March 13, 2009

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (March 8-14, 2009):Another Treat-Worthy Carrier Trick

From InsureBlog we find the rarest of species: an independent blog post that is complimentary of an insurance carrier (Assurity Life) and one of its practices. ---

Japanese Insurers Poised for Technology (r)evolution

Celent's Neil Katkov gives a brief overview on the state of technology in the Japanese insurance space. While Internet banking and online brokerage has been around for a while in Japan, most insurers there have a limited Web presence. "The basic building blocks for a more integrated insurance infrastructure...are not in place," Katkov writes. "Change is on the horizon, however." ---

Why Insurance Agents Should Educate Their Customers

In HometownQuotes' Agent Lounge blog, Krista muses on the results of a recent NAIC survey that found that many consumers consider themselves knowledgeable about insurance. Of those same consumers however, a majority flunked a NAIC test of basic insurance facts. ---

The Personal Side of IT and Business Alignment

A member of Novarica's insurance practice suggests that it is often up to the IT team to establish better in IT-business alignment within an insurance carrier. "The business side typically doesn't have the technical expertise to translate IT initiatives and bridge the gap," the author writes. ---

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