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 April 2006
Former American Express, ING and Reliastar technology officer Holly Morris brings customer technology expertise to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Hartford Life's Group Benefits Division races to the conclusion of its "core conversion" of acquired CNA books of business, on time and within budget.
Having served as CIO and COO of Morgan Stanley, Steve Van Wyk brings valuable financial services, IT and operations experience to ING U.S. as its new CIO.
In taking on the top technology post at Zurich North America as part of a restructuring of IT, Andy Maier has left behind the alpine splendor of parent company Zurich Financial Services' ($59.7 billion in revenue) Zurich, Switzerland, headquarters.
As a marketer of health insurance plans to individuals and small businesses, Milwaukee-based Assurant Health ($2.3 billion in 2005 revenue) already dealt with a market population used to making decisions about its healthcare.
As growth in the health savings account market skyrockets, health insurers and banks are simultaneously partners in the value chain and rivals seeking to control customer relationships.
Using client research, Philadelphia-based Cigna ($44.9 billion in assets) determined that the best offering for its employer health plan market was an integrated health savings account solution that offered a seamless experience for members accessing healthcare, performing transactions and navigating between the insurance and banking realms associated with HSAs.
Increased outsourcing competition has led UnumProvident to modify its IT outsourcing procedures.