Abe Yaknour Named Crum & Forster CTO
Yaknour will work with C&F CIO Nicole Bennett to frame the company's infrastructure, simplify technology platforms across the C&F enterprise, and develop technology strategy.
Isaac Moves North after Drenching US Gulf, New Orleans
Tropical storm Isaac is
expected to weaken further as it heads north on Thursday, after
causing significant damage to the U.S. Gulf Coast but nothing on
the scale of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in
Isaac Strengthens into a Hurricane: NHC
Storm Isaac strengthened into a Category
1 hurricane on Tuesday as it approached the northern Gulf coast,
the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest bulletin.
We’re All Risk Managers Now: Anticipating Hurricane Isaac
Mobile apps, social media and the availability of real-time content give everyone -- from insurance company actuaries to private citizens -- sophisticated capabilities to prepare for natural catastrophes, such as the looming Hurricane Isaac.
Tropical Storm Isaac Just Below Hurricane Strength: NHC
Tropical Storm Isaac, located about 80 miles (125 km) southeast of
the mouth of the Mississippi River, was just below
hurricane strength with maximum sustained winds
of 70 miles per hour (110 kmph), according to the U.S.
National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Isaac Moves Toward U.S. Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Isaac churned across the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, disrupting U.S. offshore energy production and threatening to hit Louisiana on the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Andrew Made the Insurance Industry Stronger: Marsh's Pieroni
The scope, destruction and costs of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 forced the insurance industry to revamp everything from risk forecasting to claims management. Marsh's Chief Operating Officer William Pieroni says technology has been key to helping insurers up their game when it comes to catastrophe response.
8 Insurance Industry Impacts of Hurricane Andrew
Technology, regulation, construction and the P&C insurance industry itself all have changed since – and in some instances, because of – Hurricane Andrew, the category 5 storm that made landfall in south Florida on August 24, 1992. Here are eight ways that the catastrophe changed the way insurance companies do business.
Travelers Sues NFL Over Brain Injury Lawsuits
Several subsidiaries of
Travelers Companies Inc sued the National Football
League and a host of other insurers, seeking to avoid paying to
defend the league against a wave of brain injury-related claims
by thousands of former players and their families.
Learning the Lessons of Hurricane Andrew
Hurricane Andrew caused more than $26 billion in reported damage, but also inspired the insurance industry to transform the ways it manages claims and provides customer service. Insurance & Technology examines the changes, challenges and lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew in a series of special reports.
5 Reasons Why Hurricane Andrew Still Matters
In the 20 years since Hurricane Andrew hit south Florida on August 24, 1992, there have been more damaging hurricanes and natural catastrophes, but no other event has had as much impact on the insurance industry. To kick off I&T’s special coverage of Hurricane Andrew’s 20th anniversary, here’s a look at the catastrophe and how it has changed the industry.
Ginni Rometty, Golf and Technology Strategy
IBM's recently named CEO has been in the headlines, not because of a big deal or technology announcement, but because of golf club Augusta National's now-rescinded no-women-members policy. What's wrong with this picture?
6 Tips for Avoiding a Social Media Debacle
Progressive's "robotweet" debacle put a spotlight on social media's importance within the insurance industry and the risk companies take if they do not implement a sound social media strategy.
What Revived Telematics in the UK?
Aviva recently announced a new initiative that uses consumers' own mobile phones to gather driving data four years after it ditched usage-based insurance due to lack of interest. PwC UK's Jonathan Burdett tells I&T why the time was right to re-enter the business.