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QBE North America Names EVP Field Management and Distribution
Brian Griffith will join QBE North America as executive vice president of field management and distribution on August 31, and will lead the strategy for all distribution channels across QBE, including major and regional trading partner engagement in the United States. Read More »
The company’s new Prime initiative releases unbound web quotes to independent agents. Read More »
The board of directors has appointed Harsha V. Agadi, a board member, as interim CEO and will begin a search for a permanent CEO. Read More »
Members of the IAT Insurance Group have implemented the electronic signatures application in an effort to improve internal processes, ease of doing business for independent agents, and delivering a better customer experience. Read More »
While capital remains the primary tool that IAIS plans to use to ensure global insurer solvency, the IAIS demonstrated an apparent new openness to listening to those who had decried its rush to new standards, and its unwillingness to consider the equivalency of current local regimes. Read More »
GameChanger Suite now includes features and functionality for agency administration and maintenance intended to simplify tasks such as license management, creating flexible commissioning structures, and conducting agency bank account sweep for commission payments and clawbacks. Read More »
The idea that someone could tarnish a brand name by cyber- squatting on, say, Vodafone.sucks, ManchesterUnited.sucks or LloydsBank.sucks led to a flurry of registrations by the companies themselves. To take control of their trademarks on this domain, firms had to cough up around $2,500 per year. Read More »
Curt Kibler will oversee the e-Business department, including development, systems operations, business intelligence and reporting, carrier profitability, project management and quality assurance. Dan Bryce, who has been CIO since 2000, will be retiring later this year. Read More »
The health insurer is offering American Well telehealth services to its members. Read More »
By asking the right questions, and offering the time to understand and explain coverages to consumers, independent agents are creating value to consumers, says Bill Wilson, CPCU and associate VP of education and research for Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. In the second part of this exclusive interview, Wilson discusses Google Compare, the differences in policies, and how insurers can differentiate themselves in a crowded field. Read More »
Clements Worldwide, provider of international car, property, term life, health, specialty and high-risk coverages for expatriates and international organizations, has deployed a direct-to-consumer portal using ISCS’ SurePower Innovation. The insurer completed the implementation of the policy, billing, claims and underwriting components of SurePower Innovation last year. Read More »
As direct sales, online comparative raters and insurance aggregators gain visibility in the U.S. market, independent agents continue to offer value to both consumers and insurers, says Bill Wilson, CPCU and associate VP of education and research for Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. In the first part of this exclusive interview, Wilson discusses trends in insurance distribution, the differences in claims experiences and the fact that not all policies are created equally. Read More »
Sumitomo acquires Symetra Life from Berkshire Hathaway to establish U.S. presence; XL buys amusement and entertainment specialty insurer Read More »

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