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The High Cost of Drugs isn’t Just a Problem for Insurance Companies

The 39 most expensive drugs in the U.S. range from an annual cost of low $10,000’s to high $500,000’s,’ says John Sarich, VP of strategy at VUE Software. ‘They are designed to treat very serious medical conditions. It should be noted that pharmaceutical companies are international businesses with drug manufacturers.

by John SarichAugust 16th, 2018

Medicare Advantage Gets A Burst Of Energy With Higher Reimbursements.

Continuing growth of Medicare Advantage means competition as carriers drive Medicare Advantage enrollment growth by increasing internal sales teams and aggressively courting major Insurance Agencies to market their plans.

by Wesley GillisAugust 1st, 2018

Health Plans: 5 Benefits of Automating your System

The Deloitte Health Plan Retail Online Capability Survey of six health plans concluded that technology investments are no longer an option—they’re an imperative. The benefits are quantifiable and the cost of automation has decreased significantly. Here are the top 5 benefits of automating:

by Nidhi SaxenaJuly 23rd, 2018

Emergency Independent Adjuster Licensing Rules & Requirements

With the eruption of the Kīlauea volcano that caused devastation in Hawaii, and meteorologists predicting a more active than normal 2018 Hurricane season, insurers need to be prepared and informed of the rules that govern declared catastrophes if they intend to use Emergency Independent Adjusters to process claims. In the event of a declared catastrophe,… Read more »

by Patricia A. JoyceJuly 5th, 2018

Are Insurance Companies Adopting Producer Lifecycle Solutions?

I have spent the last 20 years or so watching and helping in the evolution of CRM (Customer Relationship Management). The journey began while at the largest telecommunications company on the planet, running a team of seasoned architects. Our purpose was to map out the long-term application strategy for the infrastructure. During one of our… Read more »

by Charles JankowitzJune 12th, 2018

“Power Up” with the VUE Software Team at IASA

VUE Software has been an exhibitor at the IASA Annual Conference for several years. Each year we look forward to connecting with old friends and meeting new ones at this very vibrant event. This year’s theme, “Power Up,” points to the notion that knowledge is power, and this is the place to soak up knowledge… Read more »

by Margaret LivermoreMay 29th, 2018

Producer Management in the Era of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Producers or Agents have been a part of the insurance distribution landscape for over 100 years. The role of the agent as a sales representative, customer service representative, in client management, as a business advisor to the carrier, and many other roles make the agent the king-pin, if you will, of getting insurance products into... Read more » by John SarichApril 30th, 2018

Medicare Advantage: 2018 Trends for Carriers, Agents, and Agencies

2018: the year of External Sales Agencies and Agents. In previous years, many Medicare carriers invested in growing internal call centers and internal sales teams. With the time and resources spent building complex team structures and internal hierarchies, carriers who had not planned well diverted attention from valuable agencies and agents. At a recent conference… Read more »

by Wesley GillisMarch 26th, 2018

The Evolution of Compensation Management System in a Changing Economy

When the average person thinks of insurance, they have an effective preconceived idea as to how to shop and purchase a policy, have coverage, or get administrative questions answered, and what to do in the event of a claim. But it wasn’t always that easy to navigate the insurance-buying process. From that early beginning—when insurance… Read more »

by John SarichMarch 14th, 2018

16th Annual Insurance-Canada Technology Conference: Insurance Vectors in Play: Risk, Technology, Engagement Feb 27th and Feb 28th

I’m looking forward to attending the Insurance Canada Technology Conference this year to learn and share ideas of how our Industry is preparing for change. This is a great conference to see new technology, share new concepts, and learn new business models that all come together under one roof. As the conference theme states: “Hear… Read more »

by Gil QuesnelleFebruary 28th, 2018