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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in August 2002
Cotelligent Invests in Bluebook Claims Hub
News  |  8/28/2002  | 
Cotelligent, a Web services and mobile business solutions provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Bluebook International to develop B.E.S.T.NET, a Microsoft .NET-based Web services claims solution.
The Digital Insurer: Challenges & Opportunities
News  |  8/28/2002  | 
In an increasingly difficult economic environment, with health insurers being squeezed between the rising administrative costs of complying with new HIPAA standards and the continual rise of medical costs, insurers are looking for innovative methods to not only reduce their costs, but also to increase efficiency and improve customer service.
News  |  8/28/2002  | 
When it comes to XML and Web services insurance may be a step ahead of other financial service verticals, according to a report from TowerGroup.
News  |  8/28/2002  | 
--> Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City will implement DST Systems' Automated Work Distributor; --> Xchange Inc. will use IONA's Orbix E2A Application Service Platform enterprise edition; --> DataFlux Corp. reaches an agreement with iORMYX ; --> Jacada makes the Jacada Integrator 3.6 generally available...
News  |  8/28/2002  | 
--> ACORD's newly redesigned Web site will allow for easier downloads; --> Applied Systems unveils long-term research and development plans; --> Fireman's Fund Insurance wins the endorsement of the Woodworkers Institute of California...
CIGNA To Standardize Claims with Acenza
News  |  8/14/2002  | 
In a move intended to standardize and enforce best-practice claims management across CIGNA's disability benefits claims processes, the insurer awarded FileNET a contract for use of its Acenza for Insurance application suite.
Thrivent Names Robbins Its First CIO
News  |  8/5/2002  | 
Former Perot Systems Exec leads IT organization of post merger Aid Association for Lutherans/Lutheran Brotherhood.
P&C Industry To Spend More on IT
News  |  8/5/2002  | 
2001 losses and hard market notwithstanding, P&C insurers will actually increase their IT budgets in 2002 and beyond, according to a new TowerGroup study.
Systems Integration: Is There a Better Way?
News  |  8/5/2002  | 
In an industry heavy with operational costs, improving efficiency has long been at the top of insurers' to-do lists. With the weak economy and increasing competition, streamlined operations are paramount.

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