Technology, Internet News

Testing of Health Exchanges’ Technology Planned for September

The Obama administration is preparing to subject the information technology backbone of the new state and federal healthcare exchanges to final “dress rehearsal” testing that could continue until just before the online marketplaces are slated to begin enrollment on Oct. …

ProHost USA Launches Data Breach Endorsement for Restaurants

ProHost USA, a Minneapolis-based program administrator, has added a new data breach coverage endorsement to its package programs for fine dining, family dining and fast casual restaurants. The endorsement, written on admitted paper, is available immediately in 28 states with …

Arch Insurance Group, CalSurance Launch Liability Coverage for Bloggers

Arch Insurance Group, a member of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has released a new blogger insurance program. Partnering with CalSurance Associates, a division of Brown & Brown Program Insurance Services, Inc., Arch Insurance Group will provide a new liability insurance …

Most Insurance Agencies Say Technology Helped Fiscal Growth: Survey

The majority of insurance agencies (77 percent) directly attribute their fiscal growth during 2012-2013 to the use of technology, according to a new industry survey. The survey, conducted by Vertafore at this year’s NetVU (Network of Vertafore Users) conference, was …

Hiscox Adds Crime, Data Breach, Privacy Options to PL Portfolio

Hiscox has launched phase two of their Hiscox Professional Liability Portfolio, adding two additional coverage options to the existing portfolio. Professional services firms can now add crime and data breach and privacy security liability, in addition to general liability coverage …

ThinkRisk Launches Comprehensive Content, Data Security, Privacy Program

Ryan Specialty Group’s Think Risk has launched [in]TELLIGENCE  to address evolving and often overlooked operational exposures coming from technology and its effect on businesses. Recent surveys have reported that more than half of small to mid-size U.S. firms have already …

Travelers Launches OnDemand Risk Control Service for Commercial Clients

The Travelers Insurance Cos. has launched an interactive, on demand service for property and casualty insureds looking to manage and mitigate their business risks. The new service, called Risk Control OnDemand, connects Travelers risk experts with insureds through screen share …

50 Top Apps for Independent Agents

Mobility technology is changing the way the insurance industry operates. But when it comes to working on the go, nothing is as important as mobile device applications. But what apps do independent agents use most? What apps are the most …

XL Group Add Wrongful Internet Usage Protection to Private Co. EPLI Policies

XL Group’s Private Commercial insurance business has added wrongful Internet usage protection to its employment practices liability coverage as part of its management liability package to help employers contend with risks posed by employees’ online activities and social media networking, …

High-Tech Personal Lines: Technology Changing the Way Agents Do Business

Many believe there is still opportunity for independent insurance agents and their carriers to grab personal lines market share. But to do so they must find a way to compete against the giant direct response and captive carriers that are …