ISO Releases Advanced Rating Kit for Auto April 10, 2013The bundled offering incorporates predictive modeling tools. Analysts Assess Insurity's AQS Acquisition March 07, 2013This latest manifestation of the Hartford-based vendor's renaissance exemplifies several industry trends, including a preference for core system suites, the importance of scale and the demand for ISO rating capabilities. 70% of Auto Insurers Plan Some Form of Usage-Based Insurance: SMA February 19, 2013Of the companies that responded to an SMA survey on usage-based insurance practices, all of them offer some sort of premium discount. Crum & Forster Sees New Policy Admin System as Key to Growth November 09, 2012Crum & Forster to deploy Accenture Duck Creek P&C software to help streamline processes, better serve customers and drive growth. Universal Group Upgrading to New Cover-All Policy Platform for Commercial Lines Underwriting and Rating July 23, 2012Universal Group upgrading to New Cover-All policy platform for commercial lines underwriting and rating; San Juan-based P&C carrier aims for improved efficiency and growth. Rockhill Insurance Group Selects Guidewire Rating, Underwriting, Policy Admin and Billing May 10, 2012The specialty insurer hopes to gain product speed to market and process consistency. Guidewire Announces PolicyCenter Upgrades, New ClaimCenter Client May 08, 2012The upgrades to the vendor's core systems platform include ISO standards and improved rating capabilities. Arizona State Compensation Fund Selects Guidewire March 27, 2012The worker's compensation insurer has selected the vendor's full insurance suite for policy administration, claims, billing, rating and underwriting. Armed Forces Insurance Licenses ISCS for Policy Administration November 30, 2011Armed Forces will realize better customer service and efficient operations post-migration, CIO Drew Mazeitis says. Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance Selects EagleEye Analytics July 26, 2011The insurer will use the Talon predictive analytics suite. Vertafore Acquires StoneRiver FSC July 20, 2011Vertafore adds rating capabilities to its suite with the buy. Consumer Comfort, Less Costly Technology and Better Pricing Models Lead Stronger Push Toward Pay-As-You-Drive May 09, 2011Though insurers have approached the concept carefully over the past decade, companies including Progressive and Allstate are broadening their promotion of usage-based auto coverage. Austin Mutual's Agent Portal Helps Get New Product to Market Fast February 09, 2011When bringing a revamped commercial product to market, the carrier was able to lean on its robust, proprietary Austin Rating Tool. AIG Creates Corporate Chief Actuary Position to Lead Its Revamped Worldwide Actuarial Organization January 31, 2011AIG elects Charlie Shamieh AIG SVP and Corporate Chief Actuary; Mark Scully joins Chartis as SVP and Chief Actuary. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Selects Duck Creek Rating November 18, 2010ICBC wanted to improve its flexibility and speed to market for new products and rating changes, the company says. MMG Leverages Comparative Rating Solutions to Drive Growth September 01, 2010Maine Mutual Group powers growth by building out a service-oriented architecture and providing its independent agent network with comparative rating engines. Q&A: Peggy Scott, Liberty Mutual Agency Markets February 22, 2010Liberty Mutual Agency Markets seeks to deliver easy-to-use capabilities that feature the flexibility normally associated with a regional carrier but that are backed by the strength associated with a national brand, says Peggy Scott, assistant VP and manage West Point Underwriters Selects DRC's Decision Maker Rating Enterprise February 20, 2010WPU will use the Decision Maker (DM) Rating Enterprise toolset to enable business users to model, manage and analyze rates for all lines of business across all states. Blue Shield of California Enables Members to Criticize its Plans on its Web Site January 13, 2010Using the recently deployed Bazaarvoice Ratings & Reviews, members can rate different plans using a five-star scale to measure overall satisfaction, customer service, value, doctor access, prescription drug coverage, and whether or not the plan is easy to Crandall Takes on MassMutual CEO Role January 04, 2010Crandall, who joined MassMutual in 1988, succeeds Stuart H. Reese, who will serve as non-executive chairman of the board of directors.