Profile of 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 September 2010
Ryu, a co-founder of the Guidewire Software, succeeds John Raguin, who will continue at the company as vice president and executive advisor.
ABPA says FIS' electronic payment distribution services will enable the third-party administrator to realize significant cost savings on processing claims.
The Canadian carrier will use Evolution Benefits’ prepaid benefits card services to launch Health SolutionsPlus, a group benefits solution for healthcare spending accounts, allowing group plan members direct access to HCSA available funds through a Visa payment card.
Rollout began in the initial line of business in March 2009 and proceeded with enhancement releases every four to six weeks on average, bringing new product functionality online for the Lumley NZ claims team, without suffering any production outages.
Emond will become executive vice president and CIO of CIGNA's U.S. operations in October, upon the retirement of current EVP and CIO, Michael Woeller.
ACORD's Round Trip award recognizes companies that have efficiently and effectively automated the life cycle of data with independent agents, utilizing ACORD standards and forms.
IPS Scorecard enables financial advisors and their plan administrator clients to check the compliance of investments with investment policy criteria.
You can observe the progress of storms through Insurance & Technology's Hurricane Tracker, made possible through partnership with Weather Central.
After a few generic questions, the interviewer asks, "Do you see more people working later in life?" The interviewee pauses with dry incredulity and answers, "I see more people telling me they're working until they drop dead."
In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the editors of Insurance & Technology will be taking the day off on Monday, Sept. 5. We'll resume publication of I&T Daily on Tuesday, Sept. 6. For your amusement, here's a bit of Friday humor, appropriate to the theme of the holiday, touching on the less-than-joyful aspect of our work lives.
The Street's Maria Woehr, formerly of I&T, reports that among insurance carriers Chubb (Warren, N.J.) faces the greatest exposure to loss if Earl strikes the northeast Atlantic coast. Woehr cites AIR Worldwide's Kevin Long as predicting up to $33 billion in losses in a worst-case scenario.
Companion P&C has also acquired both T-Recs and Chesapeake Internet Data Manager, a solution that retrieves third-party financial data automatically over the Internet, to be delivered on a SaaS basis.
The addition of additional wind speed observations, claims data from recent storms and engineering studies that reflect the impact of building codes and practices on building vulnerability combine to result in a "step enhancement" in modeling European wind risk, according to the vendor.
The interactive site is part of a new suite of online tools and resources Guardian is offering to simplify the employee benefits open enrollment process.
Kempthorne, former Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Idaho, will succeed Frank Keating, who has led ACLI since 2003.
The Hartford-based carrier will offer premium discounts of up to 15 percent to eligible commercial auto customers who effectively use telematics to monitor fleet driver behavior.
The six-month implementation effort included five lines of business and integration to billing, claims, document management and accounting systems with the company's Web portal.
A solution centered on Milliman's MG-ALFA actuarial projection system will help the insurer to meet Solvency II requirements, monitor its risks on a daily basis and streamline business processes.
Epsilon's marketing campaigns will be geared toward increasing member acquisition and improving cross-sell efforts to members and prospects through enhanced one-to-one marketing initiatives.
The New York-based health plan will implement Portico Systems' Contract Manager, Courier and Negotiator solutions.