Technology News

Southern Trust Selects Accenture Applications

who's buying what: Southern Trust will implement Duck Creek Policy and Duck Creek Billing applications.

ISO Releases E&S Pricing Tool

product watch: Rapid Valuator is a five-minute pricing tool to help underwriters analyze loss costs.

The Hartford Signs $500M Cloud Agreement With IBM

who's buying what: The insurer will move to a private cloud-based infrastructure on the PureFlex System and IBM will provide other services related to mainframe, storage, backup and resiliency.


Industry News

Celent Names Carnahan as Research Director

hr news: Karlyn Carnahan brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to her new role.

P&C Pricing Expectations Getting Worse

news: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods leaves ratings unchanged due to the generally stable operating environment, but analysts are adjusting earnings-per-share estimates because of winter weather and a flatter yield curve.

A Tough Road Ahead for Sylvia Mathews Burwell

news: In addition to preparing for 2015 enrollment, the expected successor to Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. health secretary will face health insurers’ warning of double-digit premium increases.



MetLife and Prudential Leaders Receive Re:Gender Trailblazer Award

UPDATE: Terry Albarella and Maria R. Morris were recognized for their work to advance gender equity.

3 Insurance Leaders Named as Influential Black Women in Business

UPDATE: Leaders from Aflac, Northwestern Mutual and Prudential Group were selected from hundreds of nominations.

Allstate Named a Top Corporation by WBENC

UPDATE: The award honors corporations for supplier diversity programs and the integration of women's business enterprises.

Survey: The Number of Women CEOs Will Increase by 2020

UPDATE: Majority of male and female business executives, including 83 from the insurance industry, agree that the most successful employees will be those who can adapt to the changing workplace.



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