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 August 2012
While not a notable wind event, Hurricane Isaac left a trail of extreme floods in southern Louisiana.
Tom Mundt will also serve as the key IT contact with parent company Allianz SE.
The insurer is investing in kiosk maker SoloHealth so it can "get closer to the consumer and engage them where they are," according to the manufacturer's president.
What were people at insurance companies saying as Isaac bore down on the Gulf Coast?
Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser was audibly distraught in discussing the extent of the storm in his jurisdiction southeast of New Orleans.
Tom Jeffrey, senior hazard scientist at CoreLogic, tells I&T that while the New Orleans area shouldn't expect a Katrina-level wind event, the potential for water damage is high.
Kevin Cloherty has been named SVP and global compliance chief for Manulife.
Florida residents are looking back on their Hurricane Andrew experiences 20 years after the storm made landfall. Meanwhile, the state's "insurer of last resort" established 10 years after the storm faces financial issues.
AIR Worldwide's insurer clients didn't believe the company when it reported its first loss estimates from Hurricane Andrew. Now, catastrophe risk models are integrated across the enterprise — some might argue, too integrated.
The insurer spotlighted Sanjay Gupta's analytics and e-commerce experience in making the hire.
There were more named storms than the average over the past two years. However, whether these storms impact heavily populated coastal areas is dependent on short-term weather patterns, Swiss Re says.
Marjorie Hutchings takes over infrastructure engineering and internet operations for the workers' compensation provider.
The company will use Content Partner and iGO e-App
The life insurance carrier will use the Integral policy administration suite.
The Broadridge Financial Solutions division will expand its financial services and processing offerings to support the insurance industry.
Sources told Bloomberg News that Pru could pay as much as $1 billion for The Hartford's life insurance unit.
When an executive responsible for data security told me he wouldn't bank on his mobile phone, I didn't waver from my habits one bit. Am I part of a problem?
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.
Marketing communications manager Jon Osterberg tells Insurance & Technology how the P&C insurer calms policyholders' nerves as a wildfire cuts through parts of its home state.
Anne Arvia, who had run retirement plans, has been named head of Nationwide Direct, Affinity and Growth Solutions; while Larry Hilsheimer, who oversees Nationwide Bank, will also run the retirement plans division.
MFX, which supplies software and services to P&C insurers, will resell Agencyport software.
Antonio Derossi has worked in the Allianz organization since 2008.
The company formerly ran a black-box telematics program under the Norwich Union brand.
The WreckCheck app is linked from the agency's consumer-facing InsureUOnline.com microsite.
Therese Vaughan, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, plans to spend more time with her family and edit a textbook.
This is the third high-level hire at Republic this year.
The DAVID Corporation product will run the municipal insurer's claims and policy administration.
For employers who manage Family & Medical Leave Act administration in-house, Cigna created Cigna Absence Assistant.
Nationwide's chief privacy officer wouldn't bank on a mobile device "to save [his] life." Does he have a point?
The goal of the online tool is to present easy to understand information on coverage options based on user input.
Opponents of the Affordable Care Act are finding a variety of ways to delay its implementation, including blocking and evading set up of the health insurance exchanges prescribed by the law. Insurance & Technology takes a closer look at the leaders in various states who have stated their own reasons for blocking these exchanges.
Janelle Walter is promoted to director of life insurance sales, responsible for the development and execution of marketing strategies.
Even though the Supreme Court gave the Affordable Care Act the green light, 29 states still have no plan for one of its central components, an Oklahoma newspaper reports.
The BNY Mellon services include electronic payments, automated clearing house payment processing, disbursements, and lockbox services.
Internationalization was the main focus of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance's Monday meeting in Washington with Federal Insurance Office director Michael McRaith. It offered a glimpse into the priorities of state and federal insurance regulators, as well as industry observers.
From the beginning of the company, Esurance has designed its policy system to facilitate the best customer experience possible, VP Lisa Ward says.
The analyst firm's latest Market Navigator for U.S. P&C claims systems says that four in 10 large carriers rank claims in the top three priorities for next year.
Nicknamed "Nina," the Nuance offering allows companies to add speech-based virtual assistant capabilities to their existing iOS and Android apps.
Policy administration systems must be able to support policyholders' growing demands for mobility, says Kemper Direct CIO John Elcock.
Fraud is a persistent problem for insurers, but the tools to fight it are gaining sophistication as well.
The news follows the unification of sales and marketing departments under CMO Michael Zuna.
Woodbury Financial Services sells the life insurance and annuities products The Hartford is working to divest.
Five Caribbean countries out of 15 in that region and Central America have signed off on the larger acquisition.
Torchmark, which specializes in life and supplemental health insurance for middle income consumers, buys the supplemental health insurance company for $218.5 million.