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Content tagged with Channels posted in February 2005
Claims: Electronic Medical Records and Claims Management: Perfect Together?
Commentary  |  2/23/2005  | 
I usually am skeptical when the government proposes something it asserts will make my life better. However, when it comes to the recent enthusiasm for adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs), I might be persuaded.
Executive News
News  |  2/21/2005  | 
Easing Connectivity
News  |  2/21/2005  | 
SeaPass Solutions (New York) developed a connectivity solution for insurance agents and carriers that has been implemented by The Hartford Financial Services Group (Hartford; $18.7 billion in revenue).
Getting to One
News  |  2/21/2005  | 
Technology doesn't drive mergers and acquisitions, but astute technology management is indispensable for achieving successful outcomes. Insurance & Technology looks at two large and one smaller merger to examine M&A best practices.
Manufacturer and Distributor
News  |  2/21/2005  | 
Russ Bostick, Chief Technology Officer, Chase Insurance Former Zurich Life CIO Russ Bostick has had a wild ride. In May 2003, the acquisition of Zurich by Bank One was announced, and by July 2004, the acquisition of Bank One by JPMorgan Chase was concluded.
The End of the Paper Trail
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
P&C carrier Fireman's Fund employs Xenos solution to cut document printing costs and ease business for agents and customers.
Working Together
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
IT and business alignment remains a top priority for insurance CIOs.
BCBSM Gets Personal
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network provide free online access to health appraisal and management tools.
An Ounce of Prevention
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
CIGNA Behavioral Health's automated online coaching application provides effective prevention at lower cost.
Blogging for Dollars
Commentary  |  2/18/2005  | 
There are many ways to track trends and movements, but, for me, the real sign that something is reaching critical mass is when my husband or my parents - none of whom would be mistaken for technology "first-movers" - ask me about it.
Introducing Connected Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/18/2005  | 
Technology is enabling a new era of connectivity in this most paper- and process-bound of industries. Employees, clients, distributors and partners are linking in ways that allow them to transact quickly, accurately and securely.
Bankers Unveils Web Portal for Sales Force Support
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Bankers Life and Casualty provides its 4,000-plus field employees with a proprietary Web-based portal to support the sales life cycle.
2005 Technology Issues for Health Insurance
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Insurance & Technology Reader Advisory Board member Bruce Goodman discusses the increased importance of business alignment to the health insurance industry in the coming year.
BCBSMA’s Ascenzo Cultivates Success
News  |  2/2/2005  | 
On his own time, Carl Ascenzo plants seeds in his garden. As CIO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts he is planting the seeds of initiatives with the potential not only to reduce costs and improve efficiencies and services for the company but to transform Massachusetts' health-care community and provide a model for other parts of the nation.
MetLife Acquires Citigroup Businesses
News  |  2/2/2005  | 
Seeking to substantially expand its distribution capacity, MetLife will purchase Citigroup's Traveler's Life and Annuity business and virtually all of the financial services firm's international insurance business.
Multiple Paths to Service Enlightenment: Best Practices in Online Policy Changes
News  |  2/2/2005  | 
Insurers are trying to shift policy changes to the Web, but gaining traction has not been easy, owing to users' unfamiliarity with the company's secure site or because of misleading notifications after a user has logged on and begun the process.

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