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 November 2010
The service is available to all third-party administrators regardless of whether they have retirement plans on MassMutual's platform.
Both companies have presences in London.
Michele Romeo, who led statewide health information exchange strategy and planning for New Jersey, will lead the development and management of health insurance exchange services at Cognosante.
The carrier, which focuses on health and retirement plans for prevailing wage workers, expects the portal to improve benefits enrollment and administration.
The health carrier will implement the vendor's Tru:Insights platform.
The carrier reports reduced administration costs two months after deployment.
Richard Lumb will become group chief executive–financial services for the consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.
The carrier has launched Virtual Open Enrollment, a site it designed with input from its corporate clients.
Auto carrier uses insights gleaned from the development of its mobile site to make its traditional website more intuitive for customers and more useful for agents.
The new participant website includes social media and gaming components.
The software-as-a-service location intelligence technology will perform analyses of portfolios and risks for Willis Re and its clients.
4Sight for Property & Casualty features preconfigured reports, dashboards and analytics for underwriting, claims, billing, management and reinsurance practices, the company says in a statement.
The cloud-based ikaMedicareGateway will help automate data exchanges, new member applications and plan changes.
ICBC wanted to improve its flexibility and speed to market for new products and rating changes, the company says.
The P&C carrier expects to begin the first phase of implementation this month.
Many life insurers are using social media to reach a younger market in order to balance the longevity risk of baby boomers with the low mortality risk of these younger consumers, according to research from Ernst & Young.
The company wants to create a standard for data management and reporting among its operations in 28 countries.
Members of the Northwest U.S. health insurer can get explanation of benefit statements online instead of by mail.
The carrier began the initiative in response to trends among its target market.
The trucking insurance carrier already uses ClaimCenter.
Through Confused.com, a comparison Web site, Allianz is offering users the chance to win a car or iPad.
Verisk's Sightlines Medical Intelligence platform will help the health insurer identify healthcare trends and cost drivers, facilitate benefit program design, improve health status, and reduce spending for its employer clients.
This past week was my first Insurance & Technology Executive Summit. It's been a date circled on my calendar since I interviewed for this job back in May — it set a hard deadline for me to transition from subject matter novice to, if not "expert," at least "intermediate."
The iPipeline product will be launched this month with a pilot group, with plans to go live across the enterprise next year.
Insurers' spending on document capture jumped 30 percent in 2009, according to harvey spencer associates.
Barrie Parker, Pharmacists Mutual, discusses paperless and self-service content management initiatives.
The selection expands an existing relationship between the two companies.
The Exceed suite will be implemented for the carrier's life and P&C lines.
The company wanted to expand its direct-to-consumer footprint with the launch, it says.
Economic pressure on consumers will take quite a long time to correct, meaning carriers must re-evaluate strategies in a number of areas, the analyst said at Insurance & Technology's Executive Summit.
SVP of P&C underwriting Manny Rios showed how a decision tree helps carriers anticipate changes in a policyholder's life.
The app provides policy and claims support to customers.
SVP of enterprise infrastructure support and services Al Durcan walked the audience through the carrier's patient approach to launching social media activities.
In addition to adding front-end processing, enrollment, billing and claims administration capabilities to its suite, the company is making these services available on demand.
The federal government will provide grant money to states who develop leading exchange IT infrastructure, but the money is not likely to reach carriers.
The SmartAdvisor Health Ticket and PPO Lookup Directory are meant to contain claims costs and increase PPO and ancillary network participation, according to Mitchell.
Former Zurich exec Michael Garceau will oversee operations for the company's North American P&C business.
The Canadian P&C carrier will implement PolicyCenter, BillingCenter and ClaimCenter.
Prima and ACORD confirm in a statement that this is the first commercially available insurance application entirely built using the ACORD Information Model.
Direxxis' dmEDGE platform will help Mercury agents initiate, deliver and track compliant, localized marketing and advertising programs, the companies say.
After two years wandering the desert of financial malaise, insurance carriers are looking to their CIOs to drive strategies that prepare them to grow in a consumer environment that increasingly demands innovative, real-time solutions.
James Sawaya comes into the holding company as VP of claims, while Christopher Campbell joins Bankers Life and Casualty as VP of strategic marketing and business development.