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Certified insurance counselors will be able to access various insurance products at CIC Select; BUPA chooses Pegasystems for customer complaint management technology; EducatorsMoney launches to help streamline retirement plan administration...

CIC Select, a Web site providing insurance capacity and services to the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (SCIC, Austin) has been created through a partnership between AIG (New York), e-insurance exchange MarketScout (Dallas) and The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, of which SCIC is a member organization. AIG's member companies will provide capacity for insuring various businesses represented by certified insurance counselors (CICs); the carrier has assigned a dedicated team of underwriters to CIC Select. MarketScout will serve as the appointed agency responsible for certain underwriting and administration functions within CIC Select...

BUPA (London), the largest healthcare organization in the UK, has chosen Pegasystems' (Cambridge, MA) customer management system, which will enable the management of complaints across its UK membership base...

EducatorsMoney, an online retirement planning service designed for educators, launched today as a new Web-based service aimed at helping educational institutions, including K-12 and higher education, streamline retirement plan administration while providing faculty and staff with a flexible, low-cost method for administering 403(b) and 457 retirement programs. EducatorsMoney, is a service of BenefitsCorp, Inc., a Great-West company (Winnipeg, Manitoba)...

USAA (San Antonio) has licensed Mobius Management Systems' (Rye, NY) ViewDirect technology for the management, presentation and electronic distribution of enterprise content. ViewDirect will speed information delivery and improve customer service by providing USAA users with browser-based access to diverse documents... (Leesburg, VA), a source of annuity products for independent advisors, is significantly expanding investment options available on its online platform with the addition of 19 specialized options to the Rydex (Rockville, MD) Variable Annuity product. New Rydex sector options available on are banking, basic materials, biotechnology, consumer products, electronics, energy, energy services, financial services, health care, Internet, leisure, retailing, technology, telecommunications, transportation and utilities. Also newly added to the Rydex lineup on are two international options, the Large-Cap Europe and Large-Cap Japan options, and the Arktos option, which has a ``short'' or inverse investment strategy.

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

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