Laying a Technology Foundation
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.
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...
Is Customer Access Worth the Trip?
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.
Delivery Strategies Briefs
--> 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.
--> 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.
Delivery Strategies Briefs
--> 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.
--> 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.
--> 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.
XML INITIATIVES NOT SIMPLE, BUT NECESSARY
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
--> Insurance Data Processing (IDP, Wyncote, PA)
introduces SURE, a client-configurable intelligent
--> 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