60 Years of Claims - A Love Letter

By Ken Brownlee, CPCU | June 1, 2013

Some may view claims adjusting as a dead end, but history has proven its worth and necessity time and again. For the last 60 years, Claims Magazine has covered this fascinating, evolving industry.


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Celebrating a Rich History

Insurance is an ancient endeavor. Its rich history spans from today all the way back to the Roman Empire, and arguably before then. It would be virtually impossible to encapsulate the full breadth of the P&C industry’s regulatory and legislative underpinnings—to say nothing of disasters both man-made and natural.

In the featured timeline, you’ll find information about landmark losses and litigation to highlight a pivotal stage in not only modern-day P&C claims handling but also the history of Claims Magazine.

Interactive Timeline

History of Claims

We have confined the timeline primarily to events occurring since 1953, the year when Claims Magazine first emerged (though it was published
under the name of California Insurance Adjuster at the time), but have included select losses preceding this 60-year period for educational purposes.
We hope you will find this interactive resource both engaging and informative.


Fraud Hall
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Tell us your most sensational fraud story! Claims will choose several to be featured in the December 2013 issue and on PropertyCasualty360.com. Entries must be submitted by 11/1/13.


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17th Annual America’s Claims Event

When: June 19-21, 2013
Where: Austin, Texas

The ONLY industry event where senior managers, practitioners & experts involved with claims operations can get the insight they need to implement effective and tactical strategies for their claims handling process.

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