8 Priorities for the 2012 IASA Annual Conference
Attendees at next week’s 2012 IASA Educational Conference and Business Show in San Diego are being encouraged to “Achieve Greatness” through networking, educational sessions and interaction with technology companies on the exhibit floor. Greatness may be elusive but there definitely will be a focus on hot topics such as data and analytics, financial management, distribution and mobile capabilities. I&T asked a cross-section of conference participants to identify their prioritie
Looking Forward to IASA: Aite Group’s Stephen Applebaum
Hot topics discussed at the conference include business innovation and agile process transformation; the management and analysis of “big data”; a focus on customer-centricity; and evolving mobile and portal solutions for insurance distribution.
What Makes a Great iPad App for Insurance Agents?
Best practices for creating a great policyholder experience on Apple's iPad are well established throughout the insurance industry. Now insurance organizations are discovering how to create the best applications for their agents and distributors.
Two New York Blues Ink Benefitfocus
HealthNow New York, the parent company of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York, plans to use the platform to provide employers healthcare enrollment and e-billing technology.
5 Steps Insurers Can Take to Meet Consumer Demand for e-Payment Capabilities
The maturing of e-payments technology, changing customer demographics and the shift to a customer-centric approach to winning and retaining policyholders are combining to are compel insurers to change the way they interact with customers during the payment process. The author presents five steps toward adopting e-payments capabilities.
Top Technologies for the 2012 Hurricane Season
The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins June 1, is likely to be relatively mild compared to recent years. But even a less-active season or a Category 1 storm places tremendous demands on insurance companies in terms of risk modeling and underwriting, catastrophe response and claims management/payments. Here’s a review of some of the key technologies and tools insurers must have in their arsenals to provide the right levels of service during the 2012 hurricane season.
NOAA Sees "Near Normal" Atlantic Hurricane Season
The 2012 Atlantic hurricane
season will be "near normal" with nine to 15 tropical storms and
four to eight of those will strengthen into hurricanes, the U.S.
government weather agency predicted on Thursday.
MetLife Targets Global Growth, Gets Bank Subpoenas
MetLife Inc will change `its
product mix in the United States and push harder for growth in
international markets to substantially boost returns by 2016,
the largest U.S. life insurer said on Wednesday.
SAP's Ariba Buy Opens New Front in Oracle Rivalry
Software company SAP AG's
deal to buy Ariba Inc opens a new front in
its battle with Oracle for the internet-based cloud
computing market, raising the possibility of a counterbid from
its arch rival.
Trillium Software Announces P&C Claims Data Quality Solution
The combined software and consulting solution uses a proven data quality methodology to assess and quantify data defects, deploy and apply insurance-centric business logic to measure impact, and manage and establish business-as-usual processes in order to automate data defect analysis and visualization.
Credit Insurer Has Reservations About Greek Crisis
Euler Hermes, the world's No. 1
trade credit insurer, said it might restrict the cover it
provides to exporters doing business with Greece, citing fears
the debt-laden nation could be forced out of the euro.