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 July 2010
The release of FireLight comes on the heels of an upgrade earlier this year to ForeSight.
The unique nature of the Deep Horizon oil spill catastrophe, combined with BP's insurance status and the government's role in overseeing the clean up of the Deep Horizon oil spill, has resulted in a complex and often troubled claims process.
The NavRisk Policy is implemented in the York's risk pooling division.
The Vermont-based insurer required a solution that would work across its patchwork of file types and systems.
The largest P&C insurer in Idaho has deployed Guidewire ClaimCenter.
The first Canadian client of Duck Creek has installed Example Platform v. 4.1.
The deployment took place in May, with help from D-Wise.
Rip-and-replace technology modernization efforts can be risky. But componentization is enabling phased transformations, and many carriers are starting with claims.
At the risk of being known as the "question-title guy" for blog entries, I read about this password-cracking site and found myself wondering what data security experts think about the way we devise passwords.
The vendor's clients wanted a way to share information about how HCR has affected their use of its InsureConnect suite.
Rather than push products, the company is promoting its workplace culture and charitable efforts through social.
The property and casualty insurer announced the contract last year as part of a wide-ranging IT modernization effort.
The nonprofit health insurer aims to improve administrative efficiency and support growth while sustaining its high levels of member and provider satisfaction, the company says.
President Obama made financial reform a reality today when he signed the Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul bill.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s formats is part of ACORD’s move toward industry-wide data exchange standards, the organization says.
The insurer is using Google Maps and interactive voice response — and plans an iPhone app — to direct eligible members to urgent care centers.
The insurer worked with database marketing agency Merkle to develop a data and analytics framework that helped identify a wide range of profitable customers and target direct mail to them.
Better FTP processing helps make the company more efficient and improves customer service, the P&C insurer says.
The reinsurer hopes to consolidate and standardize its global accounting environment for asset management using the platforms.
HealthPartners’ 1.3 million subscribers will gain mobile communications capabilities with their care managers on smartphones later this year, the company says.
Sean Domineske takes over as VP of corporate systems and Lawrence Jennings becomes assistant VP of quality assurance and test automation.
Version 12.0 includes extensive updates to the hazard and vulnerability components of the model that incorporate the latest science, data, and detailed claims information from recent storms to provide a more comprehensive realistic and detailed view of U.S. hurricane risk, the company says.
IBM has announced a three-year, $100 million health IT initiative, InformationWeek reports. In addition to developing solutions for doctors and hospitals, IBM is working with the National Account Service Company (NASCO) on a health insurance component.
The $230 million, equity-funded transaction takes the marine P&C insurer private.
Read this article over at InformationWeek this morning and remained baffled.
The company already had a partnership with the UK-based subsidiary.
The CareOptions OnLine system adds database, calculator and living will capabilities to the Humana site.
The solution helps property and casualty insurers act upon leakage, sales channel performance, risk selection, loss prevention and mitigation, pricing accuracy and low policy count growth, MSB says.
Ownership of the healthcare transaction software provider transfers to BC Partners and Silver Lake from The Carlyle Group and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.
The V3 platform includes demographics, employer reporting, contributions accounting, health eligibility determination, pension processing, vacation processing, benefit payments, and tax reporting.
The health insurer opened HealthyChat.com and its corresponding social tools in May to help its customers understand how the rolling out of healthcare reform provisions affects them.
The insurer cited a focus on accountability and prevention when it comes to consumer health in launching the expanded functionality.
The P&C insurer hopes to reduce claim litigation expenses and modernize the review process with the implementation.
The 21-year insurance technology veteran was elected at the organization’s annual meeting.
The insurer and its agents are finding that improving access to sales and training resources by putting them on e-readers improves customer service.
The Nevada-based health insurer selected the service partially because it dovetails with its growth strategy.
Tata will set up an infrastructure based on Cisco's Telepresence to help Hannover Re offices in 16 countries collaborate.
The IT services subsidiary of Nationwide Insurance aims to help employers increase enrollment and usage of their health management services, the company says.
The company's goal is to help states navigate the compliance deadlines for health insurance exchanges.
The app has functionality aimed at both current policyholders and prospective customers.
The companies say that cloud testing capabilities will improve speed to market while reducing labor costs.
The buy increases Mercer's presence in the mid-market outsourcing space, it says.
The capability had previously only been available to Medicare Part D and Minnesota Health Care Program customers.
Former EVP of business development will help the vendor develop new clinical systems.
India's healthcare industry plans to spend more than $250 million on IT in 2010, according to a study by New York-based consultancy Access Markets International Partners. The study was mostly focused on hospitals and healthcare providers, but there are some implications for insurance as well.
Costs remains a contributing factor in plan selection among employers, but a quality customer experience helps put carriers over the top, J.D. Power says.
Consumers seeking health insurance information can find links to public and private plans, with more information — including pricing — to follow.