Lumley New Zealand Deploys Guidewire ClaimCenter
Rollout began in the initial line of business in March 2009 and proceeded with enhancement releases every four to six weeks on average, bringing new product functionality online for the Lumley NZ claims team, without suffering any production outages.
CIGNA Names Philip Emond CIO
Emond will become executive vice president and CIO of CIGNA's U.S. operations in October, upon the retirement of current EVP and CIO, Michael Woeller.
IBM Acquires Netezza, Continuing Analytics Focus
The company's latest move brings aboard a provider of data warehouse, analytic and monitoring appliances with clients including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, United HealthGroup and Nationwide.
PayFlex Launches Benefits Admin Platform
HealthHub aims to simplify and streamline financial, wellness and healthcare information by tying it to a central destination, single debit card and employee call center, the company says.
GEICO Names SVP and CIO
Greg Kalinsky, who took the job over officially Sept. 13, had been VP of the company's west coast operations.
AXA Equitable Makes the Most of Modern Media
After a few generic questions, the interviewer asks, "Do you see more people working later in life?" The interviewee pauses with dry incredulity and answers, "I see more people telling me they're working until they drop dead."
Telematics: Reinventing Auto Insurance Part II
Developing unique products and finding new ways to offer value to customers are critical issues for insurance companies. At the same time, a bad experience with a new technology will upset customers and could drive them away. Controls must be in place to ensure that telematics offerings don't damage the brand.
Improving Efficiency With Interminable Conference Calls
In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the editors of Insurance & Technology will be taking the day off on Monday, Sept. 5. We'll resume publication of I&T Daily on Tuesday, Sept. 6. For your amusement, here's a bit of Friday humor, appropriate to the theme of the holiday, touching on the less-than-joyful aspect of our work lives.
High Performance Computing For Competitive Decision-Making
Those who effectively utilize the full potential of high performance computing and the advanced analytics that it enables will be able to make the most informed and timely risk-based decisions. And, those that make the most informed and timely decisions. are those that lead their industries.