Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (May 10-16, 2009):Jacksonville Florida - They Were Waiting!
Here's an extensive post from AgencyPort on one of the finals days of the company's tour of insurance carriers and agents down the east coast. The tour recently stopped at Carolina Casualty Insurance Company, which rolled out a new agency portal a couple years ago. "CCIC has started development on a prioritized list of enhancements that will improve the quoting and submission process further," says the blog post's author, Ken O'Sullivan. ---
Celent's Craig Weber -- reflecting on his experience as a new father -- says that insurers are missing out of life event marketing opportunities. "While the insurers sit idly by, my wife and I have received direct mail offers from photographers, clothing stores, umbilical cord blood banks, and even a local private school," Weber writes. "I'm thinking insurers must be able to access the same databases as everyone else, in which my name now has a checkbox in the NEW PARENT columns. But if they do, they aren't working those databases very well." --
On his Columbia, S.C.-focused blog, Mike Gantt links to a report in the Columbia Regional Business Report that Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina's Anne Castro will join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Information Technology Standards Committee. ---