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New MetLife Underwriting Tool Aims at Ease of Doing Business
Nathan Golia, Senior editor, Insurance & Technology
Both field staff and customers benefit from the new QuickPredict tool, the insurer asserts.
By Nathan Golia Senior editor, Insurance & Technology,
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6 Keys to Balancing Goals in Insurance Digitalization
Ravi Koka, CTO, Insurance Products Polaris Financial Technology Ltd
Carriers need to define their digital mission and strategy in terms of both short-term and long-term objectives and prioritize their implementation based on investments and benefits.
By Ravi Koka CTO, Insurance Products Polaris Financial Technology Ltd,
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John Hancock Rolls Out ‘Genius Bar’-Style IT Help Desk
Nathan Golia, Senior editor, Insurance & Technology
Many Manulife divisions are taking the walk-in approach to IT support, according to VP of end-user services Jacques Ouimet.
By Nathan Golia Senior editor, Insurance & Technology,
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Inside American Modern’s Transformation Strategy
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Insurance & Technology
Executives share the details behind a system modernization designed to better manage data while meeting changing customer needs.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Insurance & Technology,
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Elite 8 2013: Where Are They Now?
Peggy Bresnick Kendler, Contributing Writer
Data management and customer experience initiatives are high on last years' Elite 8 executives' priority lists.
By Peggy Bresnick Kendler Contributing Writer,
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Oregon Mutual’s Fowler Aims to ‘Futurize’ the Business
Kathy Burger, Editorial Director
CIO Bryan Fowler is leading Oregon Mutual Insurance on a journey that is helping the P&C carrier leverage data, modern core systems, and the cloud.
By Kathy Burger Editorial Director,
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Leading Integration, Inspiring Innovation
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Insurance & Technology
After his firm was acquired by Nationwide, Arne Herenstein of Harleysville Insurance ensured a seamless assimilation of both systems and staff.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Insurance & Technology,
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How West Bend’s Tracey Berg Translates Vision into Results
Kathy Burger, Editorial Director
At West Bend Mutual Insurance, SVP and CIO Tracey Berg not only runs an effective IT organization — she’s also responsible for corporate strategic planning.
By Kathy Burger Editorial Director,
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The Power Of Collaboration
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Insurance & Technology
Ohio Mutual’s Todd Albert believes in a strong relationship between business and IT to develop software and services that benefit the entire business.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Insurance & Technology,
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An Agile Path To Success
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Insurance & Technology
From the US Navy to Ford, senior VP and CIO Susan Courtney has taken lessons from her unique career path to transform IT, culture, and collaboration at Nebraska Blue.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Insurance & Technology,
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The Once & Future Insurance IT Leader
Kathy Burger, Editorial Director
Insurance & Technology’s 2014 Elite 8 CIOs have what it takes to lead in a changing and challenging business environment.
By Kathy Burger Editorial Director,
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3 Themes of Insurance Tech Transformation
Laura Drabik, Director of Business Transformation, Guidewire Software
The insurance industry has evolved around three key transformation themes that can be achieved through the use of technology.
By Laura Drabik Director of Business Transformation, Guidewire Software,
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Data Lessons: Achieving Customer Focus
Andy Metroka, Director of IT Architecture, Montana State Fund
Stepping back from the hardware and software view of the infrastructure and understanding what data is needed and how it is used to run the business presents a number of advantages to all levels of the organization.
By Andy Metroka Director of IT Architecture, Montana State Fund,
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California Auto Insurance: The Cutting Edge of 1988 Technology
Bill Gausewitz, Partner, Michelman and Robinson, LLP
Auto insurers in California are required, by law, to set prices solely using technology that was available in 1988.
By Bill Gausewitz Partner, Michelman and Robinson, LLP,
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Creating a Data Contract for Insurance
Andy Metroka, Director of IT Architecture, Montana State Fund
Establishing a data contract requires stepping back and looking at all use cases for the data.
By Andy Metroka Director of IT Architecture, Montana State Fund,
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The Rocky Road of Modernization
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Insurance & Technology
Today’s top challenges in core system replacement, from choosing a system through implementation.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Insurance & Technology,
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Leveraging Insurance Data, Part 2: A Single Source of the Truth
Andy Metroka, Director of IT Architecture, Montana State Fund
In a single source of truth, the IT architecture will enable solutions that provide a consistent, integrated view of the business, regardless of access point.
By Andy Metroka Director of IT Architecture, Montana State Fund,
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4 Considerations for Core Systems Replacements
Anil Chitale, SVP, P&C, MajescoMastek
Core systems replacements need to meet the goals while fitting an organization's resource bandwidth, capabilities, and project tolerance level.
By Anil Chitale SVP, P&C, MajescoMastek,
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The Future of FinTech
Marc J. Firenze, Chief Technology Officer, Eagle Investment Systems
Making predictions in technology is tricky but there are a couple of prevailing themes that are likely to influence how the industry will evolve over the next five to 10 years.
By Marc J. Firenze Chief Technology Officer, Eagle Investment Systems,
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Walmart Adds Health to Insurance Push
Nathan Golia, Senior editor, Insurance & Technology
The retailer has expanded its agency relationship to include health insurance quotes.
By Nathan Golia Senior editor, Insurance & Technology,
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