Archive for March, 2012

In a webinar on March 13th, Craig Weber and I presented our predictions for the North American Policy Administration system market. We also identified some the trends we’ve seen in the market as it relates to deals. A quick recap shows that we believe the NA PAS market will have a slight dip in 2012 […]

Mar 28th, 2012 | Filed under Insurance

Last week, the Hartford (USA) announced that it was refocusing its business strategy. The immediate impact of this change was to place its annuity business into runoff, and to initiate a search for a buyer (or strategic alternative if a buyer cannot be found) of its Individual Life, Woodbury Financial Services and Retirement Plans. In […]

Mar 26th, 2012 | Filed under Insurance

Some insurers are starting to launch e-reputation insurance products for individuals. Indeed, in France Swiss Life started to launch last year an insurance product targeting students about to start a professional career or any persons worrying about all data and information about them on the web. Very recently Axa France also launched a similar insurance […]

Mar 23rd, 2012 | Filed under Insurance

Celent Senior Analyst Donald Light This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. Non-clients can attend for a fee of US$195. If you are unsure of your client status, please contact Chuck Smith at +1.617.262.3125 or Please click here for more information.

Mar 22nd, 2012 | Filed under Events

I was recently talking to a past colleague over lunch and he reminded me of a concern I had a couple of years ago that seems to be descending on insurers in the next 2-5 years. Architects are usually considered valuable internal resources within carriers (for good reason if they are good) along with PMs […]

Mar 21st, 2012 | Filed under Insurance, IT, Strategy

Another step noted on the journey that I blogged about last month – which insurer will be the first to sell through Facebook. Thanks to Carol Tice (@TiceWrites) for leading me to the 21st Century Facebook site. They have implemented a quoting feature on their page and I used it to find out how much […]

Mar 15th, 2012 | Filed under Insurance

Celent Analysts Karen Monks and Mike Fitzgerald Registration is free for qualified attendees (insurance carriers only), but space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Pelis at or at +1.617.262.1427. Please click here for more information.

Mar 12th, 2012 | Filed under Events

Celent senior analysts, Insurance Group Admission to the event is free for Celent clients and the media, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Non-clients can attend for a fee of USD $495. Please click here for more information.

Mar 12th, 2012 | Filed under Events

When I was an undergraduate, a few years ago, my college had a very strong Physics Department. It also had a graduation requirement that all students had to take one science course. This presented the Physics Department with a quandary, because its introduction physics course was rigorous and was designed for students who would become […]

Mar 5th, 2012 | Filed under Insurance

The Celent webinar yesterday, Emerging Technologies in General Insurance, was very well attended and there were more questions than time allowed. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and who contributed. If you didn’t get a chance to join us, the recording is posted at Below are the answers to the questions […]

Mar 1st, 2012 | Filed under Insurance