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  • How Wearable Devices Could Disrupt the Insurance Industry

    How Wearable Devices Could Disrupt the Insurance Industry
    - Tom Benton

    From Fitbit and Nike Fuelbands to Google Glass and Golden-I, the technology is influencing how people live and work. While there are many benefits to utilizing wearable technology in the insurance industry, along with the innovation comes risks, according to experts.

  • Booming Insurance Industry Driving IT Solutions for TCS (Subscription Required)

    Booming Insurance Industry Driving IT Solutions for TCS (Subscription Required)
    - Matthew Josefowicz

    Latin America’s insurance sector is seeking greater efficiencies through IT services to address increasing adoption of insurance policies as income levels rise, Tata Consulting Services’ (TCS) Latin America head Henry Manzano told BNamericas.

  • The 8 biggest announcements from life and health insurers this week

    The 8 biggest announcements from life and health insurers this week
    - Novarica

    Paradigm shift news roundup: Novarica, GroupHub, VUE and Core Benefits Insurance, Laser App, Brightway Insurance Agency, LIMRA LOMA, NAIFA, New York Life.

  • Why Berkshire Hathaway, Hiscox Put Core in the Cloud

    Why Berkshire Hathaway, Hiscox Put Core in the Cloud
    - Jeff Goldberg

    More insurers are choosing cloud-based systems rather than traditional mainframe deployments for the next generation of their core processing software.

  • A Sharp Eye to The Future (Subscription Required)

    A Sharp Eye to The Future (Subscription Required)
    - Matthew Josefowicz

    Today’s insurance technology advances could be tomorrow’s insurance game-changers. Insurers’ position on the information technology front perhaps can be best summarized in the title of The Carpenter’s 1970 hit single, We’ve Only Just Begun.

  • Internal staff is carriers’ top IT expense

    Internal staff is carriers’ top IT expense
    - Novarica

    New hardware and software for insurance companies can come with big price tags. But new research shows that the companies spend nearly twice as much on existing IT equipment than on new solutions.

  • Managing Risk Continues to Evolve for Insurance Carriers

    Managing Risk Continues to Evolve for Insurance Carriers
    - Mitch Wein

    Insurers have been in the business of managing risk exposure and pricing to cover risk since insurance evolved as an industry over 500 years ago. These risks evolved over time. Today, insurers cover a multitude of risks that include risks to automobiles, homes, a person’s health, the probability of death, catastrophes like tornado and hurricanes, as well as specialty areas like watercraft, terrorism, aviation, and cybersecurity.

  • 6 Technology Priorities for Individual Life Carriers

    6 Technology Priorities for Individual Life Carriers
    - Rob McIsaac

    The individual life marketplace continues to be hyper-competitive with technology playing an ever larger role in insurers’ ability to attract, retain and profitably serve clients. With the release of our new Business & Technology Trends: Individual Life report, it is an ideal time to highlight six technology priorities in this area.

  • Preparing Your Organization for Digital Transformation

    Preparing Your Organization for Digital Transformation
    - Mitch Wein

    Cutting through the fog surrounding the term “digital strategy,” Novarica’s Mitch Wein ties the evolution of business processes and customer expectations for insurers to be “real-time, ever-present and always adapting.” He also offers six best practices to measure the readiness of your IT department to work through a digital transformation.

  • IT Terminology for Business Executives

    IT Terminology for Business Executives
    - Mitch Wein

    Core IT: The systems that provide core insurance functionality including policy administration, claims and billing. Many times these systems are old and are difficult to modify. Change is done using a formal system development life cycle process. Full replacements occur very infrequently.

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