ACSC Extends TiG Relationship
By: Anthony O'Donnell
To maintain compatibility with its technology architecture, the Auto Club of Southern California (ACSC; Costa Mesa; $1.8 billion in earned premium) extended its licensing deal with The Innovation Group (TiG; Hartford). ACSC, which serves 7 million members in California, Texas and the Northeast, used a prior version of TiG Policy for the past five years.
The carrier is pursuing a services-oriented architecture to create "a singular application suite that will give our internal users a consistent, flexible, easy-to-use front end," says Randy Farner, managing director of applications, ACSC.
"TiG had a ready solution that would basically plug right into [our] architectural framework." ACSC plans to roll out components of the solution by the third quarter of 2005. "We've committed to five years," Farner says, "but we'll be going with [TiG] potentially for the next decade."
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 ... View Full Bio