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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 2011

Women Face Higher Auto Insurance Rates from EU Gender Equality Law

If the European Court of Justice accepts an E.U. Advocate General's advice tomorrow when it rules, E.U. insurers will no longer be able to charge gender-based different prices on a range of products including car insurance, private medical insurance, pension schemes and annuities.

Allianz Life CIO Tom Bauer Resigns

Allianz Life has initiated a search to find a replacement and will consider candidates from within Allianz Life, from the Allianz SE organization globally, and externally.

Insurers Embed Analytics in the Claims Process

Carriers are going beyond point solutions to implement a holistic, factory-like approach aimed at building analytics into the technology platform and embedding decision support across the claims life cycle.

New Zealand Quake Heralds Increasing CAT Losses

To deal with mounting catastrophe losses, insurers and reinsurers need to improve CAT models, leverage claims processing and CAT management technologies globally and more judiciously diversify their books of business.

PHLY Upgrades Web Site for Disabled

While not required by law, the Company made changes to consistent with federal guidelines under Section 508, which requires federal agencies to make their information technology fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

SCIOinspire Releases Benefit Design Decision Support Solution

The Value Based Benefit Design decision support application is a flexible modeling solution that allows health plans to develop products and plan designs while identifying additional services to engage members more effectively, according to the vendor.

Humana Military Launches Mobile Web Site

The new site makes popular features of the company's traditional web site available to its users through iPhone, Android, Blackberry devices and tablet operating systems.

Dodd-Frank Title V Overview

Insurance & Technology breaks down the industry implications of Title V of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

The Dodd-Frank Effect

The financial crisis and resulting regulatory reform have resurrected efforts to introduce federal oversight of the U.S. insurance industry.

Utica National Selects edge IPK edgeConnect

The Utica, N.Y.-based P&C insurer initially will use the edge IPK user experience solution for its distribution channels and later employ the solution for other customized user interfaces.

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