With insurers becoming increasingly reliant on technology to help them operate efficiently and effectively, research and advisory firm Novarica has published two new CIO checklist and best practices reports. These executive briefs provide checklists and best practices to overcome any lingering reluctance about system replacement or modernization, as well as a range of approaches that IT leaders can use to help position themselves and their organizations for more productive and constructive engagement with their business partners. A free preview of the CIO Checklist Report: Overcoming Reluctant Users report is available here. For the CIO Checklist Report: Running IT Like a Business report, go here.
Also, on Monday, June 22nd at 2 pm (ET) Jeff Goldberg & Mitch Wein will participate in Novarica’s CIO series webinar: Preparing for Digital Transformation and Overcoming Reluctant users. This free webinar will discuss technology implementation strategies and best practices. This webinar is open to all insurance professionals. Interested participants should pre-register online here.
GroupHub, a healthcare IT startup, announced that it has completed the Blueprint Health Winter 2015 Accelerator program with 10 pilot programs at independent benefits brokerages across the country. GroupHub was one of seven early-stage health IT companies selected from among 300 submissions to participate in the Winter 2015 program. Blueprint Health’s prestigious three-month programs provide participants with access to capital, clients and guidance from the world’s largest and most engaged health-care-specific mentor community. Program participants receive $20,000 in cash, more than $70,000 in perks, and office space at Blueprint Health’s 12,000 sf SoHo loft, which is home to 45 additional health tech startups, thought leaders, and funders. The mentor-driven program has built a strong track record of building successful companies; nearly 85 percent of startups that have completed the three-month accelerator program (begun with the Summer 2012 program) remain in business and generate revenue.
GroupHub provides independent benefits brokers with online enrollment software that enables them to compete with disruptive technology companies seeking to replace them. The GroupHub platform can save independent brokers more than 90 percent of their administrative costs and free up more than 30 percent of their time. GroupHub is now ready to market its automated employee benefits enrollment platform that delivers a fast, user friendly experience. It is HIPAA level 7 compliant, able to determine eligibility verification, mobile device enabled, and interoperable with both the various systems in the Federal and State insurance exchanges and the private health insurance market.
VUE Software has completed the implementation of Producer Compensation Management and Producer Portal for Core Benefits Insurance, a national insurance distributor with more than 300 agents selling insurance products for over 70 carriers. This implementation allows Core Benefits to consolidate multiple data sources into one efficient and easy to access system. As a result, Core Benefits now has complete autonomy over its compensation management and can create and manage multiple hierarchies. The company now has the ability to create incentive plans and streamline producer payments. Producers will have 24/7/365 access to their books of business, and demographic and commission information through the Producer Portal.
Laser App Software, a provider of forms automation and management software for the securities and insurance industries, announced that registration for the inaugural Laser App Advisor Con 2015 is open. The conference will be focused on demonstrating technology adoption for the broker-dealer community and will be held October 7-8 at The Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Advisor Con is specifically designed to bring technology adoption to the people who need it the most. The focus of this new conference will be to get advisors to use the technology that’s been demonstrated to help their business. Attendees will also enjoy valuable networking opportunities, Q&A sessions, presentations by industry leaders and more. For more information and to register, please go here.
Meanwhile, the conference will complement the Laser App 2015 Financial Services Conference, which will be held August 18-21 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. For more information on the 2015 Financial Services Conference or to register, go here.