INN Breaking News

Verisk Underwriting Adds to its 360Value Product

July 23, 2014 The addition of property slope and site access data improves 360Value replacement cost estimates, company says.

USAA Taps IBM's Watson for Customer-Facing App

July 23, 2014 The tool could give customized, 24-hour access that wasn’t possible with USAA’s website or its employees.

2014 Ward's 50 Life/Health Insurers Announced

July 22, 2014 Financial returns continued to improve; Ward's 50 companies, which include Aetna, Great American Life, Liberty National Life and others, produced a 21.8-percent statutory return on average equity from 2009 to 2013.

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

July 22, 2014 U.S. appeals court rules the government can’t give financial assistance to anyone buying coverage on the insurance marketplace run by federal authorities.

Invidasys Releases Workflow Management System

July 22, 2014 VIDAFlow is designed to coordinate the stream of information and synchronize the data between system components.

Towers Watson Releases Igloo 4.3

July 22, 2014 The latest version of financial modeling application can help P&C insurers model their businesses quickly and accurately; different editions can grow to meet evolving business and regulatory requirements.

Gartner: ‘Cognizant Computing’ to Become a Force in Consumer IT

July 21, 2014 The next phase of personal cloud will impact mobile, wearables, networking and cloud providers.

Claims Transformation an Emerging Priority

July 21, 2014 High performance claims handling could turn overlooked data into actionable information with considerable economic impact, Aite Group says.

RMS: Hurricane Arthur Losses Will Not Exceed $250 Million

July 21, 2014 The hurricane weakened to Category 1 upon landfall on the North Carolina Outer Banks.

Thinking Inside the (Black) Box

July 21, 2014 The proliferation of algorithms and data sources is enabling insurers such as Farm Bureau Financial Services and Bankers Insurance Group to write more business and be more selective while improving the customer experience and profitability.

How Legal & General America Sped Up Sales and Service

July 22, 2014 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

July 21, 2014 ForeSight illustration app is intended to boost agent efficiency and mobility for National Life Group’s life products.

Liberty Mutual Enters Reinsurance Agreement With National Indemnity

July 18, 2014 The agreement covers Liberty Mutual Insurance’s potentially volatile U.S. asbestos and environmental liabilities, as well as commercial insurance’s workers’ compensation liabilities.

Major Changes Underway in the Health Care Market

July 17, 2014 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

July 17, 2014 Jamie Plesser will lead the digital strategy for social media, social channels and the website.