Depending on the specific application, electronic networking hubs have experienced a checkered history within the insurance industry. Hubs devoted to the claims side of insurance, for example, have met with a great deal of success in that they've enabled affiliates in the claims value chain to communicate quickly and effectively in settling claims.In launching what is touted as the first electronic networking hub to serve the life reinsurance segment, Washington, D.C.-based American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is hoping to "revolutionize the reinsurance business process," the association states.

Focusing exclusively on the North American market, the electronic hub is built on a highly-secure Web-based platform, which will enable life insurers to communicate via one public network. Designed to make transactions instantaneous and create a single, comprehensive archive of information, the electronic hub is expected to go live by late September.

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