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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 December 2004

A Brave New World

Former Penn National Insurance CIO Jane Koppenheffer will finally get her chance to experience the agency side of the business.

CUNA’s Roy ’Maps’ IT Success

At a time when many CIOs are outsourcing to maximize IT efficiency, Rick Roy, CIO, CUNA Mutual Group (Madison, Wis.; $13 billion in assets), is looking to mine his own employees' potential.

Passing the Spitzer Test

The New York Attorney General's deep probe into the insurance industry will result in greater-than-ever demands for transparency in carrier-distributor relationships. But few carriers have the enterprise reporting and compliance capabilities needed to conform.

The Future Is Now

Existing telematics technology can provide valuable data for risk selection and pricing, but consumers have privacy concerns.

Mother of Invention

Need for computing 'horsepower' leads Hartford Life to implement freeware grid computing solution.

Highmark’s Telecom Upgrade

Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee expands its relationship with TelCove for construction of SONET rings and administrative support.

CSAA Expands Steel Card Use

Building on a 2003 implementation, the California State Automobile Association has expanded its use of Steel Card's Web-based Apogee point-of-sale solution.

IE-Engine Ensures Bidding Without Rigging

Advocates of automation have traditionally argued that it prevents human inefficiency. In the wake of Eliot Spitzer's recent investigations, they can now point out that automation can also prevent human villainy. One example is IE-Engine, an online bidding platform for health insurance and employee benefits.

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