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The right answer. Feb 1, 2012 416
Life support: mainframe systems are less important for some, but are still hanging around. Feb 1, 2012 698
... And nothing but the truth: you want answers? Analytic tools can provide what insurers need most, provided the carriers have their data in order. Cover story Feb 1, 2012 2925
Hop on board. Company overview Feb 1, 2012 3156
Pay to play: telematics is viewed as the most equitable form of underwriting personal auto policies. Feb 1, 2012 683
A change is gonna come. Dec 1, 2011 412
People over process: Accenture believes tech spending centers on customers not products. Dec 1, 2011 867
Scaling new heights: the challenge of being a CIO in 2012 is to avoid the hype of new technology while achieving breakthroughs with older technology such as legacy systems. Cover story Dec 1, 2011 2593
2011 IT Town Hall: positive energy for the future: insurance IT leaders reflect on the changes of the past year and look forward to what lies ahead in 2012. Interview Dec 1, 2011 3577
Throw out the caution? Nov 1, 2011 406
Being flexible: flexibility refers to solutions providers as well as carriers. Nov 1, 2011 757
Creating an aura: though still in the early stages of adoption, mobile technology is blossoming by the month as insurers discover better ways to connect with both business users and consumers. Cover story Nov 1, 2011 2818
The danger zone: risk management has grown from the financial side to focus on the enterprise. Designing an ERM strategy and focusing on leadership has caused many insurers to look to the IT department for leadership. Those carriers that do it right may be in for a reward. Company overview Nov 1, 2011 2526
Making it easy: regional players top national carriers in survey of agents. Nov 1, 2011 742
Failure or roadblocks. Oct 1, 2011 434
Paying the bills: small carriers have the same responsibility to their customers as their national competitors. Oct 1, 2011 699
Buried alive!!! Insurers don't want to be like the guy on the beach who wakes up to find himself buried under a ton of sand. Developing a data strategy--and strong leadership--will keep the sources of information flowing. Company overview Oct 1, 2011 2860
The Handoff: content is coming at insurance carriers from multiple directions. It's a combination of the old--legacy systems--and the new--social media. Carriers need to focus on workflow to keep from fumbling the data. Oct 1, 2011 2531
Getting more for your money: IT expenses aren't falling, but a Novarica study maintains IT capabilities continue to rise. Oct 1, 2011 672
Window of opportunity: the outlook for commercial lines carriers often is cloudier than for their personal lines brethren. A commitment to change--and the mantra ease of business--is clearing things greatly for carriers and agents alike. Sep 1, 2011 3139
The real experts. Sep 1, 2011 439
People, processes, technology combine to help insurer deal with Alabama tornado. Sep 1, 2011 1242
Trusting your partner: investing in new products sometimes means both sides share the risk. Sep 1, 2011 747
Shining brightly: the class of 2011 has seen tremendous changes in the way the insurance industry operates and is eagerly positioning their companies to tackle the key issues that will likely face the industry in the next five years. Cover story Sep 1, 2011 6315
Usage-based insurance next wave for personal auto. Sep 1, 2011 717
What's taking so long? Jun 1, 2011 430
What lies ahead: analytics is one key area that PwC focused on among its top issues for 2011. Jun 1, 2011 698
New kid on the block: entering a new market can be difficult without the right systems. Jun 1, 2011 685
Checking the mail. Jun 1, 2011 3151
CIO to CFO: Bff? Jun 1, 2011 3344
Don't take it personally: new report examines how market, competition affect personal lines. Jun 1, 2011 631
Take me out to the park. May 1, 2011 428
Easy does it: when price is removed as a factor, ease of doing business becomes imperative for insurance carriers looking to attract business through independent agents. May 1, 2011 3583
Disaster drill: situations similar to what happened in Japan in March conceivably could take place in the United States as well. Models show areas of high exposure for nuclear power plants and toxic storage sites. May 1, 2011 1077
Keeping track of things: healthcare providers face difficult issues with millions of records. May 1, 2011 759
Giving vendors their due. Apr 1, 2011 433
Buckeye branching out its IT operations. Apr 1, 2011 1261
Insurers adapt to the new normal: Celent CIO survey examines pressures, priorities for carriers. Apr 1, 2011 811
Back in control: manual processes are eliminated--and compliance issues resolved--thanks to software. Apr 1, 2011 654
Happily ever after: carriers and vendors have both heard enough horror stories about software implementation to chill even Steven King's blood. Turning those stories into fairytale endings has required a better approach--from both sides--that makes vendors and carriers long-term partners. Apr 1, 2011 3213
Help is on the way: providing quality technology solutions--and advice--for independent agents helps carriers differentiate themselves from the competition. Apr 1, 2011 2868
Clearing hurdles: Deloitte report examines the challenges for insurers in 2011. Apr 1, 2011 761
Case for an 80/20 rule. Mar 1, 2011 420
A six-pack of problems: the 2011 outlook for P&C has serious factors for carriers to address. Mar 1, 2011 808
Beautiful words: saying a project is under budget and ahead of schedule is music to the ears of IT and business leaders alike. Mar 1, 2011 729
Turn it around: there's no shortage of data in the insurance industry, but most carriers realize there is a shortage of operational intelligence. BI projects are designed to take some of the dizziness out of that information overload. Cover story Mar 1, 2011 4087
Keep a lid on it: information is spilling out of mobile solutions today. Risk managers are being challenged by the desire of business users to access data wherever and whenever they wish. Mar 1, 2011 2915
The next big thing: SMA examines the next-generation technology trends for insurers. Mar 1, 2011 756
New home for news. Jan 1, 2011 446
Growing together: American Alliance Casualty has a growth strategy that matches well with its vendor partner. Jan 1, 2011 681
You should see the other guy: the competition for premium dollars continues to be the focus for insurers as they look for differentiators in the policy battleground. Jan 1, 2011 3785
Out of step. Dec 1, 2010 454
Double digits: insurer credits growth to interaction with agents on the portal. Dec 1, 2010 732
Gotta wear shades: insurers have put the struggles of the past few years behind them and now CIOs are focusing on what appears to be a brighter future. Company overview Dec 1, 2010 3633
Hey everybody, look at me: CIOs need to wear another hat--that of an IT risk manager--to assess the hazards that lie ahead as issues such as regulatory risk and financial reforms continue to batter carriers. Dec 1, 2010 2953
Using your tools. Nov 1, 2010 423
Under your nose: sometimes the solution to technology issues is hiding in plain sight. Nov 1, 2010 727
Deep-seeded thinking: seat-of-the-pants reactions are often necessary, but in the recipe for success nothing replaces a good strategic plan that is tended carefully while it grows into the future direction of the enterprise. Nov 1, 2010 2427
Time flies. Oct 1, 2010 441
What do you think? Survey software has enabled carrier to learn more about itself and what agents want. Oct 1, 2010 731
Saving the day: insurers have been stuck with the label "data rich, information poor." Turning data into useable information takes both time and dedication--not to mention money--but those efforts can prove to be rewarding for carriers. Cover story Oct 1, 2010 1891
The name's familiar. Sep 1, 2010 487
Spanning the Globe: disparate systems made teamwork difficult for international insurance provider. Sep 1, 2010 697
The all-star trail: this year's IT all-stars achieved their success by traveling a variety of paths. They do have some things in common, though--particularly a love of technology and a belief in tech's value to the enterprise. Cover story Sep 1, 2010 4560
Designer selections: predictive analytics may be the perfect fit for your underwriting department in today's market, but the expense and pressure of undertaking an analytics project can be daunting. Those without the time or the inclination to pursue analytics are using business intelligence and business rules engines to supplement the underwriters' tried and true formula: common sense. Sep 1, 2010 2407
Smartphone apps are here to stay for carriers. Jun 1, 2010 931
Turning to digital: insurers are looking at new ways to market themselves and their products thanks to inexpensive social-media tools. Jun 1, 2010 680
Ties that bind: achieving a single view of the customer meant finding a policy system that could interact with claims. Jun 1, 2010 793
Financing the future: there's never been a point in time when the financial side of the business was not important, but the recent recession created even more of a need for the financial people--and the CFO in particular--to keep a close eye on technology spending and the cost of keeping the enterprise running. Jun 1, 2010 2565
Special delivery: there's a reason they are called specialty lines. Just as the insureds in this market have their own special needs, so, too, do the carriers, particularly when it comes to their policy administration systems. Jun 1, 2010 2576
Travelers drives mobility forward with app. May 1, 2010 304
Penny pinching: security is one area where insurers have benefited by lagging behind the banking industry. May 1, 2010 480
Will the circle be unbroken? Connecting producers, carriers, and regulators needs to be a smoother process for life insurers. May 1, 2010 731
Bend me, shape me: just as no two independent agents operate alike, neither do insurance carriers. With each side possessing different needs and desires, the best relationships rely on some flexibility. The reward? Ease of business and more sales. Cover story May 1, 2010 2553
From this day forward: the relationship between an insurance carrier and its policyholders isn't exactly a marriage, but carriers know that to prevent their partner from having a wandering eye, they must offer the right price and superior customer service. May 1, 2010 2354
IT's turn to dive in: IT outsourcing is heating up for midsize carriers looking for a larger talent pool. Apr 1, 2010 729
Not your average insurer: it takes patience to find the right solution. Apr 1, 2010 774
A house divided: channel strategy can create a schism within an insurance carrier, but the reality is some policyholders want to do things for themselves and others want to rely on an agent's advice. The best strategy? Make everybody happy. Apr 1, 2010 3047
Some assembly required: managing projects is both the scariest and most exhilarating task for any IT executive. Taking some of the fear out of the equation means getting the project right from the beginning and making sure the vendor and the project managers can follow directions. Apr 1, 2010 2619
Policyholders are leading the way to direct channel. Mar 1, 2010 430
Pressure cooker: insurers balance growing the business and increasing profitability with controlling costs. Mar 1, 2010 628
A Place to turn: when a solution is needed quickly, a best-of-breed vendor strategy can solve the problem. Mar 1, 2010 781
Making sweet music: if BPM was born to make life simpler for the business side, SOA probably was born to make BPM simpler for IT departments. They are like instruments in an orchestra: separately they are pleasing; together they are divine. Mar 1, 2010 2640
Shovel ready: blindly digging through data is how the insurance industry used to operate. Today, with predictive models and analytics, carriers have something to guide their efforts to make the best decisions possible. Mar 1, 2010 2745
Payment plans: long ignored by insurers, some customer-centric carriers are looking at ways to make premium payments a smoother function. Jan 1, 2010 777
Piling on? Regulatory compliance is next in line for Congress. Lawmakers will decide whether issues such as a Federal Insurance Office are going to relieve some of the regulatory burden from the states or just add another layer of compliance demands on top of what carriers already face. Until Congress acts, insurers watch, wait, and envision what change will mean. Cover story Jan 1, 2010 2903
Turn the page: the last year didn't exactly deliver a rebound for insurers, but there are plenty of reasons for hope in 2010. Carriers are continuing to invest in technology that will allow them to begin a new chapter of growth. Jan 1, 2010 3248
Here to stay: Web 2.0 has had a significant impact on what insurers are doing today, but the replay official still is reviewing its value for the industry. Dec 1, 2009 704
Turn of the century: after being in business 100 years, some changes were needed to prepare for the next 100 years. Dec 1, 2009 761
Open book test. Company overview Dec 1, 2009 5255
Who's there. Dec 1, 2009 3157
Outcome uncertain? A combo platter of economic factors has damaged insurers' confidence in the industry's ability to achieve greater underwriting profitability. Conference notes Nov 1, 2009 800
Survival of the fittest. Cover story Nov 1, 2009 2738
Keeping up with carriers: independent agents need to invest in agency management systems, report concludes. Oct 1, 2009 733
Bringing claims up to speed: customer service goes beyond simple sales and servicing. Oct 1, 2009 753
Under your nose. Oct 1, 2009 2826
Everywhere you look: since insurers are inundated with content, an enterprise system to manage it all is critical to eliminate silos and fulfill the demands of governance and regulatory compliance. Oct 1, 2009 2773
Change appears inevitable for insurers: analyst firm recommends awareness and data preparation in the coming months. Sep 1, 2009 842
The road to recovery? Novarica finds some good news in its research on spending plans for 2010. Sep 1, 2009 784
All in: this mutual insurer decided to improve customer service throughout the organization but found one system for all was not the answer. Sep 1, 2009 735

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