Rep. Royce Confronts NAIC: Are You a Regulator or Not?
Congressman takes on the NAIC for allegedly having it both ways as the organization attempts to insert itself in the Federal Insurance Office's oversight of the industry while enjoying the privileges of a private corporation.
UnitedHealthcare Launches Mobile App
Health4Me, which is available for iOS with an eye toward Android in the spring, allows policyholders to download their cards and locate in-network providers, among other things.
MajescoMastek Introduces Producer Self-Service Portal
MajescoMastek introduces Producer Self-Service Portal, which extends vendor's Elixir Distribution Management offering to facilitate Internet communication and collaboration among agents, broker/dealers and carriers.
TriZetto Debuts Version 5.0 of Its Enterprise System
Enhancements have been designed to meet the exigencies resulting from new regulatory requirements, such as ICD-10, and changes in Medicare and Medicaid, as well as a growing retail market, according to the vendor.
Allianz Life Appoints Leader for Policy Admin Project
Jasmine Jirele is promoted to SVP of enterprise operations, leading operational and service processes including new business, in-force, operations controls, contact center, and related supporting functions, as well as one of the company's top initiatives: policy administration.
HHS Delays ICD-10 Deadline
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responds to increasing pressure from AMA and others to reduce regulatory 'burden' from the new medical billing coding system.
Analytics: The Business Success You Need to Plan For
Understanding how analytics will help insurers reengineer their business processes: once the analytics have been implemented, what next? How can insurers use analytics to change and optimize their business processes?
5 Reasons Your IT Organization Went Over Budget
Cost overruns may seem like a fact of life in insurance technology, but there's no law that says you have to spend more than your budget. I&T identifies some easy-to-correct behaviors that can otherwise become budget busters.
Why Is Insurance IT So Hard?
The hardest thing about IT isn't programming skills. Rather, the stumbling blocks have much more to do with interpersonal skills, objectivity, organization, budgeting acumen and communications.
Insurers Must Rethink Vendor Relationships in the Cloud
Cloud-based technology solutions are proving to be a valuable new resource for insurance IT organizations seeking to do more with less. But getting the most from the cloud requires carriers to rethink vendor relationships.