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 February 2011
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 has initiated a search to find a replacement and will consider candidates from within Allianz Life, from the Allianz SE organization globally, and externally.
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.
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.
Through a five-year endeavor, Nationwide consolidated its Allied, Nationwide Insurance and Nationwide Agribusiness commercial lines onto a single business model, product portfolio and processing system.
The Allstate subsidiary will use iGO e-App to reduce errors and speed application processing for selected universal life, term, and indexed universal life products.
While not required by law, the Company made changes to PHLY.com consistent with federal guidelines under Section 508, which requires federal agencies to make their information technology fully accessible to persons with disabilities.
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.
The former Unirisx CEO and Accenture insurance practice founder will lead Ernst & Young's Insurance Advisory Practice.
IBM exec Jamie Bisker predicts that tools based on IBM's Watson sophisticated question answering system will be sold and implemented within five years.
The right people, the right tools and a profit-focused mission have enabled Chartis' seven-person advanced analytics team to deliver more than $750 million in benefits.
Main Street America Group's Ron James discusses the benefits of modern policy administration applications for the industry and how the carrier has leveraged new technology to modernize its commercial and personal lines business.
SEG's life insurance policy admin solution is likely to benefit following the vendor's acquisition by MajescoMastek, which should boost carriers' confidence in the technology.
Colberg will spearhead the exchange of business development and operational expertise among the Assurant businesses, and also identify and develop new business platforms or capabilities.
Wandoloski will guide strategy and work with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona's internal informatics team to utilize data as a strategic asset.
The carrier sought a compliant vendor solution to support its credit card processing of policyholder premium payments via credit card.
Trust must be earned, AXA's piece insists, but insurers also need to do a better job of telling their side of the claims story.
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.
Insurance & Technology breaks down the industry implications of Title V of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
The financial crisis and resulting regulatory reform have resurrected efforts to introduce federal oversight of the U.S. insurance industry.
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.
Trash talking vendors vie for early dominance in a market with enormous growth potential in insurance and financial services.
Social media networking vendor's platform capabilities include compliance, workflow, content management, as well as analytics for use with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Solution capabilities range from monitoring, filtering and archiving, to content suggestion to help agents engage customers, and analytics that measure the effects of distributor and other social networking efforts.