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Employers Holdings Promotes Hallman to EVP, CIO

By Jennifer Morrell

Richard Hallman will focus on driving business process transformation and enabling differentiated value-added services to customers through technology.

President’s Working Group Releases TRIA Report

By Chris McMahon

Report says coverage is available and affordable, though the market is tightening due to uncertainty over reauthorization; insurance industry groups response mostly favorable.

Celent Names Carnahan as Research Director

By Jennifer Morrell

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

P&C Pricing Expectations Getting Worse

By Chris McMahon

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.

AXA Partners With Facebook

By Jennifer Morrell

Partnership will develop AXA’s digital, social and mobile footprint in France.

Insurers' IT Spending Continues to Grow

By Chris McMahon

Top trends include core and legacy system transformation, data mastery, and analytics and digitization, Celent says.

Reflecting on the Tenure of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

By Joseph Goedert

Health care CIOs, consultants and attorneys comment on the tenure of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who soon will resign after serving the nation for five years.

Usage-Based Insurance and the New Arsenal of Patent Law

By Chris McMahon

Using newly created tactics, Liberty Mutual has been able to have many of Progressive's patent claims cancelled, an important step in fending off the infringement case Progressive has filed against it and other insurers.

WellPoint Names Thomas Miller CIO

By Jennifer Morrell

Former Coca Cola Refreshments CIO takes on the responsibility for all IT initiatives, with a focus on delivering secure, compliant and cost-effective technologies to WellPoint business capabilities.

UnitedHealth a Surprise Fixer of Flawed Obamacare Sites

By Alex Wayne

Insurer's technology unit, credited with helping fix the broken federal insurance website, is increasingly being used by state officials to salvage their troubled exchanges.

Progressive UBI Patents Cancelled

By Chris McMahon

Decision could clear hurdles for smaller insurers to enter UBI market, industry experts say.

Catalina to Acquire SPARTA

By Jennifer Morrell

Catalina plans to place some of the business into run off, and to transfer SPARTA’s alternative market business to Arch Insurance Co. under a separate renewal rights agreement.

What’s Driving Expected Increase in Insurance M&A Activity?

By Carrie Burns

The majority of North American insurance executives participating in a recent survey expect to see an increase in the volume of insurance mergers and acquisitions over the next one to three years.

Life Journey: Winning in the Life-insurance Market

By Vivek Agrawal, Guillaume de Gants and Peter Walker

The U.S. life-insurance industry, in aggregate, has lost ground for 25 years. Yet a market worth tens of billions of dollars awaits companies able to seize the opportunity.

Senate Clears Bill to Avert Steep Flood-Insurance Premium Rises

By James Rowley

The Senate passed H.R. 3370 on a 72-22 vote, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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