NAMIC Creates "Terrorism Re" Channel
As the window of opportunity closes for the passage of a law to create a government buffer for terrorism insurance, NAMIC launched the "Terrorism Re" channel to provide late-breaking information to its membership.
Lloyds of London implements a VoIP system; a lack of internal CRM integration initiatives is preventing customer relationship management technology from delivering satisfaction, according to a PwC study; NexVerse Networks acquires ipVerse ControlSwitch.
Manulife Financial offers independent financial consultants Web access to ERISA Online; Sovereign Insurance Services enters into a partnership with DirectNet Insurance Agency; Grange Insurance Group chooses Applied Systems' Diamond System PC-based policy processing solution.
Susan Hannigan promoted at Minnesota Life; Robin Sterneck's appointment at Employers Reinsurance Corp.
E-Transforming Health Insurance
By reducing costs and speeding transactions, the Internet and related technologies are having a significant impact on the health insurance business.
Best’s Balancing Act
UnumProvident CIO Bob Best Integrates more than 20 product-oriented systems into two customer-based growth engines.
Bring It on Home
It doesn't have to be either/or. Current technology allows centralized approaches to the data center that preserve the advantages of distributed environments.
Policyholders Get the Message
Both Electric Insurance and its policyholders are benefitting from EnvoyWorldWide's messaging application that notifies customers of delinquent payments.
Guardian Life Insurance Co. has added features to its site; Electric Insurance Co. (Beverly, MA, www.electricinsurance.com) launched enhancements to its site; Southcarolinablues.com has been redesigned
SHERWOOD/CHINA LIFE; $25m CSC ORDER ; ALLEGIENT WINS GMAC
AIG's Allen Brewer names his favorite Web sites.
Mindful Technologies and CSC Corporation's hot products.
Alliances And Partnerships
USADATA (New York) has partnered with TransUnion; S1and NCR agreement, AnnuityNet and Spectra Securities Software partner, OneShield to resell Cognos' solutions; InsureZone and InfoSphere align; BISYS acquires Life Brokerage Corp.
IBM Buys CrossWorlds for EAI Apps
Insurance is one of the prime target industries for the enterprise application integration market, which is forecast to grow rapidly.
UnumProvident Monitors Employee Surfing with SurfControl Tech
In an effort to improve employee productivity, not to mention protect itself from legal liability and Web-based viruses, UnumProvident Corp. has chosen SurfControl Inc.'s SuperScout Web Filter 4.0 to screen out inappropriate Web sites and unwanted viruses.
Star Solutions Tech Gives ITS Edge
Leveraging the financial clout of its parent company ePolicy, Insurance Technology Solutions has acquired Star Solutions' Policy Rate and Issue system for property and casualty companies...
According to an Aberdeen Group (Boston) report, CRM market will recover from the worldwide slowdown in IT spending; VoiceGenie
Technologies Inc. and ShopTalk partner; White Pajama has released the Business Edition 3.0 of its CRM contact center.
Delivery Strategies Briefs
Nekema merges with InsurePoint.com; MetLife Investors purchases Web version of Insurance Technologies' ForeSight Enterprise solution; opportunities in the bancassurance field will be key focus for Sherwood International.