First Major Tornado Outbreak Levels Homes, Kills 6 in Texas May 16, 2013Insurance loss estimates have yet to be released for storms that hit a community southwest of Fort Worth last night. Selective Announces Executive Promotions in Claims and IT May 13, 2013Among a roster of recent appointments and promotions announced by Selective Insurance were George Neale as SVP, Chief Claims Officer, and John Bresney as SVP, Application Delivery Services. The Hartford CEO: "We've Planned for Higher CATs This Year" (Video) May 10, 2013The Hartford CEO Liam McGee tells Fox Business that the company expects weather to "be more severe this year" RMS Debuts the RMS (one) Real-Time Exposure and Risk Management Environment May 09, 2013The new environment will provide intuitive, enterprise-wide access to real-time risk intelligence, enabling decision-makers at every level of the organization - from risk analysts to the CEO - the opportunity to ask questions and get answers in real time, according to the vendor. Who's On The Hook for Boston Claims? April 25, 2013Policyholders in the blast zone may not have an easy time recouping their losses via insurance, according to the Wall Street Journal. Erie Names The Hartford, USAA Vet IT SVP April 24, 2013The company chose Ruben Fechner as SVP of business applications and support. Mutual Insurers More Sensitive to Catastrophe, Process and Technology Can Bridge the Gap April 17, 2013Policy holders concentrated by type and geography are among the reasons mutual insurers are more susceptible to catastrophe claims challenges, but proactive measures and technology solutions can enable carriers to compensate, according to Willis Re. What Was Insurance Tech Like Before the PC? April 12, 2013A respondent to a Reddit thread on the pre-PC era provides a window into how billing and accounting systems were developed on punch cards. What 4 Model Insurers Say About Industry Trends March 08, 2013Celent recognized 18 insurers with Model Insurer awards last week for their innovative use of technology. These four are early adopters of capabilities that we predict will become table stakes across insurance. Hurricane Sandy Proved A Perfect Storm To Test Insurers' Mobile Capabilities February 13, 2013Wide use of mobile technologies lets insurers engage better with claimants, adjusters and others across a spectrum of communications, business continuity and claims handling activities. 5 Years, 5 Top Disruptors, One 800lb Analytic Gorilla - Novarica Study February 01, 2013Big Data and analytics are implicated in four of the respondents' top five business disruptors and explicitly identified as comprising the fifth. In CAT-Prone Haiti, Microinsurance Gains Steam January 30, 2013When Hurricane
Sandy struck Haiti late last year, the home Guerda Pierre shares
with her three children and mother in Cabaret, north of
Port-au-Prince, was flooded - and so was the merchandise she
sold to make a living. Inside the Sandy Claims Response: From the Front Lines January 28, 2013Insurers are combining technological prowess with an improvisational spirit to address the superstorm's claims challenge. Sandy Dominates Conversation at P&C Industry Forum January 16, 2013Both industry observers and industry participants spent a lot of time discussing Hurricane Sandy at this year's Insurance Information Institute Property/Casualty Joint Industry Forum. Joplin Losses Still Not Settled 18 Months Later January 11, 2013With insurance companies still tabulating losses from the May 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado, it's folly to expect any clarity on the full scope of even larger events like Hurricane Sandy for years. Lincoln Financial Group Chooses Insurance Technologies' E-application Business Fulfillment Platform January 08, 2013Implementation of FireLight solution will provide distributors with a mobile platform that takes them "from illustration to application." U.S. Accounted for 90% of Insured Natural Catastrophe Losses in 2012: Munich Re January 04, 2013According to the insurer's 2012 Natural Catastrophe Year in Review report, Superstorm Sandy and the summer's drought caused record losses in the U.S., although globally losses were lower than in 2011. Cigna Partners with Audax Health on Digital Engagement Platform January 04, 2013Cigna will invest in Audax Health and partner with the company to develop a digital health experience that seeks to make health-related activities a fun part of everyday life. 11 Answers to 2012's Burning Questions December 14, 2012Last year we identified 11 questions we expected to be answered by the insurance technology industry in 2012. How much clarity did we get? How Insurers Can Prevent Post-Catastrophe Blowback December 14, 2012The insurance industry's reputation is taking a post-Sandy hit as vocal policyholders express their opinions that their claims are undervalued. It's easy to prevent this.