Barney Frank's Next Role -- Treasury Secretary?
Barney Frank, the Dodd-Frank co-author and advocate of tougher bank regulation, who announced he will not seek reelection to the House of Representatives in 2012, leaves a mixed legacy for the financial services industry -- and says he will not be "a lobbyist or historian" when he leaves Congress.
Gaining Leverage from a Policy Administration Replacement
Justifying the cost of a policy administration replacement can be a challenge for carriers because some of the benefits are indirect and don't surface until years later. But in the long run, you may find that the indirect benefits have the largest impact on overall profitability.
Inside John Hancock's iPad App Design Contest
With morale low following the financial crisis, CIO Allan Hackney and his team kicked off an employee competition to design apps for the recently released iPad — and got more results than they expected.
Aspen Selects ClaimCenter
The Guidewire product's automation capabilities were a differentiatory in its selection, the insurer says.
The State of Insurance Regulation: Q&A With NAIC President Susan Voss
Between healthcare reform and Dodd-Frank, insurance regulators have a full plate of rules to implement that will affect all lines of business. Iowa insurance commissioner and NAIC president Susan Voss spoke recently with I&T associate editor Nathan Golia about how regulators are harmonizing their efforts, what solvency means for insurance Carriers and where social media fits in insurance.
The Return of Insurity: Analysts React
The acquisition of LexisNexis' insurance software business by Genstar Capital will benefit insurance carrier customers while clarifying LexisNexis' insurance-related business and delivering a cautionary message to companies ambitious to enter the insurance software market.
Crowd-Sourcing Insurance Regulations
Many insurance industry players are opposed to any kind of regulatory change, but the industry faces a number of critical regulatory issues in 2012.
John Hancock CIO: Education the Key to Better Data Security Habits
Working in Massachusetts, an environment with stringent data security and privacy regulations, has taught John Hancock CIO Allan Hackney the value of education in preserving the integrity of corporate data. He spoke with I&T about how the company works with employees to stay secure as the iPad rises quickly within the enterprise.