Insurance & Technology is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

 Anthony O'Donnell

Profile of Anthony O'Donnell

Blog Posts: 2240

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 December 2009

CHT Releases HealthMall Version 3.0

Consumer Health Technologies' HealthMall portal gives health insurers' customers access to various healthcare products and services from online pharmacies and vendors, such as Walgreens, and

Jackson Names Mark Clark CIO

The Lansing, Mich.-based insurer also announced the promotion of Laura Prieskorn to senior vice president and chief administrative officer.

State Farm's Deal With Florida: Reality Bites

The Florida Office's statement admits that it had been asking the unreasonable by saying that the deal will allow "State Farm Florida to remain a viable insurer in the Florida market."

Chubb Extends Imaginatik Contract

The carrier uses Imaginatik's Idea Central collaboration software for idea management, new product development and cost-reduction initiatives, according to an Imaginatik press release.

Frazee Joins Aviva USA as CIO

The former West Bend Mutual CIO will be responsible for all IT functions supporting Aviva's U.S. life and annuity business.

Challenging Climate Forces Insurers to Break New Ground

If there is a positive to the challenges faced by the insurance industry in 2009, it's that new technology approaches have enjoyed some validation. Members of I&T's Reader Advisory Board offer insight into their organizations' IT strategies for 2010.

IT Investment to the Rescue

Continuing economic uncertainty has spurred rather than hobbled technology investment, as insurance IT organizations seek to support competitive distinction through superior underwriting, pricing and customer-facing capabilities.

ISO Launches Israel-Based Underwriting Information Resource

The underwriting system is aimed at enabling insurers and agents to comply with the requirement to verify applicant information that was established by the Ministry of Finance in Israel to encourage more effective underwriting and fraud prevention.

Duck Creek Releases EXAMPLE Platform 4.1

The new release will provide enhanced performance capabilities, owing to new efficiencies designed into EXAMPLE Platform 4.1's core infrastructure, according to the vendor.

Register for Insurance & Technology Newsletters