A consulting firm has come out with a U.S. version of a financial and actuarial modeling system it has been marketing overseas.

Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Washington, launched the product, the VIPitech tool, in 2006 and now is marketing the product in 41 countries.

In other insurance technology news, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, La., has agreed to use the Collaborative Care Management health care communications system from MEDecision Inc., Wayne, Pa.