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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in February 2004
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
In a study of the current state of insurance agent adoption of technology, IVANS finds that 84.3 percent of agents prefer to work with carriers they consider "aggressive" in their use of new technology.
Clauson Heads Group IT At Mutual of Omaha
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
Following a three-year leadership role in information security at Mutual of Omaha, Steve Clauson has taken on the responsibility of leading all information services activities in support of the carrier's group benefit services operations and I/S customer service.
Technology and the Urge To Merge
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
Whether buying a smaller company at bargain prices or participating in a massive "merger of equals" deal, insurers must carefully evaluate IT compatibilities and costs.
Reporting for Duty
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
With a focus on cultivating its employees, Minnesota Life has remained innovative while supporting growth.
Growth With Efficiency
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
Louisville, Ky.-based Humana, Inc., one of the nation's largest publicly traded health benefits companies, has a history of using technology innovatively while keeping a tight rein on escalating medical costs.
Security Times Two At Kanawha Insurance
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
Carrier implements DataMirror's Transformation Server to facilitate secure, real-time data access.
Getting It Together Post-Consolidation
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
After a series of mergers, UnumProvident relied on Staffware's Processing Suite to integrate claims and manage workflow.
OIT Gives FMB Workflow Boost
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
Motivated by the vulnerability of paper records, Farm Bureau Mutual finds greater efficiency through Docfinity document management solution.
AXA Agent Front-End Launch
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
Webstation application gives financial advisors fingertip access to comprehensive sales-related information and functionality.
Health Insurer Signs CSC
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
Seeking to simplify systems and improve speed-to-market, Livonia, Mich.-based health insurer American Community Mutual Insurance Co. has signed a seven-year, $12 million contract for software and services with CSC.
Tech Could Assist State-Based Reform
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
Not all are convinced that a federal charter is the best solution for industry regulatory reform.
BCBSA Signs E-Business Agreement with Connecture
News  |  2/11/2004  | 
Seeking to enhance the e-business capabilities of its 41 independent health insurance plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has signed an agreement with Connecture for use of the vendor's distribution automation solution.
Roser Takes on PMO at Travelers
News  |  2/9/2004  | 
As Travelers (Hartford, $66 billion in assets) seeks to hit business goals, Jamie Roser, second vice president, commercial lines systems, has been given responsibility to direct a new program management office (PMO)
A New Breed of IT Exec
News  |  2/9/2004  | 
Partnership between CIO and IT CFO brings impressive strategic alignment at Guardian Life
CIOs’ Jobs Get More Complicated
News  |  2/9/2004  | 
Regulatory compliance, vendor/resource management and changing customer expectations are among the challenges keeping Executive Summit participants on their toes
Associations’ Priorities Run the Gamut
News  |  2/9/2004  | 
Insurance industry associations will seek to influence public policy and enforce technological efficiency in 2004
Compliance, Web Services And XML Star in 2004
News  |  2/8/2004  | 
Insurers will begin to roll out effective Web services initiatives, while striving to comply with a myriad of regulations, industry experts predict
Core Systems: Journey to the Center of Insurance
News  |  2/8/2004  | 
An analysis of the state of core systems, and how to create renewable systems, in the insurance industry
Careful and Strategic Spending Will Dominate
News  |  2/8/2004  | 
Members of Insurance & Technology's Reader Advisory Board discuss trends, plans and expectations for 2004
News  |  2/8/2004  | 
Primerica Life Insurance develops a PDA-based application for capturing and submitting life insurance policy applications electronically
Employee Benefits Deal
News  |  2/7/2004  | 
To better serve the employee benefits marketplace, Applied Systems (University Park, Ill.) is teaming with San Francisco-based BenefitPoint
Father Knows Best
Commentary  |  2/7/2004  | 
My father is a very diligent, precise, organized and persistent individual, which is why he is so well suited to the volunteer work he has undertaken since his retirement several years ago...

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