Q&A: The Hanover Boosts Service, Efficiency With New Billing System April 22, 2013The new system will deliver value to both distributors and customers by allowing agents to shift their attention from answering questions about billing to focusing on customer relationships, according to CIO Greg Tranter. BYOD a Strong Contender for Story of the Year December 14, 2012Insurers and vendors alike recognize the pressing need to develop solutions for business users on mobile. How John Hancock Met Distributors' iPad Demands December 12, 2012The company's distribution arm, through compromise and innovation, launched an iPad app to help its advisors sell better to clients. Reviews: Microsoft Surface RT Long on Promise, Short on Early Results October 25, 2012Insurers looking for a more content-creation-friendly tablet than Apple's iPad may have eyed Microsoft's Surface. However, early reviews indicate there's still work to be done before it's a true enterprise-ready device. Do Insurers — or Anyone — Need a Mini iPad? October 24, 2012Real estate is what makes tablet computers enticing for insurers. 5 Ways Insurance Companies Can Make Mobile Capabilities More Secure for Policyholders September 10, 2012Mobile capabilities for policyholders are table stakes. But serious questions remain about the security of the most popular consumer smartphone platforms. I&T checked in with the executives who live and breathe data security to find out how they balance cu 50 Flooding 'Hot Spots' in Latest Swiss Re iPad App September 06, 2012The company released the app concurrently with a report saying that flood losses now rival earthquake losses. Does the ROI on Tablets Match the Growth Projections? July 13, 2012There are projections that enterprise tablet adoption in financial services and other industries could grow by 50 percent this year. What kinds of measurable returns are these investments generating? Northwestern Mutual CIO: Tech Dominates Conversations With Producers, Customers June 14, 2012Tim Schaefer, CIO of Northwestern Mutual Life, said in a panel discussion that insurers can no longer hide the technology needed to meet business needs. Fact or Fiction? 4 Mobile Development Myths Busted June 06, 2012Five years after the introduction of the iPhone, mobile definitely is here to stay. What have insurance technologists discovered as their mobile development strategies have evolved to deliver superior speed to market, functionality, customer experience an What Makes a Great iPad App for Insurance Agents? June 04, 2012Best practices for creating a great policyholder experience on Apple's iPad are well established throughout the insurance industry. Now insurance organizations are discovering how to create the best applications for their agents and distributors. Moving Forward With Mobile: Insurers Must Have the Right Expectations, Risks and Skills June 01, 2012Optimism about growing mobile penetration combined with ongoing concern about security risks provides an uncertain context to insurers as they weigh their investments in the mobile channel. Delivering Mobile Business Intelligence for Insurance Agents May 31, 2012Primerica extends business intelligence to its distribution force using MeLLmo’s Roambi presentation layer solution for mobile devices. iPads Enable Lincoln Financial's Wholesalers, Advisers to More Effectively Serve Clients May 30, 2012Providing wholesalers and advisers with mobile capabilities on Apple's iPad helps Lincoln Financial's distribution organization stand out, according to Rob Pal, head of Lincoln Financial Distributors. What's Next in BYOD Investment: Preventing Malware Attacks and Managing Costs May 29, 2012Today a robust mobile device management platform is a given. But what other software can help insurers feel secure about allowing employees to access the corporate network on personal devices? New IPad's Speed Biggest Boon to Insurers: Lincoln Financial's Pal March 08, 2012As 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. Mobile-Enabling Agents An Insurance Imperative: Insurance & Technology Virtual Event March 02, 2012Distributors across lines of business are looking to their carrier partners for solutions that allow them to grow their businesses using tablets and smartphones. UnitedHealthcare Launches Mobile App February 27, 2012Health4Me, which is available for iOS with an eye toward Android in the spring, allows policyholders to download their cards and locate in-network providers, among other things. Coventry Launches iPad Enrollment Platform from DRX February 08, 2012The health insurer's Medicare sales agents used the iPad Mobile Field Enrollment app. Insurance Mobile App Investment to Be Dominated by Distribution Capabilities February 08, 2012Enhancing distribution will be insurers' No. 1 investment area for mobile apps in 2012, with Tier One carriers behind most of the development, according to SMA research.