Profile of Nathan GoliaSenior editor, Insurance & Technology
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 1451
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 October 2012
With floods causing the vast majority of damage in the Northeast, the National Flood Insurance Program is in the news.
Dr. Tom Jeffery, chief hazard scientist for CoreLogic, says the only way to get a bigger storm surge in Manhattan is with a Category 2 storm.
I&T associate editor Nathan Golia checks in again from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the day after Hurricane Sandy lashed the New York area.
Whether you believe insurers are adequately capitalized for Sandy claims or not, you'll find someone to back you up on Twitter.
The varied size and needs of clients represent a challenge for their insurers.
The New Jersey-based auto insurer also plans hyper-local storm outreach for future storms, according to COO Eric Poe, who envisions these major events hitting the company's home state much more often than they have historically.
Insurance & Technology associate editor Nathan Golia puts the "journalist" in "citizen journalist" in this footage taken near his Brooklyn apartment.
The New York Times reports that the fleet of hurricane-tracking satellites is aging, and could fail without a potential replacement for a year or longer.
Hurricanes Irene and Sandy -- not to mention the "Frankenstorm" into which Sandy might develop -- are clear indicators that it's not just Florida at risk for major hurricane damage anymore.
Corporate communications director Mark Friedlander says using social to reach agents in advance of a catastrophe event is efficient and positive for the brand.
Insurers looking for a more content-creation-friendly tablet than Apple's iPad may have eyed Microsoft's Surface. However, early reviews indicate there's still work to be done before it's a true enterprise-ready device.
Former Deutsche Bank technology executive J. Peter Kelso takes the reigns of the new position, which is in a recently created office tasked with managing Aflac's investment portfolio.
The insurer partnered with Benefitfocus on a retail platform for exchange-based distribution.
Real estate is what makes tablet computers enticing for insurers.
Insurers are putting out mobile games with astonishing regularity. There must be a good reason, right?
This is the second holding company to name an enterprise-wide claims leader this week.
Troy Glover is currently the COO of the unit, where he oversees among other things tech strategy for long-term care.
David Kahal is made SVP of life distribution management.
Nick Conca has previously worked at Liberty International.
The insurer's recently announced Express Lane capability allows applicants to pre-fill data and speed the application process.
Liberty International Underwriters CIO Ellen Fecteau has built a global technology strategy that promotes collaboration among different constituents and enables growth of the business.
Humana's Brian LeClaire leads an organization deeply invested in leveraging the power of big data and advanced analytics to improve healthcare outcomes.
For Builders Mutual CIO Graeme Boddy, the recession offered an opportunity to build infrastructure for a new kind of insurance agent and customer. Today, the company is reaping the rewards.
The customizable modules allow employers to educate their employees on the benefits in their particular insurance policy during enrollment season.
Sentry Insight offers access to claims information, tasks and reports online.
The insurer will use McKesson Contract Manager to centralize and automate the provider contracting process.
Thirty-one industry groups have established the Global Federation of Insurance Associations.
Communications consultant Matt Kucharski shared insights with a group of insurance CIOs on how to best explicate their ideas.
The insurer will implement and offer tools from GettingHired to manage return to work for its benefits customers.
The retailer is selling "life insurance in a box" from the carrier famous for its Snoopy advertising.
A company AVP says that conventional, structured data — which insurers already have in spades — can help inform the insights gleaned from unstructured, new data sources.
Steve Thiel, who has experience working with IT at the organization, has been appointed VP of actuarial reporting and analysis.
Kathy Koontz, assistant VP of customer information management for Nationwide, tells Insurance & Technology that analytic and data technology is nice -- but it's the skills needed to interpret those analytics that really help data shine.
The I.I.I. and Marsh both report rising prices in U.S. P&C insurance.
Insurers who wonder what might be held over from an Affordable Care Act repeal got some clues during Wednesday's debate.
Other technologies highlighted as key to stopping fraud included link analysis, business rules and external databases.
Wynsure v. 4.7 features improvements geared toward the group life market.
The mobile device management company, which counts many insurers as clients of its BYOD-enabling services, is looking to expand its options with the buy.
Customers of the new platform include Arch Reinsurance and Security First.
The goal of the selection is to streamline the document creation and management process.
The insurer has developed a contest that revolves around gaining points from actions taken on Facebook.