Publication: Insurance Networking

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Internet of Things: Changing the Insurance Value Chain

The rise of the Internet of things could change every link in the insurance value chain, according to “The Internet of Things and the Insurance Value Chain,” from Celent, creating new business opportunities for early adopters and saddling late adopters ... [Published Insurance Networking - 45 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Western National Selects SiSi for Data Conversion Project

Western National Insurance Group, a private mutual P&C insurer, has selected Strategic Insurance Systems Initiatives Group, an insurance technical staffing and support firm, to provide data conversion services. Western National Insurance Group (WNIG), ... [Published Insurance Networking - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Progressive Rolls Out Automated Download for Agents

Progressive Insurance now is rolling out an automated download functionality intended to save agencies and agents time and effort every day, the company says. Progressive’s Automatic Direct Download, an exclusive capability created through a partnership ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Settlers Life Insurance Selects iPipeline for Distribution Improvements

Settlers Life has selected iGO for Final Expense to automate and accelerate the processing of multiple final expense whole life products. iGO electronic fillable form is from iPipeline, a marketing, selling and processing solutions company for insurance ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Travelers Profit Rises 17% on Investments, Margin Expansion

(Bloomberg) -- Travelers Cos., the only property/casualty insurer in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, said profit climbed 17 percent to a record in the first quarter on investments and expanding margins.Net income rose to $1.05 billion, or $2.95 a share, ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

A User-Centric Approach to Insurance Analytics Solution Design

In this series we describe an important principle that, when followed, ensures the successful outcome of any insurance analytics project. In it, we propose that an analytics project should be developed from the point of view of, and in close partnership ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Employers Holdings Promotes Hallman to EVP, CIO

Employers Holdings Inc. has named Richard Hallman as EVP, CIO, overseeing all of Employers’ IT departments. Employers is a holding company with subsidiaries that are specialty providers of workers’ compensation insurance and services focused on small ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Claims Automation: An Important Weapon in the Battle for Market Share

Over the past few years, competition for customers has intensified across every segment of the insurance market. In this battle for market share claims management has become an important weapon, and life insurers are seeking cost-effective ways to improve ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Health Care Reform: Its Only Just Begun

The rocky implementation of the Affordable Care Act is mostly behind the industry, and all signs point to reform sticking around. Has it failed or succeeded? “It’s just begun,” J.D. Kleinke, a medical economist, said during Sun Life Financial’s Wake Up ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Managing the Demand for IT Infrastructure

The top priority in 2014 and beyond for many IT infrastructure leaders is to reduce their operational costs through efficiency gains. By doing so, they can meet tight budgets at a time of economic uncertainty and fund new investments without requiring ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

The 5 Characteristics of Highly Effective Digital Insurance Leaders

“A thoughtful digitization program can deliver up to 65 percent in cost reduction, a 90 percent reduction in turnaround time on key insurance processes, and improve conversion rates by more than 20 percent” for insurers, they write. However, the industry ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Transforming the First Mile - Driving your Engagement Strategy

Engagement and communication are the most important aspects in the lifecycle of a customer.  Yet many insurance carriers struggle with delivering satisfying engagement and communications experiences due to process complexity, a more demanding audience ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 21 2014]
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...with 33 percent of respondents naming growth as their top priority," Mark Raskino, vice president and Gartner Fellow, said in a statement. "In 2014 growth almost equals the sum of the next three issues on the list of top strategic business priorities. The next step will be for CEOs and CIOs to work together to match the use of modern technologies to the specific kind of growth that the business is trying to win.”"
"[Carnahan’s] deep insurance knowledge, coupled with her practical strategy and entrepreneurial experience, will be a huge asset to Celent clients not only in North America but also globally" Jamie Macgregor, senior VP of Celent's insurance practice
...Aggregate premium increases, which also incorporate the upward "premium drift? stemming from newer, more expensive cars, have slowed.”"
...As Ross explained it, "The architects of policy are in the White House and the schools of public policy. The people in the agencies are the carpenters and electricians who do the framing and wiring and when the ceiling falls in or the lights go out, they get the calls from the irate homeowners." When things go wrong, the IT department will be taking the blame, so it's up to IT leaders to manage expectations

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Internet of Things: Changing the Insurance Valu... [Published Insurance Networking - 45 mins ago]
Western National Selects SiSi for Data Conversi... [Published Insurance Networking - 3 hours ago]
Progressive Rolls Out Automated Download for Ag... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
A User-Centric Approach to Insurance Analytics ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
Travelers Profit Rises 17% on Investments, Marg... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
Settlers Life Insurance Selects iPipeline for D... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
Employers Holdings Promotes Hallman to EVP, CIO [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
Claims Automation: An Important Weapon in the B... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 22 2014]
Transforming the First Mile - Driving your Enga... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 21 2014]
The 5 Characteristics of Highly Effective Digit... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 21 2014]
Managing the Demand for IT Infrastructure [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 21 2014]
Health Care Reform: Its Only Just Begun [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 21 2014]
Standard Life Selects Accenture and Avanade as ... [Published Insurance Networking - Apr 21 2014]
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