Profile of Nathan GoliaSenior editor, Insurance & Technology
Member Since: 5/8/2014
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Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, distribution, core systems, customer interaction, and risk management. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at live and online events held by both I&T and third parties. A veteran of the trade press, Nathan worked as a database marketing reporter and copy editor for Direct Marketing News, as well as an assistant editor for The Toy Book, before coming to I&T. He is a graduate of Buffalo State College and a proud Western New York native.
Articles by Nathan Golia
posted in April 2013
The research firm finds IT budgets increasing and one technology getting a lot of attention.
Marita Zuraitis will leave her Hanover post next month to take over Horace Mann, which provides insurance products for educators.
Policyholders in the blast zone may not have an easy time recouping their losses via insurance, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The company chose Ruben Fechner as SVP of business applications and support.
The mobile version of Sentry Insight is meant to give commercial lines customers greater access to their claims information.
With so much marketing budget devoted to technological initiatives, IT needs a clear strategy to effectively manage those digital marketing dollars.
Most insurance companies have at least one big data effort under way, if not more. The cloud can help meet those needs without breaking the bank.
Road conditions and financial pressures sour policyholders' view of insurers, the company says.
John Kinney now oversees the organization.
The former Blue Shield of California CIO says that Esurance's corporate culture and business model facilitate strong business-IT alignment.
Dottie Rodd has been with the company since 1981.
In this position, Paul Halter will work on expanding the business's footprint.
LIMRA's and the LIFE Foundation's latest Insurance Barometer Study provides a window into what prospects want from life insurance companies.
The insurer says Kony will help it develop a "multichannel center of excellence."
The Drivewise app provides feedback based on data collected by the program's plug-in device.
Karen Davis has been with the company since 1990.
A respondent to a Reddit thread on the pre-PC era provides a window into how billing and accounting systems were developed on punch cards.
Peter Settel, CIO of Homesite Insurance, says that HTML5 is making insurers think hard about whether a native app or mobile website experience is best for their mobile initiatives.
FirstBest's survey of NAMIC Commercial Lines Conference attendees indicates that insurers are looking for the ability to underwrite risks faster.
The bundled offering incorporates predictive modeling tools.
The calculator is for informational use only, but gives policyholders a window into how certain changes might affect their premium.
The new division offers life, health and accident protection products.
The addition allows an independent agent to reach out to a prospect who uses the Plymouth Rock quote portal with multiple carriers' rates.
Kathy Kavanaugh joins the organization as VP of strategic solutions and partner marketing.
The company is partnering with Cellcontrol on a device that blocks certain mobile phone activity while cars are in motion.
Larry Madge was last CFO of the company's U.S. subsidiary.
The regional P&C insurer sees mobility as a major differentiator in its market, and wants to be on the leading edge, according to VP Walter Overby.
Lisa Murman is responsible for planning and developing underwriting and process automation solutions.
A Novarica report indicates where specialty insurers are spending their IT budget.
The GeoMetric rule allows insurers to adjust premium based on where a vehicle is driven most often, not just where it is garaged.
While J.D. Power & Associates' latest Property Claims Satisfaction Study shows that overall satisfaction remains high, a drop in service interaction satisfaction is attributed to increased direct claims reporting.
The new roles taken on include a new SVP for the corporate IT division.