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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 January 2007

RMS Faces Heat in Florida

CAT modeler RMS finds itself in the midst of an acrimonious conflict between the State of Florida and P&C insurers about rising property insurance rates. The State's concerns about the RMS's latest CAT model arose only after public reaction to press reports calling the validity of the model into question.

The Hartford Taps Ritchey for New Service and IT Role

The Hartford has named Sharon Ritchey senior vice president and chief operating officer of its U.S. Wealth Management division. Richey will be responsible for retail products, retirement plans, institutional investment products and individual life insurance.

SFG Seeks Speed With AdminServer

Having implemented its first block of business on its new AdminServer policy admin system, Securian Financial Group is reporting successful first steps on the road to greater speed-to-market.

Aon’s Dail Straddles Worlds

Aon's Baljit Dail has added global CIO duties to his responsibilities as executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

Se Habla Español

WellPoint launches online Spanish-language health appraisal tool built with WebMD, and Hispanic cultural and linguistic expertise.

Online Transformation

New Web site offers John Hancock Annuities clients and advisers portfolio administration Web tools and easier access to information.

Understanding the Online Customer

Life insurance sites perform poorly in cross-industry comparisons. But the good news is, some carriers provide examples of excellence for others to emulate.

CIGNA Site Gives The Public More

Leveraging a decade of insight into user interaction and aiming at cross-industry usability standards, Philadelphia-based CIGNA has revamped its public Web site. The 16-month development effort added information and tools within an improved navigational approach, designed to let the public at large get a taste of the information and functionality that CIGNA plan members enjoy.

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