IT Answers the Call
Faced with an aggressive business growth strategy, The Guardian's IT is ready for the challenge.
Fireman’s Tests Load Capacity
Tools from Mercury Interactive help the P&C insurer speed deployment, improve quality and boost customer confidence.
We asked Michael Sladek of Zurich Life for a summary of his favorite websites.
OneShield, MIS Build System
OneShield, a browser-based insurance integration and distribution provider, has partnered with McCracken Insurance Systems to develop an agency management system.
Alliances & Partnerships
InSystems formed an alliance with AscendantOne; ISO and Seisint have signed a licensing agreement; CSC and Magnify formed an alliance...
Delivery Strategies Briefs
UnumProvident subsidiary BenefitAmerica introduces BenefitAmerica Spectrum; Bisys Group offers customized, branded insurance distribution Web sites; Medical Mutual of Ohio claims more than 20,000 members have registered online through My Health Plan...
Group 1 Software releases the DataSight system; Esna Technologies unveils the latest version of Telephony Office Linx 2000 v.4.0; TightLink Corp. introduces TightLink Service 3...
A marketing agreement has been confirmed by Docucorp International and AscendantOne Inc.; chief security officers in financial services earn significantly higher salaries than their counterparts in telecom, utilities and manufacturing, according to Giga Information Group; Liberty Mutual Group licenses ISO Claims Outcome Advisor from ISO.
Claimsnet.com will integrate National Electronic Attachment, Inc.'s FastAttach; Enumclaw migrated personal lines onto IBQ Systems platform; Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has partnered with CECity.com...
SAFECO Trains with Ninth House
SAFECO (Seattle) has chosen Ninth House (San Francisco), a business skills e-learning provider, to help launch a performance-based compensation program.
Hartford selects Sherwood's ProCede; XL Capital contracted with Acuent Inc., SAFECO selects Antigen...
A Little Knowledge...
This months's editorial on The PATRIOT Act, by Katherine Burger, Editorial Director.
American Skyline Insurance Taps Debit-Based Claims Vendor
As part of a strategy that will reduce paper claims drafts and get claims payments to policyholders more quickly, American Skyline Insurance has awarded a contract to Clarity Incentive Systems that will enable the insurer to use Clarity's payment platform to power a debit card-based claims disbursement program.
Humana Launches Benefits Customizing Tool
Responding to employers' concerns about rising costs and employees' wishes for greater involvement in managing their health benefits, Humana rolls out SmartSuite, which combines health plan design and Internet technology to give employers and employee members the ability to exercise healthcare plan options.
Great American Insurance revamps Bond Division site; Farmers Insurance's Farmers FastQuote launches this week ; Certified Professional Insurance Agents Society recognizes Selective Insurance Group as 2002 "Company Partner of the Year"...
DELIVERY STRATEGIES BRIEFS
NAIC's Credit Scoring Working Group will "fast track" a review of credit scoring by insurers for rating purposes; Financial services spending on XML-related technologies and Web services forecasts from ZapThink; DriverShield CRM Corp. will provide Bankers Insurance Company of Florida with its DriverShield's CRM program...
Many senior executives are expressing frustration about the returns on CRM investments, reports Booz-Allen Hamilton; Frontstep releases Frontstep CRM; Answerthink and CentrPort form an alliance...
Chris T. Calos joins Fortis Benefits Insurance Co. ; Selective Insurance Group appoints Kerry A. Guthrie, Gretchen Coffill Narvarte, and Leonard V. Weinman...
Captiva/ActionPoint Merger Raises Hopes, Doubts
Seizing an opportunity to provide corporate clients, including insurers, with a comprehensive integrated document technology solution, forms processing vendor Captiva Software Corp. and information capture solutions provider ActionPoint signed a definitive merger agreement.
Deloitte Insurance Vet Porrello Cites Tech Prioritization Challenge
Picking the right technology investments that will deliver ROI is
one of the biggest challenges facing insurers today, according to
Deloitte Consulting's Ken Porrello, national director for insurance
consulting, who recently took on the added responsibility of managing director of the firm's Chicago office.
Treasury Proposes New Information-Sharing Regulations
The USA PATRIOT Act gave financial institutions and government agencies unprecedented leeway to share information. The new rules will create significant opportunities for financial technology firms to create linkages among the customer databases spanning the financial services industry, if only for the purpose of
sharing suspicions held about their customers.
IMPRESS YOUR BOSS: NOMINATE THE MOST TECH-SAVVY CEOS
With cutting-edge technology driving most of today's business innovation, many insurance company CEOs have become experts in technology. Who do you think is the most technology-visionary CEO
in the insurance industry? Insurance & Technology wants you to let us know for the upcoming special report, "The Most Tech-Savvy CEOs."
Delivery Strategies Briefs
Allstate provides consumers access to new products and services at allstatebank.com; CNA Life introduces tool enabling agents to track customer account activity; The St. Paul Companies launches Web-based tool for obtaining single entry, real-time quotes for small commercial products.
Teradata releases Touchpoint Server;
Active Decisions releases Active Financial Assistant; enhanced functionality for Siebel eHealthcare 7 is available from Siebel Systems.
Products and Services Showcase
Product and Services showcase featuring products by CT Insurance Services, Morningstar, Insurance Technologies, CSC, and more.
Keeping Your Staff Happy
Providing the proper channels for ongoing interactions is essential, especially indifficult situations.
Anthem Gets Healthy
BCBS carrier hopes to improve members' health with personalized contentultimately reducing medical claims.
Aegon Images Up-Front
Softheon document management system automates massive workload and paves the way for paperless processes.
Opening the Floodgates
As broadband technology becomes increasingly affordable and reliable, insurers have to make some hard decisions about who to connect, how to connect them, and for what applications.
Cigna has partnered with International SOS; FREEDOM launches FREEDOM State Checklist Direct; CNA-Life offers e-discussion...