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Content tagged with Channels posted in August 2012
Hurricane Isaac: CNA Mobilizes to Assist Claimants, Ensure Business Continuity
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
The Chicago-based commercial insurer has deployed claims professionals in and near the affected areas and has equipped employees based in the New Orleans area to work remotely.
We’re All Risk Managers Now: Anticipating Hurricane Isaac
Commentary  |  8/28/2012  | 
Mobile apps, social media and the availability of real-time content give everyone -- from insurance company actuaries to private citizens -- sophisticated capabilities to prepare for natural catastrophes, such as the looming Hurricane Isaac.
Andrew Made the Insurance Industry Stronger: Marsh's Pieroni
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
The scope, destruction and costs of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 forced the insurance industry to revamp everything from risk forecasting to claims management. Marsh's Chief Operating Officer William Pieroni says technology has been key to helping insurers up their game when it comes to catastrophe response.
The Key Technologies That Transformed Insurers’ Catastrophe Response Post-Hurricane Andrew
Slideshows  |  8/24/2012  | 
Geocoding, modeling, digitization, modern claims systems and dashboards are among the technologies that are helping insurers do a much better job of catastrophe forecasting, planning and response, 20 years after Hurricane Andrew caused more than $26 billion in damage.
Guardian Releases Mobile App for Dental and Vision Plan Members to Locate Providers
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Users can search by name and location for contact information, interactive maps to locate dentists from one of the nation’s largest dental networks and vision providers from both VSP and Davis Vision.
Learning the Lessons of Hurricane Andrew
Commentary  |  8/21/2012  | 
Hurricane Andrew caused more than $26 billion in reported damage, but also inspired the insurance industry to transform the ways it manages claims and provides customer service. Insurance & Technology examines the changes, challenges and lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew in a series of special reports.
5 Reasons Why Hurricane Andrew Still Matters
Slideshows  |  8/21/2012  | 
In the 20 years since Hurricane Andrew hit south Florida on August 24, 1992, there have been more damaging hurricanes and natural catastrophes, but no other event has had as much impact on the insurance industry. To kick off I&T’s special coverage of Hurricane Andrew’s 20th anniversary, here’s a look at the catastrophe and how it has changed the industry.
HP Offers That Cloud Thing, The Onion Reports
Commentary  |  8/21/2012  | 
Additional features offered to consumers include crowdsourcing, app, all the Gs, and available capacity up to one thousand.
Is Information Security an Impossible Dream?
Commentary  |  8/17/2012  | 
When an executive responsible for data security told me he wouldn't bank on his mobile phone, I didn't waver from my habits one bit. Am I part of a problem?
What Revived Telematics in the UK?
Commentary  |  8/17/2012  | 
Aviva recently announced a new initiative that uses consumers' own mobile phones to gather driving data four years after it ditched usage-based insurance due to lack of interest. PwC UK's Jonathan Burdett tells I&T why the time was right to re-enter the business.
Aviva Re-Enters Pay-As-You-Drive Arena with Android App
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
The company formerly ran a black-box telematics program under the Norwich Union brand.
NAIC Offers Accident Tips Via Mobile App
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
The WreckCheck app is linked from the agency's consumer-facing microsite.
New Mobile Version of Insurance Technologies' VisibleChoice Amps Up Suitability Capabilities
News  |  8/8/2012  | 
New features of VisibleChoice 3.0 include mobile access and what the vendor calls comprehensive annuity sales and suitability capabilities for the solution's broker-dealer and advisor users.
Esurance Manages Its Policy Admin System With Customers In Mind
News  |  8/7/2012  | 
From the beginning of the company, Esurance has designed its policy system to facilitate the best customer experience possible, VP Lisa Ward says.
USAA To Add Nuance Virtual Assistant to Mobile App
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Nicknamed "Nina," the Nuance offering allows companies to add speech-based virtual assistant capabilities to their existing iOS and Android apps.
Kemper Direct Makes Strides Toward Mobility in PAS
News  |  8/4/2012  | 
Policy administration systems must be able to support policyholders' growing demands for mobility, says Kemper Direct CIO John Elcock.
Aflac Adds Two Senior Execs to Combined Sales/Marketing Organization
News  |  8/2/2012  | 
The news follows the unification of sales and marketing departments under CMO Michael Zuna.

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