DURHAM, NC and CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - December 15, 2010) - IASA, in partnership with Ward Group, is pleased to announce submissions are now being accepted for the 2011 Technology Innovation Award. This award, which presents a forum for insurance technology innovation recognition, will be given to the insurance company demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in product, service or overall project. 

The Technology Innovation Award recognizes the successful implementation of an initiative where technology played a major part and "made a significant difference" to an insurance company's environment in terms of strategic direction, improved operational efficiency, increased revenue or other business initiative. Projects that defy tradition, including those that use older technologies in innovative ways, are excellent candidates for consideration. While the award mainly highlights achievements by an insurance company, a technology partner may also be recognized as playing a significant role in the project.

The Technology Innovation Award submission form can be downloaded from the IASA website at www.iasa.org. Submissions can be made by insurance companies, technology vendors or other interested parties, regardless of IASA membership until March 15, 2011. Submissions will be reviewed by an expert panel comprised of insurance industry analysts, consultants, media and insurance company professionals.

The 2011 Technology Innovation Award will be presented during the IASA Annual Educational Conference & Business in Nashville, Tennessee, June 5-8, 2011. Besides "bragging rights," the winner will receive a customized plaque, as well as industry media and press recognition through news releases. Additionally, the winning insurance company will receive one complimentary full conference registration for the 2012 IASA Educational Conference & Business Show, and a one-year IASA membership if the winner is a non-member.

Please mail completed applications to the IASA International Office, Attn: Gina Jolly, P.O. Box 51340, Durham, N.C. 27717, or email completed submissions to gjolly@iasa.org.

For more information regarding this release, please contact Jennifer Overhulse-King, Principal Owner, St. Nick Media Services, via email at jen@stnickmedia.com, or via phone at (859) 803-6597.

About IASA
The Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Inc. (IASA) is a non-profit, education association that strives to enhance the knowledge of insurance industry professionals, and participants from similar organizations closely allied with the insurance industry by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information. IASA is one of the insurance industry's largest, and most well represented trade association. IASA membership includes insurance companies of all types (Property & Casualty, Life, Health, Fraternal, HMO and others) as members, as well as companies serving the insurance industry, regulators and also organizations more broadly representative of the financial services industry, including banks and investment brokerage firms. Learn more about the IASA by visiting our website at www.iasa.org, or by calling (919) 489-0991.

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