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Content tagged with Channels posted in June 2002
Laying a Technology Foundation
News  |  6/28/2002  | 
MetLife's Steve Sheinheit has been driving infrastructure consolidation for Met's five lines of business, as well as roll-out of Web-enabled capabilities.
Cyber News
News  |  6/28/2002  | 
Eautoclaims launched a car rental procurement offering, EjusterSuite; XL Re Ltd., XL Re Latin America LTD, Le Mans Re and XL Reinsurance America, Inc., launched their new joint Web site; Manulife USA has launched new Web site services...
Innovators Award Goes to Aon
News  |  6/28/2002  | 
Virtual risk manager builds market share in high-tech sector.
Clarica/Sun Life Distribution Focus
News  |  6/27/2002  | 
Canada's largest insurance company expects to shift to a captive agent model, and is taking the plunge into IT outsourcing, as well.
Is Customer Access Worth the Trip?
News  |  6/27/2002  | 
Bridging the gap between insurers and their customers doesn't always require bleeding-edge technology. More often than not, today's innovative and successful contact centers depend on tried-and-true solutions.
Kemper Casualty’s Paperless Push
News  |  6/27/2002  | 
Carrier with offices in the World Trade Center implements e-workflow technology after losing paper in terrorist attack.
NetBank To Offer Insurance
News  |  6/27/2002  | 
Online bank acquires assets from e-agency NetInsurance.com.
Answer Financial Thrives Online
News  |  6/26/2002  | 
SAFECO is latest carrier to join the online distributor.
National Health Uses Sign-It
News  |  6/26/2002  | 
Digital signature tech will speed policy application process.
Empire Adopts New IBM Claims Solution
News  |  6/19/2002  | 
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield signs a 10-year agreement with IBM to develop a next-generation claims engine.
General Casualty Chooses Fiserv AIS Claims Workstation
News  |  6/19/2002  | 
General Casualty chooses Fiserv AIS Claims Workstation system to streamline claims processing.
Delivery Strategies Briefs
News  |  6/19/2002  | 
--> Baltimore Life selects NaviSys Front Office suite to accelerate the sales cycle and improve productivity.
--> AIG Life of Bermuda deploys iManage WorkSite to securely manage documents, as well as facilitate collaboration among its offices and distributors.
--> New York Life implements new software from Autonomy that will gather, retrieve and connect information on the company's Web site.
CRM Briefs
News  |  6/19/2002  | 
--> Jacada's Integrator is selected by AdminaStar Federal to provide legacy connectivity for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
--> Farmers Insurance implements EasyLink's Production Messaging Service.
--> Onyx releases version 4.0 of its CRM suite, which is designed to support the Oracle database.
Insurers Will Increase IT Spending In 2002, Celent Study Forecasts
News  |  6/12/2002  | 
IT spending in insurance will grow by seven percent in 2002 to $18 billion, and will continue to grow at the same rate for the next two years, according to a new report from Celent Communications.
Insurance Industry May Drive Bank Security Policies
News  |  6/12/2002  | 
In terms of information security policies, insurance companies could start to exert more pressure on their counterparts in other financial services segments, observers predict.
Delivery Strategies Briefs
News  |  6/12/2002  | 
--> BISYS releases producercontracting.com to automate contractual agreements with producers.
--> National Life Assurance of Canada launches online service for brokers to submit and process universal life insurance applications.
--> eReinsure.com passes the 5,000 mark for number of reinsurance submissions presented on its online negotiation platform.
News Briefs
News  |  6/12/2002  | 
--> Clare DeNicola will oversee IVANS' newly created Networking Solutions Division as senior vice president, network solutions and sales.
--> RiskClick appoints Harvey Rand vice president of sales.
--> Longtime insurance technology executive Bob Nelson of Pinkerton Computer Consultants passed away June 1.
--> Lloyd's of London announces Lord Levene of Portsoken will be the next chairman of the market.
CRM Briefs
News  |  6/12/2002  | 
--> Pacific Life Insurance released its products on LifeLink's WinFlex illustration system.
--> Mutual of Omaha affiliate Omaha Property and Casualty releases Flood Automated Policy Processing System (FloodAPPS).
--> Thazar Solutions introduces Reportal, a management information reporting system.
--> The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies enhances RMIS Dimensions, its Internet-based risk management information system.
AON'S WIRED FOR GROWTH(tm) WINS FIRST INSURANCE INNOVATORS AWARD
News  |  6/5/2002  | 
Reflecting the drive to find cheaper alternatives to traditional IT activities, Farmers Insurance Group is expanding its successful offshore outsourcing program and has signed a contract with Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.
TECH THAT REDUCES COSTS WILL GET FUNDING FIRST: LAWSON STUDY
News  |  6/5/2002  | 
Cost-effectiveness has become the top priority in most technology purchase decisions, according to a study released at this week's IASA Conference & Business Show by Lawson Software and KRC Research.
XML INITIATIVES NOT SIMPLE, BUT NECESSARY
News  |  6/5/2002  | 
Data standardization through use of ACORD XML is "not simple and it's not cheap," agree panelists during a session on "Data Standards: An Industry Update," which took place at IASA's Annual Conference & Business Show.
IASA NEWS BRIEFS
News  |  6/5/2002  | 
--> Insurance Data Processing (IDP, Wyncote, PA)
introduces SURE, a client-configurable intelligent
underwriting system.
--> WorldGroup Consulting launches addition to its
WG Worx family of products, WG InsureWorx, a
J2EE-compliant component library.
--> Hyland Software partners with Open Scan
Technologies to create an insurance industry solution
for processing new business and commercial
premium payments.


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