Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (June 21-27, 2009):Business Analytics at the Heart of the New 'Unique'
Peter Dorrington, director of marketing strategy (EMEA) at SAS, has an interesting post up on the sascom magazine blog about how business analytics can change the ways in which organizations choose to differentiate themselves from competitors. "Whilst it might have been true previously that being affordable and best-in-class were inimical, Business Analytics, combined with modern processes and systems, allows you to leverage an asset you already have - data - to create additional business value," Dorrington writes. ---
Novarica's Matt Josefowicz shares some quick thoughts on the healthcare overhaul proposal drafted by House Democrats on the Ways & Means committee. "The potential impact that this would have on the agent distribution channel for individual and small group health insurance would be huge," Josefowicz writes. ---
The headline might have given this away but, in this post Celent's Wenli Yuan discusses possible opportunities for insurance technology vendors in China, where a law set to take effect on October 1, 2009 will add operational requirements for insurance companies. ---
In a lengthy post on the Specialty Insurance Blog, Hartford, Conn.-based wholesale broker MercatorPro writes: "Many so called experts predicted the demise of insurance agents through disintermediation by the Internet. What they did not understand was the valuable role insurance agents play in a transaction, and disintermediation has not occurred. But new Internet changes could still impact the way we conduct business, and one such change is beginning to gain some traction." ---