterprise.

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Fraud Fighting Good, Not Bad for Customer Experience says CNA's Claims Head
March 22, 2012 @ 09:15 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Analysts and vendors suggest that use of effective anti-fraud tools will at least minimize any potential affect on customer experience.

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Disasters Lead CNA to Buy Hardy Underwriting
March 21, 2012 @ 11:51 AM | By Nathan Golia

Reuters reports that CNA will acquire its British rival after catastrophe losses took a toll on its bottom line.

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Geithner on Late FIO Reports: Sorry, But We Want to Get It Right
March 21, 2012 @ 10:05 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he doesn't think there's a lack of resources at the FIO, just a desire to work "carefully."

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Is Your Telematics Program Production-Ready? 3 Critical Questions
March 15, 2012 @ 13:30 PM | By Ash Hassib- LexisNexis

Ultimately, mainstreaming telematics is about addressing data collection and analysis within a broader business and technology strategy.

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Insurers Look to Streamline Mobile App Development
March 14, 2012 @ 13:24 PM | By Nathan Golia

New solutions are emerging to help insurance companies develop apps for multiple mobile platforms quickly and easily.

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New Frontiers in Analytics: What Could Insurers Do with Faster, Better Answers?
March 13, 2012 @ 12:49 PM | By Stuart Rose- SAS

High-performance analytics will power decision-making in areas such as telematics, ratemaking and price optimization, customer intelligence and catastrophe modeling.

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Insurers' Mobile Payments Opportunity, Part II: Cost Reduction
March 12, 2012 @ 11:41 AM | By David Schwartz- Obopay

Reduced costs are achieved by moving away from issuing paper checks through adding digital payment capabilities.

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Insurers’ Mobile Payments Opportunity, Part I: Competitive Edge
March 09, 2012 @ 10:18 AM | By David Schwartz- Obopay

The mass adoption of personal mobile devices has given insurers an opportunity to distinguish themselves from their competitors by speeding payment during the claim process.

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New IPad's Speed Biggest Boon to Insurers: Lincoln Financial's Pal
March 08, 2012 @ 12:52 PM | By Nathan Golia

As data requirements get more sophisticated, the 4G capabilities of Apple's latest tablet will shine, says VP, wholesaler distribution and enterprise sales reporting IT for Lincoln Financial Group.

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NAIC: Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Doak Didn't Speak for the Organization
March 07, 2012 @ 12:21 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner's assertion that the Federal Insurance Office is unconstitutional was his opinion, not that of the NAIC.

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NAIC Member Strikes Back: FIO "Unconstitutional"
March 06, 2012 @ 10:43 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

At the NAIC's spring meeting in New Orleans, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak called the FIO an unconstitutional usurpation of states' rights.

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4 Ways Big Data is Changing Claims
March 05, 2012 @ 12:50 PM | By Nathan Golia

Pegasystems insurance industry principals see big data and analytics capabilities getting insurers closer to gleaning actionable insights in real time that both maintain a positive claims experience and provide business value.

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Mobile-Enabling Agents An Insurance Imperative: Insurance & Technology Virtual Event
March 02, 2012 @ 11:47 AM | By Nathan Golia

Distributors across lines of business are looking to their carrier partners for solutions that allow them to grow their businesses using tablets and smartphones.

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Attorney Suggests Royce Wants FIO to Supplant NAIC
March 02, 2012 @ 10:57 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Since the NAIC acts in an advisory rather than a compulsory role toward the state insurance regulators, it does not act as a regulator, says Michael Nelson, chairman of law firm Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst.

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A Rough Early Start to Tornado Season
March 01, 2012 @ 09:24 AM | By Nathan Golia

Deadly tornadoes cut through Midwestern and Southern states yesterday still weary from last year's record outbreaks.

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Reflections on MetLife's New Data Vendor Management Group
March 01, 2012 @ 09:15 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

The insurer's creation of the group for the management and governance of contracts and third party vendors shows recognition of new vendor management challenges.

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Q&A: A Chief Claims Officer Talks Social Media Risks
March 01, 2012 @ 08:28 AM | By Nathan Golia

Mercury Insurance chief claims officer Joanna Moore says that consumers must get smarter about what they post online.

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