OVERLAND PARK, Kan.-- Sprint announced plans today to launch Sprint Mobile Claims Adjustor, a mobile solution that will allow insurance claims adjustors to process claims on-site using wireless handheld devices.

Depending on what back-end systems an insurance carrier uses, agents will be able to use the new solution to access corporate applications for processing claims, locate available repair shops in the vicinity and, in some cases, issue checks to customers on the spot. Sprint Mobile Claims Adjustor will be available through Sprint business sales channels later this summer and is compatible with any data-capable wireless handheld device certified to operate on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network, including ruggedized equipment often used in the insurance industry.

"Sprint is committed to developing solutions that give insurance carriers a competitive advantage in the marketplace," said Tom McChesney, director of finance and insurance marketing segment, Sprint Business Solutions. "By helping to reduce or eliminate the long cycles associated with traditional claims processing we are enabling agents to process more accurate claims and help carriers control losses through a reduction in additional claims filed on the same situation."

Sprint Mobile Claims Adjustor is built on the M-Business Anywhere mobile application platform from iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase. iAnywhere is a market-leading provider of mobile-database, mobile-middleware and frontline-management solutions, providing mobile workers with anytime, anywhere access to critical business information. Utilizing the secure, high-speed data capabilities of the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network and open standards of the iAnywhere mobile platform, insurance carriers can easily mobilize a wide variety of existing information systems or develop customized applications for mobile workers.

In another company development, Sprint announced that it has been selected by CNA, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance, to provide virtually all of the company's U.S. and international voice services. The multiyear agreement includes connecting more than 80 U.S. offices and the company's Chicago headquarters as well as a range of international calling services. 

The country's fourth-largest commercial insurance writer joins a growing list of customers for Sprint in the finance and insurance industry.  Sprint currently provides communications solutions used by many of the leading insurance carriers, including 6 of the top 10 leading Property-Casualty Insurers.Source: Sprint

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