Profile of Nathan GoliaSenior editor, Insurance & Technology
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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 September 2010
The new executive comes over from the healthcare provider side to the payer side.
The auto insurer famous for its embrace of technology is planning on expansions to its mobile and telematics offerings, according to CIO Phil Swift.
The industry group will use the software to establish a Web portal for its members.
MedImpact will provide claims processing, pharmacy network contracting and pharmacy customer service functions.
Health Integrated's Synergy Targeted Population Management program helps segment eligible policyholders for health coaching.
The diversified financial services company also offers banking services on mobile.
Terms of the deal, which is set to close September 28, were not disclosed.
Estrich has been on the organization's board for nearly five years.
FirstBest AppReader 2.0 provides speed and quoting advantages over its predecessor, the vendor claims.
The companies claim a test computed value at risk calaculations for a portfolio with 32,000 positions using 270 historical scenarios, in four hours.
The site allows policies to be quoted and issued quickly, the company says.
Andy Mattson will be responsible for overall delivery and management of the Allianz Policy Administration Program and associated projects, the company says.
Applied Informatix's Driving Behavior Database for Modelers will combine telematics data with insurance data.
The new zEnterprise 196 offers 60% more capacity than its predecessor, IBM says.
The new platform aims to reduce costs by steering adoption of best practices, the vendor says.
The building's score puts it in the top 25% of buildings its size, the company says.
The contract represents Volvo IT's first in Norway.
The company was looking for an efficient, secure way to share contracts globally, it says.
The New Jersey carrier is offering maintenance records, mechanic information and accident support through the mobile platform.
Exalogic Elastic Cloud is an integrated hardware and software system for both Java and non-Java applications, the company says.
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.
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.
Greg Kalinsky, who took the job over officially Sept. 13, had been VP of the company's west coast operations.
Graeme Boddy, VP and CIO of Raleigh, N.C.-based Builders Mutual Insurance Company, spoke with Insurance & Technology about how he expects tablet PCs to change the insurance landscape.
Mike Anagnost, CIO for Gateway, noted the platform's ease of use as a differentiating factor in its selection, in a statement.
The move is meant to boost IBM's business analytics offerings, the company said.
The move is part of the carrier's strategy toward simplifying the benefits selection and enrollment process.
It's hard to draw any conclusions from a non-scientific straw poll, but at CSC's Future Focus conference yesterday, one caught my attention.
I've been through about two hours of sessions here at CSC's Future Focus conference, and one of the main thrusts of the conversation so far has been the definition of the cloud.
The provider of software-as-a-service platform OnBase plans further data centers in the Netherlands this year, as well as Asia and South America in 2011.
The vendor is offering a certification process to ensure best practices in implementation and maintenance.
Telit's CC864-DUAL cellular module is designed to be easily swappable when upgrades are required.
The company will explore secure access to personal health histories through mobile, it says.
The nonprofit, which administers the benefit programs for International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12 members, as well as their dependents and beneficiaries, was looking for a platform that would help it evolve with healthcare regulations and needs.
The AgentFirst application had been available for iPhones since April.
Industry experts discuss potential areas of improvement in the healthcare claims process.