Priorities for Insurers in a Post COVID-19 World
by Kevin Dunn, Vice President of Marketing and Group Business
March, 2021 — COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way customer’s view, buy and assess the products they buy and insurance is no exception. Companies in all industries have had to change the way they operate to manage the critical processes that impact the customer’s experience and purchase decision.
Home is now the center of the universe for both consumers and the companies that provide products to consumers. This critical link between home and the outside world is now paramount. Whether or not this will remain true post Covid is difficult to say. Perhaps Yogi Berra said it best: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
InsuranceCIO Outlook Interviews Dr. Carl Krapp and Joe Wilds
December 2020 – FJA was selected as one of the Top 10 Underwriting Solution Providers of 2020 by InsuranceCIO Outlook. This interview examines how FJA Is prepared to help insurers meet the challenges of rising costs, customer expectations and radical industry change.
Build or Build? How Insurance Companies Can Preserve Value
By Kevin Dunn, Vice President
September 15, 2020 — As a former management consultant I was often faced with the question: Build or buy? I would always first frame the discussion with whether the activity, in this case building software is “core” to the company or “context”. This framework illuminates whether value is being created or destroyed by the decision to insource or outsource.
FJA Acquires Navera Assets
April 28, 2020, New York, NY— FJA-US Inc., a leading provider of software for the group insurance, health insurance, and property and casualty industries announced today that they have acquired the software assets of Navera (formerly Trustnode).
Unleasing Latent Value in Group Insurance
By Kevin Dunn
July 29, 2019— Group Insurance companies find themselves surrounded by a rapidly evolving competitive playing field shaped by new market entrants using technology to radically change the industry and healthcare companies seeking to combat margin compression by looking toward securing revenue from more profitable lines of business.
FJA Adds Evidence of Insurability and Medical Underwriting
NEW YORK, NY, April 17, 2019: FJA is pleased to announce the addition of Evidence of Insurability (EOI) and Medical Underwriting components to its Underwriting Workbench, part of Unified Product Platform. These new components leverage FJA’s industry experience and past implementations within the msg-life group.
Differentiation in a Mature Market: The Key to Success for Insurance Companies
By Kevin Dunn
NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2018 – Over time most industries pass through a well-defined series of stages, from growth to maturity and eventually into decline. Companies typically fail when their strategy no longer fits the environment in which they operate. The competitive landscape within the insurance industry is such that the success of one company’s strategy depends on their rival’s ability to respond.
FJA Appoints New Vice President of Group Business Development
NEW YORK, May 22, 2018 – FJA, the industry leader in product configuration, announced today that Kevin Dunn has joined the company as Vice President of Group Business Development. Kevin brings over 20 years of software and insurance expertise in driving operational and technological transformation.
“Kevin shares our value of product and epitomizes our motto of ‘rethinking insurance.’ The breadth of his industry experience and his expertise in building technology is nothing less than visionary,” said Marc Dutton, President and CEO of FJA.
FJA Makes Donation to Girls Who Code
NEW YORK, January 24, 2018 –FJA announced today that it has made a donation to Girls Who Code, a nationwide effort to transform the lives of young women through computer science. In lieu of individual prizes, the donation was offered as a “high-stakes” motivator during FJA’s holiday team-building, demonstrating FJA’s commitment to collaboration and community.
Joe Wilds Set to Run Seminar at Annual Health Plan Marketing Summit
NEW YORK, February 23, 2017 – Senior Vice President of FJA and passionate healthcare innovator Joe Wilds will explore product definition as the future core of the health payer next week at a conference in Orlando, Florida. On March 6th and 7th 2017, the World Congress…
By Marc Dutton
NEW YORK, November 8, 2016 –Disrupt: to cause (something) to be unable to continue in the normal way to interrupt the normal progress or activity of (something) I was Googling while Ubering on my last business trip. The first search hit brought me to Amazon, where I purchased toys for my young…
Reshaping your Core
By Joe Wilds
PORTLAND, October 26, 2016 – I was working out at the gym doing my normal routine, when I overheard the trainer and his client. “If you really want to see change,” the trainer said, “You’re going to have to redefine and reshape your core. That includes what kind of food you eat and what kind of …
FJA announces partnership with CDS
NEW YORK, March 21, 2016 – The partnership combines FJA’s industry leading technology, The Unified Product PlatformTM, with CDS’ time-proven claims processing systems and associated support services. The offerings will range from a rapid-deploy, third-party-administrator (TPA) solution to a fully customized TPA or business process outsourcing arrangement …