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  • Travel Navigator™ Lands In EMEA
    Travel Navigator™, by Ingle International, has expanded its offerings to the insurance and finance industries, as well as educational institutions worldwide. For insurers, the native mobile apps allow eligible users to access their e-wallet insurance cards in the application, top up their insurance, and manage their travel. Financial institutions have integrated the software into client web portals and direct click to call customer service phone lines as part of their credit card service offerings. Within education, Travel Navigator™ provides inbound and outbound students health, travel, and security content to help students and their chaperones prepare for upcoming trips, travel safely,…
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    Written on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:52 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • AIG Looks For The Best Drivers In Singapore With New Smartphone App
    AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. (AIG Singapore) has launched a nationwide search to find Singapore’s best drivers with AIG On the Go, a new intelligent driving mobile application. AIG On the Go scores a driver’s performance every time they get behind the wheel, using telematics to measure driving performance against a range of factors including acceleration, braking, cornering and speed. The app provides a score for each completed journey, as well as useful driving tips. From now until 30 June 2017, the driver with the highest score will be crowned AIG Singapore’s “Best Driver in Singapore” and win prizes…
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    Written on Friday, 31 March 2017 09:02 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • Bupa Chile And Siemens Healthineers Sign Alliance To Bring Latest Medical Technology And Services To Chile
    Bupa Chile has signed a cooperation agreement with Siemens Healthineers to make advances in diagnostics in its business units, specifically in IntegraMédica medical centers, Clínica Bupa Santiago and its regional clinics. The contract is worth 8 million euros. Over a contractual period of three years, Siemens Healthineers will provide advanced imaging systems and extensive services to IntegraMédica, Clínica Bupa Antofagasta, Clínica San Jose de Arica and Clínica Bupa Santiago who will become the biggest Bupa Clinic worldwide for the group. In its capacity as a health group, Bupa Chile provides integrated healthcare to more than 2 million people in Chile…
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    Written on Saturday, 25 February 2017 07:25 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • Insurers Under Pressure To Bridge The Digital Divide
    Almost three-quarters of global insurers (74%) believe their sector has failed to show leadership in digital innovation, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. Willis Towers Watson conducted the survey in conjunction with Mergermarket, and found that an increasing number of insurers now regard investment in digitalisation a priority, especially considering the sector has lagged behind its financial services peers in adopting digital technologies owing to regulations, reluctance and cost. Insurers are finding smarter ways to grow their business through M&A beyond traditional acquisition targets. “Insurers recognise the…
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    Written on Friday, 24 February 2017 12:08 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • Chubb Taps IBM For IT Integration and Infrastructure Consolidation
    IBM has announced a new multi-year services agreement with Chubb, the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, to consolidate and integrate the company's IT infrastructure following ACE Limited's January 2016 acquisition of The Chubb Corporation. Chubb's goals for its IT infrastructure include enhancing productivity and adopting a more agile environment securely designed to further enhance the user experience, deploy services to its customers faster, increase speed to market, and achieve greater overall cost efficiency. Key aspects of this agreement include IBM Cloud offerings for the z Systems mainframe and development and test environments, as well as cloud…
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    Written on Friday, 24 February 2017 11:18 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • VIGILINT and Cleveland Clinic to Offer Real Time Telemedicine Service for Global Travelers
    VIGILINT and Cleveland Clinic are collaborating to offer the Global MedAssist Program (GMAP), a telemedicine program available at anytime from anywhere in the world. This collaboration combines VIGILINT's highly specialized emergency physicians and emergency preparedness experts with Cleveland Clinic’s global practice of physicians and specialists. GMAP provides 24/7/365 medical assistance for travelers worldwide. Created in response to the increased demand for high-level medical care and consultations for global travelers, the distance health collaboration augments existing health insurance with on-demand, full-spectrum care through a single point of contact. “We are excited to join forces with world-renowned healthcare leader Cleveland Clinic to…
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    Written on Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:08 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • International SOS TeleHealth Service Awarded ISO Certification for Industry Leading Best Practice
    International SOS has been awarded the ISO/TS 13131:2014 certification, for the high standards of its TeleHealth services. This is the second consecutive year International SOS has achieved this benchmark. Awarded by BSI (British Standards Institution), the scheme was launched last year and sets out quality criteria for the delivery of telehealth services. The BSI auditor assessed remote medical assistance, clinical governance and quality management protocols, the ability to meet legal requirements and to protect patient data. Maureen Sumner Smith, Chief Operating Officer for Europe, BSI group, said: “These guidelines were introduced due to rapid growth in the telehealth industry and …
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    Written on Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:05 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • Daman Utilises MOHRE Electronic Information Service To Confirm Members’ Eligibility To Receive Abu Dhabi Basic Plan
    Daman has announced it has adopted a new measure to validate residents’ eligibility for the Abu Dhabi Basic Plan – as per health insurance laws and regulations. Following an MoU signed last October, Daman will use the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiritisation’s (MOHRE) Smart Government Enquiry Service to confirm a number of details about a person’s employment status including their salary and their company details. The initiative will ensure that only those who are eligible will be able to enrol in the health insurance plan. Abu Dhabi Basic Plan is applicable to all those earning AED 4,000 a month…
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    Written on Thursday, 16 February 2017 09:56 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • Swiss Re And SAP Co-Innovate For Financial Reporting And Business Steering In Reinsurance And Insurance
    iPMI Magazine Insurance Information Technology News: Swiss Re has announced a strategic co-innovation initiative with SAP SE. Working together, the two companies plan to develop a solution to address the increasingly complex demands related to financial steering and reporting of insurance companies from regulators across the globe. Today insurance companies have to manage and report their business according to a large range of different valuations and regulatory reporting standards. Maintaining compliance and consistency is therefore a challenging process, especially as valuations are typically performed sequentially and with many redundancies. New regulations, such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 9 and…
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    Written on Friday, 10 February 2017 08:05 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • AXA Innovates With "Global Secure", A Unique Solution For International Professional Mobility
    For more than twenty years, AXA has supported French companies in their international expansion projects by offering them, through its various subsidiaries, insurance coverage in health and welfare, medical assistance and security assistance. Now, AXA goes further and brings together all of its expertise to propose a unique and flexible solution called "Global Secure". Adapted to different types of mobility, this solution meets the growing needs of French companies: ensuring the safety and tranquility of their employees at all times and throughout the world, while providing businesses with simplified administrative management. Companies are becoming internationalized and are exposed to increasing…
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    Written on Friday, 03 February 2017 10:35 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • IBM’s Watson Helps Employees Tackle Cancer With Best Doctors
    IBM has announced that many IBM U.S. employees fighting cancer will be able to tap into Watson for insights into their cancer treatment as well as potential clinical trial options. Through a unique collaboration with Best Doctors, an expert clinical consultation provider, qualifying IBMers and their family members will have access to Watson’s suite of oncology offerings for insights on cancer treatment options, when covered under IBM’s U.S. medical plan. The benefit will be available as of January 1, 2017. With the patient’s permission, the Best Doctors team will collect medical records and feed relevant data into Watson. Watson will…
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    Written on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 12:12 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • TravelTracker 7 Launched By International SOS And Control Risks
    International SOS and Control Risks have unveiled the latest version of the world’s leading traveller tracking and risk mitigation solution, TravelTracker. The new TravelTracker 7 advances the communication capabilities between an organisation and their travellers in times of crisis, and provides a streamlined user experience. Tim Daniel, Senior Advisor, Innovation & Business Strategy, International SOS, said, “Accounting for staff; communicating safety instructions; finding out if your people need assistance – these are all imperative actions during a crisis. Emergency communications must be multi-channel to ensure people that may be affected by a crisis have the information they need to reduce…
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    Written on Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:34 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • Aviva Partners With Care First To Offer Employee Assistance Programme App
    Aviva has announced that it has become the first Group Protection provider in the UK to partner with Care first and offer access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) App. The app is the world’s first EAP app to include a clinically proven, digital proactive prevention tool for stress and anxiety. It will be available to Aviva’s new and existing Group Income Protection clients from 1st January 2017. The app has been specifically developed as a treatment and prevention tool for conditions such as anxiety and depression. Among other features, it uses computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) and various mindfulness…
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    Written on Thursday, 10 November 2016 09:10 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • Pacific Cross Insurance Company Deliver Personal Health Records To Their Insurance Customers Across Southeast Asia
    Beginning late 2016, Pacific Cross Insurance Company, will start providing the HealthCare 365 Personal Health Record (PHR) online web app to their insurance clients across Southeast Asia. "The HealthCare 365 partnership gives Pacific Cross a unique opportunity to provide clients with a product that is not available from other insurance providers," said Brenda Hancock, PCIL Board member. "The PHR app creates a way for our clients to take charge of their personal records and by doing so create a better relationship with caregivers, such as hospitals and walk-in clinics, improving triage and accuracy of diagnosis which leads to time and…
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    Written on Monday, 26 September 2016 08:10 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • New Zealand Defence Force Implements FINEOS Claims
    FINEOS Corporation announced the successful go live of FINEOS Claims at the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). The FINEOS system will support the Veterans Support Service (VSS) system, the workers’ compensation claims and rehab management solution for veterans entitled to support and care under the New Zealand Veterans Support Act. FINEOS Claims is a best-in-class, customer-centric, web-based claims processing software solution. The new FINEOS implementation will: manage claims for 15,000 veterans process $140 million in entitlement payments per year process approximately 100,000 invoices and reimbursements per annum. The NZDF project was a rapid delivery based on FINEOS’ agile implementation methodology.…
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    Written on Thursday, 25 August 2016 08:42 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • Citi Supports Mtel In Launch Of CreditCheck App In Hong Kong
    Citi Hong Kong announce that the recipient of Citi Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific “Best Money Manager Solution” award, Mtel, has taken its winning concept to market with the launch of the CreditCheck app in Hong Kong. Available free on both the iOS and Android platforms, the CreditCheck app offers users the ability to check their credit scores, obtain consolidated summaries of credit accounts across different financial institutions, and explore possible debt consolidation options. The app also features a debt repayment calculator and a payment calendar with a reminder function. In 2015, Citi invited fintech developers with innovative ideas to compete…
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    Written on Thursday, 25 August 2016 08:29 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • CSC Wins XCelent Award For New Business And Underwriting For Annuities, Life & Health Insurance
    CSC announced that nbAccelerator,® its new business and automated underwriting system, has been named the winner of an XCelent Customer Base award in Celent’s recently published North American New Business and Underwriting Systems 2016, Life, Annuity, and Health ABCD Vendor View. The report uses Celent’s proprietary framework, ABCD Vendor View, to profile and benchmark 14 systems in use or being marketed for North American life, health and annuity products. Vendors with the highest score in each category are recognized as XCelent award winners. CSC’s nbAccelerator led the “Customer Base” category following an analysis of a number of insurers in production…
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    Written on Thursday, 18 August 2016 08:35 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • Anthem Blue Cross Members Can Now Access A Spanish Speaking Doctor Using A Tablet Or Smartphone
    For the first time in California, Spanish-speaking Anthem Blue Cross members have an easy and convenient way to see a doctor for non-emergency needs when their own doctor is not readily available. Members can now use their smartphone or tablet to have a live video visit with a US-based, board-certified doctor of their choice to discuss common health conditions in Spanish from home, work or wherever they happen to be as long as they have internet access. The doctors who see Anthem members using Cuidado Médico on LiveHealth Online can assess a member’s condition, provide a treatment plan and even…
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    Written on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 08:38 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • First Autonomous Medical Insurance Delivery System Eliminates Need For PPOs And Claim Reimbursements
    New patent pending platform from the creators of the award winning DavidCard and PassportCard brings revolutionary convenience to individuals, corporate employees, and brokers navigating international healthcare. First-of-its-kind app-based solution works in tandem with the employee's insurance card, which is linked to a Visa or MasterCard infrastructure, allowing payments of almost all medical claims in real time with zero bureaucracy.Recognizing the frustration of increased healthcare costs, DavidShield created the DavidCard to eliminate the need for PPO arrangements, claims for reimbursements, confusing receipts, and other inconveniences that come with current global health care delivery systems. The DavidShield app based solution works as…
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    Written on Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:24 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News
  • World’s Third Largest Insurance Company Focuses On Software Quality As It Digitises
    CAST today announced its engagement with Generali Deutschland Informatik Services GmbH (GDIS), the IT provider of Generali in Germany, the second-largest primary insurance group in the German market. The engagement will address the need to automate the process of analysing its software quality. With over 750 employees, turning over around € 325 million, GDIS is one of the leading developers of IT systems in Germany. Core competencies in the stable and cost-effective operation of a multi-platform infrastructure and the development of efficient and innovative IT applications emphasises the importance of software quality. Having already used manual Function Point analysis, a…
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    Written on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 09:28 in iPMI Magazine Information Technology News