Where Private Exchanges Go From Here: 4 Trends

By Brian M. Kalish

Private exchanges change the way employee benefits have historically been offered; now the employee makes the decisions about their health care.

Getting an Online App into Shape

By Bob Violino

Philadelphia Insurance enhances web platform and sees huge jump in submissions.

Stonebridge Life Selects iPipeline Application

By Jennifer Morrell

Stonebridge Life, a Transamerica company, turns to the iGO app for Medicare supplement to help speed the annual sales process.

Platform Finds Inconsistent Out-of-Pocket Costs for ACA Plans

By Greg Goth

A data analysis reveals that expenses for deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs are changing inconsistently among the four categories of Accountable Care Act plans.

How Encompass Increased New Business Submissions by 15% and Full Quotes by 30%

By Bob Violino

Insurer deploys new software to re-engineer its point-of-sale system.

Obamacare Suffers Blow as Court Bars State-Exchange U.S. Aid

By Andrew Zajac

U.S. appeals court rules the government can’t give financial assistance to anyone buying coverage on the insurance marketplace run by federal authorities.

How Legal & General America Sped Up Sales and Service

By Bob Violino

Insurer deploys electronic delivery and reduces cycle time — from policy submission to final disposition — for participating customers by more than two weeks.

National Life Implements Insurance Technologies' Application

By Jennifer Morrell

ForeSight illustration app is intended to boost agent efficiency and mobility for National Life Group’s life products.

MetLife Announces Chief Enterprise Strategy Officer

By Chris McMahon

Rebecca Tadikonda will be responsible for global strategy to drive financial performance.

UnitedHealth’s Obamacare-Fixing Technology Unit Aids Revenue

By Shannon Pettypiece

Revenue rose 7 percent, led by the company’s Optum unit, which has been credited with helping to fix Healthcare.gov.

Major Changes Underway in the Health Care Market

By Brian Kalish

Major shifts in the health care market will lead to disruptive and ever-changing changes, including private exchanges, and those that realize the change and adapt to it will be the ones that are successful.

Allianz Life Names Director of Interactive Strategy and Execution

By Jennifer Morrell

Jamie Plesser will lead the digital strategy for social media, social channels and the website.

What IBM-Apple Partnership Really Means for Businesses

By Carrie Burns, Penny Crossman, Joseph Goedert, Chris McMahon and Greg Slabodkin

The agreement, which will result in more than 100 industry-specific enterprise apps, will significantly change how banking, healthcare, insurance and other markets operate.

The Insurance App Side of the IBM and Apple Partnership

By Chris McMahon

Mobile Sales Agent, Mobile Underwriter and Mobile Claims Adjustor are among the enterprise solutions scheduled for release.

States Opt Out of SHOP Employee Choice in Droves

By Bruce Shutan

18 states were given permission to opt out of SHOP’s employee-choice provision after determining it would produce adverse selection.


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