Running Your Company at Two Speeds

By Oliver Bossert, J rgen Laartz and Tor Jakob Rams°y

Digital competition may dictate a new organizational architecture in which emerging digital processes coexist with traditional ones.

New Online Offering Helps Agents Insure Main Street

By Lenny Liebmann

MetLife’s Business Owner Policy portfolio is now available in five states via Dovetail’s click-and-quote portal.

IBM and Apple Introduce Retention Mobile App

By Chris McMahon

Newly launched apps are intended to help agents and insurers address the challenges of client retention and agent productivity, the companies said.

Consumers Are Giving Ground When It Comes to Data Sharing

By INN Staff

Celent finds that U.S. and UK consumers are willing to share data about themselves under the right circumstances.

MetLife Announces New Global Chief Marketing Officer

By Chris McMahon

Esther Lee previously has held senior positions with AT&T, RSCG and Coca-Cola.

UnitedHealthcare to Offer Health Insurance Coverage on 23 Individual Exchanges for 2015

By Bob Violino

Options provide personalized healthcare experience; plans include free access to mobile apps, resources and tools designed help participants to make informed decisions.

The Mothers of Re-Invention

By Robert McIsaac

The rate of change is accelerating for demographics, technology and customer expectations.

Millennials Place Lower Priority on Medical Care than Other Generations

By Bob Violino

A new analysis from Aon Hewitt, the National Business Group on Health and The Futures Company sheds light on perspectives, behaviors and attitudes toward health and wellness.

Can Aggregators Grow Up to Be Multi-Carrier Agents?

By Lenny Liebmann

Significant challenges stand between current lead-referral business models and potential role as value-added deal closers, according to Celent report.

Former Big I President Gordon Curran Stewart Passes Away

By Beth Bacheldor

Stewart served as the institute’s president for 15 years and is credited with transforming it from a small PR firm into a premier insurance reference point for journalists, academics and policymakers.

CO-OP Growing Pains Seen in Iowa Experiment

By Bruce Shutan

Consumer operated and oriented plans have given some commercial carriers a run for their money in parts of the HIX marketplace, but are running into some of the same systemic obstacles that have dogged for-profit plans.

Obamacare Users Would Move to Low-Cost Plans Under U.S. Proposal

By Crayton Harrison

The changes, which also include requirements for insurers on the transparency of their rate increases, are open to public comment.

Obamacare Data Inflation Prompts Health Chief to Demand Review

By Alex Wayne

The health department acknowledged Nov. 20 that it had double-counted about 393,000 people in dental plans when it announced that 7.3 million Americans were enrolled in August.

House Republicans Sue Obama Over Delay in Health-Care Mandate

By Sophia Pearson and Kathleen Miller

Republican leaders in Congress said the executive action was beyond the president’s power, and some state officials have threatened to sue.

U.S. Says Obamacare Numbers Erroneously Inflated by Dental Plans

By Alex Wayne

The accurate number with full health-care plans is 6.7 million as of Oct. 15, says a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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