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Vertafore, DocuSign Partner to Offer E-Signature Services to Technology Users

Insurance technology provider Vertafore and digital transaction manager DocuSign have teamed up to offer e-signature services to Vertafore’s insurance clients. DocuSign’s Digital Transaction Management Platform (DTM) will be available to Vertafore’s personal and commercial line customers who use its Vertafore …

‘Jeopardy’ Champ Watson Getting Own Division at IBM

International Business Machines Corp. is turning Watson, the technology that triumphed over human “Jeopardy!” contestants, into a separate division to help the computing-services giant return to growth. More than $1 billion will be invested in the IBM Watson Group, including …

Insurance Tech Firm Ebix Reportedly Under U.S. Review for Possible Money Laundering

Federal investigators are reviewing Ebix Inc.’s cross-border financial transactions to see whether the Atlanta-based software company engaged in money laundering, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Ebix fell $2.50 to $9.29 or 21 percent, at 1:43 p.m. …

Applied Systems Acquires IVANS P/C Business

Insurance software vendor Applied Systems said it has completed its acquisition of the property/casualty business of IVANS, which has been providing products for insurance data exchange and integration between insurance carriers and agencies for more than 30 years. The IVANS …

Mobile Technology Gaining with Insurers: Survey

While much of the attention around use of mobile devices in insurance has centered on consumer apps offered by large personal lines insurers, other property/casualty insurers and life/annuity insurers are rolling out mobile capabilities for their policyholders and agents as …

P/C Insurance Technology Vendor FirstBest Gets $10 Million

Property/casualty insurer technology vendor FirstBest Systems Inc. said it has completed $10 million in funding. With the new round, NewSpring Capital and Verisk Analytics Inc. join private equity firm Brookstone Partners, which also participated, and existing investor Flybridge Capital Partners, …

Towers Watson Receives Patents for Risk Modeling Technique

Towers Watson said it has won two U.S. patents for its financial modeling technique designed to help insurance executives statistically sample and better understand and calculate risk exposures in real time. The global professional services company said the U.S. patent …