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 Anthony O'Donnell

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Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information technology in the property/casualty, life and health insurance industries, following the trends and issues faced by senior technology executives. In addition to reporting and editorial duties for I&T, O'Donnell also serves as a moderator and speaker at industry events and broadcasts. He began his editorial career in the healthcare industry where he reported and edited for medical publications with a variety of audiences, from the general public to physicians and researchers. He has also worked in the healthcare field as a media relations professional and Spanish/English interpreter/translator, and has taught English composition and conversation classes to native speakers of Spanish, both in the United States and in Latin America. O'Donnell lives in the Portland, Oregon area with his wife and two sons.

Articles by Anthony O'Donnell
posted in February 2005

Standard Tames Tundra

Standard Insurance Co., a subsidiary of StanCorp Financial Group (Portland, Ore.; $156 million 2003 net income), will post an audio Web log from the frozen territory between Anchorage and Nome, Alaska, dedicated to the efforts of sled racer Rachel Scdoris, whom Standard is sponsoring.

Change Management For Compliance

Seeking to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance by automating the collection and analysis of data from multiple platforms across the enterprise, Erie Insurance Group (2003 operating revenue of $1 billion) implemented Computer Associates International's (CA; Islandia, N.Y.) AllFusion Harvest Change Manager and AllFusion Endevor Change Manager applications.

Budgeting and Reporting

Portland, Ore.-based SRC Software has launched SRC for Insurance, the first comprehensive budgeting, forecasting and reporting solution for the P&C insurance industry, according to the vendor.

Getting to One

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

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.

An Ounce of Prevention

CIGNA Behavioral Health's automated online coaching application provides effective prevention at lower cost.

Connected Claims

Leveraging technology to manage the inherent complexity of claims can bring greater consistency and accuracy to the claims process, resulting in increased efficiency, effectiveness and customer satisfaction.

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