Online Survey Now Available for National Underwriter’s Tech Decisions and Financial Insights 2009 Insurer’s Choice Technology Ranking for 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA & ERLANGER, KY – September 24, 2008 – Tech Decisions, a National Underwriter Company publication for carriers, and Financial Insights, an IDC company and an independent research and consulting firm specializing in financial services, announced that the second annual Insurer’s Choice technology ranking is underway and available for participation through November 15, 2008 at

Insurance carriers responding to the survey will determine the rankings, which will be announced in May 2009 at the annual ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum May 17, 2009, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Financial Insights is driving the survey methodology, data collection, and analysis process for the rankings.

Decided by insurance companies in the United States and Canada, the annual ranking showcases insurance technology providers across several categories, including: insurance operations, developing products, optimizing workflow, and analytics. The results include both the life and health (L&H) insurance market, as well as the property and casualty (P&C) market. New for Insurer’s Choice 2009 will be a satisfaction ranking for the technology firms in each category. The results will also reflect which technology firms are the top "up-and-coming" technology providers to the insurance marketplace as perceived by the carriers themselves.

“We are very pleased to announce our continued partnership with Financial Insights, a trusted advisor in the insurance industry with significant experience in providing technology ranking reports for the financial services community,” said Jim Daggett, publisher, Tech Decisions. “The 2009 Insurer’s Choice survey is again driven by data provided from P&C and L&H insurance carriers in North America and certainly provides a comprehensive and valuable resource for Tech Decisions’ readers.”

“This technology ranking is unique within the insurance industry as it effectively reports on the views of the carriers themselves, showcasing the best-of-breed technology providers and the insurer’s level of satisfaction with these providers to the entire industry,” said Barry Rabkin, senior research analyst for Financial Insights’ Insurance practice. “This joint effort provides a robust list of reputable, innovative, sound technology leaders that insurance carriers can use as a valuable guide for evaluating future vendor selections.”

For more information, meet with Rabkin at ISOTECH: The Insurance Technology Conference on November 10 -12, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas, or contact Rabkin at 508-988-6729 and with questions about the Insurer’s Choice ranking.

About Tech Decisions, a National Underwriter Publication

Tech Decisions guides top-level insurance company IT and business professionals in managing their technology assets on a day-to-day basis and is a resource to help them select and purchase the right technology to achieve their business goals. Tech Decisions also offers product and service providers with direct access to the insurance company decision-makers.

About Financial Insights, an IDC Company

Financial Insights provides independent research, custom consulting, and detailed multiclient studies on the technology issues and challenges facing the financial services industry. Global research covers topics of strategic importance to corporate and retail banks, insurance carriers, asset management firms and securities and brokerage firms. Local practices in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Canada add an in-depth regional viewpoint. Financial Insights, an IDC company, is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research, and exposition company. Visit for more information.

About William Mills Agency

William Mills Agency was founded in 1977 and promotes companies that sell a variety of products or services in a number of highly specialized vertical markets. The Atlanta-based agency represents more than 70 companies throughout North America and Europe. For more information, please visit