News & Commentary
Content posted in November 2004
IT Exec Jobs Trend Up
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Names in the news
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Network Security; Document Accounting; Framework; Database Security; Intranet; Message Monitoring; Cross-Selling
Back To Business
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At the Hub; RMS Releases New Risk Tools; Distribution Channels Decision; California Eyes Security; Society Goes With AQS; Insurance on the Go-Go
Lasting Legacy
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American National has given new life to its legacy systems and transformed the way IT projects are accomplished - improving customer service along the way.
Functional Evolution
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No longer just facilities that answer consumers' questions, today's contact centers leverage self-service and voice technologies to improve customer loyalty and retention, and even boost profits.
Loud and Clear
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By leveraging speech technologies in their contact centers, insurers are improving customer service and cutting costs.
Hitting the Wall
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Insurance carriers' existing policy administration systems impede effective reengineering of business process improvements.
Out With the Old
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WULA replaces legacy policy administration system and standardizes on AdminServer platform to lower costs and increase speed-to-market.
Terms of Replacement
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Legacy replacement can go quickly or slowly, but, given what vendors can offer today, the case for moving to newer technology is more compelling than ever.
Slow and Steady
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Judith Campbell, CIO, New York Life
Leaving the Nest
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FirstAssist uses Thunderhead's document generation solution to automate document production and free up IT resources to speed its independence.
Can You Hear Me Now?
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UnumProvident cuts remote call costs and increases flexibility by moving from a private network to an Internet-based solution from IVANS.
News From ISO Tech: ISO Launches Rating Service
News  |  11/17/2004  | 
ISO has launched ISO Rating Service, an automated P&C insurance rating system and rate management solution based on technology from ISO's AscendantOne subsidiary.
Websense Helps Penn National Comply
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Penn National Insurance has improved its GLB compliance through three enhancements to its existing Websense Internet security solution.
"Click to Talk" Technology -- Will it Improve the Online Experience?
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Several carriers have begun adding eStara's "Click To Talk" technology to their online auto quote processes.
Escaping the Paper Chase
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Jefferson Pilot Financial's rollout of AWD is improving service to the all-important producer constituency.
Easy Money
News  |  11/17/2004  | 
The Hartford makes flexible spending accounts an option for more consumers by utilizing debit cards.
A Human Approach
News  |  11/17/2004  | 
Ernst & Young rouses attention for the middle child of security threats: the human being.
Alliances & Partnerships
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Convenience in a Click
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Esurance adds 'click to call' feature to its Web site, and advisers are only a mouse click away.
Insurers Customize Health Plans
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Consumer-driven plans are in the works at Cigna Healthcare and UPMC Health Plan.
Contract News
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GEICO Picks CGI; Nationwide Finds First Choice; SunGard Wins; Delta Dental Draws On Avolent ; Swiss RE Selects Application Security; MMA Signs G2X; CNA Taps Adobe; Cowan Picks Acronis Utility; Insbridge Selected; CSC Contracts Extended; AIA Signs
Standards Drive Change
News  |  11/17/2004  | 
Insurance executives and analysts examine the value of standards - and approaches to implementing them within the enterprise - at event sponsored by Insurance & Technology and ACORD.
Hey, Look Us Over
Commentary  |  11/17/2004  | 
With makeover shows still racking up the ratings on TV, I guess it's only appropriate that Insurance & Technology recently assessed its own look and embarked on a complete redesign.
Online Bidding Aids Businesses’ Search For Insurance Quotes
News  |  11/3/2004  | 
With the ongoing scandal over alleged insurance bid rigging, electronic bid-tracking systems might be the answer for corporate insurance buyers.
News  |  11/3/2004  | 
The Barnstable Mutual Ins. Co. has succeeded in the Cape Cod P&C market, where many others have failed. But given the limitations of its policy admin system, they've had to work hard as well as smart in order to do it.
Symetra Adopts Onyx Employee Portal
News  |  11/3/2004  | 
Seeking to increase the productivity of its field sales force, Symetra Financial has become an early adopter of Onyx Software's new mobile CRM solution.

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