The Fight Intensifies Against Health Care Insurance Fraud
Too many insurers still accept fraud as a cost of doing business, or seek to curtail it using a set of rigid rules. Common sense tells us that it’s much more effective to stop fraudulent payments before they are made than to chase the money after the fact.
BCBSNC, Allscripts Partner on EHRs
The companies are calling the initiative the North Carolina Program to Advance Technology for Health (NC PATH), which provides training and ongoing support for these practices to implement the certified EHR technology, and work towards achieving meaningful use status.
Insurers' Innovation Talk Is Cheap, CIO Says
Proven technologies can help insurers entice customers, lower operational costs and develop innovative business processes, but caution tends to win over audacity when it comes to adopting those technologies.
IPO Won't Change Guidewire's Independent Direction - CEO Marcus Ryu
In remarks at the vendor's user group conference in San Francisco, Ryu spoke of the company's growth, its possession of "the largest software engineering team dedicated to the P&C industry," and said a planned IPO would support the company's original goal to be a "long-term, standalone, independent company."
OnStar in Hot Water Over Continuous Connection
Politicians are calling for an investigation of the GM program after it announced that simply cancelling a subscription does not fully sever the link between company and customer. That's not what companies exploring usage-based insurance want to see.
Cigna Rebrands as Individual-Centric
Cigna CIO says that the company's redefined focus on the individual customer will permeate every project the health insurer's IT organization will undertake.
Bill Pieroni Named Marsh COO
Pieroni will be responsible for Marsh's global operations and will focus on the Marsh platform to maximize performance and delivery what the broker characterizes as superior, differentiated value for its clients.
Insurers Re-Examine the Mobile Web
As the ways insurers' customers and employees use mobile devices is better understood, and as the number of devices proliferates, some carriers are turning back to the mobile web rather than apps to bring next-generation mobile capabilities to the marketplace.
What Makes a Great iPad App?
I&T went straight to the experts to get the best practices for creating insurance iPad apps to optimize the tablet's unique talents.
Ten Years After: Recollections of 9/11
While drafting up my own memories of Sept. 11, 2001, I reached out to a few readers about their experiences and thoughts about the aftermath. What is your recollection of that day that will live in infamy?
Should We Treat Terror Like Other Catastrophes?
The parallels between the past 24 hours in New York and the days immediately preceding Irene show how, in big cities, terror attacks seem to be viewed as an inevitability, for which insurers can model and prepare.
What Has Changed in Insurance in 10 Years?
The financial services industry survived, and has even thrived, in the 10 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Technology played a key role in the industry’s recovery, as well as helping drive changes that came out of the insurance industry’s response to the tragedy.
Guidewire Files for IPO
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities and Citigroup will act as joint book-running managers for the offering.