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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 August 2005

Health Insurers’ Vendor-Buying Bender

In much of the insurance industry, the recent fashion among carriers has been to divest themselves of operational units whose output is not in line with an increasingly narrowly defined "core competency." But in the high-transaction volume business of health insurance, where many carriers offer business process outsourcing to other insurers, the vogue is to beef up a company's core competency by acquiring technology vendors.

UnumProvident Launches Next-Gen Enrollment Platform

Supplemental benefits carrier UnumProvident has begun rollout of, its next-generation, Web-based application that provides a common platform for enrollment for all of the work-site marketer's products and enrollment strategies.

Journey to Service-Oriented Architecture

Competitive differentiation in the insurance industry is like a sailboat race, according to Fred Matteson, CIO of Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. - in a given boat race, all the competitors will be in the same design class, meaning everybody has the same type of boat, the same sails and the same number of crew members.

Stormy Weather

Hurricane Dennis causes early debut of new catastrophe management resources and underscores the need for increasingly accurate storm modeling.

Beacon Selects PCMS Atlas System

Beacon Insurance Group has selected Property & Casualty Management Systems' Atlas policy, claim and billing administration system to support the carrier's strategic transformation from a one-segment, one-state company to a more diverse, regionally oriented carrier.

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