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 July 2012
Policy administration system replacement remains key for some insurers, but others find they don't depend on these applications to do as much as in the past. Is this the wave of the future?
Reitan will be responsible for Allianz Life's market and business development and will work with key company leaders and report to Nancy Jones, the company's chief marketing officer.
Feeney will be responsible for the company's career distribution system for insurance and investment products in the United States.
Available at the iTunes store, Cover-All Business Intelligence currently includes 160 measures viewable across 96 dimensions and can be operational in less than three months, the vendor asserts.
The insurer's public/private partnership with the New Jersey Department of Transportation associates the State Farm brand with services that address risks faced by the general public.
The Louisville-based P&C carrier will make its first deployment of Guidewire BillingCenter in personal lines auto.
Bombara will oversee reduction of the size of The Hartford's legacy annuity business, which CEO Liam McGee identifies as an important feature of the company's overall strategic plan to focus on P&C, group benefits and mutual funds.
MDIS will use the Sapiens suite as its new policy admin system for fast deployment of building warranty insurance products, backed by a customer-centric management system.
The Injured Workers' Insurance Fund aims to increase underwriter profitability and agent ease-of-doing-business.
The aim of automation is not simple efficiency but liberating both humans and machines to do what they do best in order to benefit customers — and the workforce too.
New or old, no policy admin system is all things to all insurers, but complementary solutions can help fill functional gaps.
Fundum will lead ongoing development and execution of business strategies and operational plans focused on profitable growth with a number of strategic customer groups including construction, financial institutions, real estate, technology, manufacturing, healthcare and transportation.
The Beijing-based insurer seeks to reduce the cost of fraudulent claims while maintaining a superior customer experience.
InsureRight uses tools and calculators to encourage Canadians to think beyond property insurance to income protection provided by life and health insurance products.
Calcubot could be an effective lead-generator for insurers that is also likely to result in referrals between friends, according to Aite Group senior analyst Stephen Applebaum.
Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange's distracted driving program features complimentary Cellcontrol devices that disable phones and other mobile computing platforms while driving.